How to Create a Free WordPress Blog Website In 2022

If you’ve ever wanted to start a blog website to exhibit your writing skills, then WordPress is the best platform to begin. Other competitors (Blogger and Wix) do not touch WordPress when it comes to customizations, ease of use, and popularity. WordPress powers over 455 million websites on the internet as of 2022, hence you’ll be in great company. In a separate article, I’ll cover the advantages WordPress has over other free blog websites in greater detail. This article will teach you how to create your free blog site and install themes.

Creating Your Blog Site

  • Visit the WordPress website here
  • On the top right-hand corner of the screen, click on get started
  • On the next screen, type your email address, desired username, and a unique password. You’ll be required to log in with these credentials. You can click on “Continue with Google” or “Continue with Apple” if you’re accessing WordPress from a device already logged in to Google or Apple.

When your name and password check out, proceed to the next step of choosing your domain name. This is a tutorial for a free website but if you are willing to spend some bucks on a domain name, you can do that. 

  •  If you already own a domain name, you can connect it by clicking on the “Use a domain I own” button to set it up.
  • Type your desired domain name in the search bar. WordPress will load up recommended and available domain names you can use. The top two paid domain names will be displayed first. Below that is a free domain with your name + numbers. It also ends with (e.g. Click on it to accept the domain name.
  • In the final step, WordPress will require you to choose the plan you want. Again, if you want to pay for that, you can go ahead and then select the WordPress Starter or WordPress Pro plans. Since we’re going for the free version, click on “start with a free site”.
  • Click on Skip to Dashboard. We’ll set up the website before writing our first post.

Now it’s time to set up and install a theme for your blog website. WordPress will install a default theme on your site. If you’re cool with it, you can skip this part. WordPress has a ton of free and premium themes to choose from. To set it up:

  • Click on Appearance on the left menu and select Themes.
  • Scroll through the hundreds of themes and select the one you want.
  • Click on the “Activate this theme” button.
  • You can either stick with your homepage content or replace your homepage with the theme’s homepage. You can choose the latter if you have no content yet and want a fair idea of how your website would look. You can edit the theme’s homepage later so no need to worry.
  • Click on Activate.
  • Wait for the theme to install. It should take a few seconds. Once it is done you can go ahead to edit your website to suit your vision.

In subsequent posts, we’ll look at how to create, edit and publish your first posts. Hopefully, this was able to help you create your website. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.


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