Setup Your Hosting & Install WordPress
The first step to urge ting your own WordPress blog online is to get your hosting setup and WordPress installed.
Most website hosts offer a simple auto-installer like Fantastico. Email your host to seek out the most straightforward steps to getting WordPress set up under their particular server. They’re going to probably either install it for you or point you to a video tutorial that you’ll follow.
Or, just search YouTube for “how to put in WordPress,” and you will find the step by step.
- Check Your Settings
Next, you’ll be wanting to see all of your settings. Once you’ve installed WordPress and logged in, you’ll find your settings under “Settings” on the left navigation bar.
Be sure that every one of these options (General, Writing, Reader, Discussion, Media, Privacy, Permalinks) is set up as you want.
- Choose Your Theme
Now comes the fun part-choosing your theme! Take a while to seem around and see what features and designs you wish during a blog. Does one need a one, two, or three-column layout? What colors are you looking for? Once you recognize what you would like, start checking out a theme: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
You might also want to see out these premium themes:
- Customize Your Sidebar Widgets
Your sidebars are going to be controlled under “Appearance” -> “Widgets” in your navigation menu. You’ll drag and drop the widgets that you seem perfect on your sidebar.
When deciding what to include on your blog’s sidebar, base it on these two things:
- what is the ideal action you would like your visitor to take? Does one want them to subscribe? Follow you on social networks?
- What’s helpful for visitors on your site? What would they be most interested in? Which pages or posts should be easiest to find?
My sidebar has my subscription option at the highest (that’s the perfect action I’d like visitors to take), followed by a little banner ad for one among my products.
After that, I’ve got my hottest articles for visitors to explore, because my readers have told me those are the foremost helpful and/or interesting to them by commenting and sharing them.
Don’t forget to incorporate an inquiry option somewhere! If it isn’t in your header, then include it in your sidebar so visitors can easily find exactly what they’re trying to find.
- Start Blogging!
Now you’ve your WordPress blog setup, checked your settings, installed your theme, customized your sidebar, and it is time to urge blogging!
Larissa Miranda believes that building your business online shouldn’t mean teetering on the sting of insanity. She once wrote 42 blog posts during a single day and has mentored quite 2,000 bloggers through leading online blog challenges.
Drawing from 15+ years of experience in designing many websites and helping small businesses owners from crafters to coaches to authors market themselves online, she helps confused online business owners overcome technical problems by choosing the proper solutions to make, leverage, and automate their websites, blogs, and social media to urge noticed, inspire fans, thrill clients, and serve their tribes.