How to start a Blog with WordPress in 2021

Start a Blog Site

Hey! are you wanna start a blog? are you confuse how and where to start? okay no problem. I’m gonna explaining here how to start a blog right now. So let’s get started.

Start Your Blog in 9 Easy Step

Step #1: Select a perfect niche for start a blogStep #2: Pick a domain name
Step #3: Select a web hosting planStep #4: Choose a blogging platform
Step #5: Start a blog on CMSStep #6: Select a theme and design your blog
Step #7: Make content in your blogStep #8: SEO your blog website
Step #9: Make money from blogging
Sequences of making website

Step #1: Select a perfect niche for start a blog

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You may know that, there are too many way to start a blog. So, I guess that you have choose a niche for you blog. So what is niche? if you don’t know what is niche, This is for you.

What is Niche?

Niche is a topic of a website content. where you will write allot of content on that niche. For example, if you love travelling and you travelled so many places in your country and accross the world. It’s mean that you enjoy travelling. Now, if you wanna start a blog and start writing on travelling, it’s mean that you have already choosen a website niche, which is travelling.

In the same way, there can be so many niche like cooking, freezing, writing and so on. Now if you choose any from them, it will be website niche of your website. There are allot of thing which can be taken. Now you can start and wring on the content of your website niche.

Step #2: Pick a domain name

Pick a domain name-start a blog site

What is Brand Name?

You have chosen your website niche already. Now the second step is coming, which is Your Website Brand name. You have to check the Brand name availability. If you don’t know, what is brand name? Okay Actually Brand name is a name of a Company or Organaization. That name help to recognize the company or Organaization. Just like Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Huawei etc. So, Choosing a brand name is important start a blog.

What is Domain Name?

Domain Name-Think how many website do you visit per day? it approximately 3 to 5 , it can be more in different person. You may visit Amajon, Clickbank to purchage any basic needs. You may visit Youtube to know news or entertain yourself. And you also browse Facebook & Twitter to connect people and use it to share your opinion on different topics and view. If you notice one thing, you will see, you are visiting that social media and website with a unique link. Notice Below Link.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/

Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/

Amajon Link: https://www.amajon.com/

Step #3: Select a web hosting plan for start a blog

web hosting for start a blog site

What is Web Hosting?

Web Hosting- In general, Hosting means to store something in a safe & secure places. Web hosting means to host or store the whole website in a storage, which called a web hosting servers. The web hosting server is a full online server which is 24/7 open, that’s why a person can visit your website all the time in day & night. Generally a website has allot of data like text, images, folders, videos and so many things. This all data is stored on the server. In short, where the all website information and data is stored in a server is called web hosting server. In the process the whole work is done is called web Hosting.

How to purchase Domain and Hosting?

Domain & Hosting Companies-make blog site

Go to Domain hosting company and check it in just one click. Now Goodady, Namecheap and Bluehost is the leading Most Trusted Domain & Hosting Company in the market. You can Buy any domain and hosting from them with so many attractive package. That package decrease the purchase cost of your plan. You have to know that, hosting and domain is important for website ranking in future. So, choose a good Domain & Hosting plan from trusted Domain Hosting Company. How to start the process?

First open any of the website (I’ll recommend choose the Namecheap, Because namecheap is best for both Domain & Hosting amongst them) I have said before and put the brand name on the text bar and click on check the availability .

Here you can easily check the domain availability

Find a domain starting at $0.88

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If your name is available. They will show you, Congratulations, you got it. Now, you should purchase the domain name with .com, .net, .org etc Top level domain. Now add this domain name with your hosting plan.

If you don’t purchase any hosting plan before, then choose a plan from the website as they shown. Now confirm the plan and complete the purchase process. Once you completed it you have completed the very first task for start a blog successfully, Well-done.

Learn More About– How to Purchase Domain & Hosting For A Website Or Blog Site.

Which is Easy & Simple.

Step #4: Choose a blogging platform for start a blog

start a blog with cms site

Have you decide any process to develop your Blogsite?

You can develop you website in many ways. Generally there are two ways

First- Develop your website manually with a web developer .

Second- Choose CMS (Content Management System) Company ( wordpress, wix ) to Develop your website.

