Monday, July 2, 2012

How To Setup A WordPress Blog In 5 Minutes

Author: Gagan Masoun

How To Setup A WordPress Blog In 5 Minutes
WordPress is a amazing platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online. Unfortunately I am using blogger platform for BD (BlogsDaddy). But I have many other blogs which are running on WordPress receives over 100,000 hits per monthIf you’re looking for a start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog.

Billions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it. It is also better if you have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.

Why Choose WordPress?

  • WordPress is Open Source
  • WordPress is User Friendly
  • WordPress is Always Evolving
  • WordPress has Beautiful Themes
  • WordPress has Outstanding Plugins
  • WordPress is Search Engine Friendly
  • WordPress is currently the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in use on the Internet
This tutorial will guide you "how do you install WordPress in less than 5 minutes and start blogging?

Let’s Start!

First Step

Sign up with MochaHost at this link. After sign up you will receive a welcome email with control panel login details.

MochaHost Start Page

Second Step

Just click on the login link provided in the email and use the username/password to login to cPanel.

How To WordPress Blog In 5 Minutes - Cpanel

Third Step

Once you are logged in, you will see the cPanel home page; just scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and you will see WordPress available for installation right from the control panel. Click on the icon
Click Here To Install WordPress
Installing WordPress

Fourth Step

The screenshot below will now appear and you only need to click “Install”.

Click On Install Button

Fifth Step

Make some setting like the name of site, site or the folder of your site to which it will be installed and the admin username and password. If you wish the WordPress blog to be the main page of your website, make sure the ‘In Directory’ field is empty.

Leave In Directory Blank

Sixth Step

When you are ready, click ‘Install’. The installation process is quick and takes under 60-70 seconds in most cases. Once it’s complete, your brand new WordPress blog is ready to use and you may visit it right away.
Install WordPress Blog
You will be greeted with the default WordPress home page and Its Done.. Enjoy Blogging..!!
Hello World! WordPress Blog
How to Create Your First WordPress Blog Post

Seventh Step

Scroll down and click on the ‘Log in’ in the right menu bar to access the admin area. The dashboard should look like screenshot below: Hover over “New” and click on “Post” in the drop down menu that appears.

Eighth Step

Your brand new WordPress blog is ready.Enter the title for the post and then enter the text below that headline. You may already have an article you have written in “Word” or a text editor which you can paste (insert) using this. After this just click on "Publish" button

Ninth Step

Customizing the appearance of your WordPress blog can be done to suit your personal interest.This is not necessary but I am sure that eventually you will want to make it suit the topic you will be blogging about whether it is technology, wooden or entertainment.

WordPress Theme Section

You can do it in ‘Appearance’ section of the admin menu. There a lot of free themes and widgets are available there which will allow you to make your blog look completely awesome. Browse through them and you will surely find something useful templates.

Get Started Now!

So, what are you thinking..?? Stop thinking and make your dream blog now and start blogging :)

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