Start a Blog with Astra and SiteGround | Complete WordPress tutorial

The Astra theme is pretty impressive. Using nothing but the free version of Astra, SiteGround and the default WordPress block editor I show you how to create a blog. Get hosting from SiteGround:

In this tutorial video we use a few different things. Let’s break it down.

► Namecheap as our domain registrar. SiteGround charges almost $16 for domains, Namecheap charges $8.88 per year

► SiteGround is one of only 3 web hosts recommended by WordPress. They provide some of the best, fastest hosting around with excellent support. They also offer a great introduction rate for new accounts –

► Astra – One of the most popular themes for WordPress. It has both a free and premium version. You can download and design with Astra. Learn more about it here:

For all the long form tutorial videos, checkout my playlist here:


00:00 Introduction

02:04 Domains and Hosting
06:23 Website Setup
19:00 Setup Homepage
24:17 Hero Image

34:16 Welcome Message
39:31 Block Images
50:30 Parallax Image
53:18 Blog post on homepage
58:59 Email footer

01:02:46 Logo, Menu, Favicon
01:11:39 About / Contact
01:19:10 Footer design
01:22:52 Legal pages
01:25:11 Blog design
01:40:15 Blogging tips
01:48:23 Analytics / Search Console

01:50:48 Conclusion

So overall I’m quite impressed with starting a blog using only the Astra theme. You can create something light, effective that also looks professional using just free tools. Again, we used SiteGround as the web host but you can obviously use any host or domain name registrar of your choice.

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