Process to Build a Blog Website
NO coding required
- Get Hosting
- Get Domain
- Install WordPress
- Find Blog Theme
- Install Blog Theme
- Create Pages and configure webpage
First step is to sign up for Hosting. Dreampress recommends using Dreamhost but you can Compare Hosting Services here. Shared hosting is a good plan to start with. View differences between hosting plans here.
**This tutorial shows how to build a website using Dreamhost as the Hosting Service. So the process will be a little different if you’re using a different Hosting provider.
Installing WordPress with Dreamhost is as easy as one click.
Now its time to find a theme.
To install the Theme you first Download the .zip file from Themeforest. Then you have to unzip the outer folder but leave the internal Theme folder zipped. WordPress requires the Theme folder to be zipped in order to install it.
Your webpage should now look like the demo in Themeforest after you install the Theme and load the demo data. Once the Theme is installed its time to edit the pages and add the content. Detailed description on how to edit your WordPress site
1) Find your niche
2) Decide on layout structure
3) Setup the site
There’s 2 ways to make a blog writing all the content yourself or outsourcing the writing to a 3rd party or freelancer. Either method will require you to map out the topics and articles your going to blog about. Mind maps or table of content tree are good ways to map out the topics for your content. Mindmaps can also help decide which Niche to blog about.
If you’re looking to monetize your blog then you should decide on a Niche that can be profitable. For instance being in a Niche that has a lot of Affilaite products available. Here are a list of ways you can monetize your blog.
Once you’ve decided on your Niche its time to decide on what type of layout you want your site to have. A good place to get started on this is to browse Themes on Themeforest to get a sense of what design types are out there. You can start to get a sense of what you envision your site looking like from looking at the different themes.
Also think about what type of monetization methods you want to use while looking at Themes. Different Themes offer different functionalities like certain blogs will be optimized for ad placements and others will come pre-configured for online sales. Make sure the Theme you get has the per-built functionality that you will need. If it doesn’t’ you can still easily add the functionality but it will take more work to setup.