How to start new WordPress Blog?

By | November 4, 2016

Steps to getting started with new WordPress Blog:

  1. Buy a domain.
  2. Buy a host.
  3. Setup your domain to redirect to your host address (update name server information)
  4. Install WordPress, setup admin user to your blog.
  5. Select a free or premium theme for your blog.
  6. Register for a free Google Analytics account, remember the tracking code (starting with UA-xxxxxx).
  7. Install and configure plugins for your newly setup blog, below are just name a few of them:
    1. Askimet – to filter/block spam
    2. Google Analytics – to authenticate and link your blog with your Google Analytics account.
    3. All in SEO package – to power up SEO for your blog’s content, including setup right title, description and keywords for each post or page.
    4. Post view counter – to show a counter for how many view your post or page have.
    5. Social sharing – to enable social sharing button to most popular social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc)
  8. Write your second post or edit the default Hello World post of WordPress.

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