How To Make A WordPress Blog or Website(Step by Step) 2020

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    How To Create a WordPress Website Completely?


    WordPress powers over 30% of the web, making it the most popular content management system in the world. But when we want to  choose the hosting, purchasing a domain, and set up the rest of your site, it could be costly and time consuming. Luckily, with WordPress.com, you can sign up for an account and have a website in minutes. And the best part ? It’s completely free. 

    How To Make A WordPress Blog or Website(Step by Step) 2020


    In this Blog, we’re going to show you how to set up a great-looking free blog using WordPress.com 

    Let’s get started. The first thing we’re going to do is navigate to WordPress.com and click on the Get Started button. You might notice that there is a Compare plans button as well, and while there are paid accounts on WordPress.com, we’re going to be signing up with the free for life plan. First we’ll be asked some questions about the website we want to create. We’ll name the site Avi Blogs, and then we’ll be asked the topic. 

    You can see when we start typing the topic, we’ll be given suggestions. I’m going to choose technology. Finally, we’ll be asked what the primary goal for our website is. We can easily select from the shared ideas, to rise our business, or showcase our portfolio. Since we’re creating a blog, we’re going to choose share ideas. Then we’ll click Continue. Now we have to provide our site an address of your website. So I’ll type in some keywords, and WordPress.com will make some suggestions for premium domains that we can get or other domains we can purchase. It’ll also make the suggestion on a free domain. 

    You can see that avi blog is pretty common, as a number is affixed to the end of it, so let’s try to pick something that’s more unique. You can check if I use my last name with the word tech, we can get a free WordPress.com domain, so we’re going to go ahead and choose that, and then we’ll be presented with the plan that’s best for us. And when you’re ready to take your blog or website to the next level, you can upgrade at any time, but for now, we’re going to choose the free plan. We’ll put in our email address. Our user name will be the domain that we chose on the last screen, and then we’ll choose a password. And our account will be set up. At this point, you should get an email to confirm your account. 

    So go ahead and log into your email, and click Confirm Now. Once you confirm your account, you’ll be brought to a dashboard with a checklist of things you can do to continue configuring your website. You can see that we’ve already completed three of these steps. When we created our website, we select a website address, and we update our website title. The rest of this stuffus actually optional, so we can choose whether or not we want to do it. We don’t need to upload a site icon right now, and we may not have one ready, so we’re going to skip over this so later you make a logo for your blog. 

    How To Make A WordPress Blog or Website(Step by Step) 2020
    We are going to create the tagline though because we can help peak readers’ interest with a little bit more detail about the site. So we’ll click Do It, and then we will add the site title. Now we will click on Save Settings and return to the checklists. We will also upload our profile image to personalize our site a little bit more. So we’ll navigate to where our photos are. Once our photo is uploaded, we can choose to crop it into a square, so we’ll pick the best square part of the photo, and then we’ll click Change My Photo. It will get uploaded,and it will be public. While it uploads, we will add more information here as well, like our first and last name. And if you want to put a little bit of a bio here, you can choose to do that too. We’ll also change the public display name to Avi, instead of our user name. We’ll click Save these Details. And once all of our information is saved and our photo is uploaded, we can go back to our checklist. 

    I did this by hitting the back button in the browser, which is the easiest way to get back to this checklist. Once we’re back to the checklist, we can actually choose to ignore these last three steps for now. Yes, we’ll want to choose a contact page and of course write our first blog post, but there are a few things we need to do to finish configuring our website. For example, on the left side under Personalization, we will click Customize to choose the theme. WordPress has chosen the Independent Publisher 2 theme for us. While this is a good theme,we want to try to find something a little bit different. Here’s how. You can see that we’represented with a number of different themes to choose from, both paid and free. We’re going to want to filter these a little bit to make searching them easy, so I’m going to click on Creating a Site for a Blog, and I’m going to choose only free themes here. There are many nice themes, and even better, the easy to use and understandable themes are listed with the Beginner tab. Now we’re still given a lot of choices here, and that could be a little bit overwhelming. If you’re not sure which one that you like, you could always click on the three dots to see a live demo.


    Here you’ll get a good idea of the look and feel of your new theme. Or you can click on the Info button to see everything that the theme has to offer. Once you find one that you like, you can click the three dots again to activate the theme, and then once it’s activated,you can click Customize Site. Now I really like the Lovecraft theme, and that’s the the met hat we’re going to use for this tutorial. But we are going to see how we can customize it a little bit. And there are two ways for us to do that.

     We can click the Customize button that we see up top. if you want to customize your theme after some time /later, you can click on Customize under the Personalize heading . Now the customizer is going to be different depending on the theme that you have enabled, but in general, it allows you to make changes to your website in real time and your website updates so you can see those changes in realtime. 

