Because of its convenience to be modified and many of discussion forums, WordPress be the best option for you to use to create a blog or website for the beginner even professionals.
By choosing WordPress as a web application, you can easily build a blog in a short time. Quite a few clicks you can install WordPress directly from hosting control panel.
NOTE: WordPress has two types namely hosted and non-hosted. The difference is certainly clear, WordPress hosted similar as Blogger where you can create a blog just by registering on the site WP.com while WordPress non-hosted is supposed to be used by users who are already proficient in a web world. WordPress non-hosted needs web hosting to save all data including web frameworks and database. So, choosing a WordPress non-hosted you have to take out a cost to rent a web hosting and domain name for website address.
Currently, a WordPress non-hosted platform used of the famous sites such as Facebook News Room, Microsoft News, The Walt Disney, Sony Music and much more. Many of the advantages of WordPress we can feel when using it. Thousands of plugins and themes became one of the reasons why WordPress became the best choice for most of the popular sites.
Difference WordPress Hosted and Non-Hosted
Excess WordPress Non-Hosted
Can be modified according to the wishes
Can use various kinds of themes
Can use a variety of types of plugins
Can be used to make an online shop
Can be used to create a news site
Lack Of WordPress Non-Hosted
Need hosting and domain
Need to pay attention to security
Need an understanding of the features of WordPress itself
Need a little understanding of programming languages for modification
Excess WordPress Hosted
Just sign up and blog can be directly used
Does not require hosting or domain
Does not require security
Lack Of WordPress Hosted
Can not modification as you wish
Can not use themes from the outside
Can not use the plugin from the outside
Contains advertising from WordPress
Can not change WordPress into your website or online shop
That’s a bit of a difference between a WordPress non-hosted and WordPress hosted. You could certainly understand the difference is to look at the shortcomings and advantages above.
If you already understand it, let us proceed to the heart of the talks, namely How To Create A Blog Using WordPress.
NOTE: In order to be able to follow these steps, we recommend that you already have hosting and domain are connected.
How To Create A Blog Using WordPress
1. Login to your hosting control panel (login data are usually sent via email after you’ve finished renting hosting).
2. After successful login to hosting control panel, you will see many menus to use. Choose Software menu to start using Softaculous Apps Installer.
Once you are on courtyard Softaculous, select WordPress and click Install.
3. The contents of the data as you want (leave default if you don’t understand it).
The picture below I’ve marked with a number and that’s what you need to customize before installing totally.
After you click install, you just need to wait a few seconds until the message successfully appears on the screen.
And… if you see the message, means you have ready to be used WordPress blog and the first steps were to access your domain name or the admin dashboard to make sure it is installed perfectly.
Before starting to make the article, better you will configure the WordPress settings first. This is necessary in order to make your blog easier to use and search engine will quickly index your domain name.
First of all, you should get into the WordPress admin dashboard by adding a /wp-login.php (example: sogellizer.uk/wp-login.php) at the end of a domain name for you. If you have already entered, immediately headed to the settings.
Language and Timezone
In the General Settings, you need to change the Name of the Blog, Short Description, Language and Timezone.
To show some of the recent posts on the homepage you can set it through the Settings Reading. Specify how many posts you want to show. Don’t too little or many more so that visitors are not distracted.
Permalink is one thing that must change. With a good permalink will make it easier for Google and other search engines index your domain. Please choose a permalink that I tick the red box like the picture below.
Settings discussion or comments are also not to be missed. Customize settings for comments on your blog to keep clean from spam comments. If necessary, block words that you think are disturbing.
You need to fill out information about yourself if you want your profile data you appear more attractive. Name and email are the things you need to customize. Make sure it’s written correctly.
Categories should be you created to classify each article that you create later. Make it a category that you think is familiar.
Make First Post
Make the first post is one of the thrilling steps for beginners. Use your first post as a material for the experiment, do not worry, it can be deleted and changed.
To make it more attractive and regularly, take a look at some of the settings that I give the sign of the red box to customize your category, tag and type of post.
That’s the way to install and make a blog using WordPress non-hosted. Make sure you read this article while the practice to make it easier on the understanding. And if you find the steps that make you wonder, don’t hesitate to give us a comment. We will give you an explanation of the steps.