FAQ

Most frequently asked questions by WordPress users

Getting Started

  • How do I start a WordPress blog?
  • How much does it cost to build a WordPress website?
  • How do I make money from my WordPress site?
  • Can I use WordPress without using any blog features?

WordPress Basics

  • How do I install plugins in WordPress?
  • Why I don’t see the Plugins menu in my Admin panel?
  • Which WordPress plugins I should install on my website?
  • How to select a theme for my WordPress site?
  • How do I install a WordPress theme?
  • How to add a blog post in WordPress?
  • How to embed videos in WordPress?
  • How do I show photos in rows and columns in WordPress?
  • How do I add a navigation menu in WordPress?
  • How do I use categories and tags in WordPress?

Once You’re Up and Running

  • How do I add a contact form in WordPress?
  • How do I start an online store with WordPress?
  • How do I improve SEO in WordPress?
  • How to deal with comment spam in WordPress?
  • How do I add email subscription to my WordPress blog?
  • How do I get more email subscribers?
  • How to install Google Analytics in WordPress?
  • How to find free images for my WordPress site?
  • How do I create my own images to use on my WordPress site?

Troubleshooting

  • Can I install WordPress on my computer?
  • My WordPress site is slow, how do I speed it up?
  • What to do when I am locked out of WordPress admin area?
  • How to fix common WordPress errors on my own?
  • How to protect my WordPress site from hackers

Miscellaneous

  • What blog hosting setup do you recommend?
  • Why do you recommend Bluehost to new bloggers?
  • Why do you recommend WordPress?
  • How long does it take to set up a WordPress blog?
  • How much does BlueHost specifically cost?
  • What exactly is a self-hosted server?
  • What is the bare minimum that I need to start a self-hosted blog?
  • What do I do if my self-hosted blog is broken?
  • Will self-hosting be too complicated for me?
  • What do I do if I don’t want to pay for anything?
  • I already have a free blog and want to migrate, what do I do?
  • I want to start a self-hosted blog, what should I blog about?
  • Is the self-hosted WordPress setup secure?
  • Can I have my own self-hosted email address?
  • If I want to start a second blog do I need a new hosting account?
  • What are some tips for starting a blog?
  • What are good ways to find a good domain name?
  • How do I boost traffic and gain more presence for a new blog?
  • Should I design my own website on WordPress or outsource it to a web designer?
  • What is the best blogging platform?
  • What are the best ways to promote a blog post?
  • What are best practices with regards to SEO and reaching long-tail keywords in your content on your blog?
  • Who are some of your favorite bloggers that are great mentors of how blogging can hold an audience?
  • Can Instagram be used as a blogging platform and if so, how?
  • Why you can’t live without a self-hosted blog:
  • How can I start my own blog?
  • I’m not very tech-savvy. Can I do this?
  • How much does having a blog cost?
  • Why don’t you recommend using a free service like Blogger or WordPress.com?
  • What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
  • What’s the difference between a blog and a regular website?
  • What if I don’t want a blog but just a website? Who are you and why should I listen to you?
  • What hosting service should I use?
  • What makes one hosting company better than others?
  • What platform should I use?
  • How long does it take to set up?
  • How much will this cost me?
  • What do you mean by “Self-hosted?”
  • Which service plan do you recommend?
  • What else do I need besides hosting?
  • What is a niche?
  • What is bounce rate?
  • What is a theme?
  • What’s the difference between a domain and a URL? What is SEO?
  • How do I figure out what to Blog about?
  • Can people hack my blog?
  • Do I have to use my own personal email address?
  • Who owns my blog if its self-hosted?
  • What’s the difference between shared, VPS, and Dedicated hosting?Different Web Hosting Options
  • Can I backup my site in case something happens?
  • Can I really make money by choosing self-hosting?
  • Is making money blogging legitimate?
  • How do people make money blogging?
  • http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/15-most-frequently-asked-questions-by-wordpress-beginners/
  • How do I start a WordPress blog?
  • How much does it cost to build a WordPress website?
  • How do I make money from my WordPress site?
  • Can I use WordPress without using any blog features?

WordPress Basics

  • How do I install plugins in WordPress?
  • Why I don’t see the Plugins menu in my Admin panel?
  • Which WordPress plugins I should install on my website?
  • How to select a theme for my WordPress site?
  • How do I install a WordPress theme?
  • How to add a blog post in WordPress?
  • How to embed videos in WordPress?
  • How do I show photos in rows and columns in WordPress?
  • How do I add a navigation menu in WordPress?
  • How do I use categories and tags in WordPress?
  • How do I add a contact form in WordPress?
  • How do I start an online store with WordPress?
  • How do I improve SEO in WordPress?
  • How to deal with comment spam in WordPress?
  • How do I add email subscription to my WordPress blog?
  • How do I get more email subscribers?
  • How to install Google Analytics in WordPress?
  • How to find free images for my WordPress site?
  • How do I create my own images to use on my WordPress site?
  • Can I install WordPress on my computer?
  • My WordPress site is slow, how do I speed it up?
  • What to do when I am locked out of WordPress admin area?
  • How to fix common WordPress errors on my own?
  • How to protect my WordPress site from hackers