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.

Click here to get your free WordPress blog setup
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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:

www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-choose-the-best-blogging-platform/

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We wish you best of luck with your new blog.

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

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The New Day Online
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The New Day Online
5 days 4 hours ago

I use a paid plan but I can't see some important features such as plugins dropdown and the editor button below the appearance tab, it's quite disturbing, please provide a solution for this.

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4 days 16 hours ago
Jon Morlow
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Jon Morlow
7 days 7 hours ago

Thank you. This is VERY helpful. Very well and simply explained, and with clear goals and recaps. Just what an absolute newbie like me needs. More power to your site and channel!

Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
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Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
25 days 8 hours ago

I just watched this video of yours. It was very well explained and easy to understand. I just purchased my domain name and hosting space with hostgator. However, the welcome screen after logging in is very different from what you have shown here in your video. I could not manage to find the 'Quick Install' link. Could you please help!?

Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
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Vijaykumar Duraiarasan
23 days 19 hours ago

Thanks a lot!

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
24 days 17 hours ago

You may want to ensure you logged in with your control panel and not the billing portal.

sam nichani
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sam nichani
26 days 11 hours ago

good videos thank you.if i like an image of a theme i downloaded can i use the same image for my website. thanks a lot

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Over 50 ^IQ ?EQ
1 month 4 days ago

Looks great so far, but before I go on, I'm getting email from WPbeginner about hosting with Bluehost, and here you recommend HostGator…I'm only five minutes in, but if the difference isn't addressed in this video, would you please comment. Tnx.

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1 month 1 day ago

We have a few different hosts we recommend and HostGator is just one of the options that we used in this video. For selecting which hosting I would recommend taking a look at: www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-hosting/

Merlin Man
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Merlin Man
1 month 11 days 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.

Merlin Man
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Merlin Man
1 month 13 days 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.

Brewer Carlson
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Brewer Carlson
1 month 14 days ago

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Adds+YourKnowledge
1 month 14 days ago

Very helpful tutorial…..i love it

Louise Fincham
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Louise Fincham
1 month 16 days ago

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

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