Here You have to know that That first one is Difficult for any users and admin. Because it is not only difficult but also costly and lanthy. You may need allot of money to get your desired website in time and also can face so many difficulties in using time due to development errors. You may not use so many plugin and addon in your website in some cases. Moreover it is to harsh to understand the back-end and control panel for new owner and admin.

The second process of development with CMS is too easy compare to the first one. Because the CMS (Content Management System) give you all basic , advanced tool to develop your website in a short time. It gives you access thousands of Plugins and addon, by which you can your website to your aim visitor and audiences. CMS gives you permission to develop any section of your website manually. That’s why you can maintain your website easily and can remain up to date. The best CMS Plugin helps a website to Speed up & fast and rank on google as well. Moreover there are so many advantages in CMS. Some main advantages listed Below.

Advantages of CMS

  • It’s easy for all users
  • It support multiple users
  • Site maintenance is easy and modern
  • Modular development
  • Unlimited Pages & Features
  • Fresh look & Modern Content Management Process
  • Design changes are simple
  • Best security
  • Modern customer support
  • SEO friendly features and support
  • Developer and Community support
  • Total Control of website

Step #5: Start a blog on CMS

WordPress-logo

There are so many cms in the market. But more than 33% of website made by wordpress. So I recommend you start your blog journey with most popular cms wordpress. Now I’m going to explain you “How to Start Blog with wordpress in 2020”.

I’m assuming that, you have purchased website domain and hosting. If you did so, now the work is to start the blog with wordpress. I’m gonna explain it with some easy steps. So let’s do it.

Install Wordpres on Cpanel:

install wordpress with softaculus installer to start a blog site

To install wordpress in cpanel, first login to cpanel of your website entering the user name & password providing by domain & hosting company. Then try to find out the Softaculous Apps Installer . Which is actually one click apps installer. It is really easy to use.

  1. Click on wordpress software Icon.
  2. Software Setup: From install option, you have to setup the software. Choose the version you want to install (version 5.5.1 is recommended). Then Choose Installation URL . If your website has SSL Certificate then select ‘HTTPS’. If not then select ‘HTTP’. You can choose wp as directory or you can remain it empty.
  3. Site Setting: Give a site name & site description.
  4. Admin Account: Give admin username & admin password for admin login. also give an email if you create.
  5. Choose language: English or any Language of your own.
  6. Select Plugin(s): You can select some plugins from here. Mark on the plugins which you want. If you not mark any of the plugins from there, then no problem. you can install the plugins after the wordpress installation.
  7. Advanced Options: From advance option you can Edit database name & Table prefix from there.
  8. Select theme: Select any theme from there or Skip the option.
  9. Then Click on the Install option.

Now wordpress website has been successfully installed in your hosting Cpanel.

Step #6: Select a Theme & Design the Blog

To upload a theme in wordpress, you have first login to your wordpress website. To login to your website enter (“www.domain name. com/ wp-admin”) in serch box. Then login to your website by entering user name and password. Follow these easy steps for upload a theme in wordpress.

wordpress themes
  1. Go to Appearance, then click on Theme.
  2. Now click on Add New and Search any theme name if you know before. If you don’t know Then click on Popular. Then click on Astra or OceanWP as theme.
  3. Click on Install button to get it in wordpress.
  4. Now you have to Customize and Design the theme. Design is a lengthy process. If you do not know, How to design a Theme. Then Go to youtube and Search (“Theme Name’ Theme Design For wordpress). Learn How to design and implement it in your website.
  5. Add new widgets and menus in your website.

Always be update on designing.

Step #7: Make content in your Blog

You may realize, you are doing all of these work only for blogging. In blogging content is only way to reach to visitors. So, if you wanna be good blogger, you must have to make quality blog post, that’s why you can reach to the exact visitors which actually you wanted. Give Focus to making good post.

How to make content?

make post to start a blog site

If you are new in wordpress , you can be face problem to making a new post. it is really natural. If you don’t know, how to make a new content or post. Then just follow the bellow steps to make post.

  1. Login to your wordpress account first.
  2. Then go to post option and click on add new.
  3. At first you have to write a title. Which is actually a Post Title.
  4. After that Start writing according to the Post Title.
  5. When you finished writing the post, then click on Publish to Publish to post.

