How to Start a Blog (Step-by-Step Tutorial for Beginners)



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YOAST SEO PLUGIN UPDATE

Yoast recently deployed an update to their plugin that changed some of the steps of the plugin configuration portion of this video. So, I created a separate video that walks you through the new steps. Please visit the link below to see the updated Yoast configuration walkthrough.

https://youtu.be/-HiQpdbteWU?t=223

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IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THIS VIDEO

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RECOMMENDED PLUGINS

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

By the end of this video, your self-hosted blog will be:

βœ… Innovative & mobile responsive
βœ… Built on a professional foundation (Bluehost & WordPress)
βœ… Optimized for leads
βœ… Ready for affiliate marketing

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TOPICS + TIMESTAMPS

0:00 Intro
1:45 How to Start a Blog
25:26 WordPress Setup
52:06 How to Configure WordPress Plugins (Yoast has updated their Configuration Wizard. Please see the Important Links doc and visit link number eleven on the list for a walkthrough of the new process.)
1:10:16 How to Install a WordPress Theme
1:17:53 How to Create a Child Theme
1:21:32 Set Up the Site Title, Favicon, & Social Icons
1:36:14 How to Create an About Me Sidebar Profile
1:39:43 How to Configure the Primary Navigation Menu
1:58:22 How to Create an About Me Page
2:15:21 How to Create a Contact Form
2:33:10 Getting Started With Email Marketing & Opt-In Forms
2:48:49 How to Create a Landing Page
2:54:20 How to Publish a Blog Post
3:14:20 How to Configure the Homepage Blog Feed
3:20:13 How to Configure the Blog Sidebar
3:26:38 How to Configure the Footer Menu
3:31:11 How to Create a Privacy Policy Page
3:36:54 Blog Design Customization Tips & Tricks
3:42:48 How to Monetize a Blog
4:09:30 SEO & XML Sitemap Tips
4:15:26 How to Launch Your Blog

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Thanks for watching!

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18 thoughts on “How to Start a Blog (Step-by-Step Tutorial for Beginners)”

  1. You helped me set up my foodblog with zero coding knowledge. I am forever grateful of your help. I am setting another website but i dont like the theme. How can i change it to this theme without crashing my website.
    Note: i am using insurance gravity child theme

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  2. I clicked launch and when I typed in my pages domain name all the formatting was messed up it was only text, but all in the wrong place and randomly coloured. I followed the entire tutorial up to 3 hours 42 mins before publishing.

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  3. Does the subscribe feature automatically notify people about new posts? I am trying to incorporate a free mailing list that emails subscribers when I post. Is this possible? Have you already done a tutorial on this? Thanks.

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  4. Hi!
    Thanks for a good hot-to post. Im having problems now when Kale Theme has updated to ver 2.6 the apperance had changed. Using your intruction fΓΆr Child Theme. How do IπŸ˜€ fix it?

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