How To Create A Blog Using WordPress – The Ultimate Guide
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Get a right domain name
Let’s first start with the Domain Name, It is very important that you have the right name. Because ultimately domain name will be your online brand in the future, it should be easy to remember and type. Read this: Ultimate Guide To Book A Right Domain Name. once you have your domain name you can move to the next step.
Get a Hosting
Get a Hosting, It’s like getting a Home for your Blog There are plenty of free blog hosting provider like :
You, can read about “How To Create A Blog For Free“, But we will not talk about them here as they have their own limitation which we will discuss in my upcoming articles. Over here I will recommend going for our Linux Shared Hosting Services you can select any plan as per your requirement but for starters, you should at least go for a 10 GB plan.
You will get your hosting details at your registered email address, Which will have all the login details and nameserver details.
The first thing you have to do is to point your domain name to the hosting server, you can do this by changing your domain name server (See How).
Once you are done with the hosting setup, keep your username/password (from the Hosting activation email) and login into your Cpanel (http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel).
Install your wordpress
Setting Up WordPress (blog):
Check your hosting control panel for an installation script icon.
The first thing you need to do is select WordPress. You will see much other software listed on this page such as discussion forums, chat scripts, and other blogging platforms you can ignore them all (As shown in the screenshot below)
The next page asks you to enter information about your new website. The first part relates to the primary administrator account that is set up (i.e. your WordPress account). You need to choose a username and password and enter your email address. Remember not to use admin as your username. That poses a major security risk as it makes it easier for hackers to guess your login details. The installation URL defines the location of your WordPress website. As you can see from the screenshot below, if I leave the field blank, WordPress will be installed at the root of the domain (which I assume is what most people want). You can also install it in a sub-directory such as a blog.
In the last part of the configuration page, you need to enter your website name and description. The table prefix will default to wp_. Table prefixes are useful if you want to use the database for more than one website. From an administration point of view, it also helps distinguish WordPress core tables. It is worth changing the table prefix to something more obscure to make it tougher for hackers. The script will create a brand new database for your website.
Congratulations. You have just installed your WordPress website! ..Now Let’s go spread some words and do some tweeting about it 🙂
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