So … you like this food blog? Do you like the idea of making your own food blog? Do you want to share your best – your family loving – recipes with the world?
Then I’m with you. Do not wait any longer and make your dream come true! 🙂 Cause, It’s easy and it’s a big adventure …
THE THREE STEPS TO YOUR OWN FOOD BLOG:
- Domain Name with Hosting
- Installing WordPress
- Choosing a Theme
1) DOMAIN NAME WITH HOSTING
Domain name it’s basically a Name of your website. And Hosting is service that allows you to post a website or web page on the Internet.
Have you thought about how you want your website (blog) to be called?
If you haven’t chosen yet, give yourself some time to think. For me, it took maybe one whole day until I have chosen some good and nice domain name. I have put a list of some domain names that I liked the most. And then it also took time to find some free domain name. Because some of your chosen domain names could be already taken.
But this you can figure out in the next steps that I will show you.
Before I was using Hostgator for my domain name and hosting. But now I’m currently using Bluehost for the hosting. They are both very good and helpful for customers. Plus, Bluehost give you your domain name for free when you decide to host with them (isn’t that great?) Either way, if you choose Bluehost I can help you with setting all up.
Head to Bluehost and search for your domain name (that you have chosen and like) if it’s available.
Then, if your domain name is available you’ll be asked to pick your plan level. I’d suggest the Starter Plan, which is paid in one lump sum instead of monthly, but it will save you quite a bit of cash.
Then fill out your package information and your hosting is done and ready.
After that, you will just need to install WordPress.
2) INSTALLING WORDPRESS
Log in to Bluehost and in the section Website Builders click on the WordPress logo.
On the next page in a section ,,Do it yourself Free” click the ,,Install” button. And then click ,,Check Domain” button.
Check the terms and conditions box and then click the “Install Now” button.
Once you get the message that says “Your install is complete!”, click on the “View Credentials” button and write down your Admin URL, Username, and Password. You can change these later, but you’ll need them for your first time logging in.
Type your Admin URL into your web browser. You’ll see a login screen like the one below. Enter your Username and Password you copied down from the previous step. And after that, your blog is ready to go! Yeeey!
3) CHOOSING A THEME
So now you can make your website pretty and nice just the way you like. There are many beautiful themes out there that can make your website look amazing. If you want a premium theme as I have you can choose from here:
Theme Forest – There are many themes to choose from. I personally found a Sprout and Spoon theme for Food Bloggers which I’m currently using. And I really love it and highly recommend it. They have made a very good job of the themes to work, look nice and more importantly easy to set it up.
This Theme has:
- Future updates
- Quality Checked
- 6 months support
- Many helpful articles for beginners
Elegant Themes by WordPress – Here are free themes by WordPress if you do not want a premium theme and pay for it.
But before you find and get one, I would like to let you know that from my experience I really Highly recommend some Premium Theme. Some good theme that you can buy. To be completely honest, it was worth to buy a premium theme. It has saved me a lot of time. I’m very satisfied with it and I’ll never regret it.
So I wish you a good luck with starting and building your own Food Blog. And I also wish you many good recipes and good ideas 🙂
If you need more help with building your blog, you need ideas, tips, and tricks, helpful eBooks etc … You can find all that in LEARN TO BE A FOOD BLOGGER.