I am noticing that many bloggers are writing blog posts entitled how to start a blog and make money. I always thought to write something of this sort, but I wasn’t comfortable writing 2000-3000 words long guide so never dared to think of it. However, I have shared a small guide on my personal blog about starting out a blog as few of my readers asked for the same.
Today, I decided to take the challenge and write a step by step guide to set up a blog in detail. It’s not just one reason to write this guide, but I get so many emails from newbies to help them start their blog. I cannot be available to everyone all the time so this guide will also help them build their blog quickly, and if later someone will ask me, I can suggest him to read this guide.
I hope you will love reading my write-up. Continue reading…
A blog is an online diary where you write and publish the content of your choice. Read more about Blog on Wikipedia.
To publish blog posts, you first need a fully set up blog. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps that will help you set up a blog easily and efficiently.
Few things required to set up a blog:
- Domain Name.
- Web Hosting
- Setting up WordPress.
As every house on the planet has its address, every blog on the web has its address as well, and that address is technically known as URL. The principal constituent of a URL is Domain.
For example, techtricksworld is a domain name which mix with http://, www, and TLDs [.com, .co.in, .org, etc] to form a complete URL [Uniform Resource Locator].
The full URL of this domain name is: https://www.techtricksworld.com. When you enter this whole URL in the web browser, it fetches the data stored at this address and then displays it in the form of a website.
Domain names are subject to availability that means you cannot take the domain that is already registered by someone else.
Let’s discuss how to choose a good domain name?
Years ago, I have written an article listing 10 tips to choose the right domain that might help you understand what you should keep in mind while selecting a domain name for your upcoming blog. A few things I would like to mention here:
- Keep it short.
- Don’t hyphenate.
- Prefer brand name over keyword domain.
- Don’t take misspelled domain.
Domain name is the most important part of any blog or website, so I would advise you to spend some quality time on researching and then select the best one.
Moreover, many a time you don’t find suitable domain names in your mind and if you find something good then you come to know that they are already booked. In such case, you can make use of domain name generators that can help you get an enormous list of domain ideas. Leandomainsearch is such tool that shows a vast list of domain names when you feed one of your primary word.
For example, I fed the word blogging into this tool and see the results:
On the right hand of this screenshot, you can read the information that all of these suggested domain names are .com, Green ones are available, and pink ones are registered.
If you look carefully at the screenshot above, it says 3776 available domain names found containing “blogging”. So what else you need? I am sure; out of this huge list you can quickly select one as per your choice.
Now, you can select an available domain with the help of this awesome tool, and now you need to register it to make it yours.
How to register the domain using Godaddy?
Registering a domain from Godaddy.com is just a few clicks task. Open Godaddy by clicking here and you will see text box “Search Domain”. Now enter the domain name you have selected using the tool. Let’s say bloggingtop.com
And the domain is available, now Click on Select.
And the next task is to click Continue to Cart and keep following the instruction as they come and finally make the payment and now, domain is yours! 🙂
Important Note: At the time of writing this guide, the domain name used in the example is available and it is indeed a cool domain and if you want to own it right now then head over to Godaddy and buy it today.
Now you have registered your domain!
As discussed earlier, domain name is like the address of a house. But you need to build your house as well where you can keep your stuff, right?
There comes Web hosting into the picture. There are many web hosting companies that sell web space.
Deciding on which one to host your website on is a big step at first, but it is a major one as finding a reliable web hosting provider can make or break your business in the long run. For example, you do want a hosting provider to keep your website up at least 99% of the time as every minute your website might be down you can lose potential customers.
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Once you have bought the web hosting, the very first thing you need to do is to update the nameservers of the domain in Godaddy. Let’s discuss how to do it.
How to Update Nameservers of the domain?
To do it, login to your Godaddy account and go to Domain section where you can see all of your domains listed there. Look for the domain on which you are going to create the blog, click on “Manage.”
You will be taken to this page:
Check the box that is for the chosen domain and click on nameservers [I have circled it in the screenshot]. It will show a drop down, click on Set nameservers.
