How to Start a Fashion Blog With WordPress (In 4 steps)
Now, let’s go through the step-by-step guide on how to start a fashion blog.
Step 1: Purchase Web Hosting and Domain Name
For this tutorial, we recommend SiteGround for hosting. Again, that’s because it:
Offers good support
Makes it easy to install WordPress to start your blog
To get started, go to
Then, choose the $6.99 per month
StartUp plan. As your site grows, you’ll need to upgrade from this plan. But when you’re just getting started, it offers plenty of power:
Once you choose the plan, you’ll have an option to enter your domain name, which will cost you $15.95 for a year:
You could save a few dollars if you purchased your domain separately, but it would complicate the process a bit.
To finish things out, you’ll need to enter your account information and billing info. All in, you should pay $99.83 for an entire year of hosting and your domain name, or a little over $8 per month:
Step 2: Install WordPress
Once you finish signing up for SiteGround, you’ll need to wait for 10-30 minutes while SiteGround sets up your account. You should receive an email confirmation when it’s ready.
Once you sign in to SiteGround for the first time, you should see a website setup wizard from which you can have SiteGround automatically install the WordPress software for you.
Make sure you remember the username and password that you enter in the install tool, as you’ll need to use these credentials to log into your WordPress dashboard.
Once you install WordPress, you can access your WordPress dashboard by appending
/wp-admin to your domain name.
Once you log in, you should see your dashboard. This is where you’ll add content and otherwise control how your blog functions:
Step 3: Set Up Your Fashion Blog’s Design
Because fashion is all about creativity and aesthetics, you’ll probably want the design of your blog to match the fashion that you share.
So in this section, let’s talk about how you can create a beautiful-looking blog.
To control your site’s looks, you can use a
WordPress theme. You’ll find thousands of free and premium options, including tons of themes that are specifically built for fashion blogs.
The best spot for
free fashion themes is WordPress.org.
If you want more of a premium feel, here are some spots for great premium fashion themes:
Once you choose a theme, you can install it by going to
Appearance → Themes → Add New in your dashboard:
If you want a little more flexibility, you can also use
something called a page builder plugin. These let you design your site using a visual, drag-and-drop interface – no code required!
Three of the
best page builders are:
To install a plugin, you can go to
Plugins → Add New. Step 4: Add Content
Once you’ve chosen your theme, you’re ready to start adding content!
WordPress comes with two types of content by default:
Posts – these are blog posts.
Pages – use these for static pages, like your “About” or “Contact” pages.
To add either type of content, you can go to
Posts/Pages → Add New. That will launch the WordPress block editor, which lets you format your content. If you want to add images, buttons, columns, etc., you just need to insert a block for those elements:
Some core pages that you’ll almost certainly want to create include:
In some cases, you’ll want to use plugins to enhance your content. For example, you can use:
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You can also find plugins to make it easier to manage your content. For example,
PublishPress helps you manage and schedule your blog posts.