Pagematic review - How to setup your professional blog in one shot within minutes!

This is a special tutorial for you. Here I tried to show you exactly how to setup your professional blog in one shot within minutes using one of Pagematic’s web hosting packages.

If you already are a professional blogger, you also find this tutorial interesting because of the features of a web hosting company I am talking about.

I already explained in my previous blog post … how Pagematic provides both the services, which are the most important in professional blogging, … one of them is web hosting and the other is email marketing and the best part is … these two important services are combined in one package.

You pay for only one service and get the other service completely free. Actually email marketing is included in Pagematic’s web-hosting package and this package of two premium services starts from an incredibly low price of mere $5 per month. If you somehow omitted that post, go through it.

Here in this post, I will show you step-by-step how quickly and easily you can set up your blog in one shot using one of Pagematic’s hosting packages.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot!

Here are the Steps for Setting Up Your Professional Blog using One of Pagematic Web Hosting Packages

These steps are very easy and simple. One can setup a professional blog even having no technical knowledge.

Step1: Register Your Website or Blog at Pagematic.

The first and the most important step is … register your new website (a blog is ultimately a website) at Pagematic web host by selecting any one package from their list. The details of different packages are shown in my last post. (If you wish, just take a look into it)

After registration, when you get the access to your website’s Cpanel or control panel, you need to follow the rest of the steps one by one.

Task 1: So, in this step, your task is to register your website at Pagematic. If you haven’t registered your website yet, go for it.

Step2: Click on Soft or Softaculous on Your Cpanel.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

After registration, when you get the access to your website’s Cpanel, you can see that there are various sections in your Cpanel such as Preferences, Mail, Files, and Logs etc.

At the bottom of your Cpanel (see Fig.1), there is a section called Software/Services in which you find different open source software packages or scripts. Here you need to select Soft or Softaculous tab.

Task 1: So, click on Soft or Softaculous tab.

Step 3: Install WordPress

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Now, you are at a page, which looks like Fig. 2. Here you find several open source software and scripts.

Task 1: As you are going to setup your blog, just mouse over on WordPress tab. Here you find two buttons Install and Demo. Click the button Install to install WordPress at your website.

Step 4: Fill up Your Blog Information.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Now you are at a page, which looks like Fig. 3. Here you need to fill up all necessary information to actually set up your blog.

First you need to choose your blog protocol. It can be http:// or http://www. In case, it is a secured blog you can choose https://. Your blog URL or link actually will start with this protocol.

Task 1: So, choose your blog protocol by clicking the drop down list Choose Protocol and select one of the options provided to you. For normal website or blog it is http://www.

Your second task is to select the domain that is the name of your website registered at Pagematic or a subdomain (a directory that you perhaps created at your website) to setup your blog. If you register your website name as yourwebsite.com it will come up automatically in the drop down list.

Task 2: So, select your domain or sub domain (if you already created) from the Choose Domain drop down list.

Your third task is to create a directory where you want to set up your blog.

For example, many people, who are professional bloggers use their main websites as their professional blogs. In this case, blog URL is the main website URL such as yourwebsite.com. Here, you need not create a directory.

There is a second example, where people use their websites to sell their main products or services and in the same domain they use a separate directory for their blogs. In this case you need to create a directory.

So, the choice is yours.

Task 3: So, fill up the text box In Directory with a name to create a directory if you wish to have it provided it should not exist. Default value is wp. You just need to rename it.

The next task is to create a database where all of your blog entries will be stored in different tables in that database. Here a default random value usually comes up. You can keep it or rename it.

Task 4: Put your blog’s database name in the textbox called Database Name.

Now, you need to put table prefix. Table prefix is nothing but a prefix with which all of your blog’s table names start. It is concatenated at the beginning of all the table names. Here you can see that the default value that comes up is wp_. In my opinion, keep it as it is.

Task 5: Fill up the text box Table Prefix with your preferred prefix or keep it as it is.