Clicking on it opens a pop up which looks like below screenshot:
Click on Custom, and then choose Enter custom nameservers. Go to your email box and find the email that Bluehost sent you when you bought hosting. There you will get the nameservers. Copy them and fill it like I did. Check screenshot below:
Hit OK which will bring this page:
Hit on Save. That’s it! DNS (Domain name servers) propagation takes maximum of 24 hours. But whenever I changed the nameserver, it never took more than 30 Mins to update.
Your domain is now pointed to Bluehost. Now there are 2 cases:
# You have added the domain while buying hosting:
If you have done it, you don’t need to add the domain now and directly move to installing WordPress.
# You are adding the domain as an Addon domain in your hosting:
If you are adding the chosen domain as Addon domain, then you need to follow few steps to do it which you can read by clicking here or you can watch this video that walks you through from adding an addon domain to installing WordPress on that.
Once your domain is added to your hosting account at Bluehost, you are ready to install WordPress.
How to install WordPress in Bluehost web hosting?
Once you buy web hosting, you will need to install WordPress to create your blog. Two ways you can install WordPress on Bluehost:
- Install using any third-party FTP program. Read a detailed guide to know this method by clicking here. This process requires 20-25 minutes to complete.
- Installing using WordPress app from Cpanel. This method requires 5 Minutes to complete. Read the steps below:
# Step 1
Log into your Bluehost account and click on Install WordPress.
# Step 2
Click on Install WordPress, it will take you to the page shown below:
# Step 3
Now, click on Install. It will bring to a page where you will be asked to select the domain name on which you want to install WP.
If this is your first domain, then there is nothing to choose. Just proceed and the WP will be installed on the Root domain.
# Step 4
But if you have already many other domains running on your hosting account then you need to select the one you have chosen to install WordPress. Choose that domain.
As I want to run the blog on the main domain, so no need to do with “directory.”
# Step 5
Click on Check Domain That will bring you a page where you will be given two check boxes as:
- Show advanced options.
- I have read the terms and conditions of the GPLv2.
Check both the boxes. First one will display the advanced options that look like:
Fill the details in the text boxes.
There you will notice “Automatically create a new database for this installation” which is checked but if you want to create the database manually then you can uncheck this and create Mysql database first. Click here to read the guide to create the MySQL database.
I would recommend keeping it checked and let the system create the database automatically.
# Step 6
Now click on Install Now and wait for some time while it shows as the screenshot below:
After a few seconds, you will see completion confirmation notification.
Now you can click “View Credentials” button to see the details to log into your newly installed WordPress site.
# Step 7
Now Log into the dashboard and launch the blog by clicking on click here as marked in the below screenshot:
Your blog is live now, and you can access it typing the URL into the web browser.
At this stage, you have your blog up and running! Now you need to do few essential settings in order to make your blog fully ready to post articles.
Preliminary settings which must be done before you start posting:
Install a professional Looking Theme: Once your WordPress blog is up and running, the first thing you should do is to make it look good. And to do that you must install a professional looking responsive theme [Read why do you need a responsive theme for your blog]. Choosing a perfect theme for your blog is an important task because it’s the look & feel that get the attention of the audience at first.
Many free and premium WordPress themes available on the web that you can explore and then make a final selection. I would recommend you to choose the premium one because they are well coded, optimized and have various options. Make sure the theme is mobile responsive because as per Google’s latest Mobile search update which rolled out on 21st April, 2015, Google gives preference to those sites in mobile search that are mobile friendly.
You may explore the galleries of Mythemeshop, ThemeJunkie or TemplateMonster theme vendors to choose the best theme.
Get a logo: Logo is important because it reflects your brand. You can get the logo designed by any professional designer. For affordable deals, you can check for gigs at fiverr.
Install Necessary Plugins: WordPress is popular because of its awesome plugin support. For everything, there are plugins in WordPress repository. There are many plugins that are essential to be installed. Here I am listing few of them:
- AddThis or Shareholic or floating social buttons or any other social sharing plugin
- WordPress Related Post
- WordPress SEO by Yoast
- WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache
These are few basic plugins which are must, but you can install many more as the requirement comes.
