So you’re wondering how to start a WordPress Blog huh?
Let me start off my saying, this is not your regular WordPress post. I won’t be creating some 3000 word article with screen shots that lays out how to start a WordPress Blog. Nope. That’s already been done like a gazillion times.
What I will be doing is creating a series of video’s, broken into manageable chunks, that will show you how to start a WordPress Blog.
No need to watch an hour plus video, trying to find the golden nuggets that you are interested in. Don’t waste your time watching a 10 minute video that tries to cram in everything you need to know to start using WordPress.
Simply pick the video’s you are interested in, watch the content, and start your blog.
How To Start A WordPress Blog (Video Series)
Let’s be clear about something. This video series was created for those of you that are interested in starting your own WordPress Blog.
The intended audience of this video series is those that know nothing about starting their own blog. However some of the video’s in this series will be beneficial to those that may want to get a better understanding of a specific topic.
This video series on starting a WordPress Blog will cover the following topics, all done in their own easy to digest video:
- Finding A Hosting Provider
- Installing WordPress
- Overview of the WordPress Dashboard
- Configuring Your Blog
- Understanding and Installing Plugin’s
- Installing the 6 must-have Plugin’s For Your Blog
- Configuring the Critical Plugin’s
- Creating A Post
- Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Improving Site Performance
Below you’ll find a brief snippet of each video that’s been published. I’ll plan on updating this post as newer videos are created, so you can simply link to the content. Better yet, why not just subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any future content.
On with the video’s in my How To Start A WordPress Blog series.
Hosting A WordPress Blog
What exactly do you need to host a WordPress Blog? It’s really not that difficult, but if you’ve never dealt with a Web Hosting provider, it can be somewhat confusing.
In this video, we’ll discuss the different hosting providers, talk about finding a domain name, and finally pick the right hosting plan for your blog.
Direct link to WordPress Hosting Providers and Plans
Now that you’ve found a hosting provider and plan, it’s time to install the WordPress application. Don’t freak out on me just yet, WordPress is actually very easy to install.
In this video, we’ll show you how to navigate GoDaddy (the hosting provider I’m using in this series). We’ll discuss the CPanel application, and finally show you how to install WordPress.
Direct link to WordPress Installation Guide
The WordPress Dashboard
Up next, an overview of the WordPress dashboard.
The first time you access the WordPress dashboard, it can be a little overwhelming. Let me help take away the confusion and explain what the WordPress dashboard is all about.