If you read my bio on my about page you know that developing website is something I also do besides blogging and creating delicious healthy dessert recipes. I love designing websites and I’m passionate about creating clean, unique, elegant designs. Living Healthy With Chocolate was designed by me and in this article I will show the steps you need to know to create your own food blog or any website for that matter..
Do you want to start your own food blog or website?
I want to show you just how simple and fast it is for you to create your own blog using WordPress in just three simple steps. In no time you’ll be able to run your own food blog and start sharing your recipes with the world. Of course if you don’t like working with computers and prefer to have me do it for you I am up for hire. Just email me your thoughts and I will help you create the food blog you have always wanted.
THE THREE STEPS TO START A FOOD BLOG:
1) DOMAIN NAME AND HOSTING
Domain Name: The first step is for you to choose a domain name for your blog. This is the URL that you type on your browser. For example, my domain name is https://livinghealthywithchocolate.com. It’s important that you pick a name that will be easy to remember and that reflects the theme of your site. Once you thought of a few names, you need to check to see if they are available for registry. Go to Bluehost to see if they are available by entering the name in the box (see below) and follow the steps to register it.
Hosting: You’ll need a server to host the domain name. Hosting is basically leasing space on a web server to display your blog. Bluehost offers great prices and the registration of your domain name is free for as long as you host your blog with them. That is a great deal! I have hosted my sites as well as my client’s sites with Bluehost for many years and I can assure you they are best and have the best customer service and price!
Sign up for Bluehost and register your domain name here.
2) Installing WordPress
Okay, so now that you registered your domain name and it’s hosted with Bluehost you need to install WordPress. WordPress is one of the easiest and most popular blogging softwares available. It’s completely free and it’s the software I use with Living Healthy With Chocolate as well as other websites unrelated to blogs (WordPress is not just for bloggers). The best thing about it is that it’s super easy to use and install. So lets go over the steps:
First login to your Bluehost account and find the section for Software/Services and click on “Simple Scripts”.
On the next page look for and click on the “WordPress” logo.
On the next page click the option to “Install a brand new version”.
Fill out the installation preferences:
When you are finish with the installation, save your username and password and login to your site:
3) Choosing a theme
You’ve completed the WordPress installation and you now have your own food blog! Very exiting, isn’t it? Before you start blogging about your recipes you might want to make your site attractive by choosing the appropriate theme for your blog. WordPress has tons of free themes to pick from and you can browse all of them here.
If you’re looking for a premium theme, check out the three options below. All three of these site offer excellent themes for you to choose from.
Optional Step – Let me help you!
If you need help signing up for a domain and hosting, installing WordPress or installing your theme send me quick message on my contact page. You might also find that the theme you chose needs some customization, like changing colors, adding a logo, or changing the background and I can help you with this as well. I can also design a beautiful site that is unique and based on your requirements. In either case, drop me a message and lets talk about it.
If you hire me to develop your new blog, I will feature your website on Living Healthy With Chocolate’s website and share it on all of my social media networks. This will help you to immediately gain exposure and bring lots of traffic to your new food blog.
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