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How To Make A WordPress Blog 2020 [For Beginners]



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hey guys how's it going I just want to

welcome you to my video where today I'm

going to be showing you how to create

this cool little blog in about 20

minutes

no matter what your skill level is so

just like all my other videos if you've

never built the blog before that's

totally fine because I'm gonna be

walking you guys through step by step

and I'm gonna make everything super

simple so your blog will be up before

you know it so before we get started I

just want to go over a couple of things

and then we can get straight into

building the blog hosting is where your

blog is going to live online it's where

all your content is stored all your

photos videos and basically everything

that's on your blog is stored there

another way I'd like to explain hosting

to people is like this think if you're

going to build a house before you can

actually start building the house you

would need the land to put the house on

so just try to think of the domain name

as the house and the hosting as the land

hosting normally costs anywhere from 60

to over a hundred dollars a year

sometimes more but today I'm going to

show you how we're gonna get hosting for

just two dollars a month that also

includes a free domain name and it has a

special feature where automatically

installs WordPress for us which is

important because this is what we're

going to be using to build our blog your

domain name is the address of your blog

so for example some domain names are

eBay comm youtube.com Google com you get

the idea okay guys so now we got all

that covered we can start building the

actual blog now so the first thing we're

gonna do is go over to my website and

get our hosting discount and the link to

that page is create WP site comm slash

promo and now we're just gonna go over

here and click on this GoDaddy coupon

and it will automatically apply the

discount for us so now we're gonna do is

get our free domain set up our hosting

and do our one-click wordpress install

okay guys so the first thing we're gonna

do is click on this green get started

button and this is where we're going to

choose our free domain name so whatever

you want your website to be called you

can check here

it's available and once you decide on

the name you can just enter it here I'm

gonna enter mine and now I'm gonna click

on search to see if it's available okay

it is so I'm going to click on select

and continue and as you can see our

promo code has been applied to our

entire year of hosting so we got the

discount which is cool and now we're

just going to click on create account

alright and now we're gonna fill out

this form for a GoDaddy account and some

of this information is going to be

blurred out just for privacy reasons

obviously but all we're gonna do is

enter our email address if you don't

have one I just recommend maybe going to

Google and signing up for a free gmail

account and then you're going to come up

with a username and a password and then

also a PIN number and these can be

anything you want just make sure you

guys save all the simple somewhere so

when you need to login to GoDaddy you

can so now I'm just going to enter in my

information okay and then after we have

all that filled out we're just going to

click this green create account button

okay now I'm just going to put my

billing info in alright and once that's

all done we can go ahead and click on

save okay now I'm going to be using a

card to pay they also have PayPal - you

guys can choose any method you like

though they'll all take us to the same

place in the end so it doesn't matter

which one you choose all right now my

payment info is in so I'm just gonna

click on this blue Save button and then

we're ready to complete the purchase so

we're just going to click on this green

button here

alright guys and that's it we got our

hosting now and we're ready to move on

to the next step okay so what we're

gonna do now is click on this blue add

site button and then we're just gonna

leave everything like it is build a

brand new site and then wherever it's

recommended you can just put it there

and now we're going to come up with a

wordpress username and password so just

like for the other stuff just come up

with a username and a password and then

make sure you save that information

somewhere ok and then after you do that

you can just click on add and this is

just currently installing WordPress for

us alright and that's it WordPress is

installed that's the simple one-click

WordPress install right there for you

and now we're just going to click on

this blue WP admin button and then once

we get to this page just go ahead and

click on no thanks and that will just

automatically take you to your WordPress

dashboard and this is the place where

you go whenever you want to edit your

site ok guys so before we do anything

we're going to go verify our email from

GoDaddy and so we're just going to go to

our email accounts and there should be a

mail from GoDaddy that says please

verify your email address and here's

mine and just click on verify email now

ok and that's it it's been verified

ok now I'm back over on my WordPress

dashboard and I'm just going to refresh

this page right here and then after you

do that where it says no just click on

change domain and now click on add

domain and find your domain right here

mine's already selected and make sure

this is selected it says make this

primary domain for the account and then

after you have everything selected I add

okay we're just gonna wait on this to

update just take a couple minutes

alright now that's been updated and what

that just did is change the location of

everything that we're gonna be making on

our WordPress website so it's no longer

to this FTP upload site it's now going

to all be on our main domain okay guys

now I'm going to show you how you log in

to your WordPress account anytime you

need to edit something on your site so

what we're going to do is open up a new

tab and then you're gonna take your

website and you're gonna put it in and

then you're gonna put slash WP dash

admin after the.com or dotnet whatever

your domain is and then after that click

enter and then when it comes up here all

you do is put in your account

information that you created earlier so

again it's just your domain name slash

WP dash admin anytime you want to log

into your WordPress account alright so I

just put my information in now I'm just

gonna click login and now this will take

us right back to the wordpress dashboard

okay so the first thing we're gonna do

is go over here to appearance and then

we're gonna click on themes and this is

where we're going to install our

wordpress theme so we're going to go

over here to add new theme and this is

where all the different wordpress

templates are that you guys can choose

from

but we're actually going to go over here

to the search box here and we're going

to type in receptor and then this is the

theme we want and now we're just going

to click on install I'm going to click

on activate okay and now our theme has

been activated okay now the next thing

we're going to do is we're going to go

over here to settings and then we're

going to click on general this is where

we're going to edit some of our site

info so now I'm just going to edit my

title and tagline and so now after

that's done we're just going to scroll

down here and click on Save Changes

alright so now that that's saved what

we're gonna do is go to our websites

homepage and to do that we're just going

to click here and now what we're going

to do is we're going to edit our header

image and to do that we're going to go

over here to customize so I'm going to

click on that then we're going to click

on on header image

then we're gonna click on add new image

then I'm just going to drop my header

image here then I'm going to click

select and crop

okay now once that's done you're just

gonna go over here and click on publish

and by the way if you guys need any

stock photos to use for your website if

you go to this website called pixels

comm you can find tons of free images to

use and they're completely free okay so

now that that header has been saved I'm

just going to go back over here and if

you guys see all this stuff right here

this is where you can go and edit any of

these things here alright guys and so

after that's been saved I'm just going

to go over here and now I'm going to

click on theme options and then I'm

going to go up here to color accents and

this is where you change the color of

this right here you guys don't have to

change it I'm just going to change it to

a different color okay so I got my color

now and I'm just going to click on

publish okay now we're just going to

close this and we're going to go over

here and go back to our dashboard okay

so now what we're gonna do is start

adding some posts so we're gonna go

right over here to the post section and

you'll see that there's already one up

right here this is just the demo one

that comes with WordPress once you

install it so we're actually going to

get rid of this this is how you delete

any posts that you don't want anymore

and come up here where it says bulk

actions we're gonna click on this arrow

then click move to trash then we're

going to hit apply

and that's how you get rid of a post so

now what we're gonna do is click on the

add new button okay so this is our post

section and this is where you add the

title for your post and then this is

where all the content goes here okay so

just put in some of my content right

here and if you guys want to add other

things like images or other media just

click on this adblock and you can see

all these different things you can add

right here if you want to do an image or

audio

whatever you want it's all right there

okay now what I'm going to do is add a

featured image for this post so to do

that we're gonna go to featured image

and then click set featured image then

we're gonna click on upload files then

I'm just going to drop my first image

here and also to the image size I found

that works best with these featured

images for this theme is 1024 by 1024

and if you guys use the site that I

recommended pixels com to get your free

stock photos from you can actually put

in if you click on custom size you can

put in 1 0 to 4 by 1 0 to 4 and that

will give you the exact dimensions for

each photo that we're using for in this

theme so now I'm just going to click on

select and now that featured image has

been inserted and now we're just gonna

go up here now because the post is done

and we're gonna click on publish I'm

gonna click on publish again and now

we're just going to click on View Post

to see what it looks like ok and that's

our first post right here and this is

how it looks from the websites homepage

so now I'm going to go back over here to

my dashboard and I'm going to go back to

the post section and now I'm going to

add in 9 other posts the same way that I

did for this last post I added the title

and then I put in some content and then

I added a featured image so again I'm

gonna go and do this 9 times for 9

different posts and then I'll be right

back

ok guys so I just finished putting up my

last post and this is what they look

like now that's with all ten of them all

and something else that I wanted to

mention to within these posts are if you

want to add categories to your posts so

you can separate them all you have to do

is go over to categories and you'll see

right now it's in the uncharacterized

section but you can also add a new

category so for example I'm just going

to add a few

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okay so I just added in some more

categories here and I just put this one

in its correct category so now after I

did that I'm just gonna come up here and

I'm gonna click on an update okay so the

next thing we're gonna do is add some

pages to our website so we're just gonna

go over to pages and then we're gonna

click on add new and now these are the

same thing as the post you just add a

title and then you can put your content

under here so I'm just going to add my

title here for my page and then you guys

can set a featured image if you want I'm

not going to though just because it's a

page instead of a post and then after

your page is done you have everything

you want on it just click on publish

okay now I'm gonna go and I'm gonna add

two more pages and then I'll be back

alright so I just added my two other

pages here so now we're gonna do after

that is go over to appearance and then

we're gonna click on menus and then once

we get here we're going to create a menu

and you can name it anything you want

I'm just going to name it as menu one

once you do that click create menu right

there then go over here and select the

pages that you want to show up on the

menu and once you do that click on add

to menu then you can rearrange them any

way you want by going like this you can

also add them into subcategories by just

moving them over to the side like that

and don't forget to select this right

here this is primary menu and now click

on save menu okay so now if we go to our

website and we click over here we'll see

that that's where our pages are that we

just set up in our menu section alright

guys so that's going to bring us to the

end of the video here

we got our whole blog set up with all

our posts now what you guys need to do

is just go and add your own content in

so I hope you guys like this video and

if you did give it a thumbs up and if

you have a question or a comment you can

leave it down below in the comment

section and I'll try to get back to you

guys as soon as I can so thanks again

for watching and I'll talk to you guys

later

see ya