How To Set Up A WordPress Blog Site | Setup
WordPress Blog Tutorial. Hey guys, Bryan with WP Cupid Blog and in
this video I’m going to be showing you how to set up a WordPress blog site step by step. Whether your a newbie at technology, have
no experience at blog starting, or even if your a pro. This how to set up a WordPress blog site tutorial
will be perfect for you. The great thing about this tutorial is it
is extremely easy to follow along with even if you have no experience in setting up a
WordPress blog. By following this tutorial video you will
have your WordPress blog setup in as little as 10 minutes. At the end of this video you will have your
WordPress blog successfully started. The first step I’m going to cover is how to
choose and register your own domain name for free. To have a WordPress blog you have to have
a domain name. Step 2 I’ll be going over how to choose a
hosting provider. To have a blog you have to have hosting. Step 3 is getting your WordPress blog setup. If you don’t have time to start your blog
right this second be sure to bookmark this video so you can come back to it later. If you want to follow along on our blog I
provided the link in the description as well that provides step by step instructions with
screenshots. Let’s get started. Step #1 is registering a domain name for your
blog. If you aren’t sure what a domain name is it’s
the name of your site ending in a .com, .net, .org, etc. The name of my blog for example is wpcupidblog.com. I’ve been provided with an exclusive hosting
discount along with a free domain name discount by the awesome folks over at Bluehost. So you’ll be able to get a free domain name. I’ve provided the link in the description
below so you can get this free domain name discount. When you click the link, you will be taken
to this page the Bluehost home page where you can get your free domain name discount. If you haven’t already go ahead and click
the link in the description and keep the link up as we will be using it shortly. Next, you want to get your blog online. To get a blog up and running you need two
things. Blog hosting and blogging software. I will be using the blogging software WordPress
for this tutorial. Some cool things about WordPress is it’s the
most popular blogging platform out there and Fortune 500 companies use it. If you want your blog to rank, be seen, and
grow you definitely want WordPress. It’s easy to build a blog, customize a blog,
and grow a blog. The blog host that I recommend is Bluehost. They will be providing you with a free domain
name as I mentioned earlier by the link I provided in the description. Some things to know about Bluehost is they
host over 2 million websites worldwide and over 850,000 blogs around the world. They are also recommended by WordPress themselves
since 2005. They instantly install WordPress for you which
makes starting a blog that much easier. They provide 24/7 support via chat, email,
and phone. And they have a 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are unhappy you can
cancel and get a refund no questions asked within the first 30 days. I do want to mention that the link is an affiliate
link and I’ll receive a comission which helps support this channel and helps put out more
WordPress tutorial videos. The first thing you want to do is head on
over to Bluehost via the link if you already haven’t. You’ll see the get started now button on
the page. Click the button. This is where you can select your hosting
plan. You’ll see three different options. You’ll see a Basic plan, Plus plan, and
a Prime plan. I recommend going with the basic plan and
then you can always scale up whenever you’d like. If you have more than one website then you’d
want to choose either the plus plan or prime plan. I’m going to choose the basic plan for this
tutorial as this is most common. Go ahead and hit the select button on whichever
plan you would like to use. We are now brought to a domain page where
we can choose the domain name that we want completely free. Or if you already have a domain name you’d
enter it in over on the right. For the new domain you can select if you want
it to be a .com, .net, .org, etc… .com is the most popular domain extension
so I’d recommend going with a .com if you can. I’m going to type in a domain here and click
the next button. You are now brought to a create your account
page. This is where you will input your information. We have first name, last name. Business name is optional. Put your country address information. Put a phone number and lastly the best email
for you as you’ll get emailed a receipt of payment and a copy of your login credentials,
etc. Below that you will see package information. You’ll see account plan. This is where you can select the term for
your hosting package. You have 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months,
and 60 months. As you can see you’ll save money the longer
you purchase your hosting for. I’m going to select the 12 months package. Setup fee is free. Domain is free. You’ll see site back up pro. You can unselect this as there are free backup
