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How To Make a Blogger Or WordPress Blog

Dec - 15 - 2011
sanchit singh

If you are not a web designer or developer, blog is only the way to promote your business, content, expertise or anything you can promote via websites. usually people make blogs to promote their expertise publicly on internet by writing articles in their blog and also earn money by advertising on it. In order to make a blog you don’t need to know programming knowledge if you are decided to make a blog in blogger. But if you have decided to make a custom blog in wordpress, you need some programming and database knowledge. So here I’m going to explain you about how to make a blog in blogger as well as in wordpress.

make a blog

Make a blog using blogger:

I will not give you a lengthy lecture about how to make a blog. so here are the steps to guide you about how to make a blog. You just need follow these steps.

step 1: Go to www.blogger.com/signup.g

Step 2: Enter your personal information and click on continue.

Step 3: In this step you have to choose your blog address. you can choose either xyz.blogspot.com or your own domain like xyz.com. you can also use a sub domain of your domain as your blog address.

Step 4: If you are using sub domain of your own domain, you have to change the DNS setting of your domain. In order to use this domain

go to your domain control panel >> click on DNS setting >> click on cName Record and enter the sub domain what you want. in value field, you have to enter the google server address which is ghs.google.com after this your sub domain will be setup for you blog address and after 48 hours, it will be active.

Step 5: Your have almost done. Start posting by using blogger control panel.

Make a Blog using WordPress: 

If you have decided to make a blog in wordpress, you must have some knowledge about database and how to use a web server. To make a blog in wordpress, you just need to follow these steps. To run wordpress you must have php version 4.2 or greater and MySql version 4.0 or greater in your web server.

Step 1: Create a database having these information on your web server.

  • Databse name – Your database name
  • Username – Your database username
  • Password – Your database password
  • Hostname – It might be like mysql.yourdomain.com or only just localhost.

Step 2: Download wordpress software. You can find this software here www.wordpress.org/download

Step 3: Open the downloaded folder, go to wordpress folder and rename the file wp-config-sample.php to just wp-config.php.

Step 4: Open wp-config.php file and change

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the databasedefine(‘DB_USER’, ‘username’); // Your MySQL usernamedefine(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); // … and passworddefine(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

to

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘yourDatabaseName’); // Your Database Namedefine(‘DB_USER’, ‘your-username’); // Your Database Usernamedefine(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘your-password’); // Your Database Passworddefine(‘DB_HOST’, ‘your-hostname’); // Generally you don’t need to change this value

Step 5: In this step, you need to choose the directory. If you are willing to to make run your blog in a domain like yourdomain.com/blog then then rename the wordpress folder to “blog” and upload it to the root directory. But if you are willing to run your website on yourdomain.com then open the wordpress folder and upload all the files and folder and upload it into the main root directory.

Step 6: You have almost done. Just go to the domain where you uploaded WordPress, and then to /wp-admin/install.php, and follow the simple directions there.

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sanchit singh

Sanchit Singh is an IT Professional and blogger at BigPassage. You can connect with me on Facebook and Google+ at +Sanchit Singh. Go to page to know more about me.

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