Now, provide your blog name or site name. It is the name that shows up as your blog title. Blog title should specifically represent your blog’s key contribution to the people or a specifically target market. It should clearly tell that what is there in your blog, what people get from it, exactly what solution your blog provide to a specific target market or people, why people visit your blog …just like this. While choosing your blog title, you should consider it from searchers’ perspective. If you want people to find your blog in the major search engines you should incorporate those targeted keywords or search terms by which if one searches your blog should come up in the search results.

Task 6: Put you blog title in the text box called Site Name. By default it is My Blog. Remove it and put your own title. Remember that this title should not exceed 60 characters including spaces otherwise it will be truncated in search engine results.

Now, provide your site description, which is actually your blog description. It is as important as your blog title. So, put some time in brainstorming it and come out with appropriate description. It is also found in major search results and its length should not exceed 140 characters including spaces.

Task 7: Put your blog description in the text box called Site Description. By default it is My WordPress Blog. Just replace it with your appropriate blog description.

Next is Enable Multisite. As you are creating your first blog, so, it is assumed that you have only one site. So, just ignore it.

Task 8: Keep Enable Multisite (WPMU) check box unchecked.

The next 3 entries are all about administrating your blog. When your blog setup is completed you will be given a link to administer your blog. At that time these 3 things are required.

Task 9: Put an appropriate username in the text box Admin Username. Default value is Admin. You can replace it with your choice.

Task 10: Put a strong password with a combination of uppercase, lowercase characters mixed with special characters and numbers in the text box called Admin Password.

Task 11: Put your email address in the text box Admin Email to administer your blog. Default value, which shows up here, is the email address that you entered at the time web hosting registration.

Now, your task is to select a plugin, which restricts login attempts. For the time being keep it as it is.

Task 12: Keep the check box called Limit Login Attempts unchecked. If you require you can change this option latter.

Now keep all the fields in Advanced Options as they are. In the near future, when you will become familiar with administering your blog and feel that you require any specific option or all advanced options to be changed, you can easily modify them.

Task 13: So keep all of the Advanced Options as they are for the time being.

Now your task is to choose a theme for your blog. You can select one of the themes already present there. Scroll them to the right or to the left to view more by pressing the right arrow (>) or left arrow (<) respectively present at the bottom of the theme panel. Or, you can go with the default theme provided by WordPress by not selecting any one from the display.

Actually after installing these free themes you need some technical knowledge to customize them according to your requirement. If you really wish to setup a professional blog, you need to provide professional look and functionalities to your blog and that can be easily done when you use premium themes. In this case my recommendation is Thesis. They provide easy to customize themes with full of professional look and features.

Task 14: If you have some technical background, go for free themes by pressing Select button from the display or go with default theme by selecting nothing from the display and later incorporate Thesis for professional look and features.

Task 15: Provide a valid email address in the text box called Email installation details to so that you get all the installation details to this email address when installation is over.

Whatever inputs you enter here in this page, keep a record of them because you will require this information for administering your blog later.

That’s it.

It takes few seconds to process all of your inputs and finally a message is thrown on a new page (Fig. 4) to confirm you that your WordPress installation is successfully done.

Step 5: Click the Link to See How Your New Blog Looks Like.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Here in this page (Fig. 4) you are provided with two links – the first one is your blog’s homepage URL or link and the second is your blog administration link.

For example, I have created a food blog whose link is http://www.netprofitmagic.com/indianfood/.

So, if I click this link, I can see my blog (see Fig. 5) that I created to prepare this tutorial.

And there is a second link, which is http://www.netprofitmagic.com/indianfood/wp-admin/. It is my blog administration link.

If I click this link, I can go to my blog administration page (see Fig. 6).

Task 1: Note down your blog’s hompage URL as well as blog’s administration page URL.

Task 2: Click the first link i.e. your blog’s homepage link to look and feel your blog’s home page. It looks like Fig. 5.

