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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: April 7, 2019

Latest News: I fixed a broken links.

You can read more about the current WordPress version by clicking on the following link Latest WordPress Version

Hint: After you install WordPress and configure the admin settings, there are two plugins you should install straight away. A backup plugin and a Security plugin.

Click on Step 9 Install Plugins below and select one of the many backup plugins I include in the tutorial. For security install the following plugin All In One WP Security & Firewall.

This plugin has an option to change the database prefix, WordPress always created the default database prefix wp_. This database prefix is known by many hackers. I suggest that you change it now before you begin your blog. This is extremely important for security reasons. If your blog is already published then I strongly suggest that you change it. Remember to create a database backup before you make any changes just in case something happens.

WordPress in my opinion is the simplest, powerful CMS “Content Management System” most widely used blogging platform in the world.

When it comes to SEO and Google you really need to make sure you follow Google guidelines or else you will be penalized. Here is a link to a reputable organization that can help you Fruition’s Google Penalty Checker – Free setup

First Time Blogging Using WordPress

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create a blog by following these instructions. The more blogs you create, the better you will become. The more you use WordPress the more you will get to love it like I do. Experience will give you knowledge and the ability to develop very powerful blogs and in return you will become popular as a blogger. This is a learning curve and I am sure that you will enjoy it very much. That is why you are here reading this tutorial.

The menu list below applies to this blog and it is the same instructions I follow when I develop my clients blogs or websites. This is also the advice I provide when someone ask me a blogging question.

Photo by woodsy from Rgbstock website.


First Time Blogging Tutorials:

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


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.


Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  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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