You see people love writing/posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and various type online social media. people love to share daily experience, story, event, feeling , moments at social networks profile with their friends. others people react by liking, sharing and posting comment on their friends post. Different people writing online in different way, some people writing personal matter, some with business & commercial purpose. no matter what things you want to write online, you are welcome to share your experience with world of hungry readers.
In this post i will try to cover how to create your own blog site using WordPress in details. first thing i will give you some option and you will need to follow up the way you love to go.
Before own a blog site keep these on mind
- Does it cost to create blog online ?
- How much cost for create a blog ?
- How long have to pay for ?
- How to choose a blog name & domain name.
- Why should i go with WordPress for create a blog site ?
- How to choose design/style of my blog site ?
- Does it allow me extend as my need in future ?
So many question ? Right!! yes most of the people do something wrong at very beginning, these all question seems to very basic part to continue a blog site for own. Let me explain little more about these point i mentioned above, i hope after read this post you will get a way to build your own blog site. in this post i am not covering others blogging platform like Tumblr , Blogger, Posterous , Joomla (Self-Hosted) , Drupal (Self-Hosted) , LiveJournal, if you are interested those you can take search a while.
# Does it cost to create blog online ?
If you are looking for Free, then answers is “Yes” you can create a blog site totally free. some platform offer free hosting with sub-domain(http://yourdomain.wordpress.com) , you can’t register top level domain in free hosting(platform hosted). for example WordPress.com offer to create website free using WordPress CMS hosted on their server.
For Pro/VIP user WordPress also offer paid create website at their server,
Beside various platform(ex: wordpress.com) you can choose your hosting domain from different company, you will need to install CMS on your hosting account and setup your own. some hosting provide offer free CMS installation service or integrated software for quick installation. you better contact them if you can’t do it yourself if they have any offer like that. feel free about that because most of the smart hosting provider offer special packages for WordPress hosting.
# How much cost for create a blog ?
If you are convinced to go with paid or self hosted the answer is “Its Depend“, if you don’t have any ideas about your website traffic the i would recommend go with small packages(Shared Hosting), any time you can upgrade your packages by contacting with hosting provider. for example to run a new blog 1-2GB(Shared Hosting) space and up-to 10GB bandwidth is enough.
Most of Shared Hosting price start from $(1-5)/month, for example here is the hosting plan for siteground.com for WordPress
# How long have to pay for ?
Most of the new blog owner get confused about payment for running self hosted blog, if are planning to run free at wordpress powered server with sub-domain you won’t have to pay anymore. But if are planning to create website/blog with your hosted server the you will have to for yearly domain registration and hosting charge according your hosting packages. most of the hosting company charged yearly, you can also pay quarterly, half yearly, or yearly. just feel free discuss with your hosting company.
# How to choose a blog name & domain name ?
This is pretty complicated, most of the top level domain name you will found already registered, this will give more confusion what name or domain name should give for your brand new blog. think twice!! just thinking about your topics and find the alternate phrase/words/synonym what you love to use for your blog name.
you can take a search for domain using domain name finder online like instantdomainsearch.com
Here is video tutorial for Registering a Domain
# Why should i go with WordPress for create a blog site ?
If you didn’t know about WordPress, what current web CMS trends just keep on mind, WordPress is dominating current CMS trend in top. you won’t believe that according builtwith.com data currently 40% website powered by WordPress which built with different Content management system. hopefully its increasing.
Read some interesting thought about WordPress here
# How to choose design/style of my blog site ?
Design of your blog/website is most precious things to its readers/visitors , visitors never want to see ugly design and discursive web interface. keep your website design in current trends and make useful for visitors. hopefully WordPress provide bunch of awesome theme directory at free of cost, those themes are created by its contributors and you can use free.
take a little time to search that match with your blog topics, otherwise you can hire designer and developer o create your own themes. there are lots of designer & developer around the world just doing awesome job for WordPress.
# Does it allow me extend as my need in future ?
Answer is “Yes“, WordPress is awesome enough to extend as your needs to customize your future ideas. you will find lots of free plugins/extensions available at plugin directory,
Some of plugin save lots of time if you find exactly whats your need. otherwise you will have to hire developer to customize plugins.
# How to install WordPress on self hosted ?
# WordPress Dashboard
At the End
Hope your journey with WordPress will be awesome and you will love that.