How To Start A News Blog | News Blogging WordPressTutorial Hey guys, Bryan with WP Cupid Blog and inthis video, I’m going to be showing you a complete news blogging WordPress tutorialon how to start a news blog. Whether your a newbie at technology, haveno experience at blog starting, or even if your a pro. This news blogging WordPress tutorial videowill be perfect for you. The great thing about this tutorial is itis extremely easy to follow along with even if you have no experience in starting andsetting up a news blog.
By following this tutorial video, you willhave your news blog set up in as little as 10 minutes. At the end of this video, you will have yournews blog successfully started. I’m going to be providing you with a bunchof helpful resources that will help you in your news blog starting journey towards theend of the video so stay tuned. The first step I’m going to cover is how tochoose and register your own domain name for free. To have a blog you have to have a domain name. Step 2 I’ll be going over how to choose ahosting provider. To have a blog you have to have hosting. Step 3 is getting your blog set up for freewith the most popular blogging software today. The blogging platform is WordPress. If you want your blog to rank, reach success,etc. WordPress is the way to go. If you don’t have time to start your WordPressblog right this second be sure to bookmark this video so you can come back to it later.
Let’s get started. The first thing you want to do is head onover to Bluehost via the link that I provided in the description. Bluehost is where we will be getting a freedomain name and up to 63% off web hosting. Make sure you click the link in the descriptionto get this great deal. You can also enter wpcupidblog.com/go/bluehostin the search address bar like you see here. Two have a blog you have to have a domainname for people to find your blog and web hosting that powers your WordPress blog. A little about Bluehost. Bluehost powers over 2 million websites worldwideand over 850,000 blogs around the world. They are also recommended by WordPress themselvessince 2005.
They instantly install WordPress for you whichmakes starting a blog that much easier. They provide 24/7 support via chat, email,and phone. And they have a 30-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are unhappy you cancancel and get a refund no questions asked within the first 30 days. I do want to mention that the link is an affiliatelink and I’ll receive a commission which helps support this channel and helps put out moreWordPress tutorial videos. Once you click the link in the descriptionbelow or enter wpcupidblog.com/go/bluehost, you’ll be at the Bluehost home page. You’ll see the get started now button onthe page. Click the button. This is where you can select your hostingplan. You’ll see three different options.
You’ll see a Basic plan, Plus plan, anda Choice Plus plan. I recommend going with the basic plan, andthen you can always scale up whenever you’d like. If you have more than one website, then you’dwant to choose either the plus plan or choice plus plan. I’m going to choose the basic plan for thistutorial as this is most common. Go ahead and hit the select button on whicheverplan you would like to use. We are now brought to a domain page wherewe can choose the domain name that we want completely free. Or if you already have a domain name, you’denter it in over on the right. For the new domain you can select if you wantit to be a .com, .net, .org, etc.… .com is the most popular domain extension so I’drecommend going with a .com if you can. I’m going to type in a domain here and clickthe next button. You are now brought to a create your accountpage. This is where you will input your information. We have first name, last name. How To Start A News Blog | News Blogging WordPress Tutorial
The business name is optional. Put your country address information. Put a phone number and lastly the best emailfor you as you’ll get emailed a receipt of payment and a copy of your login credentials,etc. Below that you will see package information. You’ll see account plan. This is where you can select the term foryour hosting package. You have 12 months, 24 months, 36 months,and 60 months. As you can see you’ll save money the longer,you purchase your hosting for. I’m going to select the 12 months package. Setup fee is free. Domain registration is free. Let’s Encrypt SSL is free. This SSL feature is a free SSL Certificatewhich makes your site secure with the green bar and with the https. Domain Privacy is an addon that I highly recommend. I
t will prevent telemarketers and marketersgetting a hold of your personal contact information and bugging you with their services. The domain privacy will show Bluehost’s informationfor the site and not yours. Sitelock security find is security for yourWordPress website and protects it from hackers. I’d unselect this as there are really goodfree alternatives. You’ll see Codeguard. Codeguard creates daily backups and allowsyou to restore your site with a click of a button in case something happens. There are free alternatives that work justthe same. SEO Tools Start you can keep unselected. This addon will submit your site to searchengines and provide a report on your site ranking and keyword rankings. Submitting your site to search engines youcan do for free.
You can select a Theme now if you want tooor below the Themes you can click skip this step. If you choose a Theme now, you can alwayschange the theme you pick without any problem at a later date. I’ll be going over this in more detail, laterin the video. Once you choose your free Theme or click skipthis step you’ll be at the page here stating all done. Click the button that says start buildingto start building your blog on WordPress. Once you click that and log in you will beat the WordPress dashboard. This is what the WordPress dashboard lookslike. It’ll ask you a few questions as you can see. If you don’t need help just click the, youdon’t need help option. How To Start A News Blog | News Blogging WordPress Tutorial
Once you do that you will see this page. You will see blog posts where you can addnew blog posts. You will see where you can add new pages toyour blog. If you want to change your navigation menus,you can do so easily, and if you are going to sell products on your site, you can installWoocommerce to do so. On the far left, you will see tabs. Hover over them and get to learn them. Posts is where you can add new posts. Pages is where you can add new pages. The media tab is where your images will showthat you upload to your blog. Comments is where you can view comments peopleleave on your blog. Plugins is where you can install plugins foryour blog. Almost any customization or feature that youwould want more than likely there is a plugin already made for it.
Appearance is where you can change the lookof your theme or change your theme to another one or a Premium theme. Select Themes when you hover over appearance. It will showcase free WordPress themes toyou can choose from. If you select most popular, it will show youthe most popular free WordPress themes. Hover over a Theme and click install and thenclick activate to make the Theme your WordPress theme. You should also see add new theme on thispage. This is where you can add a new theme if yougot it from another site or it is a Premium Theme. A great resource I have used for several yearsand recommend for professional WordPress themes that look like an award-winning design agency did your blog is Themeforest.
This is the Themeforest WordPress Blog Themespage. You can easily browse WordPress blogging premiumthemes. Click on them and get a live preview of Themesas you can see here. Here are a few examples of Premium WordPressnews themes that are already pre-made for you to input your information or change howeveryou’d like. You’ll see they look really good. Click the link in the description below tocheck out Themeforest. In the top left of your WordPress dashboard,you will see welcome here or your site title towards the top of the page. Click this to view your site. To login to your WordPress dashboard, youcan do so via the Bluehost CPanel or by typing in your domain name with a slashwp-admin. Here’s an example. How To Start A News Blog | News Blogging WordPress Tutorial
It’ll bring up this page here. Just input your login credentials to be logged into WordPress. Another great resource that is helpful and used by over 500,000 users is the drag and drop editor called Elementor page builder. Elementor page builder makes starting and creating your WordPress blog easy. You can make edits by dragging and dropping. Search elementor page builder on the plugins page and install and activate it if you’d like to try it out. Elementor has a free and paid version. I’ve provided a link in the description so you can check out and compare the features of the free and paid versions. Another great resource to check out is Fiverr. Fiverr is a great place to get tasks done for just $5. It is helpful if you need a logo or something done. I provided the link in the description below. And that is my news blogging WordPress tutorial video on how to start a news blog. If you have any questions, get in touch asI’m here to help you with anything you need. Alright guys, thanks for watching. Give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel for more WordPress video tutorials. Leave us a comment; we love hearing from you.