How to Create a Blog – Video Tutorial Teaching you How to Create your Own Blog.
A blog provides you with an ever- changing type of web content that the search engine spiders die for and if you know on how to create it then you have got a fabulous promotional technique in your fingertips.There are various ways you can create a blog, using word press.com or blogger is the easiest way to go forward.Using word press or blogger you can create your blog basing on any topic that you might need and even customize it so as to suit your need.
Assuming that you have downloaded the word press platform from the word press.org and you have got an account so that you can self-host your blog that you are going to host your blog on its own domain.Here are the steps you should follow when you are making your blog.
You need to go to the word press.org and download the version which is the latest one.This will be your zip file.Extract the contents and you will end up with a sub folder for example word press v2.7
You need to open the FTP client and then go to public httpdocs. You then open the public folders and you should know that this is where you will place the word press folders or files.
You need to open the unzipped file or folders and you will be able to see about twenty five folders and files .You need to upload them to the public directory.This might take you about minutes so you can take a break.
Ok, glad you have had a good break, now get into the preparation of the mechanics of the database. Now you need to set up a MySQL database and then change a file.
Now you can go into your control panel for your domain then select the Mysql icon.You will be able to see three main areas. Here you have to set up a database name, the user name, link your database to the user and then you will have the last box which will say `localhost’. You should leave that alone since most set ups do not require one to change this.
At this time you can create a database name which should look like xxx-database name.After that you will press the create tab and you then press the go back which should take you back to the database creation page.
Now you will have to create a database user name which should look like xxx-database user name and set a password, then press the create tab to go back.
Now you should link the database user with the name.Match the database user and name by clicking the add user to the database.But for now you need to ensure that all the priviledges box is checked.
You now open the text editor where you are required to change the default information in the wp-config so as to include your database information.But you need to ensure that you do not remove even a single quote.After you have inserted every detail required you can leave everything alone and then save the file as wp-config.php.
You now then go and type your domain on your browser.Here you will be presented with an auto install feature which will ask the title of the blog and your email address.Once you have finished with these instructions ,your blog will be automatically created for you.make sure that you save the user name and your password that is provided.