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How to Make a Blog - Quick & Easy!



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Hi Guys!

This is Subhang from WebsiteLearners.com

Today, I'm gonna show you how you can create this blog in just 17 minutes

So, this is the blog we are going to create

It is going to have your own blog address like this

and then we're going to create this blog posts

then we’re going to create this menu

and then we’re also going to create this about me & this follow me section

and then we’re going to create this about page

and this contact page

so that your readers can contact you

Now, everything on this blog is going to be mobile friendly

so it’s going to look perfect on any mobile device you use

Before, we start, just click the link below the video

and this will take you to WebsiteLearners.com

Now the first step is to choose a name for your blog

so let’s enter our blog name here

I’m gonna keep it as TechyFruit.com

and then click check availability

once its available, we can go to the next step

which is to get domain and hosting

so let’s click here

and this will take us to GoDaddy.com

so we’re gonna use godaddy because

they give the domain for free

and also a discount on hosting

so let’s click get started

now just stick with this basic plan

as this plan is perfect for

any type of blog that you want to create

so

just scroll down

and then

select the term as 12 months

and then let's scroll down

and click continue

now let’s enter the blog address here again

which is techyfruit

and then click search

now click select and continue

now just remove this office 365

and click proceed to checkout

now click create an account

and just fill-in your details

choose any 4-digit number as your PIN

and then click create account

now enter your name and address

and choose the payment method

now click continue

and place your order

now, let’s complete the payment

so, let’s set it up by clicking managed wordpress

and then click next

then again click next

and now let’s enter a username and password for WordPress

this will be used for logging into your blog

then click install

Now, wordpress will be installed

once it's done

let’s click get started

and then click no thanks

and click ok

so now we’re inside this wordpress dashboard

this is where you'll be able to control your blog

now, when we reach this page

our blog will also be online

so, let’s quickly check that by logging out from here

and now if we enter our blog address

and then press enter

you can see that our blog is now online.

right now, it has this default wordpress look

To install a new theme

let’s login back to our blog

You just need to add /slash login after your blog address

and then press enter

enter your username & the password

and then click log in

so, now we're back to our blog

so, just go here

and scroll down to step 3

now choose a theme that you like

and then click this arrow

and download that theme

so the theme will now be downloaded on your computer

now to install this theme

let’s go back to our blog

and then go to appearance

and click themes

now click add new theme

and then click upload theme

now click browse

and select the theme which you've downloaded

then click install

and click activate

now let’s view our blog

so, as you can see, our blog has a new look now

so, let’s go to this demo site

the first thing that we’re going to add

are these blog posts

Blog posts are simply the articles that you post to your blog

so, to add your first post

let’s go back to our blog

and then go to new

and click post

now, let's enter the title for our post

and then paste the content

and now let's add a featured image

so a featured image is something

which appears on your blog like this

so to add that

let’s go back to our blog here

and then click set featured image

and then drag & drop an image that you want to use

and click set featured image

now let's publish it

and see how it looks

As you can see, we’ve created our first blog post

so, this is how you can post articles to your blog

Next we’re gonna see how to change the title of our blog

right now, we’ve this default title

so to change it

let’s go to customize

and then click site identity

now, let’s enter our blog name

and we’ll also add a tagline

and then click save & publish

so now, we’ve changed the title of our blog

Next

let's see how to create this menu

so to create this menu

let’s go back to our blog

and then click here

and click menus

now let’s click add menu

and let’s name this menu as menu1

and click create menu

now we need to choose where we want our menu to appear on our blog

so, I’m gonna select it as main navigation

which will make the menu appear, here

so, now let’s add the items to the menu

so, let’s click add items

and first let’s click home

and it will be added to the menu

next, we'll add a new page called about

and then we’ll add a page called contact

Okay! So, now we have home, about and contact in the menu

so, let’s click save and publish

and now if you see here

you can see that

we’ve added the menu to our blog

now, the next item that we’re going to add to our menu

is the category pages

so, what are category pages?