Task 3: Click the second link to administer your blog. This page looks like Fig. 6.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Step 6: Login into Your Blog Administration Dashboard.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Here in this blog administration page (Fig. 6) you are required to login to view your blog administration dashboard.

Remember your Admin Username and Admin Password that you registered or recorded while setting up your blog (see Fig. 3).

Task 1: So, your task is to put your Username and Password in the corresponding text boxes and click the button Login.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

If your login is successful, you will be in this page, which is known as blog administration Dashboard (Fig. 7).

Here you can do everything that you need to administer your blog – you can write, edit, delete blog posts, add pages, add your about page, customize your blog, change your blog theme. You can add plugins, media to add more functionality to your blog. You can use different tools. You can change your blog settings.

Just stay some time here in this dashboard; you will be habituated with all functions.

Step 7: Add Your First Blog Post.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Let us know how to add your first blog post. Now, you are in the Dashboard (see the above Fig. 8).

You can add your blog post in two ways. If it is your first blog post then you can click the link Write your first blog post under the section called Next Steps. After your first post is written and it is published, this link will no longer exist.

There is another method of adding your blog post. In the left hand side of this dashboard, you have a vertical menu bar where you click on Posts. A submenu will appear. On that submenu, select Add New. It will enable you to add your new post whenever you like.

Task 1: Click the link Write your first blog post under the section Next Steps. Otherwise select Posts from left hand side vertical menu bar and select Add New on the submenu that appears.

Step 8: Write Your First Blog Post and Publish It.

Pagematic review - How to setup professional blog in one shot within minutes!

Now you are at a page (Fig. 9) where you can write your blog post and publish it.

Your post can be anything – standard article, image, video, and audio or a mix of all. Using its built-in visual editor you can format your text here. You can give different visual effect to your article using bold, italic, bullets, number, and quotes etc icons.

You can add different media like image, audio, video to your post.

You can add categories or use already added categories under which this article can be best fitted.

You can add tags or use old tags, which are perfectly fit for your article or post.

You can add featured Image for your article.

So, the main thing is – stay here, see different functions and use them, which are useful for a particular blog article or post.

Task 1: Write your post title in the text box under the heading Add New Post.

Task 2: Write your blog post in the bigger text box below Add Media. Here you can directly write your post or you can write it using your other text editor like Notepad or MS Office and copy the entire post and paste it here in this box.

Task 3: Add tags or use already added tags, add category or select already added category, set featured image if you like.

Task 4: When everything is done, click the Publish button to publish your post.

That’s it.

Now It’s Your Turn …

When you will be used to it, blog publishing becomes very easy.

Give some time on every pages of your blog administration dashboard; try to know what is there for you, select those feature and functionalities, which are best suited for you.

If you are not satisfied with the look or feel of your blog, customize it. Change your theme. Make your blog more attractive and more functionally strong. For easy to install professional theme, Thesis is the best option. So, try it out.

If you are serious about blogging and want to make money from it, just go through my popular article – Minimum steps to start your profitable blog and make money online.

Here is another good news for you. I have my own blogging resource which helps me a lot in building my blog profitable. This resource is full of my recommended software, tools, services, trainings that I regularly use to make my blog profitable. Go through it. Save your valuable time that you’ll probably be wasting in searching and finding best things for you.

In the next post, I would like to come out with another important tutorial last in this series to show you exactly how to setup automated email marketing system using Pagematic web hosting package. I hope you are certainly looking forward to it.

Before that, check out Pagematic’s unbeatable offer. You can have two premium and the most essential services, web hosting and email marketing combined in one single package. This uniquely combined two in one package stats from just $5 per month. Believe me, it’s an unbelievable offer that you can’t ignore it.

If you find this post useful … please feel free to make your comment below. A Facebook like or a tweet from you will inspire me a lot. I can’t ask you more than that.

Debabrata Dhar

Debabrata Dhar

Update: Now, a comprehensive tutorial with full pictorial details that I promised in this post has been published for you. Here it is:

How to Setup Automated Email Marketing System in Your Blog – Pagematic Review!

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