How to install a WordPress Theme?

How to install a WordPress Theme?

Do you want to install a WordPress Theme in Your Website?

After successfully installation of WordPress on Your Hosting. Now, you have to Change the look and fill of Your WordPress website. To achieve this, you have to install theme in your WordPress website and Customize it.

In this article you will learn step-by-step procedure to install a WordPress Theme. Let’s go and install it.

Steps to install a WordPress theme

Below are the steps to install a theme in WordPress

Step 1: Log in to WordPress Dashboard

Step 2: Select the Theme

Step 3: Install & Activate Theme

Step 4: Customize Your Website

Step 5: Customizing Site Identity

Let’s dig deep into the topic.

Step 1: Log in to WordPress

First login to your WordPress Admin Panel, then look go to Appearance >> Themes, it will be there just at the end of your screen on the left-hand side as shown in the figure. Click on Themes in Appearance. Then You will be redirected to the Theme sections in the dashboard (as shown in the figure below).

Step 2: Select the Theme

Now the next step is selecting a Theme for your blog or website. For this click on the “Add New Theme” button as shown in the above figure, and you will see thousands of Themes for your Blogging/Website need.

You can sort the themes based on the following critereas

  1. Popular
  2. Latest
  3. Block Themes
  4. Favorites
  5. AMP Compatible (if you installed AMP plugin)

Before installing any theme click on the Preview Button, to preview how your website looks, when you installed the theme. If the look, typography suits your website/blog taste then installed it.

how to install a wordpress theme

When you click on the Preview button, then WordPress will redirect you to the preview mode, where you can see a simple preview of your website if you installed the selected theme.

Step 3: Install & Activate Theme

Now, if you want to install the theme then, Click on install button. Now, you have succesfully downloaded the Theme on your web server. You have to “Activate” the Theme to use it as a Theme on your WordPress website.

Before activating, you can check for Live Demo of the Theme. In this case, I Checked the Live Demo of OceanWP theme, and it looks good for my WordPress blog. So, I clicked “Activate & Publish” button.

You might thing that the sidebar on the left-hand side is not looking great. But we can customize it in our next step.

Note: Some Themes comes up with required plugins. In our case OceanWP need Ocean Extra plugin to be installed for smooth working of the theme. So, you should install and activate the plugin as shown below

Step 4: Customize Your Website

Now after installing the Theme in WordPress You have to Customize the theme and make it as per your Blog/Website Taste. Some of the things which you can customize are written below. But this section is worth of giving time and noticing the changes occured when you change something.

Don't Worry ! Unless and Until you click on Publish button, changes not occured.
  1. Site Identity
  2. Menus
  3. Widgets
  4. Homepage Settings
  5. Typography
  6. Blog
  7. Header
  8. Footer Widgets etc
Note: The pencil marks in the above image while customizing the Theme, means you can edit that section. Just click and see what happens there.

Meanwhile, you just go around and start writing posts in Your free WordPress blog.

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How to Start a WordPress Blog in 2024

How to Start a WordPress Blog in 2024

Do you want to start a WordPress blog easily?

I know starting a blog can be a headache for most beginners who do not know coding. And you are not alone in getting headaches in this.

As a Web Designer and Digital Marketer, I have helped hundreds of students set up a WordPress blog.

The process of starting a blog is easy whether you are a student of age 15 years or you are a retired person of the age 60 or more.

What do you Need to Start a Blog?

Now the question is what do you need to start a blog? The answer is

  1. A Web Hosting (Hostinger, Bluehost, Siteground etc)
  2. A Domain name ( Name of your website)
  3. 25 Minutes of Your Focus

Yes, you read it right. You have to focus 25 minutes on setting up your first blog, and your blog will be ready.

In this Tutorial, I’ll cover the following topics

  • How to Choose the Best Web Hosting
  • How to Register a Free Domain
  • How to Install WordPress
  • How to Design Your WordPress Blog
  • How to Add Functionalities to Your Blog through Plugins
  • How to Write Your First Blog Post
  • How to Add a Contact Form
  • How to Optimize Your Website for SEO
  • Resources to Learn and Master WordPress

Are you Ready? Let’s Go

Step 1: How to Choose the Best Web Hosting

The first and foremost step of starting your WordPress blog is having the best Web Hosting for WordPress. A good SEO-Friendly Hosting Service is of utmost importance for a blogger to start a blog. Many beginners make mistakes while selecting a Web Hosting for their blog. It is because of advertisements they saw, or because of the budget they have.

