Free Blog Setup Service

Free Blog Setup Service

Ready to start some blogging?

I’ll happily get your blog set up for free.  Of course, you will still have to pay for the domain name and web hosting, but I’ll take care of the installation and software setup for you.

The caveat is that you use one of the web hosting partners below (using my sign-up link).  I partner with most of the big players in the business.

For transparency, the hosting website links are affiliate links that give me a small commission.

That offsets the cost of my time doing the work setting you up. 

The web host pays me commission (it comes out their profits, you don’t pay extra) so it’s a win-win situation for all of us. You have your blog set up, the hosting company has a new customer and I earn some commission.

Did I mention the discounts?

Well, the cherry on the cake is that you’ll usually get discounts from my links with the hosting companies.

Why these four hosts? The short answer is that they are four of the biggest hosting companies and very popular with bloggers. I’ve used all of them without any significant issues. There are plenty of others that did not make this list.

If you were to ask me for my preference, I would recommend SiteGround or Cloudways.  They both have above 80% average reviews on Trustpilot. Those numbers are phenomenal for a web host.

Explaining the Free Blog Setup Plan

I’ll break down the free plan, and then if you wish to proceed, email or direct message me via the links at the bottom of the page (or get in touch via the Live Chat)

FREE BLOG SETUP SERVICE

* 100% Free when using our hosting providers
$ FREE *
  • Web Hosting Setup
  • Mapping your Domain Name to your Hosting (Nameservers/DNS)
  • WordPress Installation (Full, Self Hosted Version)
  • Secure Certificate SSL Setup (https)
  • Installation of a WordPress Theme of your choice
  • Installation of Google XML Sitemaps
  • Installation of WordFence Security
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Web Hosting Setup

Depending on the host you select, there may be some initial baby steps of the sign-up process that you need to complete as the account holder. You'll have any guidance you need via telephone, live chat, or instant messaging.

Other than that, I'll take care of everything else to do with setting up the hosting.

Domain Name Mapping​

The domain name is your website address. You can register an address with any domain registrar. If you want a recommendation, then I'd suggest Google Domains or Namecheap. Both offer domain name privacy by default. If you don't have domain name privacy, prepare to get unsolicited phone calls and emails!

Once your domain name is registered, I will edit the Nameservers or DNS settings on the domain to point at your web hosting account.

Secure Certificate SSL

SSL (Secure Socket Layers) is essential for protecting your website. Secure certificates provide critical security, privacy, and data integrity for both your websites and your users' personal information.

Websites with a secure certificate begin with "https" and have a padlock marking them as secure. Google and other search engines penalize websites that aren't marked secure in search engine rankings.

I'll take care of this and make sure your website is humming nicely under a secure certificate.

Installation of a WordPress Theme of Your Choice

Themes govern the layout, look, and feel of your blog. The popularity of WordPress works in its favor, with thousands of themes available.

There are plenty of free themes on WordPress.org that you can use for your blog. Alternatively, you might want to push the boat out and pay for a premium theme.

There are many commercial theme websites, with Themeforest, StudioPress, Template Monster, and Elegant Themes among the most popular.

I'm okay with installing any theme of your choice.

Installation of Google XML Sitemaps

Google Sitemaps provides a simple way to index all the pages on your blog website and tell search engines what they are.

I install the Sitemaps plugin as part of the service.

Installation of WordFence Security

The massive popularity of WordPress (running over 30% of the Internet) means it is also the most attacked platform by hackers.

To help protect your website, I install and configure the Wordfence plugin. This will notify you of any suspicious activity on the site.

Wordfence also notifies you if anything needs updating to a newer version, like a plugin or theme. It's an excellent plugin that provides an additional level of security and peace of mind.

Setting up Wordfence is included in my service to you.

What's the Next Step?

Let’s talk. I don’t hard sell anything (I really don’t need to with this package!).

You can initiate a conversation with me by Live Chat (if I’m around) – timezone permitting. I’m on the east coast of Australia, but serve clients around the world and often work pretty unconventional hours.

Alternatively, hit me up on Messenger or Whatsapp

Or dare I say, the increasingly “old-fashioned” way of email or contact forms!

We can have your blog set up the right way within 24 hours.

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    The Blogging Mechanic

    Hi, I'm Owen. I provide WordPress Technical Support Services to bloggers who prefer to forget about the technical stuff so they can concentrate on content creation and blogs.

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  • For those bloggers that do enjoy getting their hands dirty, I also write short practical tutorials for Bloggers on how to get technical stuff done.

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  • Posts on this website may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase.
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