Things needed to Setup a Blog on WordPress

Starting a blog has never been more easy.You can start a blog on free platforms like blogger.com , WordPress.com or you can take a more professional approach by buying domain name,hosting and setting up a blog on WordPress.

The choice between whether to blog from a free platform or paid platform entirely depends on your motive for starting the blog.If you are starting a blog just as a hobby,you can start blogging instantly on the above mentioned free platforms,however,if you are thinking of monetizing your blog,don’t waste time on free platforms,buy domain name,hosting,setup a blog on WordPress and start blogging.

In this post,I will tell you the things you need to setup a blog on WordPress.But before I do that I would recommend you to read the difference between blogger.com,WordPress.com and WordPress.org as it is easy to get confused between the three of them.

Things needed to Set-up a Blog

  • Domain name & Hosting
  • Customization of your Blog
    • Choosing a theme for your Blog
    • SSL certificate for your Blog
    • Professional email address for your Blog
    • Privacy Policy/Terms & Conditions/Disclaimer/Disclosure page for your Blog
    • Setting automatic backup for your Blog

Domain name & Hosting

The number one thing you need to start/set-up a blog is domain name & hosting.There are tons of web hosts out there,WordPress itself recommends Bluehost,DreamHost,SiteGround to host WordPress blogs.Choosing a web host and a plan for your blog depends on a lot of factors.If you can spend money,you should buy a decent hosting plan for your blog.If not,you can get hosting for as low as $30 per annum and later upgrade it in the future. As for domain name,you can easily get a domain name from GoDaddy for less than $15 per annum.

Customization of your Blog

After buying domain name & hosting and making your blog go live on the internet,you need to customize your blog as per your needs.This includes but are not limited to choosing a theme for your blog,getting SSL certificate and a professional email address for your blog,setting automatic backup for your blog and getting a Privacy Policy and Terms & conditions page which is a must.

Also you can tweak your WordPress blog into a variety of things for your use like an e-commerce site,company website etc.Multiple themes along with host of plugins available will help you leverage the true power of WordPress.

Do let me know in the comment section below if you are planning to start a blog and if so what it is going to be about?

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Arindam Bhattacharjee

This blog is authored by Arindam Bhattacharjee,who is passionate about blogging,creating websites and making YouTube videos. Feel free to leave a message.Thanks for stopping by!

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