Permalink Settings: Permalinks setting is critical because it forms the URLs of internal pages. Go to settings >> Permalinks and select the Permalink structure as per your choice. Having search & human friendly URLs are recommended. In the below screenshot, you can see the options. I am a fan of the one which I have marked as it keeps the URLs short, simple and SEO friendly.
<< Read how to change permalinks of an established blog >>
Install Google Webmaster and Google Analytics: Google webmaster tool and Google Analytics are essential to be installed on the blog as webmaster tool tells all about on site issues, backlinks, and other details whereas Analytics records the visits on the blog.
Now, your blog is ready to post articles. Many more things still required to be done, but they can be done gradually as the requirements come.
This step-by-step technical guide can be very helpful to you if you are thinking to build your first blog. I tried to make everything clear in a way that you can easily follow the steps and successfully launch your blog. But if you still find any difficulties then please ask your problem in the comments.
Everything you require to start a blog has been described in this 2200 words long how-to guide.
Note: There are smaller guides I wrote already on my other blog, so I tried to avoid writing those things again, but I linked them wherever required so that you can take reference of those guides as well.
If you enjoyed reading this guide then please help me spread it everywhere so that it can reach everyone who needs this.
Hello atish bro,
a complete guide on how to get started blogging with wordpress. I don’t think anyone would need a second guide for getting started with self hosted blogs.
Great guide bro. I am bookmarking this for future use. 🙂
Thanks for reading the post Swadhin. I am sure it will help many. 🙂
A perfect guide to set up a WordPress blog. I prefer to set up a blog in wordpress. Because we can customize our blog easily here, even some one doesn’t know the coding properly. This article is really helpful to bloggers specially who want to enter into this blogging world or who want to set up their blog in WordPress. Thanks for this article.
Thanks & regards,
Thanks for reading the post. WordPress is the best in my opinion as we get immense level of customization.
This is just Get-Set-Go! Guide.
Everything is on single page. One thing I can say that if this won’t help anyone then none of other guide can help them.
Thanks for sharing such useful post!
Thank you for confirming this as a good guide. Thanks for reading. hope it will help the needy ones.
Hello Atish bro !!
Its a awesome guide even a beginner can understand it easily because u have provide some cool screen shot along with text !! thanks a lot for this complete guide !
Thanks for check my post Jaidayal. Screenshots are what make people easily understand the information. Thanks for coming by.
I already know how to set up a WordPress blog but this guide is still very helpful to me. Why? The mention of a tool like Lean Domain Search was awesome. Never come across it before now. It makes my search for domain names easier. Thanks for sharing this easy guide @Atish Ranjan 😀
This comment was shared in kingged.com as well.
Lean domain search is quite cool and I love it.
Well done indeed! 🙂
Yes, this perhaps is one of your longest posts, and a real guide explaining every detail to set up a blog the right way. I agree with all that you’ve written, though the hosting might change or differ, depending on what suits us, and the theme too.
I wish I knew how to go about it all when I started blogging! It was all hit and trial for us, but as they say, when you self-learn, you learn well! I am sure this would help a lot of bloggers, especially the new ones or those who wish to start a blog and don’t know how to go about it. So, I’d be heading over to share it right away.
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
Thanks for reading the post, Harleena. It was also hit and trial for me when I started. On the very first time, My friend who is a software engineer has done it for me but later he became busy and I had to do things on my own so I kept on experimenting. Many times I broke up with settings but later I became proficient in such stuff.
I am glad you liked the guide.
This is really wonderful!
A must post in this page!
At last you decided to write one!
Good keep it up.
Hey, how come i am not getting intimation from you
I checked at my spam folder too, but No!
Anyways today i found this at the fb page of Harleena.
Thanks for sharing this indepth tuto for your fellow writers.
People like Swadhin certified its worth bookmarkting its wonderful LOL
I am also keeping it for my further reference.
Have a great and profitable week ahead
It might be because you have not subscribed or if you tried subscribing, you didn’t confirm in your email.
