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Start A Blog from Scratch (Self-Hosted Blog Tutorial)

A Step by Step Guide to Starting A Self-Hosted Blog using WordPress
Instructor:
Martie Dread
21,930 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Start An Amazing Self-Hosted Blog using WordPress.
Create Amazing Looking Pages and Blog Posts.
Have The Skills To Edit Their New Blog.

Learn How To Start A Self-Hosted Blog Using WordPress…

A Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners!

I will guide you through the entire process of setting up your blog using WordPress, including how to setup hosting and domain name, install WordPress, add content and everything else you might need to know!

Why Take This Course?

  • Learn To Start Your Own Blog in Less Than 1 Hour
  • The Blog Will Be Fully Responsive (Mobile Friendly)
  • I Will Share A Coupon Which Gets Your First Month Hosting For 1 Penny!
  • Learn To Create A Logo For Free!
  • Using Most Up To Date Version of WordPress (unlike some others here on Udemy)
  • Get A Certificate of Completion
  • All Lectures Are Downloadable
  • I have got 6+ Years experience of working with WordPress
  • I own 2 different websites which combined have taught thousands of people how to create websites and start blogs using WordPress
  • This course is 100% FREE to enroll and always will be!
  • I always respond to my students questions!

There are a total of 16 Lectures (plus an intro and an outro) over a total of 55 Minutes.

Don’t worry if all you have you used your computer for so far is sending and receiving emails… by following this course I can almost guarantee that you will be able to start a blog using WordPress… and another thing… It will be awesome!

Not only will you learn to start a blog, step by step but I have also included a link to another video of mine which will show you how to make a logo for free!

So go ahead and enroll today and let’s start a WordPress Blog… TOGETHER!

Martie”

Course Introduction / Blog Overview

1
Introduction / Blog Overview

In this lecture I will introduce you to my course and show you the type of blog we will be creating throughout the course.

The Main Check-List

1
The Main Check-List

In this lecture I will cover the main steps we will be following throughout the course along with any costs involved. Don't worry, it will actually cost less than $13 to get started.

Registering A Domain Name and Web Hosting

1
Registering A Domain Name and Web Hosting

In this lecture I will cover registering a domain name and web hosting for our new blog.

Logging into CPanel and Installing WordPress

1
Logging into CPanel and Installing WordPress

In this lecture I will cover logging into what is known as the "HostGator CPanel" and then installing WordPress.

Logging into WordPress and Changing Password

1
Logging into WordPress and Changing Password

In this lecture I will cover logging into WordPress for the first time and also how to change our password.

Changing Our WordPress Theme (So Simple Theme)

1
Changing Our WordPress Theme (So Simple Theme)

In this lecture I will cover how to change our WordPress theme to the Free "SoSimple WordPress Theme" for blogging.

Deleting The Demo Content

1
Deleting The Demo Content

In this lecture I will cover how to delete certain content from WordPress, including pages, posts and plugins.

Customizing Our Theme

1
Customizing Our Theme

In this lecture I will be covering how to customize the SoSimple theme.

Adding Pages (About & Contact)

1
Adding Pages (About & Contact)

In this lecture I will cover how to add different pages on WordPress, including our "About Page" and our "Contact Page".

Creating and Assigning A Custom Menu

1
Creating and Assigning A Custom Menu

In this lecture I will cover how to create and assign custom menus on WordPress.

Adding Contact Form to Contact Page (using Plugin)

1
Adding Contact Form to Contact Page (using Plugin)

In this lecture I will cover how to add a contact form to our contact page that we added earlier.

Changing The Sidebar (Widget Areas)

1
Changing The Sidebar (Widget Areas)

In this lecture I will cover how to change our blogs sidebar using what are known as "WordPress Widgets".

Adding Images to Sidebar and Widget Areas

1
Adding Images to Sidebar and Widget Areas

In this lecture I will cover how to add images to our blogs sidebar and other widget areas.

Adding Our Actual Blog Posts

1
Adding Blog Posts

In this lecture I will cover how to add actual blog posts to our blog. Our blog posts will include titles, text, headings (text), images and video.

Global Comments Settings and Social Share Buttons

1
Global Comments Settings and Social Share Buttons

In this lecture I will cover how to change the global comments settings along with how to add share buttons to our blog.

WordPress NOT Updating Right Away?

1
WordPress NOT Updating Right Away?

In this lecture I will cover what to do if WordPress is NOT updating right away, this method should work 9 times out of 10!

Congratulations!!

1
Congratulations!!

In this lecture we will recap what we have done.

2
Thank-You / Bonus!

I just want to personally say thank-you in this lecture, plus I have a free download for you as well. You can get access to it over at http://martiedread.com/freeplugins3

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