In this tutorial, we are going to discuss with you How to create a website for blogging quickly. After you read this tutorial, you will be capable to create all types of websites, by using simply dragging and dropping. So, don’t skip this tutorial and read it till the end. Here are the main steps how to creating a website for blogging.
Select a niche or topic for Your Blog website
The 1st part is to choose a topic and a name for your blog. We suggest you select a blog topic that you are an expert or professional.
It’s very good while you’re an expert at any subject, as this advantages you to develop your blog post or website by writing quality content to benefit readers.
The highest popular blogs or articles focus on one topic, whether it’s maybe food, travel, fitness, fashion, technology, or business.
You can ask yourself these questions to get your topic ideas.
(1) What do you want to gain higher knowledge about without being boring?
(2) Do you have a weakness or excitement that you can present in front of others?
(3) What do you love to write about?
(4) Do you have any specialty in any topic?
(5) Do you determined about something?
Example– If you’re an expert in computers and you love to teach, it’s better to share your knowledge through the blog which is relevant to computers, or write topics on teaching and guiding. Via your blog, you’ll be capable to gain more audiences.
Classify Your Niche
Already there are more than 600 million blogs on the internet, it’s important your niche is as unique as viable. This will benefit you attracting attention from the audiences.
Your blog should be an advantage if the niche has a very exact target audience, a unique kind of content you’ll share, subcategory.
Research Market competition
After getting ideas and audiences attraction, it’s important to know from where you’ll be able to monetize your website.
Will sufficient audiences be excited about what you wish to discuss?
Research some keywords similar to your niche. You should apply tools such as Google Keyword Planner and Google Trends to analyze how demanding they are.
Rather, you can see online discussions on your topic or take surveys to know the intensity of your capable visitors.
Choose a Name
After getting your specific niche, you can search for excellent names like a brand for your blog website. To create your unique blog name, accept these lines
Realize your goals- Realizing why you’re making this website can advantage you get the perfect name. If you like to share academic, specific tutorials, or other unacademic and short blog posts then confirm your blog or website name is not puzzling of the content you want on sharing.
Know your audience- Realize your audience who love to visit your blog. Know which name will be required for them.
Accept your industry- Analyse which are the names of the highest popular blogs in your niche. Apply these for motivation, but confirm that you start with honestly.
A website name should be short and unique and expressing so that targeting visitors can quickly remember what your blog is about just from the name.
If you are blogging about one specific topic then you will definitely want to include that in some way when you pick a website name.
Try to define your nich in one or two words name. The words “food”, “recipes”, and “meals” would also let people know that your blog is about cooking.
If you are deciding to make a personal blog website where you can explain a lot of things then you take your name or some change of it.
You can join your middle name if you noticed your name has been purchased before.
Purchase hosting and your domain name
Domain(website name) – Domain is the permanent address of your website. For example, mihirb.com, amazon.com.
Hosting – Hosting is the engine that runs your site. Every single website on the internet has a hosting provider working it.
Hostinger and Bluehost are the best affordable and high-performance hosting company for a beginner.
Hostinger and Bluehost web hosting services provide us to give you a money-back guarantee in 30 days.
Hostinger and Bluehost presents lots of web hosting plans like Shared, Cloud, VPS, WordPress Hosting.
You can purchase monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, annually according to your choice. I personally suggest you purchase a 1-year hosting plan for your benefit.
Brings us free SSL(secure sockets layer) certificates to secure our website. SSL required for information transfer to your website’s audiences is kept secure.
SSL is an essential search ranking factor, and it’s necessary to assure a perfect user experience by setting up viewers’ security and privacy.
If you identify that the domain name which your required name is already purchased there is a small process you can do
(a) If the .com domain is registered by someone before, try for another domain extension like the .net or .org domain of the name. You might get your favorite domain name.
(b) You can join small words, like “a”, “my”, “best”, or “the”. For example, Themihirb.com rather than mihirb.com.
Choose the right platform to create a website for blogging
On the internet there are lots and lots of websites were created using HTML (code), CSS, and PHP. All those websites required a large amount of time to study and very hard to become an expert.
So a large number of people assume that creating a website is very tough and demands an expert in coding and designing. But nowadays it’s very simple to set up a website within one hour.
