5 Now you can set up your own site without hiring someone. WordPress is the software that makes it possible for you. It is a blogging tool and content management system that lets you to create a beautiful website or blog (and it's free). Though you can create a free blog with WordPress.com, but I always recommend self hosted WordPress.org to start your blog. If you don't know the difference between them , read this post. Here are some reasons why I recommend Self hosted WordPress blog. Unlimited Themes and custom design for your blog. Thousands of Plugins - you can do everything you want with Plugins! Make money from your blog with your own ways. Top level Domain name with full control. SEO friendly blog. However, many people assume that setting up a WordPress blog is complicated. But it's not hard. It's EASIER than you think. In this post, I will show you how to create self hosted WordPress blog from scratch with 7 easy steps. As a bonus, I add a detailed post on every steps. How … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Steps to Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
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Here at ShoutMeLoud, we have covered installation guides for many popular web-hosting companies. Before I share the WordPress checklist, check out some of these installation guides: One important aspect of creating a successful blog is setting up your blog the right way. It may take an additional hour or two, but this effort will surely pay off in the long run. If you have gone through ShoutMeLoud’s previous guide on the WordPress post-installation essential processes, let’s move ahead with the next steps to take. In this guide, I will share a checklist which you should follow to make your WordPress blog “publish-ready”. I won’t say all of the steps here are essential, but I will say that every step will be very beneficial for you. At the very least, it will take you one step ahead of those WordPress blogs who are missing out on these essential elements. So let’s get on with the list! (Feel free to add your 2 cents at the end of the article in the … [Read more...] about How To Set Up A WordPress Blog [Checklist]
Isn’t it painful to log into all of your WordPress blogs just to update a single plugin? How many times have you wondered if you could manage backups of all your blogs from a single place? This used to be my pain until I discovered the ManageWP Orion service. It’s a premium service which offers a free plan for budding bloggers (up to 5 sites) & makes it super easy to manage multiple WordPress blogs. Make no mistake: Managing multiple WordPress blogs is not an easy task. We webmasters are not only limited to publishing blog posts, but we also need to take care of things like: Let me introduce you to one of the best ways to manage multiple WordPress blogs. ManageWP is from the well-known WordPress developer Vladimir, who has also developed some popular plugins like SEO Smart Links, SEO Friendly Images, and others. After 15 months of managing 11 of my WordPress sites and 2 of my client sites, here is my ManageWP review. In short: ManageWP is an awesome WordPress tool … [Read more...] about ManageWP Review – Make Multiple WordPress Blog Management Easy
When I started blogging, stats of the blog was only for knowing how many visitors I’m getting, and with time I realize stats of my blog is the key to blog growth. It doesn’t matter if you have a blog with 100 views a day or a blog with 100 millions views a day, you need to have a stats program which help you to track blog traffic and analyse them. In my earlier post I have shared about 3 stats program for WordPress blog, and Google analytics is one of the free stats program that is must have for any blog. I would not get into details of benefits of Google analytics, as I have already covered it here. In this tutorial, you be learning about setting up your Google analytics account and adding Google analytics into your WordPress blog. I have simplified this guide to non-technical users too, so you don’t have to worry about tech-how of Google analytics & WordPress integration. How to Setup Google Analytics Account Lets start the guide with setting up Google analytics … [Read more...] about How To Add Google Analytics To WordPress Blog (with Pictures)
Everyone knows that hosting your blog can become a costly affair, and the question of cost arises in every new blogger’s mind. How much is it going to cost to create a self-hosted WordPress blog? There is no upper limit when it comes to blog investment, and in this guide, I will share the minimum amount you need to spend to create a professional blog which you can proudly share with the world. With WordPress, you can start a blog with very little money. The WordPress software is free. You can download it from the WordPress.org page. Still, there are some other necessary elements that you will have to pay for (such as a domain name and a hosting space). These extra costs will depend on your specific requirements. You may also choose to invest in customization, SEO, or other factors along the way. These things may also cost money. If your intent is simply to start a blog on WordPress, you can start with a minimal … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog?