A blog is the best way to incorporate your personal brand. Today, every one of us aims to have a blog or some already have a blog. This article is for those who aim to have a blog irrespective of their niche.
Being a health blog owner, I come across with many blogging questions such as how to start a blog, what to do, which hosting provider is best, which theme is best, etc. Though, I was new to this but, I have learned a lot during this phase of blogging. So, I have decided to write on this topic on my blog to help others for the same.
Step 1: Two options for designing a health blog
For setting up a health blog, you either need to do it yourself or hire a web designer. I will suggest opting for self – hosted WordPress hosting to design your blog. In the future, if you need any help that you are not able to solve or want customized design then you can hire a designer.
Step 2: Select a domain
Getting a domain name is necessary to start a blog. It helps users and search engines to identify your website. You can research on domain name before selecting an ideal name for your blog. It is suggested to select domain name related to your industry or get a name which is easy to remember like health tips, health solutions, suggestions for health, health blog, wellness blog, care for health, etc.
Step 3: Get WordPress hosting
After finalizing the domain, the next step is to register a domain. Your selected web hosting provider will help you to know the availability of the domain. For example, you have selected a domain called careforhealth with .in extension then it would be like “www.careforhealth.in”.
After that, you have to buy WordPress hosting from one of the reliable WordPress hosting providers like MilesWeb.
MilesWeb is one of the leading web hosting providers that are located in Nashik, Maharashtra and established in 2012. No matter, whatever is your hosting requirement it will get fulfilled from MilesWeb. Their strengths are 24*7*365 days support, 99.95% uptime and 30 days money back guarantee. You can communicate with them through chat, email, and phone. They give three server locations that are
USA, UK and India. Their product range includes Linux shared hosting, Windows shared hosting, shared hosting, VPS, dedicated, WordPress, etc.
Except “Ace” plan, you get 20% off on all plans of WordPress hosting. This again makes the plan more cost – effective.
Step 4: Install WordPress from cPanel
After buying hosting, you get a welcome email from your web hosting provider that consists of login details that you can use to login into their client area, where you can email your queries.
Next email, you get consists of cPanel details that you can access to get login into your cPanel. From cPanel, you can manage your website in- depth. You will get Softaculous in cPanel from which you can download WordPress.
Step 5: Set up your WordPress account
After downloading, next is to set up your WordPress account by setting your login id and password.
Step 6: Install WordPress Theme
Once your WordPress account is set up, you can log in to your WordPress account easily. Here your actual work starts as you have to set up the website for global view on your own or with the help of a developer. In the WordPress dashboard, you will get “Appearance” option, where you can change and install new theme for your website. Check a few themes listed below:
Nutrigen is polished and appealing diet and nutrition WordPress theme. It is specially constructed for health and fitness related websites. This theme is responsive and offers many options in the customization section that helps tomould the website as per the demand. Theme supports cross-browser compatible and works excellently with plugins like WooCommerce, Jetpack and Contact Form 7, etc.
2) Better Health
Better Health theme is full of features that make your website worth for user and search engine. It is competent, professional, robust, responsive and WordPress multipurpose website theme. This theme is ideal for hospital, nursing home, general clinics, pediatric, medical store and overall medial websites. Moreover, if you are doctors, dentists, surgeons, gynaecologist, etc. Then you should consider this theme.
3) Medical Way:
Medical way is responsive health free WordPress theme for doctors, hospitals, medical clinics, pediatric, dental, gynaecology websites, etc. It is a perfect option for developing functional and flexible medical websites as it comes with inbuilt theme options, custom widgets and sections. Develop your website by own in easier way with the help of Medical Way.
Step 7: Install plugins
Once your theme is finalised next is to install plugin. You can install plugin as per your demand. For example, All in One Seo Pack plugin is best for newbies and professionals. In this plugin, you get plenty of features like adding Google Analytics and Google Webmaster code, enable option of indexing of pages, set SEO title on a page, meta tags and description, etc. Likewise, you can install any plugin that suits well for your blog.
Step 8: Live your content
Last but not least your role is to write content for your blog. Start writing unique for your readers and search engine. Make your blog more worth for others, so that, users can bookmark and share your post on social media networks.
Your health blog is ready! Explore your knowledge by setting up a health blog and help people to get solutions for their health. Found this article informative? Share among your social networks.