How to Start a WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step by Step)

How to Start a WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step by Step)

100 thoughts on “How to Start a WordPress Blog The RIGHT WAY – Beginners Guide (Step by Step)

  1. Great video! Question: how do you customize and work on your website once you first start it, without making the website public? I’d like to work for a couple of weeks before I make it public for everyone to see. What can I do to achieve this? Thank you @wpbeginner

  2. i need help! i bought the domain, host and installed the wordpress but when i try to enter is saids ¨ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED¨ can someone help me??! 🙁

  3. I installed WordPress and everything but when I want to go to my blog it says that they can’t reach the site. Can someone help me pls ??

  4. Oh man, I struggled with all of this for so long and was wondering why. Thank you for this basic step by step video, at least I understand the basics now!

  5. Great video! I accomplished more in two hours (one if you don't count interruptions), than I did in three weeks of struggling, and deleting, and starting over. And it looks so much better. Thank you so much!

  6. Hi there. I am hoping that someone will be able to help me. I have starter a blog on but I didnt use any hosting or domain, I just "sign up" with the directly and now I am wondering whether I did something wrong and whether I limited myself. I would like to grow my blog but not sure if its possible now or what should I change? Many thanks for your help.

  7. What if you have an existing free WordPress site, how do you convert it over to host gator? Will it also migrate from host Gator?

  8. This video is no longer current. I'm only six minutes in after following all the correct instructions and my page is not available because it never addressed pointing the domain to the HostGator server. This is incredibly frustrating because now I feel I'm stuck in my process and don't know where to turn. :

  9. Can you help me, hos to add social media icons on header, How to add image logo, how to change footer copyrights text.
    Thank you.

  10. I did not see you come back to the issue of privacy that you unchecked on Host Gator and said you would come back to later in the tutorial since you can hide the personal information of the domain owners through WP. How do you do that?

  11. I just wanted to THANK YOU so much for all the information you've uploaded for all us to use. I just started my new website to promote my writing ( and I could not have done it without the information you so graciously provide. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  12. I know in the past you’ve mentioned Bluehost, which do you prefer Bluehost or Hostgator? Is it a pricing preference or does one offer more than the other?


  14. This well done video were an amazing to follow and l boost my
    Knowledge if you have more video in the future l will be here
    to watch. Thank you

  15. Currently installing WordPress through the Cpanel using the quick install. It's been installing for 20 minutes, and just keeps spinning. How long does it usually take?

  16. So I've registered my domain name on GoDaddy. However I do not have a hosting plan yet. I saw on WordPress that I can transfer my domain to them and have a website set up with WordPress which apparently is easier since the blog will be there and I can manager all in one place. Whats the best way to proceed?

  17. THANK YOU so much for this! So many people I asked on Facebook said they would love to blog and don't know how to set it up…I'm going to be sending them this link to my followers so they can get theirs up and running too!!!

  18. Confused!!! Your written instruction and tutorial images that you use on your website all refer to using Bluehost, yet the supporting video walks us through using Hostgator? –

  19. I have been having a problem with visiting my website since once I type my URL and hit enter it's giving me a 404 Error not found and I have just followed these steps. Any help?

  20. Hello – I followed your instructions, but cannot access my WP Admin site. I am getting page not found error.  What should I do? Thank you.

  21. Thank you for explaination! Ihave to ask about WordPress Blog with earning money? How do I use Google arsince ( I don't know what is word for adverst or earning money from wordpress blog?

    And how do I change right side'S width – Like I saw yourvideo contact form looks small and I need change to example 400 or 350 pixel?

  22. Hey, the WordPress add-on doesn't work for me on hostgator, the help desk said it was because I needed to register my domain. Your tutorial didn't cover this so I'm wondering how this is done? Thanks 🙂

  23. Very helpful and easy to follow: QUESTION – Is what you are showing or I want to be able to add google ads to my blog and from what I've read this needs to be (not .com) Thanks!

  24. When my one month package is go off. How to renew it ? And site will be same after the new package?

  25. I should have watched and learned from this video a long time ago. But it's not too late. Thank you so much for this very straightforward tutorials…

  26. Please Help me. I want to create Manga site. about only 1 anime. I want to create page that allows me to create chapters and open nice pictures. Helpp how to make this? <3

  27. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Your videos are clear and concise. Words cannot express how much you have helped me!