But, believe me! this will be your biggest mistake if you have selected the Wrong Web hosting. So, select a good, reputable, secure, affordable Hosting for starting your blog.

Personally, I have been using WordPress since 2013 and used a handful of Web hosting. Some charge more, and on the other hand, some do not have good support and service.

After thorough research and experience, I Believe Hostinger is one of the Best WordPress Hosting. It is affordable, secure and has good 24/7 support. There are other options too like Bluehost and Siteground. But my vote of trust is with Hostinger as I have been using it for years.

There are many WordPress Optimized Hosting Plans in Hostinger and they are at affordable cost. You can go for the Premium WordPress Hosting Plan that says Rs. 149 per month. Read the Features it will help you understand the plan.

Click on the Add to Cart Button. Now you are at the billing area, here select the period. For Beginners, 12 months are best, and if you have a long-term plan then go for 4 years.

Sign in and complete the billing.

Step 2: How to Register a Free Domain

Now, after successfully purchasing the Hosting you want to add Your Domain name to Your web hosting. While reading Hosting Features, you might read that the Hostinger Premium plan comes up with a FREE Domain.

Now we have to claim this Free Domain from Hostnger. After the payment has been completed. Hostinger will ask you a set of questions to install WordPress on your Hosting. While answering those questions, Hostinger will ask you to install WordPress on the Website. There Hostinger will give you the option of Claim Domain.

Remember! Choose a good readable domain with the keyword. Here are the tips for a good domain name

Step 3: How to Install WordPress

As you are claiming your Free Domain on Hostinger, in the process you have installed WordPress on your Blog. Here is the complete step-by-step guide to installing WordPress on Hostinger

Step 4: How to Design Your WordPress Blog

Now after successfully installing WordPress on your blog. Now, you have to design Your WordPress blog. A simple, and good look is necessary for a blog to get success.

When you first visit your WordPress blog, it will somewhat look like this

Now, when you are using Hostinger Hosting for your WordPress blog, then Hostinger preinstalled a plugin with the name Hostinger, on your blog. This Plugin helps you set up most of the basic things like adding a logo, site title, description, connecting domain name etc. This plugin is good for beginners to do a handful of tasks. I have written detailed info about the Hostinger WordPress Plugin.

Now, come back to the topic. To have a good design of your WordPress blog you need to install good themes. WordPress comes up with thousands of Free Themes (more than 6000) and Premium Themes. Head towards Dashboard >> Appearance>> Themes and Click Add New Theme. You can sort themes based on Popular, Featured, and New and select the theme that suits your blog well.

You should see ratings and reviews before installing the plugin. Likewise, you have to Preview the theme before installing and activating. I have written an in-detail article on how to add a Theme in WordPress. It might help you in installing the theme.

After installing the theme you have to customize it from the Appearance only and add logos, typography, color scheme etc. Spent some time on customization and you will learn many things.

How to Add Functionalities to Your Blog through Plugins?

Now after successfully installing the theme on Your WordPress blog. Now it’s time to add some functionalities to your blog using Plugins. Plugins are software that adds functionalities to Your WordPress blog. To install a Plugin in your WordPress blog, go to the Plugin section from WordPress Dashboard, and click on Add new Plugin.

I have written an in-detail article on how to install a plugin in WordPress. Now the question is which plugins do you require for your blog to run?

If you are running a basic WordPress blog then you need to have these plugins

  1. Akismet anti-spam plugin
  2. SEO Plugin (Yoast/AIOSEO/Rank Math)
  3. Elementor (Page Builder)
  4. Site Kit By Google
  5. WpForms Lite

All these are Free Plugins and they can add special functionalities to your Website. For example, Akismet will prevent spam comments, whereas Site Kit will add your website to Google Search Console and Google Analytics. On the other hand, Elementor is a page builder. SEO plugins will be discussed below on the topic of how to optimize your website for SEO.

You can read Neil Patel’s article on 10 best Free Plugins that every website need

How to Write Your First Blog Post

Now after doing work in the dashboard here comes your first step of writing a Blog post.

Writing Blog posts in WordPress is very easy. In the WordPress Dashboard, click on the + New button and select Post from it. Now you are there to Write your First ever WordPress Blog post.

On the top, you have to Write the Title of your post and in the body, you can write the content of your post. WordPress is a block Editor by clicking the + button on the top left corner you can add different blocks to your post like paragraphs, headings, lists, Images, Videos etc. I have written a detailed article on how to write your First WordPress Blog Post where I have discussed the options of adding images, and video in detail.

