Do you love to make new recipes? Maybe you have a certain diet that you follow, maybe you just like to experiment in the kitchen and you have a passion for food… or maybe you love to write about food! Whatever it may be, starting a food blog may be right for you! Start your very own food blog to share your recipes with the world! Don’t wait any longer… put things on hold for the next 20 minutes and follow these steps listed below, you’ll be running you own food blog before you know it!
- Pick a Domain Name and Hosting
- Install WordPress
- Making it look Pretty
- Pick a Domain Name and Hosting
Picking a domain name! Ours is TwoRaspberries.com I like to use Bluehost for this.
This can be fun, try experiments with as many different ideas as possible..Once you have some possible names head over to Bluehost and check if your domain name is available by entering it in the box that looks like this:
Once you have the Domain name you like and you have checked and it’s available you will also need to host you domain. Hosting is like renting space on the web for your blog to live. Below is a screenshot of what I suggest for a package. The Domain Privacy Proctection (Whois Privacy) hides your personal address and phone number from being displayed to the public. 2. Install WordPress Once you have completed your domain and hosting registration you will need to install WordPress. WordPress is a blogging software and it is was I use for TwoRaspberries.com. It is very EASY to install and easy to use.
First login to Bluehost.
Second make sure you click on your CPanel (see Screen Shot below)
Next find the WordPress logo and click on it On the next page click the “Install a brand new version” option On the next page click the “Install a brand new version” option Click complete. If you get the warning about Overwriting existing files make sure you haven't already downloaded WordPress on this account before you click Overwrite!
***Once you complete the installation you will want to make note of the Login URL, Username, and Password. You can change these later but you’ll need them for your first time logging in.***
Type your Login URL into your web browser. You’ll see a screen like the one below.
Enter your Username and Password you copied down from the previous step.
3. Making it look Pretty You officially have your own food blog! Welcome to the blogosphere! You will like it here! Before you jump into your new adventure there are a few things you can do to make is look pretty. Pick your theme! WordPress has some free WordPress themes that you can look through when you log into your WordPress account. OR If you’re looking for a premium theme, check out these options:
- The Genesis Framework– with the Foodie Theme by Shay Bocks is currently what we are using on Two Raspberries. We absolutely love it! The Foodie Theme makes everything so user friendly and makes life easier, plus there are so many tutorials out there how to use it… Shay has some great info on her site as well as tutorials also check out Minimalist Baker who has excellent tutorials!
Other products that I highly recommend and will help you get started :
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