How To Start A WordPress Blog The Right Way (GeneratePress Tutorial)

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If you’re looking to start your own WordPress blog, have zero coding experience, and want it done today then you’re in the right place. If you’re creating a website or starting a business then having a blog is one of the most important things you’ll do. In this post, I’m going to be walking you through the entire process so you can have your blog up and running within the hour.

Watch the video below to get started:

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Here is everything we’ll cover in the video above.

Step 1: Get Hosting & Domain

  • Why use Siteground.
  • Siteground testimonials.
  • How to get hosting and domain.
  • How to set it up if you have a non-Siteground domain.

Step 2: Install WordPress

  • Make sure you do www.
  • Might have to wait for things to get set up.

Step 3: Login To Your Site

  • Log in.
  • Set up SSL and Cloudflare.

Step 4: Clean Up

  • Delete posts, pages, comments, etc.
  • Make sure there are no useless plugins.

Step 5: Basic WordPress Settings

  • Edit your user section.
  • Go through settings.

Step 6: Install A Theme

  • Some themes aren’t made well and are slow.
  • Use one of these fast themes (generate press, neve, zakra).
  • Don’t worry about making it perfect. You can always change it as you go.
  • We will customize later.

Step 7: Install Plugins

  • Necessary plugins and how to set them up.
  • GT metrics and Pingdom.
  • Key to a fast website is the theme, plugins, and host.

Step 8: Set Up Google Analytics

  • What is it?
  • Walkthrough the process.

Step 9: Set Up Google Search Console

  • What is it?
  • Walkthrough the process.

Step 10: Create Some Pages

  • Make an about page.
  • Make a home page (or use recent posts).
  • Make contact page.
  • Make resource page.

Step 11: Create A Menu

  • How to make the main menu.
  • How to make sidebar menu.
  • How to make a footer menu.

Step 12: Create Widgets

  • How to create sidebar widget.
  • How to create a footer widget.

Step 13: Customize Theme

Walkthrough customization to show how to change things.

Step 14: Create/Insert Logo

  • How to do it free on Canva.
  • How to get one for $5 on Fiverr.

Step 15: Create Your First Post

  • How to find topics and keywords.
  • How to structure posts.
  • How to edit posts.
  • Categories/Tags
  • Internal/External links

Step 16: How To Logout

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