WordPress For Beginners Tutorial

February 15, 2020

In this WordPress for Beginners Tutorial, you’ll learn how to start your very own WordPress blog. It doesn’t matter if you want to use WordPress as a blog or a website, basic setup is similar.
This WordPress for Beginners tutorial exists of 5 steps:
Get a domain name and hosting

Install WordPress

Select your theme

Install plugins

Promote your blog
Step 1: Get a Domain Name and Hosting
The first step is to search for a domain name and hosting.
There are 2 kinds of hosting that are very interesting, shared hosting and managed hosting. Shared hosting is interesting because it’s quite cheap, managed hosting is more expensive but also offers a lot more!
wordpress developer of companies offering shared hosting:
Hostgator

Dreamhost

Bluehost
Examples of companies offering managed hosting:
Zippykid



WPEngine
Which one is best for you? I think managed hosting is great for companies, otherwise it’s better to pick shared hosting.
Step 2: Install WordPress
Installation of WordPress is very easy (WordPress is famous for the 5-minute installation!). Most hosts even offer a 1-click installation!
For more details on installing WordPress, check the official WordPress Codes on .
Step 3: Installing your theme
The third step in this WordPress for beginners tutorial is installing your theme.
There is a very great choice of themes: you could create a theme, buy a theme, use a free theme, or use a theme editor.
Creating your theme is the hardest work, but it guarantees the most unique theme.
A great option is to buy a premium theme. There are a lot of websites selling great themes at a low price. Mostly at around $40! For that price you can’t design your own theme!
Beginning bloggers probably will start with a free theme. The best place to find free themes is the official website.
Another option is using a theme editor. The theme editor I use the most is Artisteer, because with Artisteer it’s possible to create themes very fast without any technical knowledge.
Step 4: Install plugins
One of the greatest things of WordPress is the possibility to extend it the way you need. You can do this with plugins, which will extend the basic functionalities of your WordPress installation.
There are Search Engine for almost everything:
Better SEO

A faster blog

Creating a membership site

Building a CMS website
Step 5: Promote your blog
In the last step of this “WordPress for Beginners Tutorial” I’ll show you how you can promote your blog.
There are several options to promote your blog:
Comment on other blogs

Buy ads to promote your site (Google Ads is a good start!)

Distribute press releases


Distribute an e-book

Build an e-mail list

Create a video and publish it on Vimeo and Youtube

Submit your blog or site to web directories

Provide a RSS feed

Start a Facebook fan page