To install it easily, a CMS or website-making platform is a suited platform for creating websites and adjusting your own online content, instead of creating a website using HTML, PHP, and different coding languages.
Free Blog website or Self-Hosted Blog website
Before you start a website you should know the importance between a free blog and a self-hosted blog.
Free Blog website
A free blog can make for free through a blogging platform such as Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Tumblr.com, etc.
If you want to make a website and you have no resources, you should go for a free blogging platform.
Self-Hosted Blog website
A self-hosted blog website runs on a personal server. Lots of website owners give payment regularly basis to third-party companies to get needed storage space to run the website.
Know the differences
(1) There are lots of disadvantages of a free blogging service platform like limited monetization, customization, traffic, etc. The main thing is that you’ll have limited management over your blog site.
And if you like to improve or update your host, you should have to pay regular basis payments (monthly, annually) then you would get that benefit if you hosted the website personally.
(2) If you would like to host the website personally, you’ll have no difficulties relevant to your blogs websites like images and videos.
Your website will seem more professional and can be upgraded as required. More, you can get on your blog. Here are the main differences are
If you’re just blogging or writing as your hobby, you’re not thinking to do it for long and without monetization, then you should go for a free blog platform.
But, if you’re want to blog as professionally, then you should go for a self-hosted platform.
Select your Blogging Platform
Here are some points how you can choose your platform-
1. Prices- Can you pay a sufficient amount for a self-hosted website platform?
2. Easy to use- Is the platform easy to make, use, and control without difficulties. Is it providing guides, services, and troubleshooting?
3. Features- Does the platform allow you to customize your blog with themes, plugins, and extensions?
4. Maintenance- Does the platform needs lots of maintenance or charges?
5. Monetization- Can you monetize your website easily?
6. Security- Is the platform secure and trusted?
Best website making Platforms
Most recent analysis, WordPress plateform is the best, most popular, and highest practiced blogging platform till 2022.
I have used lots of other website platforms, but none of them are perfect as WordPress.
Why WordPress is best plateform for blogging?
1. A totally free open source platform
WordPress doesn’t need any cost to download, install, or service, like website builders or web design software. It’s created by website developers where is a lot of developers society who have structured lovely free themes and templates, built it simple, comfortable, very fast.
2. Too many customizable options and applicable
WordPress can be simply upgraded with no cost set up to manage just about every kind of site like blogging, news websites, government scheme, job, result-in websites, downloading sites, coupon sites, small business websites, e-commerce sites, etc. Through WordPress “plugins” you can design websites like add contact forms, subscription forms, image galleries, stores, and others for your website easily.
3. Makes a very responsive website
A responsive site means it performs on desktops, smartphones, tablets. Makes a quick responsive website that supports and is beautiful on each mobile device, smartphone, laptop, desktop, and tablet. You don’t require to appoint a web developer to adjust.
4. Get instant service from the community
The main advantage is that there are so many people using the platform on the internet(webmasters, small-business owners, bloggers), so it’s easy to get instant help when you demand it.
5. No need for coding knowledge
WordPress provides you to make a website with simple drag-and-drop facilities. Permits you to make a beautiful and professional-looking website that doesn’t
require experience in HTML. You also get access to various page builders like Gutenberg, Elementor to complete your work quickly and comfortably.
Some alternatives for WordPress sites
There are some alternatives of WordPress but not the best
1. Wix- Wix is a simple-to-use website builder with an easy drag and drop interface, but it is expensive, not good for bigger sites and it can’t shift your website out if you need an upgrade.
2. Joomla- Joomla is similar to WordPress and a well-performing tool as a website builder, but it needs some basic knowledge of how to write code to make things perform how you need.
3. Squarespace- Squarespace is a very aesthetically beautiful website builder which makes creating beautiful websites easy, a high expenssive plateform and
doesn’t have a function to migrate your website out.
4. Drupal- Drupal is a powerful platform that is popular with experienced coders and web developers, its not easy to work, so its not a suitable plateform
for a begginners.
5. web.com- Web.com permits you to make easily your own website. Great options to create a professional-looking structure. Web.com brings help with website design services, search engine optimization, and pay-per-click advertising. A nice platform for beginners who are searching to start a personal blog, portfolio, or online business.