How to Add a Contact Form in a WordPress Blog?

Now, if you are running a website or blog, you need a contact form, so that people will contact you through it. To create a Contact Form on WordPress, there are many plugins one of them is WPForms lite. This plugin will easily help you create a simple contact form in your WordPress blog.

After installing and activating the plugin go to Add New and Create a New Form. By default, WPforms have some template. In our case for the time being we use the template “Simple Contact Form“. Click on “Use Template” and it will take you to the template part. There save the template and close the form.

You will get a shortcode of the form you created. Just you have to go to Your Blog Contact Page and paste that Shortcode and the form will be live. You can read in detail article about how to create a Form in WPForms

So, you have created your Contact page for your blog.

How to Optimize Your Website for SEO

Now one of the most important things is to Optimize your website for SEO. You are creating your blog to share your learning and to earn. Then to reach more an d more people your blog should be discovered by search engines and users can come to your blog from Google, Bing etc. For this, you have to optimize your blog to reach more and more audiences. This can be achieved by optimizing your website.

SEO consists of keyword research, On-Page SEO, Technical SEO and Off-Page SEO. To achieve On-Page SEO success you can install one of the SEO Plugins like Yoast, AIO SEO, and Rank Math.

Install the plugin and start optimizing your posts On-Page SEO with their help.

Resources to Learn and Master WordPress

Now, in the end, Blogging is a long-term journey, and you need to be updated and learn new things to implement on your WordPress blog. So, for this journey, you need to have access to authorised Content. As far as resources are concerned to master WordPress here is a list

  2. WpBeginner
  3. WpEngine
  4. Videos (Digital Farhan Bajrai)

These are some of the resources from where you can learn Blogging.

I hope this guide on setting up a WordPress blog was useful to you.
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Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Login URL (2024)

Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Login URL (2024)

Do you want to log in to WordPress? One of the most asked questions by WordPress users is “How to find my WordPress login URL?” 

Beginners often have a hard time finding their WordPress admin area. Previously, they might have logged in from their web hosting provider or they might have logged in by following a Youtube video.

But, when they want to directly access their WordPress admin panel, they Google it to find the solution.

In this comprehensive guide, you will learn how to find a WordPress Login URL for your website. Similarly, you will learn different ways to access the WordPress admin area.

How to Find Your WordPress Login URL?

Now, the first question is How to find My WordPress Login URL. The answer to this question is very easy. There are different methods by which you can access Your WordPress Dashboard. Here we go

Adding suffix “/admin”

To access your WordPress login page just add /admin at the end of your Website URL. Suppose your website name is Then to log in to your WordPress website add /admin at the end i.e.,

Adding “/login” at the end

Similarly, if you add “/login” at the end of your Website URL, you can find your WordPress Login page i.e.,

Add Suffix “/wp-admin”:

The main WordPress Login URL is by adding /wp-admin at the end of your domain name. I.e.,

Note: Don’t forget to change to your domain name.

WordPress Login page

How to Find WordPress Login URL to Subdirectory Website?

Suppose you have installed another WordPress into your website as a sub-directory in your website. So, to gain access to this sub-directory login page. You have to follow the above steps only. But, the difference will be you have to add your subdirectory name in between the URLs. let’s understand it with an example.

Suppose, you have a subdirectory WordPress in your above website as “Courses”. Then your subdirectory domain will be www. courses. You have to add suffixes at the end of what we discussed above. So, you can access your WordPress Login URL by any of the following methods:




How to Access WordPress login URL of subdomain?

The subdomain is the part that comes before your domain name in your website URL. Let’s understand with the above domain name example. Suppose you have a subdomain by the name “app”. Then your subdomain URL will be. app. Hence you can access your Website’s Login page using the URL we discussed above




Once You log in, you will automatically be redirected to your WordPress admin area, where you can add posts, pages, plugins, Themes etc.

How to Access WordPress Admin or WordPress Dashboard?

If you are logged in by following the above practices, you can directly access to your admin area in WordPress.




This URL will check whether you were logged in or not. If you were logged in then it will automatically redirect to your WordPress Dashboard.

Using ‘Remember Me’ to directly access the Admin area in WordPress

On your WordPress login Page, you will find a check box named “Remember me” below the User Name and Password. If you checked that box, then you can directly access to your WordPress admin area, whenever you visit your website URL with the extension “wp-admin”.

