Blogging is something everyone does at this moment, a lot of people are wanting to start a blog. Here are some things you need to know regarding where to start a blog site. 1st we talk about free blogging websites and after we discuss about self hosted blogging methods.
Plugins are small pieces of software that enhance the functionality of a website. It makes it easy to add features to a website without requiring the knowledge of how to write code. For instance, page builder, SEO, speed optimization, analytics, security, and more. There are several plugins (free and paid) you can install to strengthen your website. You can read The Honest Best WordPress Plugins Recommendation That’ll Save Your Money (2019) to check out my favorite list of plugins. The installation and setup process may take 30 minutes. More info on how to build a wordpress website for beginners.
Unlike WordPress.org, Weebly is a drag-and-drop website builder. It’s one of the best blog website builders because of how simple it is to use. To add a blog to your website and populate it with great content, all you do is point and click. Creating a blog is possible on any of Weebly’s pricing plans, which start at the Free plan and go up to the $38/month Performance plan for online stores. To get rid of Weebly ads, and make your blog look professional, you’ll need to be on at least Weebly’s $8/month Starter plan. You can build a website and add a blog page without touching any code. Weebly will take care of all the technical heavy lifting in the background. It will make sure your blog loads quickly and is accessible to readers. Free Weebly themes are available and, while it’s not as powerful as WordPress.org, and there’s less customization potential, Weebly does allow you to add an impressive number of features to your blog. This is a big reason it scored so highly in our testing.
Jekyll takes your raw text files, which may be written in Markdown, if you like, and turns them into a robust static site to host wherever you want. It’s the engine behind GitHub Pages, which means you can host your blog on there for free. Making your blog with Jekyll avoids the need to work with technicalities such as databases, upgrades and so on, so there are fewer things to go wrong, and you can build something completely from scratch.
Drupal is a great option for blogs associated with businesses because it is not just a blogging platform, but a complete content management system. This means that along with your blog, web pages and other online content can be created and organized within this platform. Drupal does not host blogs for users, so bloggers using this platform will have to find their own host someplace else. Drupal is also not a platform that readily accommodates beginners, so it is better for those upgrading from a free blogging platform rather than for the blogger just starting out.
Get a host. A web host is where your website “lives.” You own it, but you pay a small fee to keep it online (kind of like paying property taxes to the government). I recommend Bluehost for only $3.49/month (a special rate for my readers). It’s one of the most popular web hosts on the Internet and offers excellent, 24/7 customer service. To get a blog or site up and running, you need these three items: Domain name -A unique Internet address that people type into their web browser when they want to find and visit your website. Web hosting service -This is a server in a remote computer, where you will rent space for your blog to be stored and to live on. Blogging platform (WordPress) -The software that is installed on your server that you use to build and run your blog content.
The first element you need to shop for is a domain. Having a domain name is like buying property and giving an address for your new website. You need to make sure that your domain name is brandable or, at least, keyword rich. You should choose a domain with either .com, .org, or .net. If you purchase through Bluehost, you will get a free domain and that is a decent amount of saving. In case you need to buy additional domains, GoDaddy is one of the better cheap registrars. Cloudflare domain registrar: $7.85 for a .com domain, GoDaddy: $11.98 for a .com name, NameCheap: Another popular website like GoDaddy to buy a domain name
Website should not be a special thing nowadays, in fact it is a common tool that I think every business / or even an individual should have one. We are in the age of information, every information should be delivered digitally without the borders. Hence, this blog is about sharing my experience and providing guidance for any beginner or even non-tech guy to easily build a website for themselves. In my complete solution, I include the factors of website performance, building cost, building difficulty, search ranking when writing the blog. With these guidance, you can easily build a WordPress website yourself which is low cost, fast and rank higher in search engine. More on WPBuilderMaster.