Making Post is not so easy. There are also difficulties and obstacles. You have to find out these all and resolve it.

Once You publish the post, you must have to seo it for better google search result. So start reading Step #8—–

Step #8: SEO your Blog Website

Do blog Seo & rank on google #1 page

Publish Blog and making Post is not mean you have done 100% for your website. You have to do more for good search result to get certain amount of visitor. Which is called SEO. SEO means “Search Engine Optimization”. SEO help a website to ranked top on google first page. If you do seo, you will get allot of organic visitor from google or Any other search engines.

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If you don’t know “How to seo a website in 2020”. So don’t worry about it. Here I will describe how you can seo on your website. Follow the below steps to easily seo your website.

I will do the website seo in two Bigger Process——

  • Customize WordPress Settings
  • Add SEO Plugin and Boost Website

Customize WordPress Settings

wp-settings for best seo

WordPress settings is so important for website seo. So you must do a proper change in wordpress setting for good search result. Edit 5 below Settings.

  1. GENERAL SETTINGS
  2. WRITING SETTINGS
  3. READING SETTINGS
  4. DISCUSSION SETTINGS
  5. MEDIA SETTINGS
  6. PERMELINK SETTINGS

GENERAL SETTINGS:

general setting
  • First login to your wordprees account.
  • Go to Settings option and click on General.
  • Now give a “Site Title” & “Tagline“. Be careful about entering the “WordPress Address URL” & “Site Address URL“. Both should be same for better SEO.
  • Then give an administration email address. Mark on membership for new registration. After that, select “Subscriber” as “New user Default Rule”.
  • Next select “Site Language” & “Timezone”.
  • I will recommend to select 1st option of both “Date Format” & “Time Format”.
  • Then click on “Save Change”.

WRITING SETTINGS:

writing settings
  • Select Default post category–I will recommend you to Select “blog” as a default post category, if your website is actually a blog website. You can select any category from drop down list.
  • Select Default post format–I will recommend you to Select “Standard” as Default post format.
  • You have not to change anything under Post Via Email in writing settings.
  • Now click on Save Change to Update it.

READING SETTINGS:

reading settings
  • If have not create a Static Page , Then Select “Your Latest Posts” as Homepage.
  • Then Select a minimum post number for “Blog Pages Show at most”.
  • Syndication feeds show the most recent “Enter Number” items.
  • Select Summary as “For each post in a feed, include”
  • Then Click on Save Change.

DISCUSSION SETTINGS:

In Discussion Settings, Default Setting is best. Even then you can modify it after.

MEDIA SETTINGS:

In media settings, here you can see the different image size option. You can edit all the image size manually. By default image size is good but you can moderate it by own. Then click save change.

PERMELINK SETTINGS:

permalink settings
  • From Custom Settings, Select “Post name” Url. Because Post name url is very helpful for SEO. You may know Url is a good factor for SEO. That’s why you have to select Post name url.
  • Then Click on Save Change.

Now You have completed your wordpress settings . Weldone.

Add SEO Plugin and Boost Website:

What is SEO Plugins?

SEO plugin is a program, which help a website to boost on search engines. That’s why website get more visitor. There are so many seo plugins in online. You can use any of them. From these plugins, “Yoast SEO” & ” Rank Math” are two top popular seo plugins by wordpress users. I’ll discuss here, how you can add YOast SEO and Customize it in your WordPress.

How to Add Yoast SEO Plugins?

  1. Login to your wordpress account first.
  2. Go to Plugins and click on Add New. Then Seach “Yoast SEO”.
  3. You will see the Yoast Seo Plugin Icon. Then click on Install And Click on Activate to give it permission for functioning.

Yoast SEO Killer Settings For New WordPress Users:

yoast seo for everyone

Yoast SEO is most uses and popular SEO plugin in wordpress world. More than 5 million users using it for boosting their website SEO. So i’m gonna explain here, the best settings for Yoast SEO.

In Yoast SEO there are 5 main Settings. I will explain all the settings one by one below. These are—–

  1. General
  2. Search Appearance
  3. Socials
  4. Tools 
  5. & Premium

General-Yoast SEO

General-Yoast SEO

First Settings Features. Then Settings Webmasters .

