People have familiarized themselves with the trend of online blogging. In the world of blogging, WordPress offers a unique platform for people to share their experiences. WordPress has been synonymous with many entrepreneurs trying to find their ground. It has been successful in bringing amateur fashion bloggers, photographers, food critics onto the common spectrum of blogging. WordPress is reportedly the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system(CMS). It is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 27.5% of the top 10 million websites as of February 2017.
WordPress offers its users to build a unique domain name. It provides an exclusive offer where one can start a website on his mobile phone and update it seamlessly from any device. Continue it by choosing an apt theme. WordPress offers four separate plans,
An overview of how to start a WordPress blog
Purchase your WordPress hosting package
Pick a web hosting commodity and buy a subscription for yourself. There are many web hosting services available (Godaddy, bigrock, bluehost). Give a distinctive domain name to your blog.
Install WordPress from your new cPanel
Now that you have purchased your domain name and hosting package, you will be given access to something called a cPanel. This is the “engine” of your hosting and has dozens of different icons that link to all the different services and features that are available inside your hosting account.
At first it will seem a little overwhelming but don’t worry, you can ignore 95% of them.
IMPORTANT: I’m going to show you how to do a WordPress installation by yourself but you can always ask BlueHost to do it for you. This is a message you’ll see when you first get cPanel access.
We’re going to ignore that message because installing it ourselves is easy!
Scroll down until you find the icon called Install WordPress. This is the amazing new software that lets you install WordPress on your host in just a few clicks.
Now, the next screen has a few options but is actually really simple.
Fill out all the options making sure you use a complex username (not admin) and password.
Once it has finished crunching the installation it will give you a confirmation screening showing you your unique WordPress login URL that will look like this:
Copy this and bookmark it and make sure you write down your username and password on a piece of paper. Never write this information down on your computer.
This URL is where you go when you want to write posts, change WordPress themes, etc. You can virtually forget about the Blue Host area for most blogging tasks these days.
Change your theme and start blogging!
The final step in the process is where you install a beautiful new theme design and start writing your first post!
To change your theme simply login to your WordPress dashboard using the URL we got above and go to APPEARANCE > THEMES > ADD NEW and then use the search box to find a theme that suits your needs. There are literally thousands to choose from.
Once you have found a theme that you like you can preview it or just install it. Click the link and all the work is done for you!