A blog (or a “weblog”) is an informational article shared on the internet consisting of articles(post) on various informational topics, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are typically presented in reverse sequential order, so that the newest post appears first, at the top of the page.
If you want to launch your own blogging website but you have no idea that How to install WordPress and where to start then you are at the right place because in this ultimate guide I will teach you
how can you install Word press after purchasing the domain name and hosting?
And then publishing your first blog post on the web. So let’s get started.
What is a Domain name and Hosting?
At developing the first website it is pretty normal to get distracted by domain name registration and web hosting. Your domain name is the name of your site which is also called URL (www.domainname.com). Therefore, the domain is nothing just the name of your website.
In order for your website to appear on the Internet, and the matter, content, and stuff need to be uploaded to a server, need a service named “Hosting”.
Let me explain in a simple way: A domain name is nothing but like the address of your house; web hosting, on the other hand, nothing but like the area of your house where you decorate your house items.
What is blogging?
Blogging is all about sharing the information, research, and other knowledge on the internet so that anyone can take benefits from your research and information. This information could be about health, fashion, industry, education, culture, etc.
The persons who publish all this information on his website is called a blogger. His duty is to collect information and research data from around the world and publish it on the net to help other peoples who searching such kind of stuff.
Famous blog types
There are various ways to classify blogs. some of the famous blog types are explained below.
Personal bloggers maintain the meaning of traditional blogging, They permit you to reveal opinions and ideas in a diary-like fashion. The content could rotate around a general subject or present your everyday thoughts.
Business blogs follow a money-oriented model. Their goal is to gain traffic, raise company exposure, and eventually— bring in customers and sales. They concentrate on the parent business and its industry, giving promotional content and increasing the company mailing list.
Niche blogs are a superior category when you consider how many blogs there are. They target a single point and try to accommodate as many insights as possible. Some niches have shown to be very successful and have won authors’ international recognition over the years. These cover fashion, food, travel, lifestyle, music, fitness, and DIY.
Jamie Oliver presents a good example of a niche blog visited by thousands daily, seeing for the latest hints and recipes from the esteemed chef.
Professional blogs live for the sole objective of making money.
Here’s the deal.
Every full-time blogger personally dreams of making a fortune. Every single one! Whether it’s by ads, affiliate commissions, sponsorship deals, or thanks to their sheer writing expertise.
Media bloggers rely on various types of visual motives to catch our attention. Podcasting, photo blogging, vlogging — these all appeared like unfamiliar foreign languages just a few years ago. Now, these words are on everyone’s mouths.
Celebrity vlogger PewDiePie entertains over 83 million subscribers, becoming gained more than 20 billion views.
Microblogging, on the other hand, indicates you have to send your message in the most concise way feasible. Think something like Twitter — whether you post a photo, link, or text, being concise and to-the-point is your principal goal here.
How to install WordPress CMS.
WordPress is a free and open source CMS(Content management system). In 2020, over 455 million websites use WordPress.com. This indicates that the WordPress market share is 35% of all websites in the world! This is an increase of 2% compared to 2019 and a 4% rise from the past year.
After purchasing the domain name and hosting, the next move is to install WordPress CMS to launch a blogging website. for this purpose open the Cpanel to install WordPress.
Cpanel is like a control panel of Windows where you can install or remove any program easily.
you can open Cpanel by typing this address on your web browser address bar
Enter the username and password provided by your hosting provider. You can find your credentials in the email sent by the hosting provider after purchasing the hosting.
After logging on to CPANEL, scroll down and find the SOFTAULOUS APPS INSTALLER to install WordPress or any other CMS.
Click on WordPress to install the wordpress.
Click on install now to install WordPress.
Enter your domain name, Your Blog Name and Description of your blog.
Set your username and password to login to WordPress Dashboard.
Click on Install Button to install WordPress. That’s it, WordPress has been installed on your website. Now the 2nd procedure is publishing your first blog post.
So let’s see the procedure to create and publish new post.
Open the WordPress Admin login page by opening the link provided to you after installation of WordPress.
Type this Admin url link in your web browser to open the WordPress Admin Dashboard Login page.
Type the Admin Username and Admin Password for login on to the WordPress Dashboard. After successful login, a page like that will open which is called “Dashboard”.
Click on the Posts in the right Panel. And then click “Add New “.
Now Add the “Post Title”, “Post Content” and Hit on “Publish Button” to publish your post on the Web.
How to install WordPress theme
After installing WordPress, you have the choice to select any theme from their free theme library. following are the easy steps to install the theme.
1-Click on Appearance>Themes
And then click on Add new
In the search box, type your desired theme type.
Click Install to install the theme.
And Activate the theme.
That’s it, Your new theme has been installed. Enjoy the new look of your website.