Select a suitable Domain Name
Rule 1: Select a suitable Domain Name for your blog. Domain name is the first impression of your blog or website to the visitors. Domain Name can define the brand name of your business and domain name also help you to have higher ranking in the search engines.
Useful Tips regarding the Domain Name are:
Always choose brand-able domain name than a generic one. Brand-able domain name stands out in competition than the generic domain name. Most of the generic names are stuffed with keywords and forgettable words but branded names stand out separately.
For eg. www.DiamondBooks.com is brand-able domain name than www.mybookscollectionblog.com. Also domain name should roll off the tips of tongue and tips of fingers too. The domain name should be easy to type and pronounce, which helps in remembering it for longer.
Get a web host and set your blog
Rule 1: Get the web hosting services before you sign-up the domain name & Install WordPress as we have discussed in the last blog about Installing WordPress -(www.blogname.com/InstallingWordPress.com)
You have to select the web hosting services which will keep your blog accessible to everyone on the internet using the specified domain name.
Always find the best of web hosting services which offers:
- Offers 24/7 support services
- Manages successful WordPress Installation
- Provides discounted offers and host of free services
- Your blog will be online immediately without further delay.
Login into the blog & Customize the blog
You should now have a blank WordPress site installed which can be accessed it as an admin using the specified username and password. Enter domain name of your blog and watch your WordPress blog displayed on the screen – as given below:
Once you login into your WordPress blog, you can login into Admin Panel which the same Username and Password which you had used during the WordPress setup.
After successful login, you will get the admin panel displaying the welcome page. You will see number of options along with the sidebar which displays set of menus and sub-menus to be used to set the WordPress Blog.
We will discuss about how to setup the themes and other set-up options for your blog in the next session of How to Install WordPress Theme.