Published on November 10, 2016 by WPBeginner

Want to start a WordPress blog the right way? Starting a blog can be a terrifying thought specially when you are not techy. Guess what — you’re not alone. Having helped over 130,000+ users start a blog, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge.

The process of creating a blog is easy to follow whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old. However if you need help, our team will help you setup your blog for free.

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To start your WordPress blog, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this will be the name of your blog i.e wpbeginner.com)

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website live on the internet)

3. Your undivided attention for 30 minutes.

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In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Choose the Best Web Hosting
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Design Your Website using WordPress Themes
– How to Write Your First Blog Post
– How to Add Pages on your Website
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
— Add Gallery using WordPress Plugins
– How to Add Menus in WordPress
– How to Add Widgets in WordPress
– Modify WordPress Site Settings
– Resources to Learn WordPress

Whatever you do, do not choose the wrong blogging platform. We strongly recommend that you use the self-hosted WordPress site.

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We wish you best of luck with your new blog.

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68 Comments on "How to Start a WordPress Blog – Free Beginners Guide (Step by Step)"

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Matthew A
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Matthew A
2 days 16 hours ago

Goodness. I'm only half way through this video so far and this looks so much easier than I thought it was going to be. I was very concerned about moving from wordpress.com to wordpress.org that I was going to fail terribly. I want to start my own website to help establish myself as a professional writer.

Thank you, this has been so helpful!

Norris Bennett
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Norris Bennett
2 days 18 hours ago

Dope Videos

Michelle Tarr
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Michelle Tarr
3 days 9 hours ago

How do I change the font of the header and of my blog posts?

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3 days 9 hours ago
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TheBusinessLife
16 days 15 hours ago

Your video is good, but I still got stuck. In the end I used a free service called instant webdesigner instead, and I'm very happy with my blog now! 🙂

Robin Daniel
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Robin Daniel
24 days 10 hours ago

Wow! Great instructional video!

Rachel Newlon
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Rachel Newlon
28 days 4 hours ago

How do you find the READER part under Settings in the New Layout? I was able to navigate everything in the older system and now it's all new and shiny and I can't find it

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26 days 9 hours ago

There should not have been a change in the layout of the wp-admin of WordPress unless you have a theme or plugin that has modified the appearance of your backend. Reading should be an option under Settings.

Wyatt Otero
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Wyatt Otero
1 month 16 hours ago

Does it normally take a day or two for your domain to be made ready? Its been pending since last night, and even after installing WP and getting confirmation email, when I try to visit the domain it says it doesn't exist.

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
1 month 12 hours ago

If you purchased the domain with your signup it can sometimes take a little bit. You may want to check with the host to ensure there is no hiccups if it continues.

Rashmi Tiwari
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Rashmi Tiwari
1 month 3 days ago

Thank you so much for providing easy to understand information about blogging. I am an absolute beginner, and Don't know anything about blogging Accept what people post on their Blogs. May God Bless you.

Xuan Minh Le
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Xuan Minh Le
1 month 6 days ago

+WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials Hey how to create sticky slider add to cart, add to wishlist?Please reply, I need it now!One more question: how to customize the right menu, make it turn right a little bit and change color?

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1 month 3 days ago

For adding to wishlist and to cart it would depend on the ecommerce plugin you are using and you would want to get in touch with them for that. For visual changes you would want to look into CSS and Inspect element www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/basics-of-inspect-element-with-your-wordpress-site/

Sani Ali
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Sani Ali
1 month 11 days ago

Awesome

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