You are not checking your Promotion tab in gmail because email marketing comes under promotion, all the post delivered to your email under Promotion folder. Keep an eye over that.
Thanks for reading.
Good to hear from you again
Yes, I am now vigilant and am
getting all notification even when someone post a new comment i get information and i visit your page
Keep up the good work
Have a wonderful weekend
I am going to share this post again in some of the social sites
A great information for all bloggers especially the newbies
Thank you so much for reading the post and sharing this with your friends. Enjoy the weekend.
Informative post Atish, Leandomainsearch is something i learned today. Thanks for this wonderful post.
I am glad you liked the write-up Mukesh. Lean domain search is one of the best Domain name generators I ever come across.
Nice blog…thanks for sharing…its very interesting…i’m searching for this information from long time…
Glad you finally find it satish.
Great guide, Atish!
I wish I could have read a tutorial like this, when I started blogging 5 years ago.
It would have saved me a lot of time and mistakes!
Thanks for sharing,
I hope this post could help some new blogger.
Have a great week, mate.
Thank you for landing here to read the post. yes it could have been great when you or me got such guide then but that was also a great experience where we did test & learn.
Happy to see you reading here.
I am very fond of the way you tranform the techy stuff into non techy explanation. This way we get things easier to remain updated.
Thanks for spreading your knowledge beautifully to lànd me with specific formula to set up things correctly
Keep sharing your much needed ideas to us.
Thank you reading the post Shiwangi di! I am planning to write more such guides.
Wonderful Article , Seriously i have never seen the complete guide to build a wordpress blog, Very usefull for newbies a complete guides for them
Thanks for posting such a articles !!
Oh my goodness!
Glad you finally found it.
Super useful article,
Well when I first saw the title of this post I thought its a common post with wordpress setup but when I checked this article its totally different. Some of new things listed here like Leandomainsearch which seems very useful.
I happy to see that everyone is liking Lean domain search tool. Thanks for reading.
You’ve done a great job Atish!
I’m speechless and no words to say!
I bookmarked this wonderful post for reference and wanna set up a new WordPress blog myself.
I fully read your comprehensive step-by-step blog setup guide, thanks for your explanation with enough screen shots.
Continue your great work, keep writing this kind of helpful guide for us.
Welcome back to work!
Hope your vacations were good!
I am glad you fully read the whole guide. I have putted so much effort in it.
happy to read the responses from good bloggers like you.
Yeah, I had good time in Banglore with a pleasant climate. But my vacation didn’t get finished.
I’m going to my hometown on Wednesday to spend time with my family. I’ll back to full form on work in the month of June.
Yeah, I know that you’ve taken some great efforts to craft this post, I respect your hard work.
You always inspire me to work with passion, I wish to get it forever.
Have a great week ahead!
Oh! Then keep enjoying your holidays! 🙂
Atish, great introduction for newbie bloggers! I find the hardest part for most who start blogging is not the technical details but taking the time to write blog posts over and over again! Some of us fall in love with blogging; others do not.
You have a great list, so I hate to give you my one criticism: please don’t encourage instant installation of WordPress via script. For security reasons, it is much better to do so via SFTP. I think MaAnna Stephenson wrote about this issue on her latest post. In any event, she is a great person to follow.
Thank you so much for commenting on both my own blog and my guest post on Sherryl Perry’s site. I always like hearing from you.
I don’t recommend it to the blogger who knows about FTP. I have mentioned in the post that to read the installation guide via FTP which I wrote earlier but I thought to share this way also. Check that guide here >> http://www.atishranjan.com/installing-wordpress-on-your-web-space/
I am glad you found out time to visit my blog. Great to see you here after a long time.
You are welcome, your both post were quite well and I found them informative so read and commented.
This post is one of the best yet! I have not set up my own WordPress blog, I did have it done for me. But I do have a little experience watching my husband do it. As I created a new WordPress blog several weeks ago, I did have to come up with a name, a theme, and so on.
So I did have to play a part in making decisions of building a blog. As I read through it was a great feeling to know that I had a bit of knowledge here. I usually steer away from this sort of thing, but I guess that was one of the things I had to face. My fear of building a WordPress Blog.
