How to Create Your Blog on WordPress.com

WordPress.com offers one of the high quality free blogging platforms online. It’s quick to setup a blog but many first time users find it somewhat daunting to create one.

Here’s a newbie friendly hand holding guide you can follow along when creating a blog at WordPress.com:

1. Type www.wordpress.com using your web browser of choice then click enter.
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2. Enter your desired url/address for your new blog. Note that this is not yet the title of your blog. So, use all small caps with no space.
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3. Click “Create Website” button.

4. On the next page, enter email address desired username and password.
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5. Now, on the next field recheck your blog address.
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6. It says that site already exist so we’ll have to try other url.

7. Alright, we found an available one. You’ll see a green check now.
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8. Don’t be confused by that pricing table. You’re a creating a free blog so just scroll down and click the “Create Blog” button.
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9. On the next page “Step 1 Set up your blog”, this is where you now enter your blog title.
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10. Click “Next Step” button.
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11. Choose a free theme to use. You can always change your theme later. Just click on the theme thumbnail. Don’t click themes that have price tag on it.
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12. Click “Next Step” button.
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13. Again, click “Next Step” button unless you want to share your new blog on Facebook and Twitter.

14. Alright, blog created.
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15. Now, login to your email address and verify click on the verification link.
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16. Click confirmation link.
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17. That’s it. You can start posting now.

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