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    Everything you need to know about owning a blog and How to create your own blog






    hello readers, 

    in my last post, i talked about "THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU WANT TO SET UP A BLOG"

    Here is a summary of what i wrote

    the first thing you need to know When we blog is

    1. WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH THE BLOG :

    2. WE ARE FREE TO WRITE ON WHAT EVER WE LIKE :

    3. CONTENT OF WHAT WE ARE WRITING ABOUT :

    4. HOW YOU WANT YOUR BLOG TO LOOK LIKE :

    5. REACHING OUR TARGETTED AUDIENCE :

    6. WRITING WHAT YOR READERS LOVE READING :

    you can read it in details here

    Read Here

    so in this posts today, i am going to talk about SETTING UP BLOG for your self.

    at this point you need to know what you really want for your self. you will also testify that all blogs are not the same, this is because their are many blog platforms which will be explained in details as we move on..

    there are things you need when setting up a blog and they ar

    1. A WORKING PHONE or COMPUTER WITH A GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION

    2. UNINTERUPTED POWER SUPPLY
    3. YOUR TIME

    4. YOUR BRAIN

    now read this very carefully .

    there are a lots of blogging platforms in the internet today, but i will only explain "2" which are ;

    1. WORDPRESS - in the internet today, many blogs are hosted on the WORDPRESS platform,

    wordpress is an online open source website creation tool written in PHP, it is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website "CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM" or (CMS ) in existence today .

    there are various ways in which we can install or use this WORDPRESS blog, which i will explain now.

    i. by getting it through Affiliate platforms,( the normally called website hosters ) this website hoster is a company in which you can host your own wordpress blog without going through wordpress.com ,
    this hosters come in different ways, some called FREE HOSTS while some are called PREMIUM HOSTS

    FREE HOSTS : THIS HOST WILL ALLOW YOU HOST YOUR BLOG FOR FREE WITHOUT PAYING A DIME (recommended for beginners)

    PREMIUM HOSTS : AS THE NAME IMPLIES, 'PREMIUM'WHICH MEANS IT IS NOT FREE ( for advanced webmasters)

    lists of some FREE hosts include

    NAZUKA.NET

    GIZHOST.COM

    PEAKHOST.IN

    and some list of PREMIUM HOSTS are

    whogohost.com

    lagoshost.com

    this website hosts will provide you with a CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  which may be very easy for beginners, and i am going to explain how to set up your blog through them on my next post..

    ii. you can also get a wordpress blog by setting it automatically through the official host wordpress.com ,i will explain how to set up your blog through wordpress.com on my next post.

    2. BLOGGER - BLOGGER is a free tool for creating blogs. setting up a blogger account takes three easy steps, create an account, name your blog, and choose a template, you can host multiple blogs with one account.

    you can get your blog via blogger.com,

    NOTE ; YOU MUST HAVE A GOOGLE ACCOUNT TO USE THIS.

    now am going to tell you how to get a blog of your own using the ABOVE  platform.

    WORDPRESS - like i said, wordpress is one of the best CMS in out internet world today. and also there are two ways that i know of by which you can get your self a blog through Wordpress..

    how will you get it via host affiliates..

    Step1. Get a host for yourself, by scrolling up and you can choose from one the free hosts i dropped.

    After choosing  choosing any host you like.. Register your self an Account with a valid Email address..(use uc browser when register)

    verify the email address.. now login to your dashboard via the host.

    at the top of the page, click on HOSTING .

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    when the page opens you see that you have no account..  now click on CREATE NEW ACCOUNT.

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    now. choose "Unlimited Free Hosting"

    (reason is that it is free host)

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    the next page should now open. now you will see where to put d details of your account (site url)

    1st box. - input d name you wanna use for your blog. eg "Gizhost" that's all

    2nd nd 3rd box -  imput d password u used when u registered at the host..

    4th box - verification number.

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    now after imputing all this. click on Create button.

    now, you have created an empty blog.  it will take you to another page, on that page you will see your blog as INACTIVE ACCOUNT . and your blog name will look like "dname you used.thehost.com" eg. if you used GISTPLUZ when registering it, and you used Gizhost.gq as your host, they your blog will look like this "Gistpluz.gizhost.gq" .  but dont worry. just Reload the page and it will be activated.

    we are done with creating our empty blog. it is time to install our CMS (wordpress) into it.

    Step2. on that same page.. where you account is.look around the page, you will see a button SWITH by the right side of your blog name , click on that SWITCH button.

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    after the page might have load.

    (don't worry . i have prepared a video so you can watch)





    now the page should load like the image below .

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    *zoon it if you are using MOBILE
    *else leave it if you are on PC

    now on that page.. look for the Image with the Description "AUTO INSTALLER" like the image below.

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    now click on it..

    *next page.

    you should see List of CMS there. like the image below. but remember , we are creating a wordpress blog*

    now click on the WordPress Logo. or The WORDPEESS.

    just like the below image.

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    *next page appears like this

    now, just fill in the boxes like i did mine.

    *Admin username
    *admin password .

    then click on  INSTALL  WORDPRESS

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    *viola*   we have created our blog.. 

    is this not easy? 

    Now.let learn How to Create Blog from BLOGGER .

    like i said earlier, you need a google account(gmail) which i believe everyone has..

    *Registration to blogger not need, as far as you have a google account..

    ok let get started.........

    go to WWW.BLOGGER.COM,

    NOTE- Dont use opera Mini through out this process. *use firefox, uc browser, or chrome...





    (it will first take you to a account sign in page) *dont worry, just sign in with your google account

    now you will be redircted to your blogger dashboard. which look like this.

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    but dont worry you won't see any blog on yours

    now click on the "NEW BLOG" button,

    NOTE - it will be EMBEDDED on that same page "that why i said use firefox...

    now the page shoud look like this...

    1st box - input your Blog title (e.g WELCOME TO WEBGISTS.COM)
    2nd box - input your blog url (e.g webgist.blogspot.com )

    after inputing all these, choose any template (you can still change it later)

    then click on "CREATE" .....................

    *Wait the to finish loading*, and guess what? we have created our blog..

    to me this step is more easier than the one of wordpress right?

    I have also prepared a Video tutorials for you ........... you can watch and alaso learn more and it is even more easier to learn with video............

    Video tutrorial on how to create blog



    Credit - Mula




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