Ultimate Guide: How to Set/Start You WordPress Blog (Step by Step)

Set Up Your Blog in Five Steps

Congrats, you’ve registered your blog — maybe you’ve even published your first post! Run through these five steps to forming sure you’re keen on the way your blog looks, and wow all of your new readers.

Set Up Your WordPress Blog

Each of those sites uses an equivalent free theme, Adelle. Add a couple of personal touches to offer your theme a custom look.

Each of those sites uses an equivalent free theme, Adelle. Add a couple of personal touches to offer your theme a custom look.[1]

  1. Update your title and tagline.

You chose a URL like http://myawesomeblog.wordpress.com once you registered, but your blog’s title is often anything. Get naming tips from other bloggers and tell readers about your blog before they read one post!

Learn to edit your title or tagline

Settings »General Settings

The General Settings allow you to control how your site is displayed, like the title, tagline, language, and visibility.

To change your site’s general settings:

  • Go to the overall Settings page.
  • Select your site to open that site’s General settings tab.

Set Up Your WordPress Blog

Changing your Site Title and Tagline

Watch the video below for a fast overview of how it works, and skim below for more examples and settings.

set up your WordPress Blog

The first setting you’ll see is Site Title. the location Title is displayed within the title bar of an internet browser and is displayed within the header for many themes. Your Site Title also will appear within the following locations:

  • Admin Bar — blog menu (top left) when viewing your blog
  • Admin Bar — main menu (top right) when viewing the blogs linked to your account
  • My Sites on the WordPress.com home page
  • The sender’s name when your followers receive notifications

Your site title is often anything you’d like; it doesn’t need to be an equivalent as your blog’s URL or your username. You’ll use a cleaned-up version of your URL (e.g., myawesomeblog07 can become My Awesome Blog), or change it to whatever best reflects your site’s personality and topic. Note: regardless of what you modify your site’s title to, your address remains an equivalent.

set up your WordPress Blog

The tagline is next and maybe a short description or catchy phrase to explain what your blog is about. Some themes will display the tagline within the header or within the sidebar.

set up your WordPress Blog


The Language option allows you to select the language to use for a few of the theme text shown to your blog visitors. If you decide on an RTL language (for example, Hebrew), then the theme’s layout will mirror itself in order that the text are often read properly from right to left.

set up your WordPress Blog


The Privacy settings control who can and can’t view your site.

Start a WordPress Blog

  1. Pick a topic you’re keen on.

No one spends longer on your blog than you, so make it comfy and homey. There are many themes available, and we’ve got great advice on narrowing down the choices.

Learn to browse and activate themes

  1. Add a header or background.

Headers and backgrounds are easy ways to customize your blog — and they’re free! Add a favorite photo for fast personality, or a custom background color.

Learn to play with headers and backgrounds

  1. Add a Site Icon.

Site Icons show up in visitors’ browser address bars rather than the WordPress.com “W.” Try adding the image you employ as your profile pic or header for a detail that creates a difference.

Learn to upload a site icon

  1. Add a widget.

Widgets are add-ons that give your blog more functions and content. they are doing everything from highlighting your archives to displaying Instagram photos to counting right down to your day. (Check out the complete list.) Start with an easy text widget and put a brief description of your blog on your home page.

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