6. Weebly.com- Weebly is accepted as the simple website builder of special for people without having coding knowledge. Weebly provides a lot of valuable
Set Up a Website and Start Designing
Install WordPress Site
There are two possible ways to install WordPress, one MUCH easier than the other. To create a website with wordpress, you can use one-click- instalation.
Most of the standard and trusted web hosting companies provide one-click installation for WordPress now.
If you want to sign up with Hostinger or a different hosting company, you can see your “one-click installation” either in the account creation process or in your account control(H)panel.
For example, these are the steps you need to follow to install WordPress on Hostinger (the process is very similar or even the same on all the most popular web hosting companies).
After getting your domain and hosting open your search engine and go to Hostinger.com and sign in. Go to Hostinger’s Hpanel, where you will find the hosting account which you have purchased.
Go to the Manage button where you can see the web hosting details and settings. Check and click on it.
You can check all the functions and settings that are essential to adjust and manage your website’s regular work. Find the page that shows Order, Accounts, Email, sections.
But to Install WordPress you need to check out the Website section. Then go to the Auto-Installer section, click on it.
After clicking on Auto installer. It will take you to the Auto-Installer web page, where you can find lots of one-click install applications which you can install on your server.
Now You can see WordPress under the well-known section, just click on it.
After this, you have to type the URL of the domain(website name) for which you want to install WordPress on your server. So, type the domain name and click on the Next button.
Now, you have to create the admin username and password for your WordPress dashboard. Create a username and password with your email address (so that you can receive the 1st login link or URL to log in to your WordPress dashboard), and click on the Next button.
After you finished all these processes and WordPress is installed successfully on your server, you will get an email with the WordPress login link. Click on
the link and go to your WordPress dashboard.
Select a Theme for Your Website (Free or Premium)
While Installing a theme, you have to select the right theme for your blog website. A large number of free themes are applicable on the internet.
But remember that not all free themes are suitable for your blog website. Not all sites bring well-coded free themes.
WordPress themes are structured templates that create a design for your websites load a lot faster and are simple to set up.
WordPress brings thousands of themes to download from. The official WordPress free theme directory provides higher than 8,000.
In the extra part, you have to know which kind of theme you need. There are themes for each site like- news theme, blog theme, eCommerce theme, etc.
How to Install a Free WordPress Theme?
You can use this method to install the free WordPress themes available at the “WordPress.org theme directory”. To install these free themes follow these
At first log into your WordPress dashboard. You can identify on the left of the admin area with different menus like Posts, Media, Pages, Plugins, Appearance, Settings, etc.
1. Install through the WordPress theme directory
This process is applicable for defined users to the free choices in the official WordPress theme directory. If you prefer to install a free theme, follow this process
> WordPress dashboard-> Appearance-> click Themes-> click the “Add New button” on the top of the page.
> Click the “Feature Filter” button to help sort the options. You can go to the search box to find the required themes.
> After identifying your niche, click “Apply Filters”.
> Select your theme-> Click the “Install” button to start the installation process.
> Next, you get an option to see your website applying the theme by clicking the “Live Preview” button. To apply the theme directly, click “Activate”.
> Finally you might get an email to notify you the new WordPress theme has been activated. Click “Visit site” to confirm the structure of your website.
2. Manually Uploading to WordPress
This method will teach you how to upload themes to WordPress manually. You will first need to download the theme as a .zip file from external sources. Then,
take the following steps-
> Go to the WordPress dashboard-> click the “Upload Theme” button after you get to the Add Themes page-> click “Choose File”.
> Locate your theme’s .zip file. For this tutorial, we’re going to use Hestia from ThemeIsle. Click “Install Now”.
> Click “Live Preview” to check the structure of how your site will view after the theme is installed. Click-> “Activate” if you require to apply the theme
> Some third-party themes need different tweaking to action as presented. You can see the theme developers’ website to analyze its profiles or to benefit technical guide.
To install another theme, go to the “Add New Theme” button. You’ll see the button at the top left next to the search bar.
Or you can click the “Add New Theme” box after the installed themes. You can install a lightweight theme for your website according to your choice.
Make Your WordPress Blog website
After you get the admin account for WordPress start, you can proceed to your new dashboard.
