How To Start A Free Blog In WordPress Within 5 Minutes
Are you a newbie blogger and don’t want to invest in hosting services?
If so, you can start a free blog in WordPress.com
WordPress is the popular CMS and creating a blog in it requires only few steps.
If you create a free blog in WordPress, you have a ‘.wordpress’ as part of your domain name.
Step-by-step guide to starting a free blog at WordPress.com
Step 1 : Select the Homepage layout
Simply go to WordPress.com and click “Start a Blog” button.
In the next screen, you have 4 options
- Start with a blog
- Start with a website
- Start with a portfolio
- Start with an online store
Select “Start with a blog” option to create a blog
Step 2 : Select your blog theme
Theme is nothing but the color and appearance of your WordPress blog.
Select a theme from the list of themes to create a free blog in WordPress.com
Step 3 : Choose a domain name
In the next screen, you have to enter the domain name you want.
When you enter a domain name, WordPress shows you the list of options for the given domain name.
If you start a free blog in WordPress.com, your domain name will be “yourdomainname.wordpress.com”. Click ‘yourdomainname.wordpress.com’ to continue.
Step 4 : Choose your plan
From the list of available plans, select “Start with Free”, and you will be redirected to the ‘Create Account’ page.
Step 5 : Create Account
If you are a new user, enter your email, username and password and click “Create My Account” button to create a new account.
Wordpress will send you an email. Click “confirm now” button in your email to confirm your email address.
You have successfully created your free blog in WordPress.com and you will be redirected to the dashboard of your newly created blog. Now you can add posts or pages or change your theme design.
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How to change the theme in WordPress
To change the theme, select Appearance -> Themes in your dashboard
Lot of paid and free themes is available, so select a free theme for your blog
How to add blog posts in WordPress
You can add pages or posts in your blog. ‘About us’ and ‘Contact us’ information can be created as pages whereas Posts can be used for your usual blog posts.
In your dashboard, select “Add” from “Blog Posts” to add blog posts and to add pages click “Add” from “Pages”.
Once you have finished writing your blog post, click on ‘Publish’ to make it live.
Listed below are some limitations of building free blog in WordPress
- Free WordPress blogs comes with limited plugins and it won’t allow you to install additional plugins. If you want to be a professional blogger, you need different plugins to make your blog as efficient and user-friendly as possible.
- It’s not possible to monetize free WordPress blogs via advertisements.
- Limited themes are available for free WordPress blogs whereas in self-hosted WordPress blog, you can install hundreds of themes that are free of cost.
Even though free blogging involves certain limitations, it is good for beginners and personal sites.
And also to start a free blog in WordPress.com, you need only less than 5 minutes.
I’m pretty sure this post will help you to make your blog for free in WordPress.com.
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