Starting up a blog using WordPress is incredibly easy, if you follow these tips. Even without much technical know-how, you can get going quickly and be on the pathway to blogging success. First off, you need to go to WordPress.com and click on “Get Started.” From there, you need to name your site. Pick a title that’s unique and has something to do with the topic.
The next step involves choosing a homepage layout. Again, this will be influenced by the top of blog you want to start. For example, if you’re looking to sell products, choosing an online store could be wise. From there, you select a theme, which there are plenty to browse. Take your time here, although realize you can switch the theme later, if you really don’t like what you ultimately select.
One of the most important steps in this process comes next: choosing a domain. This is the address people will type into their browser to visit your blog. First off, it must be original, or you can’t register it. Select a name that relates directly to the type of blog you want to launch. It should be unique and memorable, so anyone can remember and find it easily. You can choose a free option, or pay a nominal fee for an address without the name “WordPress” included.
After that, you need to select a plan. While you can change yours later, it’s a good idea to read over the list of advantages for each carefully before making a decision. To finalize everything, you need to provide your email address and set a password.
From there, you can further customize your blog with widgets, background and header designs, and even a logo. When it’s time to write your first post, click on “Posts” and then “Add New.” Once you finish, click “Publish” and then “Publish” again to put it out there for everyone to see.