How To Start A Blog For Dummies | Blogging For Dummies 2019
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How To Start A Blog For Dummies | Blogging For Dummies 2019

how to start a blog for dummies blogging
for dummies hey guys Bryan with WP Cupid blog and in this video I’m gonna
be showing you how to start a blog for dummies blogging for dummies whether a
newbie technology have no experience at blog starting or even if you are a pro
this how to start a blog for dummies 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 starting a blog by following this tutorial video you will
have your blog set up in as little as 10 minutes at the end of this video you
will have your blog successfully started I’m gonna be providing you with a bunch
of helpful resources that will help you in your blog starting journey towards
the end of the video so stay tuned the first step I’m gonna cover is how to
choose and register your own domain name for free to have a blog you have to have
a domain name step two I’ll be going over how to choose a hosting provider to
have a blog you have to have hosting step three is giving your blog set up
for free with the most popular blogging software today the blogging platform is
WordPress if you want your blog to rank reach success etc WordPress is the way
to go 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 let’s get started the first
thing you want to do is head on over to Bluehost feed the link that I provided
in the description if you already have it Bluehost is we will be getting a free
domain name and up to 63 percent off web hosting to have a blog you have to have
a domain name for people to find your blog and web hosting that powers your
blog a little about Bluehost Bluehost powers over two million websites
worldwide in over eight hundred fifty thousand blogs around the world
they’re 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 commission which helps support this
channel and helps us put out more WordPress tutorial videos once you click
the link you’ll be at the Bluehost home page
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 in 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 want to choose you the plus plan or
prime plan I’m gonna choose the basic plan for this tutorial is 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 internet
in over on the right for the new domain you can select if you want to be a
dot-com dotnet org etc dot-com is the most popular domain extension so I
recommend going with if you can I’m gonna 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 the business name is optional put your country address
information input 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 36
months and 60 months as you can see you’ll save money the longer you
purchase your hosting for I’m gonna select the 12 months package setup fee
is free domain registration is free let’s encrypt SSL is free this SSL
feature is a free SSL certificate which makes your site secure with a green bar
and with the HTTPS domain privacy is an add-on 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 shell
Bluehost information for the site and not yours site lock security fine is
security for your WordPress website and protects it from hackers ID unselect
this as there are really good free alternatives you’ll see code guard code
guard creates daily backups and allows you to restore your site with a click of
a button in case something happens there are free alternatives that work just the
same SEO tools start you can keep unselected this add-on will submit your
site to search engines and provide a report on your site ranking in keyword
ranking submitting your site to search engines
you can do for free this isn’t necessary to have all these add-ons are completely
optional and up to you to get as you can see you’re saving a lot for this hosting
package below that you will input your payment information I’m not gonna fill
this out for protection of personal information once your information is
filled in you want to select the I have read and agree to Bluehost privacy
policy in terms of service now click the submit button you are now brought to a
page where you would choose a password for your Bluehost account click the
create your password button input the password you would like click the I of
read and agreed to Bluehost privacy policy in terms and conditions and click
the next button you will now be directed to a
congratulations page click the blue login button to log into 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 that you can choose
from you can select the theme now if you want to 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 or click skip this step 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 in 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 that you don’t need help
option once you do that you will see this page you will see blog post where
you can add new blog post 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 post is
where you can add new post 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
really you comments people leave on your blog plugins is where you can install
plug-ins for your blog almost any customization or feature that you would
want more than likely there’s a plug-in already made for it appearance is where
you can change the look of your or change your theme to another one or a
premium theme select themes when you hover over appearance it will showcase
free wordpress themes that 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 install and then 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
as a premium theme a great resource I abused for several years and recommend
for professional WordPress themes that look like an award winning design agency
did your blog is themed forest this is the theme forest homepage you can easily
search for blog WordPress be of the search bar or the industry your blog
will be in to find premium WordPress themes it’ll pull up a ton of wordpress
blog themes you can click preview theme to see what they would look like live on
the web here’s a few examples of blog WordPress themes that are already
pre-made for you to input your information or change however you like
you’ll see they look really good click the link in the description below to
check out theme forest 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 log in to your WordPress dashboard you can do so via the Bluehost
cPanel or by typing in your domain name with a slash WP dash admin here’s an
example it’ll bring up this page here just input your login credentials to be
logged into WordPress another great resource that is helpful and used by
over 500,000 users is the drag-and-drop editor called element or page builder
element or page builder makes starting and creating your WordPress blog easy
you can make edits by dragging and dropping search element or page builder
on the plugins page and install and activate it if you’d like to try it out
Elementor has a free and paid version I provided a link in the description so
you can check out and compare the features of the free and paid versions
another great resource to check out is Fiverr fiber is a great place to get
tasks done for just $5 it is helpful if you need a logo or something done I
provided a link in the description below and that is how to start a blog for
dummies blogging for beginners if you have any questions get in touch as I’m
here to help you with anything you need alright guys thanks for watching give
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