So you want to be a blogger? That’s great! Blogging is simple and fun but not easy. Definitely not easy. Even though you can set up a WordPress blog in less than 10 minutes, it takes countless hours of focus and patience to make things look the way you want. When I wrote the blog post You Can’t START A Blog In 10 Minutes. Period., I not only wanted to highlight that it’s not easy to start a blog but also wished to create a series of posts to list everything you need to take care of while starting a new WordPress blog. First things first. What’s your story? Why do you want to start a blog? Over the years, I have noticed that almost all full-time bloggers have published a “How To Start A Blog In 10 Minutes” kind of tutorial and they make the entire process sound so simple. Since starting a blog seems easy, almost everyone today wants to have a blog without really thinking about its purpose. In reality, it doesn’t work that way. So before you do … [Read more...] about 27 Things Before Starting A WordPress Blog
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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
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]
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?
This is the guide to configuring the SEO By Yoast plugin. In the 3.0 version, some changes have been made to the UI, but the configuration is still the same. I have updated this with editing meta description & titles for single posts, which has changed in version 3.0. Whenever we talk about the best SEO Plugins for WordPress, SEO by Yoast emerges as a prominent name. Many of you who are using the All In One SEO plugin should know about this much more advanced plugin, which is available in WordPress with the name, “Yoast SEO“. This plugin has integrated many known features of other plugins by Joost de Valk (for example, the Meta Robots plugin, the RSS Footer plugin, and many others). Since this plugin offers many features, setting up the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is not that easy. For this reason, I am sharing a tutorial which will help you transition from All In One SEO to the Yoast SEO plugin, and help you … [Read more...] about How To Set Up Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin