How To Create a Blog in Less Than 10 Minutes

The following video will show you how to create a simple WordPress blog in less than 10 minutes!

You can grab a domain off Namecheap by clicking here, and also get a hosting account from crucial hosting by clicking here.

Video Transcript

Hi!

My name is Robin. In this short course, I’m going to show you how you can completely, from scratch, create a blog and get it hosted online. This course will take you no longer than 10 to about 15 minutes to complete. Enroll today, and I will show you how to create WordPress blog online, hassle-free, and easily.

The very first thing we’re going to need to do is setup our website’s domain name. We can do this by going to a domain name service provider. There are many different providers on the web. We’re going to use Namecheap for this example.

If we type in Namecheap into Google or go to www.namecheap.com, it will take you to their website. Let’s go to registration on the domain section. Let’s type in the domain name you want to find. Now I’m going to pick this domain name, and we’re going to see if it’s available. We can see here that this domain name is available for $14 per year. Cool!

These are the different extensions for a domain name if you want a different extension. We’re going to go with the .com, because that’s the best one to get.

We’re going to simple add this to our cart by clicking this button here. Next up, we can view our cart. Here we have the different settings. We’re going to go with 1 year registration, because we just want it for 1 year. We want to set to auto renew. These things at the bottom, we’re going to keep who is guard because it is free. Why not? That’s pretty much good here. We can confirm the order.

Next up we have to enter in our personal information. I’m going to go ahead and enter my personal information. Then I’ll meet you in the next section.

All right. We’re taking you to this screen here where we’ll have some more information. We’re just going to keep this the way it is and use the default settings. I’m going to hit okay here.

Next up we have payment options. I’m going to actually pay with PayPal, but you can pay with a credit card or whatever you like to do. I’m going to go with PayPal because it’s nice, quick, and easy. Let’s go continue here. Next up we can see our total purchase and the checkout with PayPal option. I’m going to click again pay with PayPal. When that’s all done, I’m going to meet you guys in the next screen, and we can continue creating our blog.

All right. I just finished paying for my blog, and it’s finalizing our sale here. After that’s all done, our purchase is going to be good to go. We’ll have our domain name all setup and ready to go. All right. We’re good to go here.

I’m going to fill out this quick little survey here. Give them a 9. I’ll just close this here.

Now our domain name is purchased. We can now manage it inside of our Namecheap account. I’m going to go back in here. We’re going to go to manage on our domain names. Let’s go ahead and click manage. Here we can see our domain name listed. Again, let’s click manage again.

Next up, we’ll be taken to information about our domain name. In this section here, we will need to navigate to our domain name’s name servers. We’re going to need this information for later. First, we have to actually make our hosting account and point our domain name to our hosting account. Now let’s go grab a hosting account.

I’m going to go back to Google and type in Crucial Hosting. I’m going to use them for this video. You can see here that landed on the Crucial Hosting home page. You can go for split shared to split dedicated. Since we’re just making a very basic blog here, we’re just going to go with the split shared hosting account since, again, it’s the cheaper option. Again, these are the different prices. I’m going to go with personal, just because it’s the cheapest one we have available to us.

On this next screen, we can pick if we’re a new customer, which we are. We can also type in our domain name. I’m just going to go back to this page here and copy my domain name just so I get it correct here. Paste it in here, and then we can fill once again our billing information here. I’m going to go ahead and fill that out and then meet you in the next section.

I filled out all my information, and I’ve selected PayPal to make the payment for my hosting account. You can go for a one-time payment or set up a payment subscription. I’m just going to go for a one-time. If you’re very forgetful or if you just want it to auto-renew, you can go for a subscription as well. I’m just going to hit pay now, and this should work everything out. Everything will be good to go, and we’ll have our hosting account all set up and ready to go.