So now I have more knowledge of doing so. Thanks so much for this wonderful step by step process you have given us.
Thanks for the affirmation that it is one of the best. I am very happy to see you here again. I know that you had been working on a new blog lately. Hope all went good.
Please keep supporting me with your good wishes.
Thus post is l really going to help those looking to have a self hosted blog get a better understanding of how to set one up. When I first set mines up it was confusing since I didn’t have a clue as to what to do. I’m glad the host I chose guided me step by step and the technician had a lot of patience. So that’s something to look forward to just in case newbies aren’t able to follow your direction which I believe they shouldn’t have a problem with.
Thanks Atish for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!
Thanks for stopping by. Even in my beginning days, I took so much of help from my host. Their chat staff are so techie thus I have learnt a lot from them by asking so many questions ha ha. But now at this stage, I am proficient in doing such settings.
Have a great week ahead mate.
What an epic content Atish. You have simplified WordPress blogging in one article. Blogging has become a trend these days and one should consider it seriously whatever the niche they choose to write.
There is no alternative to a self-hosted blog. In case you don’t want to get into it, then a custom domain is a must. It hardly cost max Rs 700/ year.
Yes Santanu! As it gets cheaper to start a blog, everyone is jumping into it. Thanks for the comment.
This is important topic for me. I need to read always your topic because I will get good guideline for creating WordPress blog.
Atish Ranjan Vai . your post is really informative . thanks a lot .
Thank you Nirjhar.
The article is obviously meant for those who haven’t tried doing the systematic thing about setting up a WordPress blog. I already know how, and what’s amazing is that I haven’t read any tips on how to do it that time and I was just an innocent human back then. Haha! Nevertheless, I have to admit, it wasn’t easy. Made multiple tweaks because I wasn’t satisfied or I did something wrong. 😀
Anyway, I haven’t heard about Leandomainsearch before and this tool is way better than the others. Awesome! The suggestions are professional and very useful. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Thank you for sharing your views out here. Hit & trial method was with every one of us because that time blogging was new and we have to learn ourselves.
Glad you liked the post.
Thank you so much for this post. Very helpful indeed for us newbies trying to navigate the blogosphere.
Thanks for reading my post Saurabh.
Thanks for this great information. I started wordpress blogging for 1 year but you have figured out some good information about posting which will definitely help me..
Thanks once again
Good to know that Ritesh. Thanks for coming by.
This was an awesome piece of info you wrote there.
I actually couldn’t leave your blog without reading
each and every words of your article. Keep it up blogger.
Thanks for the comment Ajay. Keep visiting.
Artish, that a nice tutorial about starting a blog.
I would admit that it is a completely basic step by step guides that would be benefits to every newbie bloggers who want to create blog with WordPress.
I love what you mention about domain and hosting, because the first mistake of my blogging career is choosing wrong domain name.
Also, I learn the unique experience here since you told me to use different registrars between hosting and domain. I always use same companies…
Anyway, thanks for sharing your essential plugins. I think that beginner bloggers always wonder about what plugin should they use it.
Have nice day..
You always mistake my name’s spelling. Its “Atish” not “Artish”.
I am happy that you liked the step by step guide for starting a blog. It must be very helpful to the new members of blogospherre.
Glad to see you here reading and sharing your thought.
Oh, god…I’m so sorry about that. I will never did this mistake again, I swear…
Thanks for responding and telling my mistake..
No worries mate! Chill! 🙂
I really like your post about step by step guide to set up a blog in wordpress. It’s very helpful for me. I know wordpress is a great opportunity for new blogger’s.
Thanks for coming by Rahul.
Awesome collection atish, Great step by step you are explaining procedure is very good..This is easily understandable to everyone…Great Keep sharing & Keep posting it.
I am grateful to you to hear that you liked the explanation. Keep visiting my blog.
Very Nice Info Atish !
You are picking the best here 😉
Keep up the great work !
Thanks for reading Syed.
