Do you want to start a blog just in few minutes? There are many website building software that provide easy tools to make your blog in few minutes. In this guide you will learn how to start a blog without hassle in 30 minutes.
Wix is popular online hosting company that provides website building software in affordable price. It is one of the bloggers recommended online hosting companies powering millions of blog.
Get Ready to Start
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Start a website with Wix
- Register Custom Domain Name
Choose your website name such as www.myblog.com
- Get WIX Online Hosting
Wix provides cheap online hosting plan at $7 per month for the beginners. Register the basic plan and your blog with custom domain name.
- Choose your Blog Template
Template are the appearance of your website. Choose best template that suites your blog niche from 1000s of free WIX template.
- Connect to your Professional Domain Name (www.yourblog.com)
Connect your custom domain name to WIX online hosting.
- Start Writing Posts
Starting creating your blog posts and publish.
Step-1: Register a Domain Name
You can get your custom .com domain name just in $1 for first year using the button below. 1onos1 aka 1&1 is a domain registrar and web hosting company that provide you custome domain name in cheap price.
It will take you to the 1ONOS1 by 1&1 website. Type you unique custom domain name and click on Check button.
If the domain name is available to register then you can continue, if not then you need to choose different domain name.
In the next screen, you will see the status of your domain name. If domain name is available then click on Add to Cart button.
Once the domain name added to the cart, Click on Continue button.
Now, Click on Domain only button.
You will see the price $1 in total that you need to pay for your custom domain name. Scroll the page to the button and Click on continue button.
In the next page, you can create a new account or pay using your paypal account to complete the registration process.
Its recommended to create a new account. Click on Create new account button.
Fill the registration form. Select personal purposes and complete the mandatory field then click on Continue to Payment Option.
Now, you need to Choose your payment method, Credit Card or PayPal and complete purchasing your custom domain name.
Congratulation you have successfully purchase a custom domain name.
Step-2: Get your Online Hosting Plan
You have a custom domain name. Now, you need to get basic hosting plan at $7 per month using the button below.
Follow the button below to get your hosting plan.
It will take you to the WIX website. Click on Start Now button.
In the next page Sign Up using your Email Address and Password.
Now, click on Skip button.
In the next page, click on Choose a Template button.
Now, Choose the best template that fits your Website type then click on Edit button.
You will see the Welcome screen. Close it for further editing. Click on close button at the top right.
Simply click on publish button at the top right. You will edit your website later, after adding SEO friendly domain name.
Click on Connect your own customized domain then click on Save & Continue button.
Wix will ask you to connect your domain name. Click on Connect a domain you already own button.
Choose Wix Plan
From the Wix hosting plan page you will see four different plans. Choose Connect Domain plan at $4.50 per month when you pay for 1 year.
If you want to pay monthly you have to pay $7 per month for website hosting. Choose preferred options for you then click on Select button.
Click on monthly plan that cost $7 per month then click on Select button.
Now, provide your credit/debit card details in the field. Click on Submit purchase button at the right.
You will see congratulations message on the screen. Now, you need to connect your domain name. Click on Connect it link at the button.
In the next page you will see nameserver that need to be update in your domain registrar IONOS by 1&1. Copy the name server one by one.
Step-3: Update Namesevers in IONOS by 1&1
Login to IONOS website that you have registered your custom domain name.
In Domain & SSL section, you will see your registered domain name. Click on the Gear icon and click on Name Server.
Click on Edit name server button.
Copy the NameServer e.g. ns4.wixdns.net, ns5.wixdns.net provided by WIX and paste in the nameserver 1 and 2 box. Click on Save button.
Now, return back to Wix page and click on verify connection button.
You will see the message that say It will take upto 48 hours to make your website live in the internet which typically completes in few hours. But you can start customizing your blog by creating and publishing a post.
Customize Your Website
Click on My Sites at the top right to start customizing your website. You will see your website marks as a premium which means you will get all the benefits to make your blog successful. From the All sites click on Select & Edit Site button.
You want to see you website how it looks like. Click on Site Actions then click on Preview site.
Now, Start editing your website creating menu and posts then from the Site Actions click on Edit Site.
You will redirect to page editor where you can edit every part of your website in few clicks.
Click on the website title then you will see edit text button. You can click on edit text button to edit the content.
Once you click on edit text button you will be able to edit your Website title. Type your website title and use awesome tool to format the text that appears near the text box.
You can add and remove menu click on the menu bar then Manage Menu.
You will see the site menu pop up where you will find options to rename the menu name. Click on the three dots of the menu you want to change and click on rename.
Type the menu name and click on Done. You can also add the menu clicking on Add Page button at the button of the Site Menu Popup.
You can add your own custom background or can use thousand of images for free from Wix gallery. click on Change Strip Background then you will see the popup where you can choose the background for your website. Click on Image or Video to upload you own images or videos in your blog.
Click on Page drop down to add post in your specific menu then click on the menu name where you want to create your blog post.
Click on Start Blog icon then Add now button. It will start adding the page which you can edit with your contain.
We hope you have learn how to make a blog with WIX. You may also like to see the guide on how to make money online.
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