Setup blog in 20 minutes!
Plan on setting up a blog in less then 20 minutes? Take a look at this step-by-step guide on publishing a blog.
1. HEAD TO BLUEHOST
Join Bluehost to host your blog, and receive a free domain name. You will need hosting for your blog. Bluehost is a great web host and has many benefits. Head over to this link for additional information.
2. PICKING HOSTING PACKAGE
Hosting plans start at $2.95 a month, and offers FREE Domain, FREE site builders, a 1 click installer for applications like WordPress, and 24/7 support. There is also a 30-day money back guarantee. Bluehost has powered over 2 million websites. We fully endorse them!
3. CHOOSE DOMAIN NAME
The domain name should highlight the brand of the website you will be creating. Take some time to think about it. Do some research prior to making sure it is available.
4. FINISH THE SETUP
Continue to set up the account by finalizing which package you will be purchasing, entering your billing information with a credit card, and choosing your password.
5. INSTALL WORDPRESS WITH ONE CLICK INSTALLER
Once you are logged into the Bluehost, click on “One Click Installs”, and then select “Install WordPress”. You will be brought to MOJO Marketplace, where you can install WordPress. Click on the “Start” Button.
You will need to enter your domain name or folder you would like the WordPress blog to be installed at. If you are solely using the host account just for WordPress, feel free to install it in the main domain. If you plan to host multiple websites of your host package, make sure to create a new folder and install it there.
On the last step, you will be asked to give additional information for the site like Site Name or Title, Admin Username and Password, and Email address. Make sure to click “I have read the terms and conditions”, and hit “Install Now”.
6. CHECK OUT DASHBOARD
Login and navigate through WordPress. There are many options available on the left side bar. “Posts” are for blogging, and “Pages” are for static pages that can be edited. You can create a post by clicking on “Posts” and then “Add New”.
7. INSTALL SIDEKICK TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE WORDPRESS
Sidekick is a great WordPress plugin. You can install it by going to your WordPress Admin area, and click on “Plugins”. Search for Sidekick, or you can click here. Make sure to click “Install” and “Activate”. The tutorial will help you by walking through each part of WordPress so you can become familiar with it.
8. PUBLISH YOUR FIRST POST
Click on “Posts” and then down to “Add New”. Come up with a title and content. It can be easily typed in the textbook that appears. To the right of the textbox is an additional sidebar where you can add Categories and select additional information. Once you have written your blog, and you have checked it, click “Publish”.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have created a blog, and posted your FIRST post!
Disclaimer: I really appreciate you reading this article. However, this article is intended to be a general resource only and is not intended to be nor does it constitute legal advice. I am not a lawyer nor do I claim any expertise in this area at all, so if you have specific questions on this subject, your best bet is to either talk to a lawyer who specializes in FTC laws or study FTC laws for your own judgment. Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional, opinion only.