If you want to get your ideas out into the world, there’s no better way to do it than with a blog. Blogs are great for building an audience and sharing your passions, whether it’s photography, cooking, or cute pictures of cats. In this post, we’ll walk you through the basic steps of creating a blog on WordPress so that you can start telling your story today.
Sign up for a WordPress.com account
- Sign up for a free WordPress.com account.
- Create a username and password that are easy to remember but aren’t shared with anyone else.
- Choose an appropriate blog name, like “My Blog.” If you’re creating this site as your personal business, you can use something like “The Awesome Company.”
- Select a blog category from the dropdown menu—or add one if it doesn’t appear in the list (you’ll see instructions on how to do that below). The default categories are fairly broad, so if you’re writing about food or fashion, for example, choose those categories instead of Travel or Business & Finance. This will help readers find your content when they browse through related blogs on their own dashboards. For more information about choosing categories and tagging posts properly, check out our guide to using keywords effectively in install WordPress
Choose a plan
WordPress has a variety of plans to choose from, and they’re all pretty affordable. The cheapest plan is $3.95 per month if you want one page on your blog (the most popular option) or $7.95 per month for two pages. If you’re planning on creating an entire website, the cost goes up to $8/month for 10 pages, $10/month for 15 pages, or $15/month for 25 pages (although this will only be available if you have a custom domain name).
The price of each plan depends on how many pages or posts your site will have — the more frequent updates you’ll make, the fewer pages are included in that plan. For example: The Standard Plan costs $5 per month and includes three posts; the Plus Plan costs $10 per month and includes seven posts; and the Business Plan costs $25 every 30 days but comes with unlimited posts!
Start building your blog
You have a few options for creating page templates. You can either go with one of the pre-made themes, or you can start from scratch and build your own theme.
If you want to create a new theme, click the “Custom Design” button on the left sidebar of your dashboard. In this section, you will be able to select a color scheme and layout for your template using drag-and-drop tools on an interactive canvas. Clicking “Save and Exit” when finished will take you back to the dashboard where you can choose which posts should use this custom design by clicking “Select Custom Design” under each post title in WordPress Admin (or by pressing Ctrl + S).
Once installed, add widgets as desired by dragging them over from widget dropdown menu near top right corner of page editor window.
Creating a blog can be a fun hobby to express your ideas and opinions.
Creating a blog can be a fun hobby to express your ideas and opinions. You can write about anything you want and share it with others. You can write about your interests, hobbies, and experiences; or you can create a blog that is dedicated to something specific like travel, family or career-related topics.
You need to decide what kind of content will be on your new blog before moving forward because this will help determine which features are most useful for its success in attracting readers (and keeping them coming back).
The process of creating a blog on WordPress can be daunting for some people, but with these steps it doesn’t have to be! Now that we’ve completed this guide, you should have everything you need to get started. If you’re still feeling lost or overwhelmed by all the information we’ve shared here today, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help!