How to Start a WordPress Blog (2021) - Step by Step

A Beginners Guide to Starting a Blog in 40 Minutes or LESS!
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (6 ratings)
1,707 students
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Register a domain name and web hosting
Install WordPress (.org) onto domain name and hosting
Install and customize a WordPress theme
Create an about page
Publish different blog posts


  • No previous experience is required, this course will teach you everything you need to know to get started.


Learn how to start a blog, step by step, using WordPress (.org).

Even if you’ve only used your computer for sending emails and browsing Facebook, you should still have no problems starting a blog with WordPress.

  • You don’t need to have any previous experience.

  • We’re not going to be using any complicated coding.

  • And the whole process is only going to take us about 40 minutes to complete!

What's Covered:

  • Registering Hosting / Domain Name

  • Logging into Hosting cPanel

  • Installing WordPress

  • Viewing Default WordPress Installation

  • Delete Demo Content

  • Installing WordPress Theme (Primer Theme)

  • Customizing WordPress Theme

  • Site Identity (Blog Title, Tagline, and Logo)

  • Changing Blog Colours

  • Adding a Blog Header Image

  • Changing WordPress Sidebar (Widgets)

  • Adding an About Page

  • Adding Blog Posts on WordPress

So if you want to start a blog TODAY, in less than 30 minutes...

ENROL in this FREE course and we can start YOUR blog TOGETHER!

Previous Course Reviews

Below are some reviews from a previous course of mine (just so you know what to expect).

Susan M Tharp


I loved this course!!! It is very practical. You can put it to use right away. Learning to navigate through the WordPress interface was great!!

Shammim Shaik


Course is great for a beginner it helped me a lot. Thank you

Nicola Williams


Great intro course for learning the basics of WordPress!

Diane Dunwoodie


Great WordPress introductory course, easy to follow, to the point - awesome! Thank you Martie Dread!!

Ashok singh


This is really helpful and good for beginner, thank u.

Juan Ferrera


Great and easy to understand.

Eraldo Guri


Very helpful, thank you.

Dharma Prakash



Pieter Marx


Simply yet effective course I love it, Thanks.

Yehuda Siboni


Thank you.

Abdelkabir Houmari


I have learnt many technical elements which will help me surely to go ahead and build a new business website thanx.

Sandeep Kumar


Best crash course for complete beginners...Thanks Martie!

Olga Kwiatko


Great tutorial!

The reviews (above) are only A FEW of the 5 star reviews I have received from ONE of my courses... I literally have THOUSANDS of reviews like this on my different courses. (I slightly fixed up some spelling mistakes and punctuation).

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners looking to start their own WordPress blog.


I love teaching people!
Martie Dread
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 20,133 Reviews
  • 283,514 Students
  • 14 Courses

I 'm a 30 year old, self taught web designer and teacher from the North of Ireland!

My hobbies include, web design, animation, and beatboxing... but my number one hobby is teaching people new tricks!

I've been building websites both personally and professionally for more than 7 years and all of the information contained in my training videos has been learned through trial and error (by yours truly!)

I look forward to helping you create a website or blog that you can be proud of!

Until Next Time,