Every business house needs a website or blog no matter where you are located or in which place you have your operation or market. The first and foremost thing important in having your own website is to choose the right hosting service. Getting a reliable hosting solution is an imperative decision. Good web hosting helps in effortless browsing and updating by visitors to your site in minimal time. Only powerful web hosting allows your website to be downloaded fast.
Below is a quick tutorial of how to create a blog on WordPress for you or for your business. Follow the steps given below carefully:
The first and foremost thing required to start a blog or website is to have a good hosting for WordPress. There are many web hosts which are compatible to WP, but it is highly recommended to go for those which has a cPanel. This is because with cPanel the installation of WordPress becomes easy.
Usually it is not recommended to go for free web hosting because WordPress requires a database and even the best free hosts are not rid of problems.
One of the best paid hostings is BlueHost that offers unlimited domains on just one single account. If not, you can also opt for cheap web hosts if you don’t have any immediate plan to make your site or blog a real big one.
It is suggested to install WordPress by one-click WP installation feature. It can be done with cPanel’s Fantastico. The installation is fast and very easy. Even a layman can do it.
Upload a WordPress Template
Get a good theme for your blog or website that is WordPress compatible and then upload it to the wp-content/themes/folder. Next, go to the WordPress admin panel and activate it. It will be like this:
Admin panel > Appearance > Themes
Modify the Theme
You can modify the template according to your preferences. Suppose if you don’t like the “posted by… on…”, you can delete the below given code from the index.php.
<? php the_time('F jS, Y) ?><?php edit_post_link(', Edit'); ?>
<div class="comm"><?php comments_popup_link('Post Comment', 'Comments (1)', 'Comments (%)'); ?></div>
You also need to delete it from single.php and page.php if you find the files in these locations.
One thing to take note here before deleting is to take a backup of the files of your theme. This will help you to get back to the original files if something goes wrong while editing.
The above information is one of the smart ways in running your own new website or blog. Apart from BlueHost Web Host, you can also go for MediaTemple Web Host, DreamHost Web Host, Hostgator and Laughing Squid Web Host. These are equally good. Moreover, many Linux web hosts comes with pre-installed WordPress. So, things become more easy and fast.
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