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.

See our best blogging platform comparison:

www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-choose-the-best-blogging-platform/

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We wish you best of luck with your new blog.

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

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Rocklyn Hamilton
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Rocklyn Hamilton
1 day 5 hours ago

Finally, a WordPress video that I can understand! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kirt Tucker
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Kirt Tucker
6 days 20 hours ago

This is quite possibly the most clear and concise tutorial Ive ever seen on getting your WP blog up and running! Thank you so much!

Swarna Latha
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Swarna Latha
10 days 11 hours ago

I have one doubt if I want a static website and in that want include blog. then how many domains and hosts I have to purchase

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
10 days 5 hours ago

You can have a static home page and a blog page for your posts to appear on so you could do what you are wanting with 1 domain and host.

Swarna Latha
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Swarna Latha
10 days 11 hours ago

well explained and easy to understand thank you

Loreanne Sensible
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Loreanne Sensible
13 days 5 hours ago

The registration for my domain on the site HostGator is only for 1 year. What happens if this year is over?

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
13 days 5 hours ago

You will be able to renew the domain and continue to have it.

Bindu Midha
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Bindu Midha
13 days 9 hours ago

Amazing help!

wonders Johnson
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wonders Johnson
24 days 3 hours ago

Finally I have arrived at the bus stop I have being searching for on WordPress tutorial. Thanks a lot to this great team

The New Day Online
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The New Day Online
1 month 14 hours ago

I use a paid plan but I can't see some important features such as plugins dropdown and the editor button below the appearance tab, it's quite disturbing, please provide a solution for this.

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1 month 3 hours ago
Jon Morlow
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Jon Morlow
1 month 2 days ago

Thank you. This is VERY helpful. Very well and simply explained, and with clear goals and recaps. Just what an absolute newbie like me needs. More power to your site and channel!

Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
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Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
1 month 20 days ago

I just watched this video of yours. It was very well explained and easy to understand. I just purchased my domain name and hosting space with hostgator. However, the welcome screen after logging in is very different from what you have shown here in your video. I could not manage to find the 'Quick Install' link. Could you please help!?

Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
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Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
1 month 19 days ago

Thanks a lot!

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
1 month 20 days ago

You may want to ensure you logged in with your control panel and not the billing portal.

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