Just go to the admin page, type “wp-admin”, enter your blogname.com, and type the password to visit your admin account.
Add Menu (Pages and Posts)
Making the design of the website requires some content on your site. What do you need in terms of content according to the niche of your site and your goals?
But your site needs some important pages you have to create such as
How to Create a WordPress Menu in the Main Dashboard
WordPress provides a creative menu structure that permits you to make simple menus pages, containing drop-down menus.
It’s an easy drag-and-drop creator which creates menus very simple.
How to Add a New Menu
Go to WordPress admin -> Appearance -> Menus on the left side of your WordPress admin area -> click on the “Create a New Menu”
Go to menu structure area -> Type your new menu name. You can type “main menu.” Click the Create a Menu button.
Add Menu Items
You can add your link in the URL text area, and the menu name in Link Text. Click the “Add to Menu” button.
You have to add the extension (the https:// or http://) otherwise links cannot access.
To add a dropdown menu, you can add the sub-menu items according to your choice. You can make lots of sub-menu items under the current sub-menus.
The all-new theme provides a separate menu, so relying on your theme you might have lots of menu locations.
You’ll be required to select a menu to all locations you preferred to apply, but you have to select the exact menu to various locations or to make individual menus for each location
Design and Customize Your Blog
Once you’re completed your blog’s customizations, you can now design according to your requirements and criteria.
The important thing about WordPress is that it does not require any computer professionals or experts for customizing and designing websites.
How to Customize Your Theme (Logo, Colors, and Structure)
Normally the WordPress theme provides a pre-designed structure, it can modify the whole theme of it to your niche if you have an extra design concept. This is all done if you go to Appearance – Customize. What you’ll see is the WordPress Customizer.
According to your installed theme, you’ll get specific customizations features in the sidebar menu, but the regularly used ones will add Site Identity- Here, you have added your blog title, add a logo image, and the site icon.
(1) Add Logo And Favicon
A logo is a graphic design or image applied to separate your blog or website. Also, a favicon is an essential part of a website.
It’s the small icon representing your blog that will show in the users’ header of the internet browser, next to the blog title.
If you don’t design a favicon for your blog, you might utilize favicon generators. To add a logo, just click-> “Select logo” button -> select logo from your media. After uploading your logo, you can look at the live preview window.
After that, you can add your favicon, click-> “Select image” under the “Site Icon” section.
After you upload your favicon, you can’t see anywhere in the live preview but you can view it on the head of your browser.
(2) Change Blog Colors
According to the theme which you have installed, you can identify separate features in this section of Customizer.
After you upload a logo, you should no doubt apply similar colors to your site. Color adjustment is an essential part of a website’s look and attracts audiences.
(3) Add Custom Header Graphic
The header is the top or head section of a website.
You can customize the main background color of the theme which you have installed for your website according to your niche and attract visitors.
Make Sure Your Website is Well-Organized
You can also make adjustments to your homepage, blog page, and add custom code. The presentation of your website will depend on the theme which you are
After customizing your theme, you have to install some plugging to perform the website perfectly. There are lots of plugins available on the internet.
But you can find lots of WordPress plugin directories alone, more than 60,000 plugins that can add all kinds of new characteristics and performances to your site. You can find also it from third-party marketplaces.
It is the most essential part for SEO settings on your website optimal SEO performance, the setup wizard makes totally simple to arrange. The effortless process to install Rank Math is via the WordPress stock from within your website.
Go to WordPress dashboard-> click “plugins” -> click “add new” -> type “rank math” -> click “install now” button- click “active”.
It provides lots of options to upgrade website speed, development, social media accessibility, digital marketing, contact us forms, web browsing, etc.
This plugin compresses images that are uploaded to WordPress, which saves storage space, and speeds up page load times.
It is the most suitable e-commerce stock plugin for WordPress and makes it simple to create an online stock.
It Connects the most important analyzer Google Analytics to your WordPress dashboard.
It is the most suitable website builder that provides visible website tools like editing, quick loading, extensive choices of templates to select from.
It is a free plugin for WordPress which provides a web application firewall (WAF), virus scanning, and real-time visitor analysis with geolocation brings security from brute force threats.
So, friends, these are the process how to create a website for blogging on a free platform. If you like this tutorial please share it with your friends and family.