How to Get into and Edit a WordPress Website

The Basics

If you have ever been told that you have nice hair then you should be very excited about this fact, as it means you may now go blonde or even colour your hair for the first time in years. The same concept goes for your nails and your teeth; if you have been told you have nice features then you should be jumping for joy because now you may start using those lovely things to their full potential. If you are looking to change something about yourself but do not know where to start, then it may be a good idea to consider taking up blogging so you can learn how to edit a WordPress website. Since its inception in 2005, WordPress has become the world’s #1 content management system and currently powers nearly 27% of the internet.

WordPress is a free and open-source tool that you can download and install on your own server; the software provides you with everything you need to get started including a self-hosted blog that you can access from anywhere you have an internet connection.

The great thing about WordPress is its extremely user-friendly design, which makes it accessible to even those with no previous computer experience. Once you have installed WordPress, creating a blog is as easy as piecing together a few web templates and choosing a few words or phrases to write your articles around. You then simply have to populate your blog with content and engage with your audience through regular posts and interactive elements such as polls and quizzes.

Step 1: Choose A Blog Name

Before you start creating content for your blog you will need to choose a blog name that accurately represents the content you are going to post. If you are planning on writing about fashion then choose a blog name that includes the words fashion or clothing. If your blog is aimed at vegan lifestyle then choose a name that includes the word vegan or nutrition. If you are going to write about lifestyle then choose a blog name that includes the words lifestyle or how to. When choosing a blog name keep in mind that you will need to purchase domain for your site (if you want to keep it professionally).

Once you have your blog name you can move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Create Your Blog

With your blog name in mind you can click here to go to WordPress’s homepage where you will find a form with your blog’s name in the URL. This is your chance to choose a blog platform and create your blog within minutes.

You have a few options here; you can choose to use WordPress’s free platform and create your blog in a matter of minutes. If you do not have a big budget then you can take up the cheaper and simpler option and use Blogger, which is owned by Google. While you have more control and customization options with WordPress, Blogger is easily the most popular option among those who want to start a blog. If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for all of your blog needs then Blogger is the perfect option as it is very user-friendly and offers tons of free SEO features.

Step 3: Choose A Hosting Provider

Once you have your blog platform up and running it is time to choose a hosting provider who can provide you with enough space and bandwidth to grow your blog. There are many reputable hosting providers out there, but you should choose one that offers good value for money and has a reputation for delivering fast and reliable services. Choosing a hosting provider is similar to choosing a domain name in that you will need to do your research and read reviews before committing.

Step 4: Install WordPress On Your Server

Now that you have your domain name and hosting provider selected it is time to move onto the final step which is to install WordPress on your server. This is a process that will take you a few minutes to complete, but it is essential that you do this stage correctly or else you could end up with a blog that does not function properly. You should follow the instructions provided by your hosting provider and do your best to stay on the right track all the way through.

When you have installed WordPress it is time to test out the software’s functions by creating a very simple blog post, heading and a couple of paragraphs of text. If everything is okay you can move onto the next step.

Step 5: Activate Your Blog

Once you have tested out the basics of WordPress you can click here to go to your blog’s dashboard. On this page you will find several options, the most useful one for now is the activate button which you can use to make your blog publicly available. When you click this button it will bring you to a confirmation screen where you can enter your email address to confirm that you want to make your blog publicly available. After confirming your email you will be able to access your blog anywhere you have an internet connection and begin to flesh it out with some content.

You may decide at this point that you do not want to go through with the public access option and you can always go back and deactivate it if you decide later that you want to keep your blog private. However, you should not skip this step as it will make your blog much more accessible to those who want to read your content. Once you have activated your blog you can continue to add content to it and test out the different blogging tools that WordPress has to offer.