What The #Blog?
Setting up a Blog #blog #startingablog #blogger
If you are new to starting up a blog like me it can be daunting…
First I googled how to create a Blog, WordPress looked reputable so I went with them I set up a domain name (that was the easy part) and got a free theme,
Then found out it’s better to have a web host (a host is where your files are kept they live on a computer server which is more powerful than your home computer)
Bluehost is partnered with WordPress seemed like the perfect match to me!
How to install WordPress through Bluehost:
Go to cpanel in Bluehost and scroll down to the heading (website) and you’ll see Install WordPress, in a few minutes you’ll be able to go theme shopping.
How to search for the perfect word press theme:
In cpanel go to Marketing then click on themes and templates you will end up in the Mojo market place there are so many themes to choose from and depending on what you want to use it for there are many functionalities.
Or you can go in the administration section of WordPress (dashboard) you can choose and install themes by scrolling down the left side and click on appearances then themes,
(Make sure it says responsive in the theme description otherwise it won’t work on your mobile or Ipad devices)
I wasted so much time and money on themes that didn’t work, also be mindful when calling customer support that you are calling international (find out how much your phone provider charges per minute beforehand) you can also try the live chat it is cheaper.
Don’t expect to have it all set up in a flash the time consuming part is learning how to navigate your way around the WordPress Administration section (the backend of your blog) and how to customize your theme.
Here are some tutorials that can help:
How to customize WordPress (step by step) by Karol (Web Developer & Designer)
Learn WordPress- by Tutorials point simple easy learning
WordPress can also email some tutorials for beginners to you.
Search Engine Optimisation
SEO (search engine optimization) with Yoast helps you make your post more readable and rank higher on search engines so your posts don’t get lost in the huge sea of posts.
Here’s an introduction to SEO Yoast:
It can be frustrating at times trying to wrap your head around all this, you’ll have moments when you want to give up! but you will get there one step at a time so take a deep breath and keep going… Jade (organicmatter)
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