Very well done…I recently made a camstudio video for my Sister who wants to start a blog. I’ve designed over 200 WordPress sites but never had to put it into words….well done on taking up the challenge! I always visit this site but here I am going to have disagree with your choice of hosting…I tried Godaddy but found the constant upsells very annoying though I did buy my last domain from them for 0.99c which is crazy good though I did transfer it back to my hosting with Hostgator lol
Id love to read a follow up article about which plug ins to use…
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you spare some time to read and comment over here.
I haven’t suggested going with Godaddy for hosting. I suggested it for getting a domain registered but for hosting I recommended bluehost. Please read again and you will find it.
Sorry after posting I noticed…my mistake. I have heard quite good things about them!
No worries Marc. Thanks for keeping up the discussion. Glad you liked the post.
PS. I would have maybe mentioned about EMD’s..I hear Google has clamped down on them!
Yes, Getting EMD is riskier nowadays.
Landed on this awesome page through search and really mind blowing content which i want to read for the day. A good job Atish.
Great Denis. Thanks for coming by.
Really a complete guide on how to set up a blog using WordPress. I will bookmark this for my reference when I shift my blog to WordPress.
Hello Mohan. thanks for your kind words.
EMD is riskier but we can get the most of money from it within short time span.
That’s true but EMD blogs are fine for short time blogging such as event blogging. For long term blogging, EMD is not good.
Thanks for the all in one guide about creating a new WordPress website.
Expecting more WordPress how to guides in future.
Wow excellent article, This is a best post for every beginner blogger who want to set his own blog, I think after reading this article any one can set his blog easily.. good source for every beginner..
Thanks for sharing some good words for this how-to guide. Appreciate your comment.
Perfect guide to create a word press blog, even a beginner can easily understand the complete process. It is good to create a blog in word press because it allows easy customization of the blog. I also prefer a word press blog.
Welcome to my blog. Yes, wordpress is the best because the customization level is great and the plugin support is awesome.
You wrote in detailed description. It is helpful for me to create my blog.
Thanks for sharing us knowledgef
This is one of the great way to create wordpress blogs and easy to customization . Thanks for sharing important knowledge
Glad you liked the post John. Keep visiting my blog.
This is one of the great way to create word press blog and easy to understand .WordPress Lessons provide new and intermediate users of WordPress step-by-step introductions, guides, and examples of how to use the various features of WordPress. We consider these your personal support guides for WordPress, articles that will take you through the process as if one of our WordPress Support volunteers was sitting next to you.
Thanks for reading my post and for your kind words.
Its really amazing post that enough to tell about setting up a wordpress blog for everyone so easy. also with clear screen shots images that made me understand about the wordpress environment. thanks
Good to hear that Diana.
That was a marathon of a post – well done.
And there was a bonus for those of us who have already set up our blogs in that Lean Domain Search was a new tool to me, and – I imagine – to many other people.
Finally, you are here on my blog after a long time. Glad you liked the post. Yes, I have noticed that lean domain search seems to be new to all of my readers.
amazing guide that you give to us
from this post i easy setup my blog
Thanks for coming by Atul.
this is really very helpful and the step by step procedure is easy to uderstand.
I am new in blogging and i made my blog on blogger. I am confuse why we purchase hosting if it available on blogger at no cost.
Blogger hosting doesn’t give you full control over your files and database.
Many people who want to start blogging have no idea of the basics. A guide like this is very helpful. Lots of people have no idea how to register a domain name or that they need a web host. I believe that’s why so many people go to wordpress.com or a site like SquareSpace. They would be much better off with a self-hosted site.
Thanks for coming by Sherryl. I agree with you.
I am a startup blogger.. this article is really helpful for me.
Thanks for sharing such a great technical guide.
Hey Atish, Such a great explanation step by step. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for coming by Urvi.
this is truly helpful… I started blogging since 2007 with no knowledge about how to customize the blog or anything at all. All I know is to post an article and that’s all. I started embracing the free blogging platform by Blogger then eventually ventured to wordpress. I got my first ever domain in wordpress platfom in 2010 and I am really happy about that…
I guess we also have to consider the proper choosing of Web hosting service provider.. some of them will frequent bring issues so better choose wisely.
