Start Blogging

I know it is a hard time for a beginner blogger to start a blog without guideline and advisor so in this blog section I will guide you to be a professional blogger by starting a blog from A to Z. To start a blog you should have a personal hosting such as HostGator, it is a very simple and innovating new stuff to make it be easy to manage your blog easier, especially WordPress Blog and HostGator is one of the Hosting I suggest to use to host your website and blog.

If you do not know what the HostGator, I will share with you how to start a blog with it. This is a guide for beginning bloggers to learn how to install WordPress on HostGator hosting.

Why I recommend HostGator to you? Well, it is very simple, HostGator is one of the best hostings with the reasonable price and easy to manage your website and blog. Let's start to learn!

How To Create a WordPress Blog with HostGator Hosting?

There are few steps you need to learn one by one from the beginning to be a professional blogger. There are many cheap and retailer hosting but one of the best hosting providers is HostGator. Then there is a first step you need to work out!

Step 1: Install WordPress and Blog Template

I started the first blog by starting with these few steps. One of my friends help me to install a WordPress blog at the beginning after that I had researched very hard on Google and YouTube how to do it myself. So these are three steps will get you to the WordPress blog.

  1. If you don't have a web hosting then I would like to suggest you buy one from HostGator Hosting then you can buy it from here. This is a tip How to Buy HostGator Hosting for WordPress Blog.
  2. When you have done purchasing a Hosting from HostGator then you will need a guide How to Install WordPress on HostGator Hosting.
  3. I am sure you have your own WordPress Template, then you may need a guide to Install WordPress Template.

Step 2: Set up and Decorate Your Blog

  1. The next step is to learn How to Create a Post in Wordpress. It will help you to make the unlimited blog post.
  2. There is a menu navigation you need to manage when you set up a blog, then Create and Manage Wordpress Website Menu is very important for you to do it.
  3. Categories will help you to make your blog posts by categories. Here is tutorial How to Create Category in Wordpress you need to learn from it.
  4. When you use WordPress CMS to manage your blog, the category slug will display category before it's slug title. then if you want to remove the category base, here is How to Remove Category Base From Wordpress Site URL.

Step 3: Additional Functions and Plugins

  1. This Adsense Plugin will help you to manage your Adsense ads on your blog, I recommend it to you if you add Adsense ads Unites on your blog. Then there is a guide how to get Adsense Plugin for Wordpress Blog.
  2. There are many contact form plugin for WordPress Blog, but I highly recommend Contact form 7 because it is a very flexible form and it allows you to create all size you need. Then here is guide How to add Contact Form to Wordpress Blog.
  3. If you install Contact Form 7 to your blog, then there is a way you can Integrate reCAPTCHA With Contact Form 7 to protect spam mail.

Step 4: Implement Blog SEO and Relevant Activities

  1. I think you need to add Social Meta Tags such as Twitter and Google Plus to your blog. they are helpful tags when your blog visitors share your blog article to those social media. You can download my SEO checklist to implement for your blog. It is free of charge!
  2. Beside Google plus and Twitter, you may need to Add Facebook Open Graph Tags In Blogger Header. Most of the visitor has a facebook account then they can help your blog ranking when they share your blog post to this profile.
  3. If you use Google Search Console to review your blog search engine, the Fix Structured Data Error in Google Webmaster is the best tip for you to solve the data structure error. Use it to solve this problem.
  4. You can publish your blog anytime you want but there are things you need to know when you live your article on your blog. Things To Do After Publishing a New Blog Post will tell you what to do next.
  5. All blog post and landing page have their title and description. The write a perfect blog title and strong description, you should use SEO title and Description Counter Tool to prevent the longer than a rule of title and description.
  6. You need to dedicate your blog to be ranked on the search engine. To be a good blog master, you have to maintain it in the right ways. Then there are some guidelines How to Maintain the Website SEO Ranking you should know.
  7. When you start a blog you will be facing with the links (Internal Links and External Links). You will hard to decide how to make the right link strategy. To understand the link strategy you have to Understand NoFollow and DoFollow Tag. Read this link strategy will help you to make the right decision.
  8. Register Google Analytics and add to your blog. It will help you to analysis your blog traffics and your audiences.
  9. Every time you published new blog posts, you need to make them index on Google but you cannot do it without a tool. Therefore, you need to learn How to Get Google To Index New Website Blog Quickly by Google Webmaster tools.
  10. Activate Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) to your blog and secure your it for free Enable HTTPS on Blogger with Custom Domain

Step 5: Maintain Your Blog

  1. Website database is a database application designed to manage and access through the internet. The website operators can manage this collection of data and present analytical results based on the data in the Web database application. The WordPress website database will recode all your activities on the website such as creating a new blog post and page, deleted all website data and many other activities. All these activities will make your website database bigger and bigger. It can be more than 10Mb then it will make your website loading slow or if you want to backup and install it to a new web server will be hard. Then there is How to Clean Up Your Wordpress Website Database. This tutorial will help you reduce your website database size.