After a little while, you should get an email from your new hosting account, from Crucial Host. These are our name servers for account. I’m going to go ahead and and copy this first one here. We can see that they’re all pretty much named the same. We’re going to back into our domain name from Namecheap. In our name server section here, I’m going to go custom DNS. I’m going to go paste that name server in. I’m going to paste it three times. I’m just going to change the name server number. We can go #2, #3, and then these name servers should be good to go. This is pointing this domain name at hour hosting account, so it’s actually going to show up online. I’m going to hit the check mark. This should save all our settings here. All righty. Everything looks good to go.

Please note it can take up to 48 hours for domain name servers and all that to change. Generally speaking, it usually takes a couple hours or so.

I’m going to set into my cPanel. You can find this information once again in that welcome email you got from Crucial Hosting. Here we are in our cPanel dashboard where we can manage all the files for our domain name and our hosting account. I’m going to go all the way to the bottom, and we’re going to go to WordPress script right here and give it a click. Next up, we have the installation information for WordPress. Simply click install now. I’m going to go HTTP and pick the www. Extension. We’re going to make sure we have our domain name selected here. I’m going to get rid of this WP, so that it’s actually going install WordPress to the root of our domain name. Here we can have some information … We can change all this information later, so I’m going to type in something really quick here: name of my website and a quick little site description. You can put whatever you want in these two fields.

All right. This looks pretty good to go. I’m going to scroll down here. We can pick a user name admin and password. I’m going to go ahead and select my user name and password. There we go! We’re all good to go. We have an email for our website if we want one. Of course, I’m going to select English for a language. I’m going to not limit login attempts. I’m going to select a theme. I’m just going to pick this first theme. Again, we can change all things later on. Don’t worry about it. After that, we’re good to go. We can hit install. Now WordPress will be installed on our domain name and hour hosting account. All right. We’re good to go.

This is the information for our website. I’m going to click the URL here. We can see here that our website is actually not hooked up yet. I’m going to wait a few hours. Then I’m going to come back, and we’re going to see if our website is online.

It’s been a few hours. I’m going to go back to our website. We can see here now that our website is actually displaying correctly. We can see here that our website is live on the internet. Whenever we type in our domain name, it appears here.

To get into our WordPress dashboard, you need to type in wp/login/php. Here I’m going to select my user name and password we created earlier when we installed WordPress. Now we’re in a WordPress dashboard. Here we can change our posts, our pages, different settings for a website. If we view our website now, once we’re logged in, we can see we have this little menu up at the top here. It gives us quick access to our WordPress dashboard. In here we can do all kinds of different things.

Let’s go over posts first. We have settings here, as well, for our theme. Let’s go over posts. We’re going to go to add new. Here we can pick a title for a post. I’m just going to put a name here. I’m going to add some text in here. I’m going to publish this post. Now, I’m going to view our website. We can see that our brand new post is now published on our website. Pretty cool, right?

This is the basic essentials of how a blog works. I’m going to actually change just the sample, because it’s supposed to say sample. This is basically how a blog works.

Over here we have themes as well. We can change the look of our website. Let’s go to add new here. We’re going to add a new theme to our website. There’s literally thousands of different themes there on the internet you can get. I’m just going to click any one here. Let’s go with this one right here. This one looks okay. I’m going to install this and go activate. If we open up our theme customizer, we can see here that we have different options. First of all, we can see our theme is completely changed. We also have some options to change our theme as well.

If you know how to do web developing and know how to code, you can go in the backend of WordPress and do more changes. For those of you who are not familiar, you can use the theme customizer. Also, we have our plugins here at the bottom. We have some general settings in WordPress that we can change, things such as our site title, our tagline, and different things like that.

Now, there’s a lot more to understand in WordPress and to use the different things here. For this course, we’re just getting a blog setup and good to go and ready online. That’s pretty much it.

Congratulations. Your website is now live and on the internet. This course was just made to get you setup and create your blog online. Consider checking out more WordPress beginner courses, so you can begin to shape and build content on your blog. Thanks for watching. I look forward to seeing you in other courses of mine.

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