Thanks for this very insightful guide of yours ^_^
Good to know your story. Most of us started with blogger platform and eventually moved to WordPress.n I agree with you that hosting selection is an important task because a a good host can keep your website up and running all the time.
Thanks for liking my Guide!
Nice step by step guide to set up a blog. I think it covers almost everything and no need to refer any other documents. Good thing i found you also covered useful plugins at the end.
Good Job. keep it up.:)
Thanks for your kind words. Hope the post is useful to you.
What a wonderful guide to help us set up a wordpress blog. Great job with it. My first blog, I set up with a little help and the second one was set up by a designer.
Your guide covers everything. All we have to do is follow the directions. You put a lot of effort into this guide and it is very easy to understand.
Thank you Atish for creating this wordpress blog for us.
You have an awesome night!
Thank your visiting to this blog post, Linda. Yes, it took me 2 days complete this article as there were so many things to write, so many screenshots to take, and have to write in the continuous flow.
When we write a very long article, flow gets broken at times, and that is why we need to be very careful while writing such guides.
I am happy that you liked this blog post.
This is awesome..i was actually looking for how to set it up. Thanx for sharing it
Thank you Arif.
Thanx and i just installed but i have installed on wp directory..was confused so i dint changed it..
How to fix and install in root of zykatea.com domain
actual url is zykatea.com/wp/
I have fixed it..really thanx a lot before your post, i thought people like cant do it…it is really easy
Great to know that you were able to fix the issue so quick. Thanks for visiting Arif.
Actually while installing you might have created a directory in the #step 4. If you have to install the WP on root then you must not write anything in “Directory” as I have written already in the article.
Hope you are able to fix this issue. Thanks for reading and implementing the process
Nice post-Indeed. I think this post will be like a boon for them who are trying to establish their blog. Bluehost hosting and WordPress platform is the best combination for establishing a blog. I loved the write-up. Each and every step from buying a domain name to set up a blog you have described so beautifully that even a newbie can understand it easily. Keep up the nice work! 🙂
Thank you for the good words and sharing it on your social assets, Sonam. I have written this guide to help them who find these things difficult to do.
This are really good instructions ,I think everybody should be
able to set up a blog with your wonderful step by step guide.
I am sure it will help many . I did set up a blog ,but if I had to
do it again ,I would need help because I saw some of it I did
not remember anymore.You did a very good and helpful job.
It happens when you do something just once, you forget the most steps. As I have set up of more than 50 sites, so everything is in my mind all the time. Thanks for coming by and sharing your comment here.
Hope you are enjoying the weekends.
Hey great to understand the whole process in single article how to setup wordpress blog amazing
Thanks for liking the guide, Mehul.
Just outstanding, Atish!
How great you formatted and explained each and every piece needed to start a WordPress blog.
This is the best guide, I have ever seen to set up a WordPress blog <3
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I am a tech blogger who use blogger as blogging platform… But now after reading your post, I have decided to create a new blog on wordpress to check experience. Really your post is informative and helpful for newbie bloggers who want to start their blogs on wordpress.
Thanks for this awesome guide.
Thanks for coming by Suresh. Glad that you liked the guide.
How is your Bluehost experience? I host my website on Ubuntu VPS managed and administered by me. I left Bluehost, Hostgator, Asmallorange when they became a part of EIG. I kept learning things and found that shared hosting is not the best way to host a WordPress site. It is better to learn some Linux programming and have your own $5 VPS and host as many websites.
$5 VPS on Ramnode or DigitalOcean not only handles 30K per month on a website it hosts many other websites that are not much active.
Incredible step by step. That’s what I was looking for. Thank you!
thanks for this guidance finally i set up my wordpress blog
i have one question that which theme is better for wordpress which is good for seo.
i will wait for your answer
There are tons of themes available online. And, recommending one out of them will be tough. If you have a big fat budget, you can go for Thrive themes, they have really awesome themes.
Really an awesome guide. The way you explain things is incredible.