WordPress Blog Tutorial – Blogging for Beginners in 2017!

All right Hey guys it's Greg and I'm here today at YouTube N

YC to show you how to make a WordPress blog in the fastest and cheapest possible way that there is today we're going to be using WordPress org so that you get all the features like Google Analytics and Google Ad Sense social media buttons and pretty things that you might see on other popular Web sites that you look at today So you can make a website or a blog or a website with a blog or just a really simple one page site something like that

Either way it's up to you You just need to install the WordPress software which is what I'm going to show you how to do right here We'll keep it really simple today You don't need to know anything about servers or code or any of that despite what you might have heard or read We have the only two tools we need here to get started which are the word Pesta or web site and a web host which you can see here

And then you have me your teacher for better or for worse and maybe just a cup of coffee or whatever it is you like drinking So let's get started If you already see where we can take you later on how to make a WordPress blog the right way Let's do it All right guys and gals

Let's do it So for starters you can visit the WordPress org site if you want to I guess meet WordPress But you don't need to be on this site and you don't need to click download WordPress either because our Web host of choice they host Gator has unlimited copies of it and it'll set up WordPress for us But sometimes I like click and showcase just to see who else is using WordPress Like Bloomberg angry birds and the Walt Disney Company

All right So we're going to visit host keytar in a second to see what they're all about But I'm also going to bring in our handy stopwatch so we can see how getting web hosting and getting a domain name if you need it takes about as much time as it does to check our emails Which for me is four minutes So let's click start and we'll keep an eye on that as we go through

First up is a visit host gator at toldo that HBO s t o r dot com All right And we're also going to keep track of how many different snaps as we see throughout the tutorial that's snappy right here So I choose those because they're always the first to come out with new products like these They have award winning live chat support up here and you pretty much get more features than you could ever need to try on your new blog

You'll never run out of new things to play with So first step is to click get started now Right here And we're going to get the hatchling plan today because it's the most basic cheapest plan one step up would be that baby plan though and that's just good if you want to run unlimited sites But the hatching plan is perfect

If you want to run one WordPress site or blog same thing and we can see that it starts at 395 per month But that's just what the general public pays my audience So we're always going to get better stuff and I'll show you how to get a special discount in one second I just want you to know that you can also click compare all plans and you get this really epic detailed list from host gator showcasing what their three most popular plans had sling baby and business come with things like a $300 credit to try google adwords or Yahoo bang and most importantly Hatchell and comes with amazing WordPress hosting right here All right

So that's all we need today But this list is obviously pretty cool to see about it All right So now it's time to see to get a discount This is just an example from a previous video tutorial that people followed

But what I'm going to do is leave you a link like this one beneath the video Believe me not everyone sees or finds it but it's going to say something like get biggest is kind of at home care and then you just click through it and the discount will be applied automatically So already we're going to get the hosting down to three dollars a month That seem amazing hatting hosting and it also gets a domain name thrown in and custom e-mail there And so you don't have to use your Hotmail anymore

All right So that will be applied automatically And I may earn a small credit if you sign up through my link that comes at no cost to you So big thanks for helping me By the way

All right so now click on get started and we're going to go to the housekeeper Order forms here in the right place Step one We just need to choose a domain So enter your new domain name if you want to add a new one if you need help with any ideas let me know in the comments is parts really fun

But I already found the perfect one and I bought it so I'm going to click on this domain and entering my word blog to tutorial Spell it Not bad And I'm just going to use the dot com here We don't need to get any of the other extensions because I'm not worried about copycats at this point

But the Dotcom's the best if you add the dot net or the dot org or something it's not going to hurt your site People just think of the dot com right away I saw like that in step 2 It's time to choose a hosting plan Just make sure you have hatchlings selected and then for a billing cycle we can see that 12 months is a really good price It's actually the lowest price right here but even more importantly perhaps 12 months is the ideal amount of time to make your blog success and make some money from it or move on to another on an adventure

But it's important to give your blog a website a chance to access and it looks like even huskier knows that we're going to choose it for $2 and fifty cents a month that would just be $3 if you get a domain name to next choose a username and password and come down enter your billing info and step three So I had autofill take care of that in step four make sure to uncheck all the additional services you can add them later But we don't need them at the moment because we want to pay the least amount possible and in step five we're done All right So it's going to be $31

If you just get the Web Hosting or $36 if you get the domain name that domain name will just be $5 a month which also is a discounted price So these are both insanely amazing deals and you have my personal word that these are actually the best deals available today at my expense in the future If it does just let me know in the comments and I'll help out But for now let's keep moving Check this box and then proceed and click

Check out now congratulations and welcome to the host gator family When you see this screen it's now time to check our inboxes OK so e-mail now And I want you to look out for two e-mails that host cator will send you which will help you do the next two steps we need to do right now before we install WordPress All right

I'm sorry for going thirty four seconds over Greg owes you thirty four seconds redeemable however you want her So the first thing to look out for is billing Right And if you don't see these e-mails just ask Coast gaters Award-Winning live chat