How to Add Login Link to Website Menu?

You can also add a WordPress Login link to your website menu. Adding a Login link to a WordPress website menu is very easy if you know: how to add a menu to a WordPress website. Just navigate to Menu from your WordPress dashboard.

Dashboard >> Appearance >> Menu

Now, click on custom links. Then, add the WordPress Admin login URL “” and give the link text as Login and click “Add to Menu”. After adding it to your primary menu, don’t forget to save the menu.

adding wordpress login url to menu

By this, you can have your WordPress Admin Login URL in your Website’s menu.

Now, by clicking Login from your website menu, you can access your WordPress login page or WordPress admin area(if you were already logged in)

How do you add a WordPress Login URL to the Sidebar or footer?

By default, every WordPress Theme has a sidebar, and footer widgets option. You can add a WordPress login URL link to the sidebar or footer as well. This can be done using Widgets from Appearance.

Adding WordPress Login URL through Widgets

Go to Widgets from your WordPress Dashboard

Dashboard >> Appearance >> Widgets

If you want to add an Admin Panel link to the Footer, then go to the Footer Bar section Click on the big + sign and search for the “Meta”. Select the Meta as shown in the figure.

adding wordpress login url to sider bar using meta

Meta will add the following links to your Footer bar

1. Log in

2. Entries Feed

3. Comments Feed


If you are logged in then you will see 

Site Admin and Log out instead of Login.

Similarly, follow the steps to Add an Admin URL link to your Sidebar.

How to Protect WordPress Login URL?

If you’re using the default WordPress Login URL as discussed above, then hackers have the information to access your login page and they can hack you. So, to overcome this issue and protect your WordPress Login URL, you can change the login URL from the regular wp-admin to anyone.

How to Change WordPress Login URL?

You can easily change your WordPress Login URL with a FREE WordPress Plugin named WPS Hide Login.

First, Install the WPS Hide Login URL from your WordPress Dashboard Plugins section. If you don’t know how to install a plugin. follow the procedure to install a plugin in WordPress.

After installing the Plugin. Go to General Settings in Your WordPress Dashboard, and scroll down. You will find the WPS Hide Login section below. You can add an extension after your domain name for admin login. In our case, we have added XYZ as the extension””.

Now if anyone wants to access your admin URL and they visit “” then the user will get a 404 error page like this.

Now, when you visit with your unique admin URL you can access your admin page. In this way, You can protect your Website from unauthorized access.

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Understanding WordPress Hosting: Your Website’s Turbo Boost

Understanding WordPress Hosting: Your Website’s Turbo Boost

Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or a budding entrepreneur, building a stunning website that captivates your audience is paramount. WordPress reigns supreme in content management systems, offering unparalleled flexibility and ease of use. But to truly unlock its potential, choosing the right hosting is crucial. Enter the realm of WordPress hosting – a specialized haven designed to empower your WordPress website to perform like a champion.

What is WordPress Hosting?

Imagine a dedicated apartment complex exclusively for WordPress users. WordPress hosting is like that – a server environment tailor-made to cater to the unique needs of WordPress websites. This translates to optimized software configurations, enhanced security measures, and resources specifically allocated for WordPress performance. Unlike conventional web hosting, it’s not one-size-fits-all; it’s WordPress on steroids!

Hostinger WordPress Hosting

Why Choose WordPress Hosting?

Think of it as giving your WordPress website the VIP treatment. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

  • Speed Demon: Optimized servers and caching mechanisms translate to lightning-fast loading times, keeping your visitors engaged and bouncing around your content.
  • Security Fortress: Enhanced security features protect your website from malicious attacks and vulnerabilities specific to WordPress, giving you peace of mind.
  • Ease of Use: One-click WordPress installation, automatic updates, and user-friendly dashboards make management a breeze, even for tech novices.
  • Performance Guru: WordPress-specific resources ensure efficient database management, smooth plugin operation, and robust scalability for growing websites.
  • Peace of Mind: Many WordPress hosts offer managed services, taking care of technical aspects like backups and security upgrades, so you can focus on creating amazing content.
WordPress Hosting

But Why Not Regular Web Hosting?

