Are you planning to start new WordPress blog? if you don’t know how/where to start then this is step by step guide for you..
Before you start you must have :
1> Web hosting account – There are lot of service provider provide web hosting account like dreamhost, GoDaddy, HostGator, Bluehost. you can compare costing and features provided by the providers and go for one of the hosting account. I am using Godaddy from long time and apart from customer support team the hosting is perfectly fine. refer top wordpress hosting provided for more detail.
2> Domain name – Most of the hosting provides domain name free with hosting plan but if the are not providing then you might have to buy one domain name to access your wordpress site (like http://vedtechno.com).
Once you have domain name and web hosting with you now you can start with setup, if you have selected wordpress hosting then the setup will prompt you to enter site detail and finish with the wordpress installation or else if you have selected non-wordpress hosting then you have to install wordpress from CPanel.
Setup – once you logged in to wordpress hosting account you will get prompt to setup wordpress, below steps captured from godaddy wordpress hosting.
Step 1: Go to GoDaddy, and then Login to Account Manager
Step 2: On GoDaddy Account Manager, click on Manage button at Managed WordPress section.
Step 3: Click the Setup button on this page.
Step 4: This step have 2 options for you choose.
If you create new wordpress blog, simple click to the section Create a New WordPress site. Or if you want migrate your existing wordpress blog to this hosting, you click to the section Migrate your existing WordPress Site. here, we are going to choose create new wordpress blog.
Step 5: Final step to setup wordpress blog on wordpress hosting. This step have 3 options that you must setup to your wordpress blog.
Option 1: Choose your domain, 3 child-options.
1>Select a domain from your account: You can use one domain in your account to setup this blog.
2>Use the temporary domain xxx.xxx.myftpupload.com: If you not have any domain name in your account, you can choose this option. this option is easy way to get started, and you can change to your domain later.
3>Enter a domain or subdomain: You have domain names at another registrar, enter it to here, then update DNS A record to this hosting (IP Hosting is showing below this input button)
Option 2: Choose a Data Center
GoDaddy recommend choosing data center at North America, but you can choose data center at Europa if your blog focus to Euro customers.
Option 3: Configure Admin Details , username and password to log in to blog. Enter your username, email address and password that you want, then click to Finish button, you’re Done.
But that is not the end since you need to integrate the site with google tools and social sites to get the traffic. so below are few more steps after you publish your first post.
Step 6: Add site to google webmaster tool – this will help you to optimize site for search engine. you can log in to webmaster tool using your existing user id and the add property -> verify it -> submit sitemap
Step 7: Add site to Google submit URL – Google adds new sites to index, and updates existing ones, every time we crawl the web. If you have a new URL, tell us about it here. We don’t add all submitted URLs to our index, and we can’t make predictions or guarantees about when or if submitted URLs will appear in our index.
Step 8: Create google + page – Visit http://plus.google.com/pages/create, and if you see the option to create a Google+ Page, get started! Follow the wizard (it’s much like Facebook’s Page wizard), and choose the most appropriate option to classify your business.
Step 9: Create Facebook page – i guess i dont need to provide any link and instructions because everyone is aware of this facebook now a day 🙂