How to Create & Setup a Blog or Website in Minutes in Just few Simple Steps: Quick Start Guide
STEP 1: Get a Domain & Hosting (3 Mins.)
You'll need a Domain & Web Hosting account in order to start a blog and or website.
DOMAIN - is your website/blog name or URL address (e.g. www.yoursiteblog.com). HOSTING - host your web files and connect your blog site to the internet making it viewable online to the world. Everything you'll need to start & grow your WordPress blogsite.
Most websites nowadays have blog features and functionalities. GreenGeeks is a leadingWordPress Hosting Provider and comes with a FREE domain name.
When you signup, make sure to take note of your login details and the email address you use as you will use them to access your account later on.
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Step 2: Install SSL (1 Minute)
This will only take seconds to a minute to install within your Greengeeks Hosting Account Dashboard.
Any websites without the SSL certificate will remain “http” while those with encryption will show 'https' in users’ browsers. Chrome, Firefox and other browsers have began issuing warnings that non-https sites are insecure.
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STEP 3: Install WordPress (1-3 Mins.)
COST: FREE. Wordpress is Your Content Management System. GreenGeeks makes installing and using WordPress a easy & hassle free. You can easily & quickly install Wordpress inside your Greengeeks Dashboard.
STEP 4: Install Wordpress THEME (1-3 Mins.)
Wordpress Theme is your Blog or Website Design & Layout. It's basically a Template!
COSTS: From $0-$90. Wordpress Theme is the look and feel of your site. It is the design and layout of your website and or blog. Basically, its a template. There are tons of free themes, however they are limited in functionalities and with customization restrictions. There are amazing premium themes you can check out and see if it fits to your liking:
- Divi Builder - Front End Visual website page builder with tons of template in its library
- Elementor - Features are almost similar to Divi Builder
- Template Monster - A Market place of Wordpress Themes
STEP 5: Customize Your Blog / Site (10-20 Mins)
You will have full access to your WordPress installation, allowing you tweak themes, plugins and just about anything to make your blog truely yours.
STEP 6: Add Some Content (5-20 Mins.)
First and foremost, you will want to have some blogs ready to go and some direction set in place. You see, you don’t want to put up a website that does not have any content on it.
Make sure you have a few pieces in place to publish when your mom blog goes live. You can also decide on things like categories, layout, pictures, and anything else.
You don't need to write from scratch. There are ready-made or pre-written content that are already done-for-you. You can use them as is as your own, or tweak a little bit by changing the title in your own words.
You've just started your very own blog! The possibilities from this point forward are endless. Included as part of your service are tools to allow you to submit your blog to the search engines, receive free marketing credits, access to WordPress themes along with many other tools that will help your website to flourish.