Published on November 10, 2016 by WPBeginner

Want to start a WordPress blog the right way? Starting a blog can be a terrifying thought specially when you are not techy. Guess what — you’re not alone. Having helped over 130,000+ users start a blog, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge.

The process of creating a blog is easy to follow whether you are 20 years old or 60 years old. However if you need help, our team will help you setup your blog for free.

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To start your WordPress blog, you will need the following 3 things:

1. A domain name idea (this will be the name of your blog i.e wpbeginner.com)

2. A web hosting account (this is where your website live on the internet)

3. Your undivided attention for 30 minutes.

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In this tutorial, we will cover:

– How to Register a Domain Name
– How to Choose the Best Web Hosting
– How to Install WordPress
– How to Design Your Website using WordPress Themes
– How to Write Your First Blog Post
– How to Add Pages on your Website
– How to Install WordPress Plugins
— Add Contact Form using WordPress Plugins
— Add Gallery using WordPress Plugins
– How to Add Menus in WordPress
– How to Add Widgets in WordPress
– Modify WordPress Site Settings
– Resources to Learn WordPress

Whatever you do, do not choose the wrong blogging platform. We strongly recommend that you use the self-hosted WordPress site.

See our best blogging platform comparison:

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We wish you best of luck with your new blog.

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20 Comments on "How to Start a WordPress Blog – Free Beginners Guide (Step by Step)"

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Merlin Man
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Merlin Man
6 days 3 hours ago

Got stuck a few times, and in the end needed to talk to support to get my Blog 'Live' as one of my Widgets was not activated. Overall much obliged for your guide.

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Merlin Man
8 days 6 hours ago

Hi, Your video is easy to follow, and I like Nisarg that you chose. But I cannot find a suitable header image that does not end up blurry, even if the pixel count is correct.

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Brewer Carlson
9 days 12 hours ago

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Adds+YourKnowledge
9 days 15 hours ago

Very helpful tutorial…..i love it

Louise Fincham
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Louise Fincham
11 days 20 hours ago

Thank you so much for an excellent tutorial. I particularly liked the unflappable, calm voice of the presenter, making everything seem so easy!

Kuntal Barua
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Kuntal Barua
13 days 17 hours ago

can u pls make a tutorial of How to Start a WordPress newspaper theme (Step by Step)

Noureen Raza
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Noureen Raza
17 days 3 hours ago

Hi thanks for teaching i need to learn about affliction can you help me thanks

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WordPress Blogger Tricks
1 month 23 days ago

Thank you so much great helpful tutorial.

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Blogging Tricks and Tips
1 month 23 days ago

Yes Very Helpful

Fred Harris
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Fred Harris
1 month 23 days ago

I'm having a bit of a problem with WordPress. I can't seem to change any of the themes. When I follow along with your video, none of them change like yours do. No matter what I do I haven't been able to change a theme yet. And if by chance I do mange to get one changed, how do I delete it if I don't like it??

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Please Redefine
2 months 7 days ago

I had filled in your online form for the free WordPress blog setup 4 days ago. I still have not received any correspondence despite being advised by the website that I would be contacted within 24 hours of submitting the form. Please, could you provide me with an email that I can contact to get this issue resolved. Thanks.

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