There are several reasons that I choose to work with WordPress over any of the other blogging platforms (such as Blogger or Typepad).
For one, WordPress is really easy to use and it gives you a lot of control over your blog design. The options for customizing your blog to look the way you want it to are far greater with WordPress than other platforms.
Secondly, if you are looking to blog for profit, WordPress also has features already built in that help with your search engine ranking (very important for getting traffic to your site) and also give you more options for easily monetizing your blog.
If you’re new to blogging, you’re going to need support. WordPress offers that with hundreds of tutorials just a google search away. If you have a question about how to do something on your WordPress blog, just punch that question into the Google search bar and, more than likely, you’ll get your answer.
How I Installed WordPress.org with BlueHost
If you have chosen to pay for hosting for your blog, chances are that your domain host will have clear instructions on how to install WordPress. I know that Blue Host (who I use and love!) makes the process very easy:
- Log in to your account (if you don’t yet have an account, click here for more info).
- Type Simple Scripts into the Find search bar on the left. Click on the link that comes up.
- Scroll down and select the link for WordPress under the heading Blogs.
- Click the Install button.
- Decide where you would like WordPress to be installed.
- Under Step 2, enter your desired login name and password.
- Click the box under Step 3, reading, of course, what you’re agreeing to.
- Viola! WordPress is now installed and ready to be accessed!
You can also find a step-by-step guide here: How to Install WordPress.
How’s your blog coming along? I’d love to see – please leave a link in the comments below!
Table of contents for Start Your Own Blog 5 Days
- Day One of How to Start a Great Blog in 5 Days – Decide what to Blog About
- Day Two of How to Start a Great Blog in 5 Days – Will You Host Your Blog or Not?
- Day Three of How to Start a Great Blog in 5 Days – Name your blog
- Day Four of How to Start a Great Blog in 5 Days – Install WordPress
- Day Five of How to Start a Great Blog in 5 Days – Design Your Blog