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How to Start and Setup a Free WordPress Blog [12 Easy Steps for Beginners and Startups]

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Are you looking to create your own free WordPress blog but unsure where to start?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our detailed guide that walks you through the process in 12 easy steps. It’s perfect for beginners or anyone else aiming to kickstart their online presence.

If you need help, our expert team is ready to assist you for free. Click here to get your free WordPress blog setup.

What Do I Need to Start a Free WordPress Blog?

There are 2 things you need to create a free WordPress blog:

  1. Any devices capable of accessing the internet and websites. (We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer.)
  2. Your undivided attention for 10 minutes.

Yes, that’s all you need. You can start a free WordPress blog in under 10 minutes, and we will walk you through the entire process with detailed steps and screenshots.

In this guide, we will cover:

Step 1. Head to WordPress.com

Step 1. Head to WordPress.com
  • Click on this link or open up your website browser and type in www.wordpress.com to visit the WordPress website.
  • Next, click on “Get Started“.

Step 2. Create an Account.

Step 2. Create your Account
  • In this step, you can choose to create your WordPress account with Google, Apple, or any email you own. In this example, we will be using our own email.
  • Click “Continue with Email“.

Step 3. Enter your Email Address.

Step 3: Enter Email Address
  • Enter your email address in the input field. Please note to only use the email address that you own and have access to. WordPress will send you an email to confirm it and activate your account.
  • Click “Continue“.

Step 4. Choose your Free Domain Name

Step 4. Choose your Free Domain Name
  • To choose the domain name for your WordPress blog, start by typing your desired name in the input field. Ideally, the domain name should match your business name. If it’s unavailable, aim for a name that is easy to remember and relevant to your business or industry.
  • Browse the available domain names and click on “Select” to confirm your choice. In this example, we’ll opt for the free domain name, as this guide focuses on assisting you in setting up a WordPress blog for free.

Step 5. Confirm your Free Domain Name

Step 5. Confirm your Free Domain Name
  • Review your selected domain name, then click “Continue” to proceed to the next step.

Step 6. Choose the Free WordPress Plan.

Step 6. Choose the Free WordPress Plan.
  • Under “Free” plan, click on “Start with Free“.

Step 7. Establish your Goals.

Step 7. Establish your Goals
  • There are various goal options for you to choose from, including “Write & Publish”, “‘Sell Online”, “Promote myself or business”, and more.
  • Choose the goals you want and click on “Continue“.

Step 8. Choose a Theme or Design One Yourself.

Step 8. Choose a Theme or Design One Yourself
  • You can choose a theme from the many available theme libraries or opt to design your own.
  • In this example, we will select the option “Choose a theme“. 

Step 9. Find a Theme You Want.

Step 9: Find a Theme
  • Browse around and pick a design that you like for your free WordPress blog. You can always change it later. Confirm your choice by clicking on it.
  • Please note that designs marked with the ‘Upgrade’ tag are part of WordPress’s paid plans.

Step 10. Review your Theme.

Step 10. Review your Theme
  • This is the time to review the design theme you have chosen. You can also view the design in various responsive formats by clicking on the icons at the top.
  • Click “Continue“.

Step 11. Launch your Free WordPress Blog.

Step 11: Launch WordPress Blog
  • Once you are ready, click on “Launch your site“.

Step 12. Congrats! Your Blog is Live.

Step 12. Congrats! Your Blog is Live
  • Congratulations on your live WordPress blog! To view your site, click on “View site“.

Need Help to Start your Free WordPress Blog?

We hope you found our guide on how to create a free WordPress blog useful.

If you have any questions or need assistance along the way, our expert team is here for you. Contact us online to speak to us today!