  28. I did all the steps you said to but my website is not appearing. It just comes up as verizon search page and says my page can't be found..

  29. helpful video put you need to let people know that host gator bills you for a whole year up front and not monthly as it is easily to think

  30. hello help me 🙁
    i was followed your step by step and purchased domain with you coupon code.
    and i already installed wordpress and i got a credential like user name, password, domain and other stuff like that.
    and i go back to cpanel and clicked on my install and see there is wordpress being installed. but when i clicked login to my website by cpanel page. no page appeared. there is only blank page and it said " ERROR the request URL could not be retrieved"
    please help me

  31. Simply put…the best How to Start a WordPress Blog video on the web! There are, certainly, other good ones, but yours is the most detailed and informative! Thank you!

  32. Simply Flawless explanation ! It was an amazing experience to hear you guide us through the whole process in the most perfect way. Thanks a million !

  33. Thanks for the very informative tutorial. Is there a particular function or plug-in for switching the whole site between languages?

  34. Thank you for a very informative video. I have now just started my first blog from scratch and this beginners guide was just perfect

  35. I have a question. Once I upload the Contact Us file on my site, if someone uses it to send me a message, where does the message go? I want to know how to access those messages. Thanks.

  36. Thanks a million. This is extremely helpful. You are doing great job. I will subscribe to your channel and email list.
    Good luck

  37. I just had a baby a few weeks ago and I've been looking for something exciting to do since I'm pretty much immobile. This looks like a great project! Very well explained. Will update on how it goes

  38. Would you say this is a great method for simply parking 40 domains with adsense? (I don't know html so I need more than hosting only to park properly).
    I am very curious about using Voodoo parking, crew parking and even unregistry parking. I think such "parking services" act as hosts/replace HostGator when in use. Can I switch my Gatorhost hosted domain back & forth w these parking sites(/hosts?) keeping my wordpress webpage when hosted back to gatorhost?

  39. Hi this video's been very helpful so far, I wanted to know how I can create 3 equal pages in my wordpress blog, to divide it into 3 different categories, 3 pages for diferent type of content blog posts.
    For example create 3 pages of the categories like this

  40. 1. Which is better way to write a blog? With using free page builder or without using page builder?
    2. If using free page builder, then which one?
    3. I am using GeneretPress theme, should I use any page builder or not for only blogging purpose?
    4. Plz advice on free page builder vs no page builder for blog post.

  41. Hi there. Great tutorial and thrilled to follow along as you went, implementing. Just frustrated that I get this message: server IP address could not be found. I'm hoping it will resolve itself overnight. Not sure what the issue is.

  42. This video was so helpful – I watched it like five times! I still reference it, thank you thank you, thank you!!!

  43. Subbed. I was about to give up in my quest of starting a BLOG but I have found this. Finally a true helpful video.

  44. Thank you for a wealth of knowledge and information. The tutorial was at an excellent speed and easy to follow. I'll try.

  45. I am so messed up in WordPress. I am under the impression that WordPress did the first two steps when I started my site.

  46. I was the same as HowToCarGuy THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating a simple but not condescending how to post. So very grateful.

  47. Am getting a notification that says information victory is not empty please install to an empty location.

  48. I just followed all the steps and went to type my domain in and it doesn't exist and redirects me to my internet provider suggestions. I payed for the domain so I'r really hoping someone can help me

  49. The most helpful blog creating video ever. Can anyone tell me how to add pages under my categories in my side bar? Thanks

  50. @WPBeginner Is it okay to create text-based content in MS Word or Google Docs and then copy/paste into WordPress and format afterwards? Does this create any issues?

  51. This video was perfect for a beginner like myself. I feel more confident about posting my blogs now… which I have yet to do, but I things set up. This was a big help!

  52. 1. Intro
    2. Get a Domain 1:50
    3. Setup Hosting 4:00
    4. Install WordPress 4:44
    5. Design Your Site (Using a Theme) 6:02
    6. Add Functionality (Using Plugins) 23:10
    7. Write First Blog Post

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