How to start a blog in 15 minutes

We get tons of emails asking for help finding items, so we wrote some tips on helping us ID your items here

The next most requested kind of email is how to start a blog, so we created this post in hopes it can help any of our readers that want to start a blog too.

Just follow these three steps in the next 15 minutes and you’ll be up and running with your own blog.

1. Pick a Domain and Hosting

Bluehost gives you a free domain name with the purchase of your hosting plan.

When selecting a plan, I highly suggest domain privacy it keeps your personal details private. Follow the remaining instructions and soon you’ll have hosting!

 

2. WordPress

Once you’ve completed registration with Bluehost you’ll need to go through the process of installing WordPress a blogging software.

Login to Bluehost and find the Website Builders section. Click on the WordPress logo.

Click the Check the domain section

Create your admin information. I suggest not using “admin” as your username.

Once you get the message that says “Your install is complete!” you’ll want to click on the “View Credentials” button and write down your Admin URL, Username, and Password.

3. Pick a theme

WordPress has tons of free themes to pick from. When looking at themes be sure to look at the reviews and try to pick something that has been updated within the last year.

Login to your site by going to yourdomain.com/wp-login.php and enter your username and password.

 

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