Are you looking for an easy and immediate way to share your passions and your knowledge with others? Do you love writing and do you think that one day it can become your job? There are no doubts, you need to open a blog and start writing about everything that interests you. How do you say? You are not yet very experienced about the world of computing and the Web and do not have the faintest idea how to create a blog ? Well, do not worry, even this time you can count on my help. I can in fact provide you with all the explanations you need to succeed “in the business”.
On the Internet there are many possibilities to open a blog, some of which are very easy to use and do not require any technical knowledge from the user. In order to create a blog it is therefore not essential to be perfect connoisseurs of the IT world. In fact, everyone can create their own online space in four and four without any particular difficulty, you have my word.
If you are therefore really interested in finding out how to proceed to create a blog I suggest you take a few minutes of free time and concentrate on reading this tutorial. You just have to choose which of the solutions I am about to propose, you think may be more suited to your needs, subscribe to it and start posting your content. That said, we ban the chatter and start immediately to get busy. I do not assure you that at the end of this guide you will become a blog-star but certainly you will have much clearer ideas on the matter, trust me!
One of the most complete and famous platforms to create a blog is WordPress . It is a free and open source CMS (content management system) that can be installed on any Web space and enriched with customized features thanks to the use of plug-ins developed by third parties.
You have two ways to create a blog with WordPress : the one offered by the WordPress.com site, which allows you to create free “pre-packaged” sites on a space offered at no cost (with some limitations, such as the impossibility to install plug-ins or insert advertising in the blog), or the “manual”, which consists of buying a web space and installing WordPress in the latter.
If you do not have special needs and you want to open only a personal blog, the first solution is perfect to start with. On the other hand you do not have to do is connect to the WordPress.com website by clicking here , press the Create websitebutton located at the center of the web page that is shown to you, indicate the type of blog that you intend to create, choose the appearance of the home page and a theme to be assigned to the entire site and indicate the address you want to assign to your blog. The address will be [blog name] .wordpress.com.
Then, click on the Select free plan button and fill out the form that is proposed to you by typing your email address, the username and password you wish to use for accessing the service. Finally, click on the Create blog button and then on the Continue button to immediately access your newly created blog. As soon as you have a minute, do not forget to confirm your e-mail address that you have chosen to associate with the service by clicking on the link in the e-mail that the WordPress team has sent to you.
At this point you should find yourself in front of the dashboard of your blog on WordPress. To start writing a post immediately click on the button Start an article placed in the middle of the screen. To explore all the other features and to make further changes to your blog served instead of the commands attached to the sidebar located on the left.
In case you have aspirations a bit ‘higher, you must instead proceed to purchase a Web space and manually install WordPress on the latter. Then connect to the WordPress.org website by clicking here and press the Download WordPress 4.x button to download WordPress to your computer. When the download is complete, you must extract the contents of the archive you just downloaded (eg wordpress-4.1-it_IT.zip ) to any folder and edit the file wp-config-sample.php with Notepad (or any other text editor) following the instructions in the file itself.
After this step, you must upload with an FTP program (if you have not already downloaded one on your computer you can consult my guide on FTP programs toimmediately fix the WordPress files on your Web space and connect to the page [address of your blog] /wp-admin/install.php to complete the process of creating your blog. Find more details about this operation in my guides on how to create a blog with WordPress and how to manage a WordPress blog .