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How to Start a Blog Using DomainKing

DomainKing happens to be Nigeria’s number 1 domain registration and hosting company and has been providing domain registration, blog hosting, and website design services since 2008. It manages more than 18,000 domains for over 10,000 customers. Though was founded in Africa but now operates in at least four countries. Its website is in English, but the Hosting Company is a Global Domain Registrar accredited with many Asian & African Registries as indicated in the profile below.

Domain king Company Profile
Company Name: FirstStack Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Head Office: 156, New Jawahar Nagar,
Cool Road, Jalandhar – 144001. India.
Corporate Email: office@domainking.ng
Support Email: support@domainking.ng

Domainking Features

DomainKing offers shared web hosting, blog hosting, cloud hosting, or dedicated server packages. The simple shared hosting provides you with most of the essentials you’ll need to host your website, including;

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Free domain registration for the first year (for .com or .com.ng domains)
  • Multisite hosting with (up to) an unlimited number of sites
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Between 1 GB and unlimited SSD storage
  • Unmetered monthly bandwidth

While DomainKing provides the hosting essentials such as domain registrationSSL certificates, and the cPanel control panel, you don’t get some semi-essential features such as automated backups (which you’ll have to set up yourself) for your blog.

Blogging with Domainking

Similarly, there are two sides to the storage and bandwidth story. While the unlimited bandwidth will let you grow your audience indefinitely, the minimal storage could prevent you from expanding your website. Unfortunately, WordPress hosting doesn’t come with unlimited storage options. However, you can pay more for greater resources on higher plans, and the uptime guarantee should at least give you confidence in this host’s reliability.

Domainking Hosting Plans

DomainKing offers incredibly cheap shared hosting. Although your storage is slightly limited with most plans, the still-inexpensive “King” plan comes with unlimited storage, and all plans have unmetered bandwidth.

You benefit from a 20% discount when you commit to annual or longer billing, but this “offer” is a little bit misleading since you can’t even sign up for a shorter period on the lowest plan. If you do decide to sign up for a long stretch, you can take comfort from the 30-day money-back guarantee that should get you out if anything goes wrong within the first month. Feel free to click on Our DomainKing affiliate links, to helps us earn a commission when you make a purchase, while you earn your additional 20% discount.

Freebies include a free domain (for the first year), a free SSL certificate, and a free cPanel license (which includes free DNS management and free Cloudflare). The company offers fully Managed Web Hosting | WordPress & VPS Hosting with WHM/cPanel. All these hosting plans are segmented in different categories for various kind of individual such as:

Web Hosting Plan – designed for newbies of Starters.

WordPress Hosting Plan – programmed for intermediate who need a fast website.

VPS Hosting Plan – designed for advanced ones who needs Super-Fast, Scary traffic and full control websites. 

Domainking blog hosting

Creating a Blog With Domain King

#1. Go to www.DomainKing.ng. The Link will take you to the page below. (Scroll down to see the exact page).

DomainKing Blog

#2. Click on “Web Hosting”. Only Click on “WordPress Hosting “if you want a super-fast hosting plan. (WordPress plan is faster than web hosting).

But as a beginner, you are good with the normal web hosting plan.

#3. Choose the Best Hosting Plan for Your Website – for fast-growing websites, I recommend the “Minister Plan”.

WordPress website With Domainking

#4. Choose your domain name options & enter the domain.

Option #1. Enter your NEW domain name selection from below.

Option #2. If you are transferring your domain name from another blog host to Domain King. 

Option #3. If you want to use your old domain name on Domain King.

Domainking blog Shopping Cart

Click on “Continue” when done.

#5. Choose your domain TLD – extension. That is, a .ng | .com.ng | .com | .biz.

DomainKing Blog

Note: you get a Free Domain Name if it is a .com.ng (if you’re paying for a year). But if you select .com, you will have to pay for it. Also, if your first choice domain name is taken by someone else, don’t be panic, just choose another one. If your chosen domain name is NOT Taken it will show “Available Order!” You can as well read the trick to choose a catchy name for more insight on how to name your Domainking blog site.

Click on “Continue” when you’re done.

#6. Select Product Configuration – choose how you want to pay for the hosting plan – Quarterly | Yearly.

DomainKing Product Configuration for Blog

Please Note: It’s only the Yearly plan and above that, you can get the “Free” domain.

Upon selecting your “product configuration” go ahead and click “Add to Cart”.

#7. Domains Configuration – select this option. (This option will help you configure your site if you want to. For instance, you can easily integrate Cloudflare with it).

Domains Configuration

Tick the box and click “Continue to Final Checkout Page”.

#8. Review & Checkout.

#a. Take a look at your selection to make sure the domain name is well spelt.

#b. You can see that you are given an instant 20% discount – cutting off NGN2,800.

DomainKing Blog Review & Checkout

When done, scroll down to enter your Billing & Payment Option.

 Tick “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service” | Select your payment method – Visa, Verve, MasterCard.

Click on “Complete Order”.

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Make the payment and you’re done. Congratulations. Step 1 is complete.

Note: remember to use a good password and save it – you can use Lastpass – a chrome Add-on or your email to save it.

Getting your Domain King Blog Account Details

Step 1. Go to your email and you will find the account details emailed to you – to the email address you entered while entering your information.

DomainKing Blog

At this time, you are set to create your DomainKing blog account. You will receive another confirmation email for your payment method.

Also, a payment receipt with your Invoice number will be emailed to you.

