10 Steps to creating a wordpress blog

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When starting out on your internet marketing career, it’s a good idea to start a blog. The problem is a lot of people don’t know where to start, when it comes to creating a wordpress blog. There is a ton of information out there, if you take the time to search for it, however, today I will go through the basic steps of how to get a wordpress blog set up and ready for you to add your content.

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01. Find and buy a domain name – Before buying your domain name, do some basic research in google keywords to find a niche related word (s) to put into your domain name. It always helps to have keywords in your URL, or you could do what a lot of marketers have done and use your own name for your blog URL, this will help later on when people get to know you.

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02. Find a web hosting account – Lots of choices for web hosting, don’t always think that the most costly is always the best. If your like me, I like to keep things simple, so you can get your hosting and your domain name at the same place. That way your domain will be easier to set up, no changing of name servers and so on.

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03. Connecting your domain to your web hosting – As I mentioned above, if you get hosting and domain from the same place then it’s pretty straight forward as to getting this done. It’s a little more complicated if your domain was bought from a different source, basically you have to get the name servers web address from your web hosting. Then go over to where your domain is, and change your current name server address to the ones of your web hosting.

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04. Installing wordpress automatically using your Cpanel – Log in to your hosting Cpanel account (this info is in the email you received when you signed up for your hosting account), and what you are looking for is the icon to install wordpress to your domain. Most hosting providers have a straight forward “install wordpress” tab, but there are others that still have it labeled under “fantastico”, whatever you hosting has, click on that tab and go through the “wordpress” set up. It’s fairly straight forward you will have to fill in the short form and away you go.

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05. How to get your blog ready – There are things that need to be done before you put your blog together.

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06. Installing your new theme – With lots of free themes available there is no need to pay for a theme, but if you want something a more unique then, premium wordpress themes are also available for fairly good prices.

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07. How to install plugins – Plugins are small applications that take care of your blog, making sure visitors have a great experience. Here are some must have plugins to install.

a) WordPress SEO

B) Google Analytics

c) Google XML sitemaps

d) Comment Luv

e) Simple sitemaps

f) Akismet

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08. WordPress widgets – Widgets help you to place links, images, tags, etc in the widget areas.

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09. Creating new pages – A must have page is an “about” page, visitors want to get to know you.

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10. Creating your first post – At last your ready for your first post, try using keyword niche related titles in your post.

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Note: All Video downloads are for your personal use only. No selling, No giving them away, No putting them on video websites.

That’s it, you know have all the basic knowledge you need to create a wordpress blog, so get out there and start creating all that new content for your new visitors.

To our success,

Steve Denness

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