They'll send them over manually So open up billing and the first step we need to do and need to know how to do is just to log in to that place we were before where we got that Congratulations Welcome to the host family message get back there because that's also where we install WordPress and I closed all my browser tabs so we need to see how to get back there All right So to do that we just click on this link that says host cator billing portal

And then log in with the information from that billing e-mail So that first step is done You now know how to get back to your home skater customer portal which is that they also call it the billing portal because from portal towns a little better But this is where you do pretty much everything in terms of managing what you just set up You need to have a lot of hosting packages and this is also where we install WordPress

All right so let's click on posting and get ourselves to the right place But what we need to do now The second thing we need to do is go back to our inbox and open up the no reply e-mail All right And this e-mail contains first name server and second name server which are two important pieces of information we need to connect our domain name with our hosting

Everyone needs to do this step especially if you registered your domain name somewhere like Go Daddy your name cheap Just log in to those registrars and follow the instructions Or ask their live chat where to put your first name server and second names are and then make sure to save So your domain name points to your hosting Right This a necessary step

And I'm sure you have now But this is a host game tutorial so if you really want I'll let you know in the comments how to do that at a place like Go Daddy or name cheap For now we're going to move forward and enter the first name server and second home server at home Skeeter should take us about a minute so let's continue and continue OK so we're just going to write these down or copy them in our case it's a easier Highlight right click copy and I'm going to remember that the other one is just 9 8 7 9 7

Come back to your host customer portal and then let's click on domains at the top and what are you going to do This is just an example You'll see your domain name right here You're going to click on the gear on it and then where it says Name Servers are going to change and you're just going write over these two name servers So delete it and then right click paste and then write in the new one as well

Right so that one was just an eight and then once that's done you're just going to click Save name servers and you're good to proceed Good job All right I think we know that at one minute Great job

So let's come back to hosting All right So lots of fun new easy tools to play around with in this section of hose skater But for now it's time to move forward with the main event of the tutorial and install your copy of WordPress I think they should take us about two minutes and after that we'll learn as much as possible in wordpress as we can today

All right And if not cut plenty more tutorials on the channel so let's do it Go ahead and come down where it says get started with wordpress today and click that link And now all we need to do is select your domain name from this list which should be pretty easy unless you've made it like a million WordPress sites like me right there Well there it is

And we're going to leave the director box blank on anything there and just click next Now you need to enter some information like a blog title so this can be changed later I'm just going to go through quickly The only thing you need to really focus on here is your email because WordPress will send you some logon details and your admin user this is what WordPress will understand as your username So when you publish a blog post it will say published by whatever you write here like Greg or you know tenis guy 22 or something

That's what it'll say So make that one series and get it all right Now check the terms box and click Install now and cross your fingers This is the famous WordPress one click install you might have heard about and were doing it together All right

Success We got the green check mark installation complete You do not want to click on the installation details You just want to take these and copy them and put them someplace safe like in a blank note file Or you know a word doc what you do want to do now is click my installs upper right and change your password

So it's the at that Thinking we're going to come down to our new install at the bottom click reset password You might just have one word processor you know a lot In the future choose your name and address it in a new password I see you something different

Click update password And now let's click and admin logon All right So I just pause the video now to tell you three things The first one is that if you visit your WordPress admin log in link like we are at right now but you don't see this WordPress logon

You see some sort of blank or error page Then it's either because when you just install WordPress it can take between two and four hours for the screen to start working because your server and other servers in your area are updating To understand where your web site is Also if you just connected your domain name from somewhere like Godaddy to your hosting it can take up to 72 hours to start seeing your Web site live because of what's known as propagation That's just so you know

If you don't see this WordPress logon screen but you did follow the instructions You probably didn't do anything wrong Just take a break and come back a little bit later The second thing I want to say is we're now going to start ten steps to master WordPress in 10 minutes I hope you'll stick with us because this is where we'll learn how to make it complete WordPress blog or web site should be a lot of fun

And the third thing I want to say is that we're going to get rid of the stopwatch because I think we want the full screen but I'll just use that for my reference All right So let's continue The first step in our ten steps to master WordPress in 10 minutes is just to log in So go ahead and do so with the password that you set in the screen

The host Guter control panel marketplace lets also check remember me And let's also bookmark this link so that when you log on when you want to log in in the future you can just find this link from your bookmarks or from a folder courier job All right And if you do lose track entirely of where to log in you can always just visit your domain name dot com and write affords us WP

Dasch admin and click enter and it'll take you back to the same thing All right so that's how I do it sometimes So let's click logon and welcome to WordPress we can say we don't need help because you have me And then the first thing we want to do is just dismiss a few of the notifications like no thanks right here and we're going to clean up your dashboard a little bit so that all of us are on the same page and that your site runs perfectly and really simply All right so first it says your site is currently displaying

Coming soon page what does that look like Well I'm going to open up our site incognito so it doesn't know we're logged in and show you that coming soon page looks like this All right So anyone other than you like your friend or your business partner who's not logged in will see this right when you are at this point in making your wordpress site So if you want a coming soon page if you're worried that people will see your site before you launch then you might want to keep this up

