Author Topic: How to Create and Start a WordPress Blog in 15 Minutes or Less (Step by Step)  (Read 166 times)


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Step 1: Purchase hosting and your domain name
      Hosting – this is the engine that powers your site. While you don’t “see it”, every single website on the Internet has a host powering it.
      Domain – this is like your blog’s permanent address. For example, ours is Check out this post if you need help coming up with a good name.

How to sign up for WordPress hosting at SiteGround
To get started, click here to go to SiteGround. If you scroll down on that page, you should see a list of SiteGround’s WordPress hosting plans. For beginners, we recommend the cheap StartUp plan because it packs plenty of power for your fledgling blog. Click the GET STARTED button to start the process.

Step 2: Install the free WordPress software
If you want to create a WordPress blog, you’re going to, unsurprisingly, need to install the WordPress software. We know this might sound a little intimidating – but we think you’ll be surprised by how easy it is to install WordPress.When you completed the sign-up process in the previous step, you should have received an email from SiteGround with details on how to log in to the SiteGround Customer Area.

As soon as you log in for the first time, you should see a popup that says something like Welcome to our Website Setup Wizard!

***In this popup:
    Check the box for getting WordPress preinstalled on this account
    Click Proceed

***On the next screen:
         Enter your desired login details. You’ll use these to log in to your actual WordPress blog.
         Choose a WordPress theme. Don’t stress too much about this choice – we’ll show you how to change how your blog looks in a second.
         Click Submit.

Step 3: Go ahead and write your first blog post – you earned it!
Now that you learned how to create a WordPress blog, you’re probably excited to get to blogging!
We’ll show you how to change how your blog looks and functions in a second. But first, let’s go over just how easy it is to write a blog post on your new website.

Step 4: Here’s how to change how your blog looks
When you create a WordPress blog, one of the major benefits that you get is access to WordPress’ huge collection of themes and plugins. Here’s a quick overview of the two. As soon as you create a WordPress blog, you already have a theme active. This is either the default WordPress theme or the theme that you chose during the SiteGround Setup Wizard.

How to install a WordPress theme
Once you’ve found a theme that you love, WordPress makes it easy to add that theme to your site.

     Hover over Appearance
     Select Themes
     Click the Add New button

Step 5: Here’s how to add functionality to your blog
While themes are mostly about appearances, plugins are more focused on helping you add functionality to your blog.

When you first create a WordPress blog, you pretty much only have the ability to write blog posts and create pages.

How to install WordPress plugins
We already wrote a detailed guide on how to install WordPress plugins. But here’s the quick version:

      Go to Plugins → Add New
      If you chose a free plugin at, search for the plugin by name and click Install Now.
      If you purchased a premium plugin, click the Upload Plugin button and upload the ZIP file you should have received when you purchased the plugin.

What to do after you create a WordPress blog
Ok, so you managed to create a WordPress blog, install your own theme, and add some functionality with plugins.