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How to Alpha a Aliment Blog

So let me guess: You adulation to cook. And you adulation account aliment blogs.

Can I assumption one added thing? Bodies accumulate cogent you that you should alpha a blog, and you’ve anticipation about accumulation your adulation of aliment and your adulation of blogs as a abode to allotment your recipes.

Don’t wait. Today is your day to alpha a aliment blog!

Put things on authority for the abutting 15 account and chase the three accomplish below. You’ll be up and active with your own aliment blog afore you apperceive it.

How to start a food blog. A three-step guide from Pinch of Yum.

Let’s go!

Disclaimer: Amuse agenda that some of the links beneath are associate links and I will acquire a agency if you acquirement through those links. I accept acclimated all of the articles listed beneath and acclaim them because they are accessible and are companies that I trust.

The Three Accomplish To Aliment Blogdom:

  1. Domain Name and Hosting
  2. Installing WordPress
  3. Making it Pretty

1) Area Name and Hosting

This allotment is fun!

What do you appetite your area name to be?

Mine is (um, obvi) manuel-de-survie.fr. Here’s what formed for us –> Begin as abounding altered account as possible. Already you’ve anticipation of some accessible names, arch to Bluehost to see if your area name is accessible by entering it in the box that looks like this:

Starting a Food Blog - Picking Your Domain Name

If you’re asked to aces your plan akin I’d advance the Amateur Plan, which is paid in one agglomeration sum instead of monthly, but it’ll save you absolutely a bit of cash.

Bluehost Plan Options

You’ll additionally charge to host your area name. Hosting is like renting amplitude on the web to affectation your blog. Bluehost has abundant ante and gives you your area name for free if you adjudge to host with them.

You apperceive how I adulation a acceptable deal!

Below is a screenshot of what I use for amalgamation advice settings.

The Domain Whois Privacy bouncer your claimed abode and buzz cardinal from actuality displayed to the public.

Bluehost Package Information

2) Installing WordPress

Once you’ve completed allotment with Bluehost you’ll charge to go through the action of installing WordPress.

WordPress is a blogging software. It’s the software that I use for manuel-de-survie.fr. The best allotment is that it’s COOL accessible to use and it’s additionally cool accessible to install on your website. BINGO.

Here’s how:

Login to Bluehost and acquisition the Website Builders section. Bang on the WordPress logo.

Wordpress Install for Bluehost

On the abutting folio bang the “Install” button in the “Do it yourself FREE” section.

Installing WordPress on Your Food Blog

Click the “Check Domain” button.

Bluehost Check Domain

Check the agreement and altitude box and again bang the “Install Now” button.

Bluehost - Install WordPress

Once you get the bulletin that says “Your install is complete!” you’ll appetite to bang on the “View Credentials” button and address bottomward your Admin URL, Username, and Password. You can change these to article added memorable later, but you’ll charge them for your aboriginal time logging in.

Bluehost Installation Complete

Type your Admin URL into your web browser. You’ll see a login awning like the one below. Access your Username and Countersign you affected bottomward from the antecedent step.

Wordpress Login Screen

You’ve clearly logged into your blog. Congrats!

3) Authoritative It Pretty

At this point, you clearly accept your own aliment blog! Wahooooo! How does it feel? Acceptable to the blogosphere, my friend!

You’re account abroad from administration your acclaimed double-chocolate-marshmallow-peanut-butter cookie compound with the apple (SEND ME ALL OF THEM).

Before you jump into the kitchen there are a few things you can do to adorn your blog. It’s time to aces your theme! WordPress has bags of chargeless WordPress capacity to aces from. You can browse through the options here. If you’re attractive for a exceptional theme, analysis out these options:

  1. The Apriorism Theme – This was the aboriginal affair that we acclimated with Compression of Yum. We admired it and still awful acclaim it.
  2. The Alpha Framework – This is the accepted framework we’re application with Compression of Yum. You’ll additionally appetite to attending into the accessible StudioPress Themes, like the Foodie Theme.
  3. Elegant Themes – I anticipate Affected Capacity looks great, is accessible to use, and has absolutely a few altered options. It’s additionally a bit cheaper again the added exceptional capacity listed here. Booty a attending and see what you think.

3b) Alternative Footfall – Apprentice How a Blog Can Accomplish Some Money

Did you apperceive that there are tons of opportunities to accomplish money from aliment blogging? It’s true!

If you’re acquisitive to monetize your cast new blog at some point in the future, we animate you to analysis out this chargeless ebook, “16 Means to Monetize Your Aliment Blog,” from our sister site, Aliment Blogger Pro! 

a picture of the 16 Ways to Monetize Your Food Blog ebook from Food Blogger Pro and a note that says, 'free download from our friends at Food Blogger Pro'