However I like removing it because then your friend can look at the site and give you feedback You know they don't have to be logged in and it can be kind of confusing if you don't know this page is up and it is and people aren't actually seeing your site I guess to put it hopefully simple All right So if you want to keep that page up if you're worried about her say look then just leave it

But if you want to remove it click here And if you want to see how your site looks to the world you just click in the upper left on your site title and it'll take you to the front end of your site which is how the whole world sees it once it's live at the moment it's just you that can see it like this because everyone else sees the coming soon page And if you click on that site title again it'll take you to the back end or the dashboard where we make our edits So just clicking the button will just go from one place to another Front and tabac and you're caught but I don't like the coming soon page because the colors don't match my branding so I'm going to click here and that'll get rid of the coming soon page and everyone will see your site as it is

As you build it All right Great Up next let's click updates whenever there's a little red circle It means that we should update some stuff

So we can just Select all on the plugins which I'll explain in a little bit Update them and you can also update the theme Just a best practice to keep everything updated All right

So now is a good time also to go to plug ins and plug ins We can make sure that we're on the same page I just want to delete some plug ins we don't need so we can actually activate access That's an anti-spam tool which you can sign up for later It will reduce spam on your blog posts and pages and we can delete Hello Dolly

Just click OK There is no harm in deleting a plug in from your site You can always reinstall it and get it working again and you won't experience any negative side effects unless your whole site like depends on it But our site doesn't depend on any of these at the moment So we're going to deactivate and delete Meldrum or your place opt in Monster and jump back

You can always bring them back later for free All right So if we could plug ins again we should just have one plug in activated as well it's a plug in in the first place A plug in is like an add on to your site It extends the functionality by definition

So if your WordPress is an apartment a plug in would be like the television the oven the couch your apartment doesn't come with those things automatically just like WordPress doesn't But when you bring them into your site plugins like to do a lot more like show social media icons or create an image cyder or rank better in Google and so on and so forth So you need Paulian but you want to make sure you get the right ones too And just ask me to share my favorites if you'd like All right

So we're done with the first step in our 10 steps and the second step is the theme Let's change the whole work of our site If we click our site title to go to the front and now we see that our site looks well like this It's got one of the default themes in wordpress running I know that it's called 2016 but everything you see from the black lines to the way the fans are the way your sidebar is over here

And every little detail down to the shape of the search box that's all guided by the theme So this theme works pretty good for a lot of people but we want our site to work Amazing So let's change the whole theme and to do that we can go up to our upper menu and we need to common themes Or we can go the long line which is click on your site title and then hover on appearance and click themes

I'll take you to the same place And we can see that activity's 2016 made by the WordPress team you can see all the details here X out And so if you aren't activate one of the other themes that your site came with just click on activate button here or to get a new theme we can click on the big plus sign here Right now you're going to see a ton of things

So these are all made by WordPress developers the WordPress community and wordpress you know features some and so others are popular And you're going to want to like play around when you have a moment The only problem is some themes look really good And then actually they don't work at all You know when you install them like they do right here responsive is a really good one that I know but there's too many things to keep track of

So I picked out one already which I know looks good and it's just called North Beach search for north than it or find it All right And it's by a company called Site origin so origin created the smash hit vantage theme which absolutely dominated WordPress for the past three or even four years So I know you're going to like North because they made a really popular thing before and this is one of their new models All right

So to get north working we can just hover on it and click install and then click activate cool and now right away it's going to say things for reasons that are not equal or marble here or it's great to customize her art so she can go at her own pace and we're going to see what our set looks like Like the title and right away everything looks different So it's a lot more simple yet And of course it doesn't look very good at all because there's nothing here So let's move on to Step Three in 10 steps to master Press adding blog posts

And within this section also show you how to get free images online So to get your first blog post live hover on the skinny at the top and click the post start off right away with an image so open a new tab And I like going to a site called pick's X a b a y dot com All right When you get a pix of it you can get all sorts of free high quality nature images

And you know any way you want to search basically works you can't go wrong So if you have a food blog you have a nature blog whatever kind of thing you want I usually go on with nature and once you click on an image you like you can also click on the categories So it's pretty cool and you can try to find the best possible image So I'm going to search for like New Zealand because I just visited there and I've been pretty obsessed with it and use this image

The first one because I was actually there That's the gondola in Queenstown It's pretty cool actually golfed right there That's a story for another time And to get a nice image just click free download and then you can choose the size of the second largest one is good

Really good Click download And then it's going to ask you to sign in and do the capture And I just did a free social media site and before so I don't need to title it and save it cool Now we can go to the blog post and you can easily insert an image into the blog post by clicking add media then click select files then just find the image on your computer

That's usually in downloads or on your desktop when you find it You can double click or click open it will upload to your WordPress your blog and be stored in your hosting And then you just have to choose that display setting So whether it shows up like really big or smaller in the post and if you want it to float around text or link to something all right and then you can click insert and post So I chose the big setting

So you get a huge high quality image but we actually just want to click it and remove this because we want our image in the featured image section so that the theme does something beautiful with it So Clix a featured image choose the image and set each image I don't see that in just one second For now we need a title So how about made it to the top in New Zealand and then some text

