This step-by-step guide shows you how to start a blog on WordPress in under 10 minutes. Unleash the creativity in you through blogging.
A very easy to follow guide on how to start a blog from scratch. With this guide you’ll be able to start a WordPress blog in less than 10 minutes that you own.

1. Choose a Name and Get Web Hosting

A domain name is the term used for your website address. For example, Facebook’s domain name is Facebook.com.

A hosting plan is what powers your website to be seen on the Internet. Without it, no one will be able to see the valuable information you have to share. I recommend using www.bluehost.com.

2. Install WordPress

You’ll need to install WordPress.

WordPress is a simple blogging software that lets you create a blog with drag and drops and click and types.

The site you’re on right now is built with WordPress.

Once the installation is done, click on the “View Credentials” button.

Rackpost-Theme Demo
Rackpost-Installation Demo

This is where you’ll get your secret login information to start blogging. Copy your admin URL, username and password and keep it in a safe place.

Don’t worry. You can change your password the first time you login if you want something easier to remember.

3. Choose A Theme

The design of WordPress blogs run on “themes.”

Themes work with the WordPress software to create the graphics and layouts we see on our favorite blogs.

Take a look at your new blog now by visiting your website URL. It might look something like this.

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Rackpost-Theme Demo

4. Write your First Blog

The first thing you want to do is click on “Add New Post.” You might notice that there’s already one post inside called “Hello World.” You can delete that one.

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Rackpost-Add New Post

Once you’re inside, it’s just like using your favorite document editor.

Enter a title, add some images and text. When you’re ready, hit the publish button. Enter a title, add some images and text below. When you’re ready, click the publish button, and the article will be publish Online right-away.