WordPress Blogging Tutorial (For BEGINNERS) – How to Create a Blog with WordPress


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In this step-by-step blogging tutorial video, I show you how to create a professional WordPress blog. This video is intended for people that are completely new to building a blog or a website so it is very detailed and starts off with getting a domain name and hosting account!

This will be the first of several WordPress blogging videos so be sure to subscribe to my channel and visit my website at

This video will walk you through how to setup your blog using the free professional WordPress theme from theme4press called “HUMIX”.

Some of the things covered include:

-Setting up a domain name and hosting account with hostgator.com
-Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
-Installing WordPress on your hosting account
-Downloading and installing a free professional WordPress theme
-Finding free, high quality, public domain icons and photos
-Using a free online application to create a logo and edit photos.
-Creating pages and blog posts
-Understanding blogging functionality including user comments and categories
-Using the visual editor to add images and customize text
-Creating a custom navigation menu with optional drop down menus
-Adding an optional slideshow to the blog page with your own pictures and captions
-Embedding youtube videos
-Installing a contact form plugin and more!

The WordPress theme I demonstrate is also responsive! This means it re-sizes neatly on handheld devices. (I completely forgot to mention this in the video!)

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that there are “broken image icons” that display when using certain web browsers such as Google Chrome. Here is a link to a video on how to fix that:

Thank you for those who pointed that out!






28 responses to “WordPress Blogging Tutorial (For BEGINNERS) – How to Create a Blog with WordPress”

  1. June Shuffler Avatar

    This is a good tutorial to follow. How current is it for 2017 ?

  2. National Cyber Avatar

    ALright there! have you tried – Zammu Amazing cash Crop (do as search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my brother in law got treat results with it.

  3. Mojan Hoss Avatar

    Hi, thanks for ur video! why does my WordPress Home page look different ?It doesn't give me the option to install new Theme!!??

  4. Anona Socah Avatar

    How do I make a page specifically for blog posts, and how would other people be able to create blog posts on that page as well?

  5. Senior Avatar

    Link for download Humix dont work

  6. Jassica Harner Avatar

    Cheers for the Video! Apologies for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried – Saankramer Better Ranking System (probably on Google)? It is an awesome one of a kind product for learning how to get your website on the top position of the search engines without the headache. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my work colleague got great results with it.

  7. Angelia Parsons Avatar

    Excellent tutorial. Thanks

  8. Kani B. Avatar

    Thanks for your help. I am still not sure how to make all my pages static except for the blog page obviously…..


  9. Janette Adams Avatar

    I set up a domain name with wordpress do you still recommend to get set up with host gator?

  10. Maria Brown Avatar

    Thank you so much your tutorial was so helpful 

  11. F Elba Avatar

    If I'm already using the WooCommerse & Mystile, can I still use this plugin for my blog?

  12. Elaheh Madjedi Avatar

    hi i think your tutorials are the best but i have problem with theme4press and humix it sees it does not exist what other theme should i use instead
    thanks again

  13. Nini Lagidze Avatar

    You have super tutorial methods! Thanks.

  14. vcstar5 Avatar

    How do I do the logo part with "Twenty Eleven" theme.  There is no logo area.  Please help.

  15. Kathy Lucas Avatar

    Hello I am enjoying the video. I am in the infant stages in setting up my blog on wordpress. I don't the plugins in my dashboard. Can you tell me why? Thank you.

  16. Jan Ducreay Avatar

    awesome tutorial! Im having a problem with my Domain, after doing the quick install process and waiting for hours my domain is not available. hope you can help me. thanks!

  17. Gary Steps Avatar

    Good afternoon. I am a long time IT specialist and read and write 7 machine languages, but blogging is new to me. I was looking for a tutorial that was somewhere between "blogging for idiots" and "since you are already an expert" Your video is very well done. However, when I went to ThemePress, they no longer have free basic themes. Any ideas?

  18. Debbie Barnett Avatar

    Nice video but the process seems overwhelming. I am an artist and I need to develop a site that has a gallery and a shopping cart. I reproduce my paintings (actually each original) on many different things such as cards, notebooks and other things. What is the best way to make a shopping cart for this?

  19. Michael Hurd Avatar

    Josh, thanks for a great tutorial!  This is just what I've been looking for.  I've been using Blogger as it was easy to start and manage, but wanting to switch to WordPress.  However, I've felt overwhelmed not knowing how to use it.  Now I have the confidence to try!  So THANKS! 

  20. Anne Woody Avatar

    Excellent video and great for beginners wanting to start a blog.

  21. Ashok Nalwade Avatar

    Good Video. Very helpful

  22. Malachi's Mom Avatar

    Great video, I am new to blogging and found it very informative.
    I tried looking for the humix download and am unable to find a valid link. Has it been replaced? If so what is a similar theme?

  23. dsd5825 Avatar

    Geez! Wish I had found this tutorial and this channel earlier!!!!!!! Dumb me! Way, way better than reading 10 books on how to set up a WP blog/website. Hope he continues to make videos.

  24. Nils Nilson Avatar

    Great tutorial! I want the whole blog post to show on the first page and take away the read more button. How can I do that? Thanks.

  25. Tamika Hill Avatar

    Hi, I followed all your steps but I am stuck at the download of the humilix. When I select download it goes to my downloads but I am confused from there because it there is no zip drive. I have a mac pc. I am not sure if that makes a difference

  26. wpSculptor Avatar

    Thanks! I have some other videos on my channel that will definitely teach you a lot more about using WordPress. Thank you for the compliment!

  27. wpSculptor Avatar

    hmm, that is interesting. Normally, once that is checked, if you scroll down under the page editor, there will be a discussion box displayed where you could uncheck allow comments.

  28. Sanddeep Pannu Avatar

    Also do you have any videos for intermediate & advanced users? Now that I am finished with beginners level, I would like to move on to intermediate level and then to advanced. You do a very good job of explaining everything.

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