Sorry about the noise I guess The chase is on with my kids Categories are good for people and the search engines to find your post so why not add a new category to something basic like travel We can uncheck categorize and tags are even more specific in categories like New Zealand or categories or food than tags are brownies and cookies All right great job and we can leave the rest the settings the same although there are a lot of fun to play around later

And let's publish the post Or in my case update because I already published it Right now we just need to click the site title to go back to the home page and we can see that our first blog post is live Great job and the North theme did something beautiful with the image inserted in this perfect square here So that's where featured images will go

It looks really professional You can see the byline here for your author and the date And then once you start getting comments those will show up in the link right next to the title right here So the next step in our 10 steps to master WordPress is pages some more to post but slightly different Let's go back to our skinniness and click new page and let's just create an about me page so about me

So this one is cool I'm going to show you how to get another image now but this one is going to be from our own gallery because it's an About Me page All right I'm going to open up the photos app on my Mac If you're on a PC then just go with the default photo uploading app

I already had to plug in my phone and click Import And so now I have some images to choose from So are there kind of goofy and I think a good one would be like maybe So I have a few Yes yes No images to choose from

Am I going to go with like This one So to get it from the app to your WordPress I like doing the old fashioned drag to the desktop Now go back to WordPress in your browser and click Add media again upload files or slide files and you'll see that new image on your desktop

Right So we didn't rename it but that's OK for now We can just double click and it's a big image because it came from a phone Now we're going to size the image down to large and set the alignment to the left So the tax will set to the right image

You'll see that in a second click instead of the page Here and I look an image And so now I'm just going to write a little about us player that will hopefully good on our new blog So if we click anywhere to the right of the image and then start typing and you'll see your text appear right away you just gotta start typing So when you start writing the names the image goes in the wrong place and an easy way to fix it is just to click the text tab and then you can find the part of this blog post which is the image

So in our case we have text and image and we can see if we will of close not that the text ends after tutorial and then there's just like this image aged female We're going to separate it by hitting enter then we're going to highlight all that image it's female and we're going to cut it there we're going to come to the top make some space and put that image back there because the image should have been at the top It just likes kind of hugging the text So not a quick visual then the image will align perfectly Good job And we can even clean up that one space

All right So that's starting to look like a professional about me page if you'd like you can go back to the text tab and actually do a lot with this little HT not Editor window for example You can add some styling to the image such as style equals quotation marks border to pick's

Just a random site I chose Dasht blue some so can quote and give your image a nice border around it Keep in mind there is pretty much unlimited things you can do within WordPress because you are now in control of the Internet and as many real web pages as you want on the Internet So let's just publish our page I think it's ready to go And we'll check it out by clicking home page and we can see we have a link to our new page in the navigation menu

And there she is So just to start I would see a lot more that we could do All right So the fifth step in our 10 steps to master WordPress involves the links to your blog posts and pages also called you or else And also called Permalink

So if you're anything like me you'll see a page that you're on on the web and you'll look up here you are Albar in your browser and what we don't want to see is anything complicated such as an index step or a date even because that can update your posts over time In the eyes of Google all you want to see are keywords like about me So to simplify your links or Permalink Go back to the dashboard with me Hover on settings and just click permalink

All right And now we just need to choose the host name There's a bunch of options I'm not really sure why but they could be useful for someone and click save changes what that post name selected Now only go to our blog WordPress will know that the blog post and the about me should only have the keywords right there after the domain name

Great job And that will apply to all of your links going forward what you want are it Part 6 is going to be involving our homepage So let's click on our site title right here And I just want you to know that the home page doesn't have to show off your blog posts

All right So what I like doing when I build a website for a client or make a blog for a client sometimes is showcasing a huge image with buttons on it or an image slider on the home page and then they'll have to click somewhere to get to that blog you know So it's not the first thing they see with the blog It's more just like some beautiful information about the company So if you want to do that I'm going to create a separate tutorial because that alone will take about 10 or 15 minutes to set up

But the basic way to start doing that is to make a page called front page So you go to a new page and you just call it the front page and click publish And this looks crazy confusing right now But then you go to settings reading and here's the crux of it all Where front page displays shows you would change it from your latest blog post to a static page and make that front page equal to the front page

You don't have to call it front page I just like doing that because it's WordPress terminology And then you'd make your post page the blog So you'd have to create a page for a blog to anyways just a little bit of advance word pressing that Olby definitely for another tutorial coming soon All right

So look out for that For now we're going to stick with our latest posts on the homepage and just change yours All right The seventh step in how to master WordPress is creating a menu So follow me now to appearance menus

Very good and even though our site has a few items in the area that's just WordPress Guessing what you got here so we don't want to sample page of course and we might want these to rearranged or so in menus start off by clicking create new money Call it something as simple and explanatory as possible like the main menu and click create menu Next you can choose what goes in it By checking these boxes here like that and clicking add to menu

If you have something in here that's not ready yet and you want to remove it open and click Remove Make sure to choose the display location such as primary menu which is where it will go on our theme Different themes will have different display locations And lastly I want to add a custom link to our homepage So click Custom link