While web hosting can technically host your WordPress website, it’s like trying to run a marathon in flip-flops. It might work, but it won’t be pretty, and you’ll likely regret it later. Web hosting isn’t optimized for WordPress, leading to:

  • Slower Loading Times: Shared resources with non-WordPress websites can cause sluggish performance, frustrating your visitors and harming your SEO.
  • Security Gaps: Generic security measures might not address WordPress-specific vulnerabilities, leaving your website open to attacks.
  • Management Headaches: Manual WordPress installation, updates, and security configurations can be overwhelming for non-technical users.

The FAQ Corner: Demystifying WP Hosting

Now, let’s tackle some common questions that might be swirling in your mind:

Q: Is WordPress hosting expensive?

A: While it can be slightly pricier than basic web hosting, the performance, security, and ease of use benefits often outweigh the cost. It’s an investment in your website’s success.

Q: What types of WordPress hosting are there?

A: Different options cater to specific needs:

  • Shared WordPress Hosting: Budget-friendly for smaller websites, sharing resources with other WordPress users.
  • Managed WordPress Hosting: Takes care of technical aspects like security and updates, offering peace of mind for a premium price.
  • VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting: More control and dedicated resources than shared hosting, ideal for medium-sized websites experiencing growth.
  • Dedicated Server Hosting: Ultimate control and resources for high-traffic websites or demanding applications, but also the most expensive option.

Q: How do I choose the right WordPress host?

A: Consider your website’s size, traffic, budget, and technical expertise. Read reviews, compare features, and test free trials to find the perfect fit.

Q: Can I switch from regular web hosting to WordPress hosting?

A: Absolutely! Most WordPress hosts offer easy migration services to transfer your website and data seamlessly.

Unleash the Power of WordPress Hosting

Choosing the right WordPress hosting isn’t just about hosting your website; it’s about giving it the tools and resources to fly. It’s about creating a seamless experience for your visitors, attracting search engines, and ultimately, achieving your online goals. So, ditch the generic flip-flops and step into the performance haven of WordPress hosting – your website will thank you for it!

Ready to take your WordPress website to the next level? Explore the world of WordPress hosting and witness the difference it can make!

Popular WordPress Hosting Providers

  • Hostinger: Scalable power for budget-conscious creators, unlocking WordPress on a shoestring.
  • SiteGround: Speed demon and security guru, dominating performance for serious WordPress players.
  • Bluehost: Easy-to-use haven for beginners, making WordPress a breeze, one click at a time.
  • DreamHost: Affordable friend with eco-conscious vibes, nurturing WordPress growth for all.
  • Kinsta: Managed WordPress King, offering peace of mind with premium performance and support.

By providing comprehensive information and addressing common concerns, you can create a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand and leverage the power of WordPress hosting.


You can read further on the topic of WordPress Hosting on Wpbeginners, Hostinger, Bluehost etc.

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WordPress Hosting vs Web Hosting (updated)

WordPress Hosting vs Web Hosting (updated)

Both WordPress hosting and web hosting can serve your website, but they cater to different needs and offer varied benefits. Here’s a breakdown to help you choose the best option for your website:

Web Hosting:

  • Broader term: Web hosting encompasses a variety of services that store your website’s files on a server and make it accessible online. This includes shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, and cloud hosting.
  • Suitable for any website: Works well for static websites built with any technology, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and even CMS platforms like WordPress (although not optimized for their performance).
  • Flexibility: Offers greater control over server settings and software installations, allowing customization for various website types.
  • Pricing: Generally offers tiered pricing based on the resources you need, making it potentially more budget-friendly for simple websites.
  • Technical knowledge: Often requires more technical knowledge for managing server settings and website files.

WordPress Hosting:

  • Specialized service: Specifically designed and optimized for WordPress websites. Provides resources and features tailored to WordPress performance and security.
  • Ease of use: Typically provides one-click WordPress installation, automatic updates, and often managed security measures, making it ideal for beginners.
  • Performance: Configured for efficient WordPress operation, often leading to faster loading times and better overall website performance.
  • Security: Focused on WordPress security vulnerabilities, potentially offering enhanced protection against specific WordPress threats.
  • Pricing: Can be slightly more expensive than basic web hosting due to its specialized features.

In summary:

Choose WordPress hosting if:

  • You’re building a website with WordPress.
  • You value ease of use and automatic maintenance.
  • You prioritize website performance and security.

Choose web hosting if:

  • Your website isn’t built with WordPress or uses a different CMS.
  • You need greater control over server settings and software installations.
  • You’re on a tight budget.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your specific needs and technical expertise. If you’re unsure, consider starting with shared WordPress hosting, as it offers a good balance of features and affordability for most WordPress websites.