While you wait for the last email with your complete account set up details, feel free to enjoy your new hosting account. You can go ahead to login or change the password if you want.

To login, click on “To login, visit https://clients.domainking.ng”

Quick navigation
Domainking client area

Let’s go on…

You will receive the last email that your account has been set upInside this email, you will find your

  • Hosting Package Information
  • Hosting Package Name: Minister
  • Domain Allowed on this Account – your domain name.

Getting Started Guide, Full set up details and more.

DomainKing Blog email

How to Install WordPress on Domainking Blog Hosting

To install WordPress on your Domainking blog hosting by yourself, you can click on the “Getting Started Guide –link”, however, if you want me to finish what I started then be my special guest of honor- your Excellency ma/sir.

#1. From the last account set up email. Click on the “CPanel Login URL” (see image above)

cPanel

#2. No need to guess, just copy and paste the details from your email account. When done, click on “Login”.

I bet you will either be scared or happy to see your Cpanel Dashboard. Don’t be screed. Just go to step 3.

#3. Now, scroll down to the end of the page. Stop at where you see “Softaculous Apps Installer”

You will see “WordPress” if yes, congrats.

Softaculous Panel

#4. Click on “WordPress”.

#5. Search for “Install Now” Button and slap it.

Wordpress

#6. Allow it to install. When done, see the next step.

Configuring Your New WordPress Website

Be careful here. Follow the infographic below.

Upon WordPress installation, you will see “Edit Installation Details”. Let’s go on.

Wordpress Installation Panel

Scroll down to “Admin Account” for more configurations…

DomainKing Blog Admin Account

Step * – Scroll down to “Theme” – you can select a theme you want or leave it blank – you can always set it after.

Last Step:
Scroll down to “Info” – you will see an overview for your selections. Details to note down.

Copy out your Path | URL | Admin URL

Path– this is logically for webmasters – it leads to your Cpanel.

URL – https://yourdomainname.com.ng  – this is the link to your new website

Admin URL – https://yourdomainname.com.ng/wp-admin/ – this is the link to login to your new website.  

When you would have copied out the details, click on “Save Installation” to save your settings.

You’re done…

Below is a prototype of your new blog after installing WordPress – it’s a clean updated WordPress version. (This will be your default WordPress theme unless you selected a different theme at Step *).

Wordpress Homepage

Want to see your new WordPress website? Click on this link – URL– https://”your-domain-name”.com.ng  

How to Start Your First WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes – Wealthy Cafe

How to Install Theme in WordPress

Theme is the design of your WordPress blog. Just like on your mobile phone gives the esthetics – beauty to your background. The same thing with your blog theme, it defines the structure of your WordPress blog

When you build a WordPress blog, it comes with a default WordPress theme that is not attractive and professional looking.

But don’t worry, there are thousands of free and premium WordPress themes available in the market that you can install.

Login to your WordPress dashboard. Go to Appearance >> Themes page and then click on Add New button. You will see a gallery of WordPress themes. You can filter them by popular, latest, featured etc.

domain king wordpress - publish a post

If you know the name of a free WordPress theme that you want to install on your blog, enter the name in the search field and click on the install button.

Apart from this, if you have a theme file, you can also upload and install it on your blog.

Once you install and activate the theme on your site, you can customize it by clicking Appearance >> Customize.

Wordpress Customizing Page

When there is some content on your blog, then you will be able to customize it better.

If you want to install a free theme on your blog, then I would recommend you to use GeneratePress or Hueman theme.

How To Publish Your First Blog Post

Of course, creating a blog post in WordPress is also very easy to do. Even a grade 1 child can do it.

#1. Head over to your WordPress dashboard. Then select Posts>Add New from the left-hand menu.

This will bring up the post editor screen where you can enter your title, your post content, add social media, and any post metadata.

Hello World

Once you’re satisfied with your blog post hit ‘Publish’ and your post will be live. That is all about it. You can start using your website.

How to Install Plugin in WordPress

Plugins work like apps for your blog. These help to add extra features to your Domainking WordPress blog such as contact forms, photo galleries, etc.

Click on Plugins >> Add New and enter the plugin name in the search field then click on the Install button. After installing the plugin, activate it.

Here are some plugins which are essential for any blog:

  • Yoast SEO – Improves your WordPress SEO.
  • WP Super Cache – This is a caching plugin. It generates a static HTML file of your blog and when a visitor visits your blog, it serves the static HTML files to visitors instead of heavier WordPress PHP scripts. And your blog load super fast.
  • UpdraftPlus – Take a full backup of your blog.
  • Wordfence Security – This is a security plugin and secures your blog with hackers or bad guys.
  • GDPR Cookie Consent
  • Elementor | SiteOrigin (or your visual editor of choice) – Freemium
  • Shortpixel (to optimize images)
  • XML Sitemaps: Sitemap generator that creates XML & HTML variants.
  • Google Authenticator – Free (Extra Security Measures) or (Don’t forget to set 2FA using your WordFence)​

How to Promote your Blog Posts

  • Create social media accounts. The best once are Facebook | Instagram | Twitter or Pinterest.
  • Join Forums and QnA communities. You can start with Quora.com | Medium | Nairaland | Tumblr
  • Comment on related blogs in your niche.
  • Tell friends about your blog.
  • Create Backlinks.

For details on how to fully set up your WordPress blog, read How to set up your First WordPress Blog in 5 minutes as this will give your complete insight.

Hope you found the post useful and comprehensive!! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to share!

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