Open up your site Copy the URL We're going to walk quicker now because we're getting a lot better at WordPress as we go through I can feel it and now Oops my bad copy paste in there and just give it some text like home and click Addleman you can reposition menu items by dragging and dropping and family save money and let's go to our site and refresh to see what we need

Great job You I know how to make a menu in wordpress All right so I like to show you how to make a logo now and to do that I like starting at the logo maker dot com that's logo maker with out the E and move that you are right and this is just a great place to find logos and graphics If you search for a graphic like Comverse I'm a big fan of compasses and you'll get all these really cool icons that could be a logo

Or maybe just an icon explaining your services or your goals or your mission statement And then when you find one that you really like you can just click on it Like that you can easily change that color by dragging around the color wheel You know you might like a dark blue or like a nice dark blue You can change the size by dragging and dropping and that's literally just the start of what you can do

Here in Logo maker you can also add text For example just click on the T and type something All right For now I'm going to show you how to save and upload this logo click crop in the lower right now click Save logo in the upper upper right Sorry got the lower and upper next up

Long day and never again to save this as you know will go Version 1 see it and because this logo is free you just have to paste a few little credits on the site So just click this button right here and now come back to our blog All right And we're going to go to the dashboard here

We're going to make a new page by clicking pages on the left add Neal And we're going to call this page credits and then drop in that little credit from Logo makers so we don't forget to do that later Very important stuff that you don't want to forget So yeah because that's code repasted it should actually go in a text And paste that in there

And then when you click back to visual it will look good If you just publish your page don't worry it doesn't show up right away on the site Just make sure to add that in later We can also go back to pages and we can click trash on a sample page All right

Now to upload our logo I'm going to show you that Customize your area where a lot of the fun goes on and wordpress just hover on appearance and click customize So this will be where we do the rest of our mastering WordPress steps to insert the logo Just go to

Whatever you think might be the right section But in our case I know it's the site identity and because no logo is selected like Logo upload or again select again And find that logo from our downloads There she is And open

Great job And slide it All right Now when you just grab it a little bit drag and copy image Right

So now let's see even publish Let's see how our logo shows up It might be too big It might be perfect Refresh and it's a little bit too big

At that So I come back with me to customize and I'm going to show you a really clever and easy way to change the size of something on your site and do it the way a professional web designer would So if we go back we can navigate to the additional CSI section where you can add your own CSI as here So when I learned were press at the start I had no idea Yes that's what held me back

I want to show you right away what you can do here because that way you'll feel a lot more powerful with everything so we can just delete that dummy text here You can also like actually click the help icon to learn more Right So this is helpful stuff too if you'd like to learn more about us And for now I just want to show you how to write a little bit

So all it is is just hash tag masthead Period side dash branding I am g and that is going to say Listen up logo we are talking to you then do an open bracket like that and just write in Max with 75 percent semi-colon and close bracket and then that match when you click on the site it should refresh And then if you don't see the changes right away it's just because we gave it the wrong percent So let's try a lower like five twenty five

We can see that this will automatically change the size of our logo because it's telling it to only go a certain width and to circle so that applies to every part of it All right So I like it nice smallholder kind of like the Apple website or the uber Web site or you know the Netflix website or something like that So 15 percent 20 percent is too much and 15 perfect So 15 percent is perfect

Now when we say publish you go back to the site and refresh you can see our new logo looks a lot sharper Great job We just want to get rid of that text beneath it which is our site tagline So let's go back to customize here back so that entity and we can get that tag line which is still shining Just delete it right there

Save and publish Refresh Well how does that feel better All right The final two steps to master WordPress are just a matter of cleaning up the site The first area when I cleaned up is our side bar and to do that it can go back to customize back and click widgets and then you can click the main sidebar and literally just delete everything we don't want and our Sidebar remove remove remove remove and save and publish

Now refresh and our Cibo will look a lot cleaner but a little bit empty So we want to put in like a Facebook box on our Sidebar How do we do that Well we can go to the Facebook like box through Google and we'll get the White Box it's of open that that's going to say like OK this is what you can and can't do So we actually want to go back and we want to go to the page Paulian

And this is what you see typically on the web on any major Web site that has their Facebook box and you can like it right from the page itself So it's really fun you learn about inserting Facebook onto a Web site So let's just give ourselves the right link here Mine's already there Go ahead and create a Facebook page if you need it

It's obviously free And then we can set a max with maybe about 300 and this will update and then you can play out the settings So I think actually the small is pretty cool I like being brief Now you just seem to click good code and what I'll do is grab this bottom code first just how I like doing it

Copy that and come back to WordPress add a widget choose a text widget where you can put an arbitrary text or HT Now that's the key And then just paste in that code from Facebook

And so let's give it a little chance to load save it and refresh Azzi that worked and it didn't quite work In fact it doesn't know that it should appear It's just a link to Facebook All right So that means that we need to insert the second porticos from Facebook into go back to this page and copy this step to code and put that somewhere on our site

