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:

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

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Lorenzo R
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Lorenzo R
8 days 11 hours ago

Thank you very much, this is my first ever webpage Ive done in my life, and I'm an IT professional 🙂

Sami, The Agnostic
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Sami, The Agnostic
10 days 11 hours ago

the theme I picked doesn't have a post option in the customization so what should I do because I just want post excerpt to appear in the front page

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WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials
9 days 11 hours ago

If you reach out to the theme's support they would likely have a method for showing only the post excerpt

Sami, The Agnostic
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Sami, The Agnostic
10 days 13 hours ago

I like you voice and mannerism

Nalini Edwards
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Nalini Edwards
18 days 8 hours ago

This post was EXTREMELY HELPFUL, simple and easy to follow along. Thank You. I feel about 70% less overwhelmed about starting up my blog.

Daphne Ham
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Daphne Ham
24 days 18 hours ago

Thank you for the video. It is very well explained and informative. Just subscribed to your channel 🙂

Matthew A
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Matthew A
29 days 14 hours ago

Goodness. I'm only half way through this video so far and this looks so much easier than I thought it was going to be. I was very concerned about moving from wordpress.com to wordpress.org that I was going to fail terribly. I want to start my own website to help establish myself as a professional writer. Thank you, this has been so helpful!

Norris Bennett
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Norris Bennett
29 days 17 hours ago

Dope Videos

Michelle Tarr
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Michelle Tarr
30 days 8 hours ago

How do I change the font of the header and of my blog posts?

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30 days 8 hours ago
TheBusinessLife
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TheBusinessLife
1 month 12 days ago

Your video is good, but I still got stuck. In the end I used a free service called instant webdesigner instead, and I'm very happy with my blog now! 🙂

Robin Daniel
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Robin Daniel
1 month 21 days ago

Wow! Great instructional video!

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