WordPress Guide for Beginners – Step by Step Tutorials

​Those days are gone when you would need a Pro to start a site/blog. Starting a blog is EASIER than you think. WordPress makes it insanely easy. You can create a blog without writing a single line of code. All you need to do is follow some simple steps. If you are going to use WordPress platform, you are in the right place. I’ve compiled “WordPress Guide for Beginners” to help you get started with WordPress. In this guide, I am going to give you all step by step tutorials for creating and managing a WordPress blog. I’d like to assure that you’ll be able to run a WordPress Blog successfully if you follow this guide properly.

You'll learn :

  • How to Get your Own Domain Name and Web Hosting Space
  • How to Install WordPress on Web Hosting
  • Things to Do After Installing WordPress
  • How to Get a Beautiful Design by using WordPress Theme
  • How to Extend Your Blog by Using WordPress Plugins (And a list of essential plugins)
  • How to Secure Your WordPress Blog
  • And WordPress SEO

Disclosure: All of the tutorials are for Self Hosted WordPress Blog (WordPress.org)

(If you’re very net-savvy, you may find some tutorials quite basic. Feel free to skim. I will be updating this guide regularly, so you can bookmark this post for later use )

What is WordPress? 

Getting Started

When you are going to create a WordPress blog, you may get confused by two types of WordPress (WordPress.org & WordPress.com) and cost of starting a WordPress blog. While you can create a free blog on WordPress.com, I’d recommend you to start a self-hosted WordPress blog. Here are two posts that will help you to choose better option and to start a WordPress blog.

WordPress Domain Name & Hosting

Domain name is the name of your blog. Web hosting is the place where your site’s files will be stored. For example, RoadToBlogging.Com is my domain name. Whenever you enter this domain name on your browser, you’ll find my site. I have registered this domain name so that no one can use this name. And I’ve bought some web hosting spaces from HostGator to store my site contents so that people can access my site via World Wide Web (WWW). If you are a newbie, then these terms may seem difficult to you. However, here are some detailed posts about Web Hosting and Domain name.

WordPress Installation

Once you’ve domain name and web hosting, next thing to do is install WordPress on your hosting cPanel. Most of the popular Web Hosting companies offer One Click WordPress Install. With one click install, you will get your WordPress blog within few minutes.

Things to Do After Installing WordPress

Once you’ve started a WordPress blog, you need to configure some settings to make your WordPress blog more SEO & Readers friendly. Here is a list of few things that you have to do after installing WordPress.

Things to Know

Here are few things you need to know to run WordPress blog smoothly. These are not so essential, but there’s always room to learn more.

WordPress Themes

WordPress has a biggest community around it. Thousands of developers work for it. WordPress is no more a blogging tool only, it is also used by Business owners. WordPress Themes make it happen. Everyday we get latest themes and update of old themes. These themes are made for Auto, Blogging, Company, Fashoin, Hosting, Magzine, Medical, Music, Newspaper, Portfolio, Photography, Real Estate, Restaurant, Sport etc.

WordPress Plugins

One of the amazing things about WordPress is that you can do almost everything with WordPress plugins. You needn’t to be a coder to extend your WordPress blog. All you need to do is, install and configure the plugins. You’ll find a lot of plugins in WordPress Plugin Directory. You can also buy premium WordPress plugins from different sites like CodeCanyon.

Learn: How to Install Plugin in WordPress

Here is a list of some essential plugins for your blog. You needn’t to install all of the following plugins. Just install that you need.

1. Speed & Security

2. SEO

3. List Building

4. Social Media

  • Click to Tweet
  • Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress
  • Social Locker

5. Affiliate Marketing

6. Others

  • Table of Contents Plus
  • TablePress
  • Thrive Visual Editor
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • Contact Form 7
  • Editorial Calendar

WordPress Security

There are always some crazy people out there who try to down others sites. Though WordPress has a dedicated security team who continuously work for security issues, but I always believe that user should also aware about security issues. When it comes to WordPress Security, my best advice is to take regular backup of your blog. However, here are some tips to secure your WordPress blog.

WordPress SEO

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19 thoughts on “WordPress Guide for Beginners – Step by Step Tutorials”

  1. Hi Istiak,

    What an awesome list of resources, I wish I found this when I started my blog. Anyway this still useful to me for some plugins and customization. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Actually this guide is specially written for beginners. That’s why you may find some of these tutorials quite basic. But I tried to add some advance topics too.

      Glad to know that you find this post useful.

  2. Very very nice info about WordPress. If we follow these guidelines in this post, we will definitely build a good WordPress site.

    Now I am going to install Plugins for my blog .

    Thanks.

  3. Really very useful information.Just I checked your website through blog stats. Recently I am planning to shift to wordpress.I hope this post will definitley help me in further WordPress Guides

  4. Jahanzeb Malik

    Is there any way that i can come and kiss you ! Because this is what i was looking for…….. i am not commenting to get back-link . my blog is ” disadvantagesof.com” and it is setup with your help.

    Next on my list is setting up
    Feedburner
    Akismet plugin
    then security
    Thank you Love you.

    Is my blog Good Any suggestion please???

  5. Istiak, I’ve been blogging for many years…but since I jump all over the place to make things work, I’ve never started with the basics, at the beginning. So really, I’m still a beginner…and I’m going to follow your guide from Step 1. Thank you.

    (BTW, I landed here because after installing Viperbar I need instruction how to set it up…thanks for the complete tutorial.)

  6. I will post such article on my blog also and will link your article as reference. By the way… thanks for the good words.

  7. Hi Istiak,

    I don’t have words to express my feelings, your WordPress guide for beginners is awesome and this is perfect guide who starts a new WordPress blog. Your guide helped me a lot to build my blog. I think you have much patience and keen observation capability.

    Thanks for valuable Information

    Keep going

    Thank You

  8. I am a WP beginner, still under construction. I have bookmarked this post as an invaluable resource. Thank you for keeping the language simple and the steps easy to follow for a non-techie like me. This post is appreciated!

  9. Hey brother help me in choosing a cheap hosting provider.
    the hostgator is not affordable. I am just the Beginner,
    and bro please add a scroll to top button in your blog. It takes a bit of time while scrolling back to top.
    Thankyou.

  10. Brother I created an account on hostinger.in and installed WordPress on it.
    when I tried to login to it, every time it showed wrong password.. Infact I was trying the right password then also I was not able to login.
    please help me. ?

  11. Tried a lot..
    When I am entering my email there, it is showing email not registered, but I had already registered from WordPress.org>support>register.
    Please help me.

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