Features Settings: Turn ON all the Features, Then click on Save Change.

Webmaster Settings:

Now you have to submit your website in different Webmaster Tools. That’s why they can crawl and index your website properly. Now-a-days the two popular webmaster tools is, “Google Search Console” Which is from Google and The another webmaster tools is, “Bing Webmaster Tools” which is from Bing.

webmaster tools

Google Search Console:

If your website is new and newly start a blog, then submit your website in Google Search Console. Follow the below steps to submit any website. Checkout if you Sign in your Google Account or not. If you did not, please sign in.

  • First Copy your website Link or URL. Then Open Google Search Console. Click Here to open Search Console
  • After that, Click On Start Now.
  • Then a pop up window will open for Property Type. There are two option. There are two option one is “Domain” and there other one is “URL Prefix“.  Choose One Process. I will recommend you to verify with “Domain” if you can. Otherwise Verify with “URL Prefix
  • Now Paste the domain name of your website in the text bar. And click on continue.
  • And Copy google-site-verification Code –  Like “vThlBOiYZyLTRyXhS8zcVrSE1PY5PZ7-VFF7ifEQKlE“. Now Open wordpress Yoast SEO Settings and open Webmasters. Now paste the code in the google verification code Box. Now click Save Change. After Then Open Google search Console tab and click On verify.
  • Then you website will be verify in Google webmaster tolls.  

Bing Webmaster Tools:

Submit your website in bing webmaster tools. Follow the below steps to submit any website.

  • First Copy your website Link or URL. Then Open Google Search Console. Click Here To Open BIng Webmaster Tools.
  • Then Sign Up with a google account, if you have.
  • After sign in you will get a new page to add your Website Domain Name or URL . And You have to put the name or url in the box and click on add button .
  • Then a new page come up with verification code. Verify with HTML Code, (Recommended).
  • To verify the website, Just copy the HTML code and paste it in your website through Yoast SEO like Google Search Console Verification Process.
  • Then Click on Verify in Bing Website Submission Page.

Search Appearance – Yoast SEO

General : In general setting, you have to

Search-apearance-general-settings
  • select a title separator
  • Insert variable like, (site title, separator and tagline). These setting is really vital for seo.
  • Then write a meta description. which is the main important data about your website. Google and Bing bot index your website according to the meta description. Meta description is that things, which gives information to search engine about your website niche.
  • Now input an Organization name and upload a logo of your organization. 
  • Then click save change.

Content Type :

In this section, we will fix the post and page settings and other also.

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Settings for single post url:

  • Show post in search results: click yes
  • Show SEO settings for Posts : click show
  • insert variable like–Title, separator, site title.
  • Then keep Meta Description Box Empty

Do Same Settings for single Page URLs, Template urls, project urls and Custom Layout urls.

Then Click Save Change To save all settings.

Media:

media settings

Media & attachment URLs.

We recommend you set this to Yes.

Taxonomies:

search-appearance-Taxonomies-settings

Categories- Show Categories in search results? click yes.

Tags- Show Tags in search results? Click NO

Formats- Format-based archives. Click on Disable

Projects Categories- Show projects categories in search results? Click Yes

Project Tags- Show Project Tags in search results? Click Yes

Then Click on Save Change to save the settings.

Archive:

search-appearance-author-archive

Author Archive Settings- Click on Disable.

Breadcrumbs :

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Breadcrumbs settings- Click Disable.

RSS:

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 RSS feed settings 

Social-Yoast SEO :

In this social seo section, you will get so many social platforms (like facebook, pinterest, instagram, linkedin, youtube etc ) to seo your website.

Tools – Yoast SEO :

The tools section helps you to customize and edit so many plugins and tools in one area.

Step #9: Make money from blogging

If you have a blog site or any website of your own, then you can make money from the website. You can monetize your website with Google Adsense to make money online. If your website is eligible for monetize, then you will make money with the website.

Conclusion: Once you complete all these task then it will be very good for over all seo of your website. So You are almost done. Now create new post content and publish it online. Then see the miracle of the site performance.

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