Today I will tell step by step how they can have a blog like mine (www.forex.aminadab.com) in WordPress installed on your own domain, I hope this mini-tutorial will be useful to those wishing to start their blog.
I’m no expert in WordPress, so even share what I learned at this time.
Let’s start ….
Step 1 .- Define the theme of the Blog.
This must be the first thing we do, we can not begin without a work plan, plus you will need to be clear about this for so purchasing the domain.
The blog can be the theme that you want, whether personal or business, your company, etc. ..
Step 2 .- Buy the domain.
The domain can be purchased at www.name.com or www.godaddy.com or where they choose, usually cost between 8 to 15 dollars a year, I recommend a short domain, easy to remember and of course according to the subject to think address on his blog.
Step 3 .- Buy Hosting
It is very important to purchase a quality hosting, especially if your project is going very seriously, hosting providers are free, but we know that “what you pay” if our project is seriously the best will hire a hosting service for payment.
NOTE: If we hire a hosting with intentions to create a WordPress blog is important that we ensure that the hosting provider has the Fantastico De Luxe tool, because it will be necessary for the installation of WordPress.
We use HostGator Hosting for over a year and is the only one who can give good references for other services we have not used.
In hostgator by far I have not had any problems in spite of having several blogs hosted on the same hosting account, so far I has worked well (see my testimony here)
If you decide to hire Hostgator plan I recommend the “Baby” which has a cost of 10 USD per month and allows you to host multiple domains on the plan at the time of contract can enter the promotional coupon HOSTGRATIS with which the first month alone will cost $ 0.01 (tested by myself)
If you want you can try a month free hosting from hostgator contract here
Step 4 .- Configure DNS (Domain Name Server)
Then we must configure the DNS in this way to “Link” our domain to our hosting server, the process varies depending on where we bought our domain, for example these are the steps to configure the DNS Name. com domain but if you bought it somewhere else I suggest you contact them to send instructions and / or search google “How to configure DNS on Godaddy.com ‘(eg)
Step 5 .- Install WordPress
Although it seems it is not complicated, it takes only 5 minutes to install WordPress on your own domain, that once you have already bought the domain and configured the dns.
Contrary to what many think, using WordPress for a basic blog requires no knowledge of web design (although to customize and improve it if it is advisable to learn at least the basics)
The following video tutorial explains the steps:
Once you’ve installed WordPress, we’re ready to write our first article for this we go to www.tudominio.com / wp-admin (tudominio.com replaced by the domain that you bought).
Then click on “Posts” -> “Add New” and type the article title and content and ready, press the Publish button and you will be your first article!
Step 6 .- Customization, Updates and Configuration (Optional)
This is optional and if you want your blog look more professional and personal, although it is very important as a blog should look as original as possible.
It is advisable to change the blog template and also install some basic plugins for WordPress.
This is explained in the following article:
– Tips to Improve your WordPress Blog
Note: If you hire Hostgator hosting of my personal bond with let me comment and I will contact you to help in the installation of your WordPress blog.