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First Time Blogging Tutorial will help beginners as well as advanced bloggers set up a blog using WordPress. I am sure this tutorial will help you.

Last Updated: December 13, 2022

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In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create a WordPress blog by following these instructions. The more blogs you create, the better you become. The more you use WordPress the more you will get to love it, just like I do. WordPress in my opinion is the most popular and most powerful CMS “Content Management System”, widely used in the world.

There is a learning curve in blogging, however if you love blogging as much as I do, you will get to enjoy it very much. That is probably one of the reasons why you are visiting this blog post, to learn more. The more experience you have, the better you will become at building great blogs. In time you could become a popular blogger.

Note: After you install WordPress, there are two plugins you should install straight away. A backup plugin and a Security plugin. Go to Step 9 ) in the list below to find all the plugins I recommend. 

The security plugin I use in all my blogs is All In One WP Security & Firewall. This plugin is very powerful and has an option to change the database prefix. WordPress creates the default database prefix wp_. This database prefix is known by many hackers. I suggest that you change the prefix the moment you install the security plugin. This is extremely important for security reasons.

Info: Remember to create a database backup of your site before you change the database prefix, just in case something happens.

First Time Blogging Using WordPress

The list below are the steps I followed when I built this site. It is also the steps I follow when building sites for clients. I also point people to this list, when they ask me questions about blogging.

First Time Blogging Tutorials:

  1. Domain Registration
  2. Web Host
  3. Install WordPress
  4. Backup
  5. Theme Setup
  6. Categories And Tags
  7. Admin Settings
    1. Discussion Settings
    2. Permalinks Setup
    3. Copyright
  8. Best WordPress Plugins For Blogs
  9. Social Sharing Networks
  10. SEO “Search Engine Optimization”
  11. Security
  12. Speed
  13. Blog Post
  14. Management
  15. Maintenance

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You can also check the following URL WordPress setup tutorials to learn more about WordPress.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this post from time to time so keep coming back for the latest.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

  8 Responses to “First Time Blogging Using WordPress”

  1. If you need more help let me know :)

  2. If you wrote an article about life we’d all reach enlighetmnent.

  3. These are really great tips for new bloggers. Amazing post. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow, wish I’d seen this 4 weeks ago, so here I am still struggling with setting up my blog with suffusion for two weeks already:) But I’m still glad I found this, because I’m a long way from done – like you said, definitely a learning curve.
    Thank you so much,Manuel, I’m glad I found your tutorials.

    • Hello Rose, thank you for your comment :). If you need a hand with Suffusion let me know and I will be glad to help you.

      Kind regards

  5. Thanks for sharing this nice post here.

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