WordPress is one of the most powerful, flexible and easy to use CMS platform used by millions of peoples around the world. So, creating a free blog or website on WordPress is very easy even if you are not a tech geek. Let’s take a look at the step by step process below.
STEP 1: Visit www.wordpress.com
First, you’ve to visit www.wordpress.com and select the “Get Started” link located at top left.
STEP 2: What kind of site you need?
In this step, you have to choose “what kind of site do you need?” If you need a blog, just click the “start with a blog”. Whether you need a website, just click the “start with a website”.
STEP 3: Choose a Domain Name:
This is actually very important step. In this step, you need to choose a domain name for your WordPress blog/website. If you don’t want to spend money for your domain name, just go with free WordPress domain name. By default, every free WordPress domain name should contain wordpress.com and its look like (Eg: yourblogname.wordpress.com)
In order to register a free domain on WordPress, please type your required domain name in search bar and hit the enter button. If your required domain name is available for registration, WordPress will display it for you. If not, the WordPress will suggest you the relevant domain names for you. So, once you’ve decided your domain name, click “Select”.
Please Note: Domain name cannot be changed or edited later. So, it is advisable to select the proper domain name for your blog/website.
STEP 4: Pick a Plan:
As I said above, if you don’t want to spend money for your WordPress blog or website, just go with a free plan. Whether you want to create a WordPress blog/site with custom domain name eg:- yourbusiness.com, you can go with premium or other plans which is right fit for you.
STEP 5: Create your account:
Enter your working Email ID, Username, and Password and click “Continue” button. After your successful registration, you will receive a confirmation Email to your registered Email ID. So, Don’t forget to confirm it too.
STEP 6: Successfully Created:
That’s it! You’ve successfully created your blog with WordPress. To visit your blog, just click the “view my site” button.
An Overview of WordPress Dashboard:
When you login to your newly created WordPress blog, you will be taken to your WordPress Dashboard. In that dashboard, the menus such as Stats, Plan, Site Pages, Blog Posts, Media, Comments, Themes, Sharing, People, Plugins, Domains, and Settings will be found at the left side.
Do you know the purpose of that menus? If not, Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here, I’m going to describe each menu purpose and usage. Therefore, you can understand easily.
Here you can find easily “how many peoples visit your site”, “how many peoples like your post or leave a comment on your existing post” and “how many peoples will play your site videos”. All those insights are provided by Jetpack.
If you want to upgrade your plan from free to premium or premium to business? Here you can do that.
Site Pages is the option to check all your published pages, drafts, and trashed (deleted) pages.
Blog Posts is the option to check all your published posts and drafts posts.
Here you can find all your uploaded media files such as images, videos, and documents. However, you can also directly add or delete media files you want.
It is the option to find out who comments on your published posts or pages. As an admin, you can edit, delete or approve the comment you want.
If you want to change your site or blog theme, here you can do that. There are so many free and premium themes are available in the themes section. So, you can choose the theme as per your own choice.
Note: If you’re using free plan, you can install only the free themes. Whether you want to install premium themes, you should upgrade your plan.
Whether you want to share your posts automatically on social networks whenever you publish the post on your blog or website? Just connect with the desired social accounts which you want to share. In addition, you can also add social sharing buttons on your posts to encourage the peoples to share your content.
Tip: Sharing the content with social networks is the best way to increase your website/blog traffic.
If you want to give access to another people to manage your website/blog, here you can do that. By navigating to people, you can able to give access to any peoples with different role such as administrator, editor, author, contributor, and follower.
Here you can install the various external plugins. But, if you are using free plan you can’t install the additional plugins. If you really want to install external plugins, you should upgrade your plan to business.
Here you can edit your site title, site tagline, site icon, site language, privacy options, and more.
Building a website or blog with WordPress is really an easy job. And, it is the best option for bloggers, businesses, and organization. More than 27% of websites from all over the world using WordPress. And it is still increasing. So why not to give a try? I’m Sure, you will love WordPress.
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