How to Start a Blog with WordPress – The Quickstart Guide

  1. Choose a host 01:19
    • If you’re serious about your business, be serious about your hosting.
    • We have many great episodes on hosting platforms. You can find these episodes by using the search feature on our website.
    • Our favorite hosting platforms are WP Engine and A2 Hosting.
  2. Install WordPress 02:00
    • We recommend installing WordPress manually, instead of using a script, unless you are using WP Engine. Their install is secure.
  3. Choose a theme 02:29
    • Obviously, we are huge Divi fans! It has great drag and drop features to help you build a website.
    • There are so many options out there for WordPress themes, so find one that you like and suites your needs.
  4. Start writing 03:01
    • If you’re going to start a blog with WordPress, you’ve got to start writing!
    • Think about what subjects you want to cover and get into the habit of writing consistently.
    • Choose a topic that you are passionate about, so you will continue to want to write about it over time.
  5. Hit publish 04:33
    • Don’t wait for everything to be perfect. Just hit publish!
    • You can always edit it further later.

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