How to Be a Blogger

How can I start a blog, How to Create a Blog Site are a very applicable question and this post shows the answer and explains step by step course of action on how to create a Blog.WordPress is the CMS mostly used for blogging and there are a number of good plugins obtainable free and paid in WordPress to increase the functionality of the blog site. Here I recommend Bluehost web hosting for any blogger because it provides a free SSL lifetime for WordPress websites and a good sustain in addition.

Here is some step by step course of action for Bluehost WordPress blog:

#1.Hosting and Domain

Bluehost could be the best hosting provider for WordPress blog at the same time there are a lot of other providers for hosting. I purchased a shared hosting plan for 3 years along with one-year free domain which will be renewed after a year.

You can buy a hosting which you feel appropriate for you by selecting the desired plan, you can make a buy by signup/login. The domain can be purchased in Bluehost or from any other provider. Now you can log in to Bluehost with the credentials they sent to you. A screen will appear once you logged in and you can log in to your WordPress in order to manage your blog.

#2.Theme

There are many free WordPress themes obtainable, I have been using Ocean WP theme for my WordPress blog. The theme is completely free and you can install all the required plugins on it.

Go to your domain name / wp-admin and login for e.g domain/wp-admin. Once you logged in there will be a dashboard and go to turn up and themes.

Once navigated to this area kind the name of the theme in the search box then install and activate.

#3.SSL(obtain Sockets inner)

SSL enables the obtain encrypted link between the web server and the browser. Bluehost does implement a free SSL for all the site with WordPress.Either you can activate the SSL for your WordPress blog going to the billing login or you can contact the sustain of the Bluehost and ask for the SSL to activation.

Login to Bluehost and Home>My site>Manage Site

Go to security and permit SSL.

#4.Mail Configuration and Contact Form

After the completion of all the above steps, you can create a webmail for your domain. Use e.g.If the domain is tekengine.org, The email could be [email protected]

Go to Email in Bluehost account >email>Add Email Account. You can add the email you want and provide the quota then create an account.

Once you produced the email go to webmail and log in with the produced email address and the password(which is used to login to Bluehost account)

#5.Plugins

Here are some of the helpful plugin which I use for my Bluehost WordPress blog.

progressive Comment Validation: Comments Validation Plugin

Contact Form 7: It’s simple and flexible contact form.

Google XML Sitemap for Images: This plugin will generate an XML Image Sitemap for your WordPress blog

Google XML Sitemap for Videos: This plugin will generate an XML Video Sitemap for your WordPress blog

myStickymenu: Simple sticky (fixed on top) menu implementation for the navigation menu.

Sassy Social proportion: Slickest, Simplest, and Optimized proportion buttons. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest.

Smush: Reduce image file sizes, enhance performance and raise your SEO

Responsive Posts Carousel: Slider Plugin for WordPress

Yoast SEO: all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content examination

Go to the admin panel of the website mentioned in step 2 then navigate to Plugins>Add new and install the plugins or you can download all those plugins and upload one by one.

#6.Blog Development

Header

Create all the pages needed for the blog pages>add new,give the appropriate name for all the pages then go to apprearance>menu you can see all the all the names of the produced pages under pages,now create a new menu and name it then check the boxes of page names you want and click add to menu then save,this you can see on your WordPress blog.

Carousel

Dashboard>carousel and create a carousel. You can manage which post to be displayed in the carousel.

Widgets

Dashboard>turn up>widget.Just drag the obtainable widget and drop it to sliders and footers.

Footer

Go to turn up>customize, find the footer bottom from the page and customize.

Posts

Dashboard>Posts>add new, provide the post name and start to write the post and publish, you can manage the carousel which post to appear on the slider of the homepage.

Pages

Dashboard>Pages>add new, give the page name and in the title write the content you want on it and publish. This page you can add in the menu in addition.

#7. Make Money From Your Blog

Bloggers are placing their Google ads on their blog to earn money. Blog income does bloggers make money online additionally it’s a passive income for that you need to create a Google AdSense account and submit your website for the approval. Once your website got approved you can log in to it and create ad units and place the code in your blog, within a few hours it will start appearing in the blog. If anyone clicks the ad placed in your blog you will get few cents for it, which will be viewable in your ad sense account.

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