How do I set up a blog?

Should I go with a free blog hosting service?

While it is simple to set up a free blog on a blog platform like blogger.com, or on one of the social media websites, this is not owned by you and can be shut down at the discretion of the website owners. If you unwittingly breach a guideline, this may take place.

Also when you use a free blogging service you are giving the owner of the blogs full control over your content to do with as they please. You are also stuck with their hosting package and are unable to move should the blog not perform as you want it to. This means that should you wish to move your blog elsewhere you would have to start again from scratch.

Self Hosted Blog With Free Domain Registration

The more suitable alternative it to have your own self hosted blog, using your own domain name and hosting. This has the added advantage that should you wish to change hosts for any reason you can move your entire blog without having to start again.

It is incredibly easy to set up your WordPress blog with Eirhost, we offer a a simple single click install from your control panel which will have you online within minutes.

WordPress is normally thought about as the very best choice for your blogging platform and when you choose Eirhost you can install your blog quickly and easily using our single click install.

When installing your blog you can decide whether to have WordPress on a separate directory site of your main website, and have the blog at yourdomainname.ie/blog (or whatever you decide to call the directory site).

When WordPress has actually been set up on the selected domain, go to the url (or your domain with the tag included/ wp-admin) This is where you log into the workspace of your blog, to work and include posts on your blog, or alter discussion or screen settings.

Next thing to think about is the display screen of your WordPress website. The blog will at first reveal with the default theme which you can easily change. Lots of free themes are offered for WordPress blog sites which you can easily install from the WordPress Appearance Menu with a single click.

You are now prepared to put some material into the pages and posts on your blog website.

There are other actions still to finish, consisting of triggering and including plug ins, setting permalinks, widgets, and other screen options. It is very important to make the appropriate choices with these, to enhance your Google search engine ranking.

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