Want to start a travel blog? In need of an accompanying website for your travel youtube channel? Here’s a guide on how to start a WordPress travel blog in 5 minutes!
Hi I’m TJ! Quirky travel vlogger with a big appetite. This post will show you how to start a travel blog in 5 minutes. Yes, just 5! That’s the time it takes to microwave two hot pockets. Full disclosure, this blog includes affiliate links. Thank you for fueling my coffee obsession.
Now set the clock to 5 minutes….and begin!
Start a WordPress Travel Blog
Step 1: Choose a host
What’s a host? A web host is basically a service provider that puts your webpage on the internet. The best hosting company is Bluehost. I’ve used Bluehost for many years now and its customer service is pretty unbeatable (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Basically, if you ever freak out about something…you can reach them. They’re the boyfriend I never had.
Step 2: Pick a name
Best part about this setup is that the domain name comes free with your WordPress hosting account. Yassss!
Step 3: Choose a hosting plan
Hosting plans are in yearly plans so 12 months, 24 or 36. The longer you purchase, the lower the monthly rate. I’d stick with the long-term plan. Blogging and vlogging are a commitment. Stick with it! Go for the long game boo!
Step 4: Install WordPress
One of the main reasons we’re going with Bluehost is they’ve made it incredibly easy to install WordPress. It just takes one-click!
Head to your cPanel, scroll to “Website” section. Do you see the WordPress icon? Click it!
Follow the steps until your tracking process reaches 100%.
During the process, you will need to set up your username and password. This is what you’ll use to login to your WordPress dashboard.
Install…a minute later…DONE!
Step 5: Do a jig to celebrate
Now you can log into your WordPress site by going to the admin login URL. It’s your website url with a /wp-admin at the end.
From the dashboard is where you will begin building your new travel blog. Draft new posts, change the theme and get your blogging on.
Don’t forget to do a little jig for completing the first step in your travel blogging journey!