But where do we put that Or the perfect place to put it is actually inside a plug in which might sound crazy confusing I know but if you made it this far you can definitely insert this code onto your site Just go back to the dashboard by clicking X cooking X will actually take you back to where we were when we went to customize We were on the pagers list and now it's click on plugins and you're going to learn how to add a new plug in and it's just like adding a new theme like add new search for it

I don't want to repeat insert code Super simple plugin I use on a lot of my sites It's usually in the upper left corner In this case it's the one with the magenta colored thumbnail and click install on it Now it and this will bring us to the page where we now have to plug ins

Very nice looking good And we want to just hover on settings where we now have a new section for this new employee so click that and then we're just going to paste in the code from Facebook right in the header So it is a great place to paste in analytics code or Facebook code or Google Code You don't need to know how the code works You know you just need to paste it in the right place

And that's a whole lot of the world works and deciding that people don't really know what the code means We just use it save changes and now refresh your beautiful blog and we'll see that the Facebook Like Box populates perfectly It's just like chopping off part of our site I'm not sure why All right

Speaking of clean up we might also delete our sample post here so just open it It's kind of cool that we have one comment early but I'm sure you'll get more As you promote your blog which will be the next section All right So let's go to posts and just trash

Hello world All right now we check out our site looks a lot cleaner And the final step in mastering WordPress or at least becoming a master as I'll call you is just to add it our footer All right There's a lot of stuff you will do in wordpress but this will make you a master to begin with and then you'll become more of a master

So we're going to edit the footage right now How do you do that Let's go to customize and in this section you would definitely expect to see something for the footer maybe in widgets No that's not in widgets although you do get a top bar which is kind of cool Try that out later

We just need to know where to get this piece right here so we can go back we go back to the dashboard and there's a lot of your site that lives in appearance editor appearance editor So this is where I like the the nuts and bolts of your site Love say it lives and if you actually edit something here and do it in the right way it'll show up on the homepage or on a blog post so you can if you want to go this way In this case we do want to do a command for her to open a theme for her file And we want to just come down to where it says div class equal site info

So I'm kind of encouraging you to become a little bit of a beginner coder here which is definitely going to help later on as you learn more and more about the Internet and how to make an amazing WordPress site That's beautiful And the audience loves it because you know how to do everything with it or even teach it So what we want to do here is just like command a command to see the entire file We want to open a new text file and just pasted in there and call this north water to be back up and save it so that if we do anything or copy paste it from here in your site and it back to normal in no time for now I know that we can actually delete everything in this container right here

Or we can just modify like little sections of it So I'm going to go for the whole enchilada and just delete all of it and you're right in 2017 vertical bar This is war All rights reserved So you know I'm kind of making a joke of this

But seriously Noorani tutorials That's my YouTube channel We can also put in a link if we want but for now text or do let's just steal this copyright icon from the site itself I mean you actually paste that in right there and loved it So you can see how like on WordPress you can pretty much do anything within reason

All right And now we have a totally new footer that you know not to do because you're an expert with appearance editors just don't get too overconfident and chop up every one of these files because that might hurt your site But you know what At the footer you're much further ahead than most bloggers when they make their first blog All right

So that does it We're now done with 10 steps to master WordPress in 10 minutes or maybe a little bit more Sorry about that but thanks for sticking with us and I hope you now know more than you ever could have imagined about WordPress All right So we're done making our humble little blog and I think it will work for any niche that you choose or niche because it's so simple and it's cool how you can see everything from the logo to the footer on one screen and get a lot of information across right here above the fold

So now it's time to move on and set up Google Analytics so that you can look at and nice traffic curve like we saw in the introduction So we're going to drag in our stoplight again which I know some of you won't like but I hope it helps you and show you how we're going to set up Google Analytics in under three minutes or about as much time as it takes to feed your pet So I think this will help us in the corner I hope so because we have to get through Google Ad Sense and online marketing After all right

So let's begin to get started with Google Analytics is going to open a new tab because I'm already logged in and the other one I'll show you the steps so you can just Google Analytics and then Google Analytics will come up The first one Google dot com slash analytics You can see their Web site here which is beautiful in its own right They help a lot of small businesses and just click seinen in the upper right and choose analytics like almost all of Google's products

This one is free You just need to have a Gmail or create an account with Google and then follow the steps and they'll help you get set up set up and tell you if you have data already or if you're going to start brand new All of that will help you get set up easily So what are those steps look like to insert Google Analytics on a Web site Well we can check out my analytics

Again Google dot com slash analytics Sign in click analytics And so this is what it looks like when you set up your account Have some users showing up at my sites and a lot of new users that's good and new sessions And so what I want to do now is just go down and click the ad men click the gear choose an account

So I've set up analytics for a lot of different accounts and clients and create new account All right And then tell Google Analytics about your site So this is what you'll be doing Exactly

Select an industry category this is always tough for us teachers because it's like a combination of education and Internet OK Remove the HGP and then come down and leave these check if you want to get Google services it's recommended and click track and then click accept And now you're going to get your own custom piece of Google Code So click once right here in the Web site tracking box copy