plugins you can use for your WordPress website. Search Engine jumpstart you can keep unselected. This isn’t necessary to have. Sitelock security find is security for your
WordPress website and protects it from hackers. I’d unselect this as there are really good
free alternatives. Domain Privacy is an addon that I highly recommend. It will prevent telemarketers and marketers
getting a hold of your personal contact information and bugging you with their services. The domain privacy will show Bluehost’s information
for the site and not yours. All of these addons are completely optional
and up to you to get. As you can see your saving a lot for this
hosting package. Below that you will input your payment infromation. I’m not going to fill this out for protection
of personal information. Once your information is filled in you want
to select the I have read and agreed to Bluehost’s privacy policy and terms of service. Now click the submit button. You are now brought to a page where you will
choose a password for your Bluehost account. Click the creare your password button. Input the password you would like. Click the I have read and agreed to Bluehost’s
Privacy Policy and Terms and Condition and click the next button. You will be directed to a congratulations
page. Click the blue login button to login to Bluehost. Bluehost is also going to at this time email
your dashboard login information to the email address you provided. You will now see pick your Theme. Bluehost has a bunch of awesome free WordPress
themes to choose from. You can select a Theme now if you want too
or below the Themes you can click skip this step. If you choose a Theme now you can always change
the theme you pick without any problem at a later date. I’ll be going over this in more detail, later
in the video. Once you choose your free Theme you’ll be
at the page here stating all done. Click the button that says start building
to start building your blog on WordPress. Once you click that and log in you will be
at the WordPress dashboard. This is what the WordPress dashboard looks
like. It’ll ask you a few questions as you can see. If you don’t need help just click the you
don’t need help option. Once you do that you will see this page. You will see blog posts where you can add
new blog posts. You will see where you can add new pages to
your blog. If you want to change your navigation menus
you can do so easily and if you are going to sell products on your site you can install
Woocommerce to do so. On the far left you will see tabs. Hover over them and get to learn them. Posts is where you can add new posts. Pages is where you can add new pages. The media tab is where your images will show
that you upload to your blog. Comments is where you can view comments people
leave on your blog. Appearance is where you can change the look
of your theme or change your theme to another one or a Premium theme. Select Themes when you hover over appareance. It will showcase free WordPress themes to
you can choose from. If you select most popular it will show you
the most popular free WordPress themes. Hover over a Theme and click activate to make
the Theme your WordPress theme. You should also see add new theme on this
page. This is where you can add a new theme if you
got it from another site or it is a Premium Theme. In the top left of your WordPress dashboard
you will see welcome here or your site title towards the top of the page. Click this to view your site. To login to your WordPress dashboard you can
do so via the Bluehost CPanel or by typing in your domain name with a slashwp-admin. Here’s an example. It’ll bring up this page here. Just input your login credentials to be logged
into WordPress. This is what the Bluehost cPanel looks like. You’ll see here you can login to WordPress
from it. Over on the left hand side you can click the
my sites which will pull up your current WordPress sites along with other awesome things in that
menu. A great resource I have used for several years
and recommend for professional WordPress themes that look like an award winning design agency
did your blog is Mojo Marketplace. This is their site here. If you go to the navigation menu and hover
over themes select wordpress themes. You can browse WordPress themes or you can
type in your industry with wordpress after it to browse Premium WordPress themes related
to your search. Definitely check this site out. Another great resource that is helpful and
used by thousands of bloggers is the freelancing platform freelancer.com. I provided the link in the description as
well. Check them out. You post a task or your project for free and
freelancers all around the world bid on your project and you decide who you hire. You can pay them via hourly or per project. You can get tasks completed as low as $10
no matter what it is. I definitely recommend you give this site
a look. Another great resource to check out is fiverr. I provided the link in the description below. You can get almost any task done for $5. And that is how to set up a WordPress blog
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