    Don’t worry though. If you’re just playing around, none of those changes will go live until you hit the Publish button. So for the Lovecraft theme,we can do some things like change the colors and background. WordPress.com even makes some palettes available to us which are predetermined color schemes that we can choose for our websites. I’m a fan of this featured palette with the light green, so I’m going to go ahead and click that one. We are also give the features to make changes in fonts and header images, and even make some changes to our content options. I would encourage you to get into the customized and start playing with everything that is available to you. But with our colors and backgrounds changed, we’re going to click the Publish button. Once it’s published, we’ll X out of that, and now that we have a custom theme, we can go ahead and view the site. You can see this the site is still shown up on the frame of the WordPress dashboard here, but we can fully interact with the site the way we want. And now with our theme chosen, let’s start populating our content. Our homepage contains the default posts that WordPress.com blogs come installed with and a contact page that’s been pre-installed for us. To add more post or view, you can click on Blog Posts under Manage option, and you’ll be brought to a list of all of your published and drafted blog posts. We’re going to get rid of the first, or default, blog post, and then we can click on Add New to add our own. Once we complete that, our dashboard will change to an editor ,and the first time we open the editor, we’ll be given some Tool Tips to walk us through the process of creating our first post. Once we go through all the Tool Tips, we’re going to start adding our content, so we’ll add a title, My Thoughts on the Phones and then we will add our content. So we can start typing our content here.  Here we have simple visual editor  where we can make changes to articles like bold text and add links, and we can choose to upload media like images or audio. With our content populated,we’ll add a new category, and we’ll call that Phones and Mobile Devices, and then we’ll add some tags,iPhones, IOS, Mobile, Cell. We can choose to upload a featured image, so we will click that button,and then we’ll click Add New. We’ll be given the opportunity to upload an image from our computer, and once that’s uploaded, we can set featured image. You can see that it shows up above our title here in the WordPress.com editor. 

    There are many more options related blog posts activities, like share. We can do things like connect our Facebook or Twitter account in order to automatically share. We will easily change the slug,which is the blog post URL, the end of that. And we can add a location and except, and select to off comments and track back. Ping backs and trackbacks are when other blogs or websites link to our blog posts, they’ll get listed in the comment section. And if we’re happy with that, we can go ahead and click Publish. When our blog posts is created completely and then go back to the blog post screen,we can see that we have a brand new published post. 

    Creating page works a lot in the same manner as creating a blog posts, so if we click on Site Pages. This is yours blog post page which we cannot modify at all, and the content page, which we can. We can also create a new page if we want, and we’re brought to an editor that looks exactly the same as the blog post editor. So if you want to do something like create an About page, you can do that here. You’ll notice that the settings it also slightly different from others. We have Stories and Featured Images, so we can add a Featured Images for our pages as well. And then we do Sharing and more options, but we also have Page Attributes. We don’t necessarily need either one of these when managing the content of our blog. So once we have our page content in place, we’ll go ahead and click Publish. Before we go, we should take a look at the Configure settings on the left hand side. So as mentioned before,we can click Sharing to connect our social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and more. We can easily add other authors to our blogs, so if we want to have more than one writer, we can do that. And then, we have some premium features. So if I click Plugins,you’ll see that we can look at the Plugins that are available to us, but we can’t install them unless we upgrade to the business plan. So this is something to consider during the life of your WordPress.com blog. If you want to continue to have it free, you can do that for life,but if you want to do things like have a custom domainor install Plugins, you’re going to need to upgrade to a paid plan. The same thing goes with domains. Again, we can add a domain and register it right from WordPress.com. However, we will need to upgrade to a premium plan for that. Finally, under Settings,we’ll find some information about our blog, likethe title and tagline, the site icon that we talked about earlier, and the timezone. I would recommend setting thetimezone to your timezone, and you can do that either by using the UTC offsets, or by picking a city that is closest to yours. So I am in india , so I am going to find kolkata /delhi in this list, and now my timezone is set. This is important for publishing to your website. When you guys upload a blog post, the upload time will be set using the site timezones. I would also encourage you to take a look at the rest of this information. Another nice feature of WordPress.com is that if you want to move to a WordPress.org site where you do set up your own hosting and domain, you can do that by exporting your data and taking it anywhere you like. So we’re going to go ahead and save these settings. That’s it for this Blog.

    How To Make A WordPress Blog or Website(Step by Step) 2020


     Now We Guys Have a free WordPress blog, where we will added our blog posts, a custom page, and managed the settings. I recommend you guys to the rest of the settings, checkout the themes and other options, and really make your WordPress.com blog your own. If you liked this Blog, besure to click the Follow Button for more great content. 

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