Now come back to our blog Click to the dashboard and you're going to be pretty happy that you have your WP insert code plug in installed because we can just click that and then make some space beneath our code from Facebook and just paste it in and then it'll start working It's in the right place now on your WordPress Web site

All right And it just means like a couple of spaces right there that's fine Save changes now when you come back to analytics we can verify that it's in there So we're done here within Google Analytics Just click back to property settings scroll down and click save

All right And now we're going to go to another Google web site which is called webmaster's central So look that up click the first link sign in and you're going to want to click add a property right here in the upper right and then type in the Web site again not the wireless code just your Web site So copy paste and click add and this is going to add your Web site to all of Google's like data tracking and blog Chagnon Web site tracking And so it's going to say recommended method to verify ownership is Google Analytics

We've already done that So click verify Cross our fingers And congratulations It worked

All right So Google Analytics is now confirmed in our Web site They know you're there They're going to start tracking anyone who visits your blog or website So click continue

And if you have any questions about exploring the tools here let me know You don't need to You really want to spend most of your time in analytics over here because they have all this rich data and it just looks beautiful One thing I like clicking is on behavior and site content and then all pages because it lets you see exactly which pages and post are getting the most traffic The third and final step you can do is just submit your you are out directly to the Google search engines and you can literally just google submit my you URL to Google

And I think we're going get a third and final tool which is the Submit Your L Google Open that and then just you know paste in your web site link check that you're not a robot and this is like a hard submit All right So this is like going to tell them even quicker It's like a third reminder

And now you're officially in there your web site is like in Google's line of processing Right So that'll get done You don't need to do anything else And we're good you know have Google Analytics working perfectly

All right so it went a little over there again I'm just going to owe you guys a bunch of grags time here By the end but hope you enjoyed those couple of extra steps to make sure that Google Analytics is working All right So now we're going to move on ad sense

Very similar process You can just Google Ad Sense And so we'll do it in cognito It looks like when you're a new user of course So you just look up this link Google dot com slash ads and slash start

All right We could look at her video about like phones and you know and in the link I want you to actually go In fact it's just google ads and sign up think it's slightly different to sign up right here So I'll leave you these in the comments below of course in the video notes and the beauty here is that there's only three things you need and you know exactly what you need So you just need to sign into your Google account

That's the first step And then it's going to ask about your Web site So you need to have some sort of website up you know Google understands that there are restrictions on free Web sites like WordPress dot com and Tumblr where you can put ads So they don't want to mess with that They just want you to have your own WordPress website

I mean that's the definition of a real Web site these days having WordPress and they want you to have a little bit of content So it doesn't look like you're going to be funny or just like duplicate web sites Your web site has to look authentic So what you need to do is follow the steps to make a WordPress website or blog And then right I would say one to three blog posts and populate it with some nice content and then you'll go ahead and submit your website right here in the welcome to add sense

All right After that you went to New Basic information and they approve or disapprove you So at that point I got to say good luck and I'm happy to help you at any point in the comments below Get Accepted to add It's a little bit harder nowadays

I've heard there is a line Then when I sign up like you know so many years ago but you can do it I'm here to help Just don't delay because it can take some time to get approved All right

So inserting add sense onto your blog or website and putting an ad up is just as easy as putting Google Analytics in maybe even easier Just go to this ad sense site Google dot com site ads and now sign in Once you're approved It'll hopefully look something like this So this is the new modern dashboard

And Yeah All right so we want to click on my ads and you're going to want to click new ad units already have some we can use they're already active so it won't take any time for them to appear Let's try this one line Sidebar

From one of our past amazing tutorials You seem to copy the code Asen Kearney's is recommended And then come back to your blog And then easiest is to hover over the menu and click widgets And I'll take you right to the side bar area

So what I like doing is Using a text widget add widget and then just pasting in that code I make sure to click Save otherwise it won't work And so this is another way of viewing our main sidebar and it's the old fashioned way of seeing widgets The newer ways collect and customize

And then you can get two widgets from there like we added our you know Facebook box Now we can out and see our blog and hopefully we'll have a nice ad somewhere but we don't and that's because I actually run a block or so to click that and operate it And approve all pages on this domain and exclude So now we have our very first Google Ad working and it knows that I like Virgin Australia because we just went to Australia It's a pretty smart program

It'll generate your blog or your website revenue and that type of ads that show up will depend on the content around it And the cool thing is that depending on your niche those ads can earn you anywhere from one to about $20 per click Because you know obviously when someone clicks it that person person's going to spend more if it's like stock market advice or a finance book as opposed to just like I'm you know cat toys or something I spent a lot of cat toys So then you're going to earn money and there's no reason that you can't make you know anywhere from one hundred to five hundred dollars maybe even a thousand

After a few months of work it's definitely difficult But if you blog every day and publish every week regularly you'll be amazed how people come and enjoy your content and will get to know you and even help you you know by using your advertisements and your products And for a lot of bloggers I've talked to you and heard about putting that first ad on their blog is the first step to earning a full time income There's no limit on it through blogging Right so now you know how to do that first step fit a lot of people can't even figure out

