How to start a Blog
Blogging in 2020 and beyond can be rewarding. You get to share your experiences with the rest of the world and you can shape the message to your liking. Owning a website is a cheap thing, and so much can be done other then writing content. You can share pictures, videos and other medias. You can even publicize your traffic by running an ad program. With that said, lets dive in to a simple method on how to create a blog with wordpress and hostgator, easy as 1-2-3.
Unlike other free platform of blogging, using your ow instance or WordPress and hosting will let you take full control of your content. The first benefit of controlling your blog content is to be in charge not only of the message but the ads that run on website. That way you control the message (no censorship) and get the revenue associated with the Traffic your content produces.
First Step – Choosing a web hosting plan
Your first step to having your own blog in 2020 is to choose a webhosting company. We suggest Hostgator; as the setup is the simplest, as demonstrated below.
Once you are on the Hostgator website, you choose a plan :
Second Step – Registration
After choosing a plan, you will choose a free domain name to register for your blog :
Once you have chosen your blog domain name, fill in the rest of the registration form by choosing a username and a security PIN. You will have to enter your details such as billing info and then proceed to checkout.With these 2 easy steps, you are well on your way to have a wordpress blog. Which we will lookup next, how to install wordpress with hostgator :
Third Step – Install WordPress
YES. You own a website, now we must install WordPress, which is the software of your website that will let you customise the apparence and blog content easily. An email with your Hostgator credentials was sent to you. You can proceed to the control panel that look similar to:
Once you are in the Hostgator portal, you will see something similar labelled WordPress Installer :
You will then select the domain you just registered and click the NEXT button :
You have a few WordPress details to enter such as :
- Your Blog Title
- Admin username of your choice
- Your email adress
- Check the acceptance of the terms & conditions, and click INSTALL as displayed below.
The installation process is simple, you will see a progress bar at the top of the page will let you know when installation is complete.
Once complete, you will be able to start working on your WordPress blog. Check your email inbox for your WordPress username and password as well as a link to your WordPress admin dashboard. Happy Blogging.