All right guys and gals so you've made it this far Graduations you've made a blog you know about ads and analytics now And I want to close with a few minutes to talk about online marketing You're going to be doing a lot online as a blogger and a web site owner and one very important thing is marketing All right

The good news is it doesn't have to be hard It's fun and there are proven steps laid out ahead of you All right So we've already paved the road as previous online marketers And here's how to do it so that your blog gets readers and you can generate traffic sell products to affiliate marketing and you know grow in any way you want

The first step is to guest post So when you start of blogging you don't have an audience but other blogs do One example of a blog that does is pro blogger All right So what you can do is write about topics you're good at and submit them to blogs like pro blogger and then hopefully after a couple of weeks of waiting and you know biting your nails they eventually send you an e-mail saying you're approved

Once they do they'll publish your content in with a couple of edits they'll give you a byline and a link back to your site which is important I'll talk about that in one second and you'll start to look like you know an author that has a certain amount of credibility You have to write posts that are very good don't get me wrong to be long exhaustive and within the post you are to use your style So you know enough said you know how to write a blog post But the cool thing is you can actually link out to other bloggers like I linked at in a Hofman

All right So she like tweeting me saying big things And then we got to network together and I really admire her Check out her blog right here And you get that link back to your post

So you get two to three links at least one What this link does is people can click it to get to your site of course and then they'll say oh man this blog is actually cool even though it's new I'm going to read some of their articles and post comments and share But Google also sees this link as a vote from pro blogger that your site is worth linking to All right

And that helps your Google rankings over time which you need to start building You need to start building Google rankings through links on other websites and blogs and guess posting is one of the best ways to do it So once you have people coming back to your blog and you start building SEO juice from these links your blog posts need to look good They need to pass the test They need to be readable

So you need to develop a style that people can actually get through with headers and webs and images But you also need to use a tool called Yost So let me let me show you that one You can edit this page here And I have a plugin installed called Yost which gives me actually a checklist of everything I need to do to make a blog post or a page of friendly

You click Edit snippet And you can tell Google about your posts like writing a better description This would appear beneath a link in Google when someone searches a fellow like a blog for Mani This is the description right here It's like the great text really important

To rank in Google So you can actually control what shows up there You can even give it a focus keyword and then once you do that Yost's will tell you where to write the keyword how much to write if you should edit your images and so on and so forth just doing this much and having a checklist will set you apart from the thousands of other blogs in your niche that are too lazy to or just don't know how So know if you don't know now you know you can get this tool for free Call the Yost as you go here

And then so once you do that and you have people coming to your blog and your blog posts are good and they pass a test your pages look good and they pass the test then you're going to want people to stick around So people will often read your blog and then forget about it But if you have an e-mail newsletter here above the fold looking you know good enough that someone would pop in their name and email and click join then you'll be able to keep contact with readers and deliver them more value And then eventually online market to them in the future with your e-books your ideas your new products your new businesses your new Web sites and that's how the process sustains itself It's really easy just sign up for a whether they charge a dollar per month to get started

I use them for all my email management And by that I'll give you a link to every tool we talk about in the video below in the comments You don't need to go anywhere I want to say comments I mean the notes below the video it would be great

I've collected over 5000 subscribers with them I get stats for when I send out a newsletter The company will open it collect it if anyone complained I know it Point four of a complaint

But I should probably get that And then you can create as many emails as you want for like you know your parent blog or a different blog So on and so forth You even get detailed information about each subscriber which I won't tell you of course because this is all very professional and private If you don't want to get a professional e-mail management tool like this that you have to pay a little bit for if you'd rather grab an email marketing software that's free and just super basic and get MailChimp will give you a link to them to below

And I've used them for different projects They were great You can capture people's emails you know send them a free welcome message send them an ebook and start that whole process So these are all very good positive things to have on your blog It's good numbers so when someone subscribes you can check out that stat and get excited about it

And then of course when you land a guest blog post or you know make your own blog post you can get very excited as well If you're anything like me this stuff makes me more excited than I was as a kid at an amusement park to wake up and just open the laptop or fire up the desktop because you look at the numbers and you can see how your work is doing You start finding people What I forgot to do for all that And you know really immerse yourself in blogging and get a piece of the pie from all the blogging success people are experiencing

So that's online marketing in a nutshell I'll show you more guest posts if you want but that might be kind of vain I just went on like a blogging Post blog Guest Post frenzy when I first started Dear blogger So that's what you can do to guarantee it works and will leave you back at

The blog we made together so you can keep adding to it Write some more blog post below and maybe a contact page and then make sure your sidebar looks perfect Maybe you're going to want to add in that a Weber or MailChimp right here Just that simple copy paste piece of code into a text widget like we saw before All right

But I'm confident you have the tools now to make your blog into a successful endeavor and really join the blogosphere with style and make it a better place So good luck And here's where I go into asking for things from you mode and asking you to please share the video Subscribe rate and post a comment I really really need these things to keep doing what I do and it really helps if you learned anything and you can do that

Thanks so much for helping spread the good word about blogging If we ever meet up at some convention drinks on me and you know Cheers Thank you so much for watching I love making these for you guys So I'm going to go into that mode

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