If we see in this demo site

we can see that this post has a small tag called videos

and then this post has a small tag called reviews

now, what this means is that

this post is under the category of videos

and then this post is under the category of reviews

now, if we add these categories to the menu

and when a user clicks videos

it will show all the posts that are under the category of videos

this will make it easy for the user to browse your blog

and get the information they need

Okay! So, now let's see how we can apply this to our blog

so, let's go back to our blog

and if you see here

you can see that

we do not have any categories, right now

so let’s create them first

so, just click the post that we created before

and then click edit post

now just click add new category

and we’ll enter a category called how-to

and the click add new category

now as we’ve added this category, let’s uncheck this

and then click update

now let’s add 1 more post in a separate category.

so, let’s click add new

and let’s enter a title for our new post

and then paste the content

and, let’s create a new category called news

and then click add new category

now, we’ve added the category

now, let's add a featured image

so, just choose the image that you want

and then drag & drop it here

and then click set featured image

now click publish

so, now when we go to appearance

and then click menus

and then click categories

You can see here that we’ve got the categories that we just created

so just select them

and click add to menu

now, let’s re-arrange this

and then click save menu

now, let’s view our blog

so, now you can see here that

we've added the category pages to the menu

now, when a user clicks how-to

it will only show the posts that are under how-to

so this is how you create categories and add them to the menu

Next

let's see how to create this about page

Now an about page is important because

it tells the readers about you

so to create this

let's go back

so, previously we created this about page

but we didn't add any content

so let's add the content now

just make sure you’re on this page

and then click edit

now add the content

now to add an image

just click here

and then click add media

now choose the picture that you want to use

and then select the size

I’m gonna keep it as full size

and then click insert into page

now click update

and, then let’s view our page

so, we now have our about page

Next, we’re going to add content to our contact page

so, when we go to our contact page

you can see that, it’s empty right now

so, we’ll add this contact form so that people can contact us

so, in order to create this form

we need to install a plugin

let’s go back to our blog

and then go to our dashboard

and then go to plugins and click add new

and then let’s search for a plugin called Contact Form 7

when you see that, just click install now

and then click activate

now a new menu item will be added here as Contact

so, just click that

you’ll see this default contact form there

and next to which you’ll find this short code

so, just select that

and copy the code

and then go to pages

and then click edit under contact

and then paste that code here

now click update

and now let’s view our page

so, now we have our Contact form

now whenever a user fills out this form and clicks send

Now, the next item that we’re going to add to our blog

is the social sharing buttons

so, these buttons will make it easy for your readers to share your articles

so, to add that

let’s go back to our blog

and then go to dashboard

and then go to plugins and click add new

now let’s search for a plugin called Social by Danny

when you find it

just click install now

and then click activate

so that's it

the button will now be added

so, let’s check that by going back to our blog

and then click any of our blog posts

and now when you scroll down

you can see that we’ve now added the social sharing buttons

now when we click here

we can now share this post on Facebook

Next we’re going to see

how to add these social media links

Now, these links will help your readers to find you on social media sites

so, to add that

let’s go back to our blog

and then click customize

and go to menus

now, let’s create a new menu for our social media links

so, just click here

and let’s name it as social

and then click create menu

now, choose the location as social menu

and then click add items

now go to custom links

and then enter the social media links

which you want to add

so, if you want to add facebook

just enter your facebook page url

and then just type facebook

and click add to menu

now do the same for twitter

and type twitter

and then click add to menu

and lastly we’ll add the google+ link

the text as google+

and then click add to menu

so, now we’ve added all the social media links

so, let’s click save and publish

and then let’s go back

Okay! So, now we’ve added the social media links

now, if we click here

It will take you to your facebook page

Next, we’re gonna see

how to add this about the author section

below all the blog posts

Now, this section will help your readers to know about the author of the article

so, to add that

let’s go back to our blog

and then go to dashboard

and then under users click your profile

now, scroll down and enter the name

and then the bio

you can also add your profile picture

by going to this link

and so once you’re done

just click update profile

now, if we go back to our blog

and then see below this post

You can see here that

we’ve got the about the author section

Okay! So, next we’re gonna see

how to get this same thing on the sidebar

so, in order to get this we need to install a plugin

so, let’s go back to our blog

and then go to plugins and click add new

now, let’s search for a plugin called Smart Author

and then press enter

now, when you find this just click install now

and then click activate

now let’s go to appearance and then go to widgets

now, find this Meks Smart Author widget

and drag it into the sidebar

now, let’s name this section as about me

and then scroll down

and click save

now, let’s go back to our blog

and then refresh the page

so, now we got this about me section on the sidebar

Okay..

so now lets see

how to add these social media links on the sidebar

so, to add these links we need to again install a plugin

so, let’s go back to our blog

and then go to plugins

and click add new

now, let’s search for a plugin called smart social

now, when you find this, just click install now

and then click activate

now, let’s go to appearance

and then click widgets

now, find the Meks Social widget

and then drag & drop it here

now, let’s add some text here

and then add the social media links

so, I’m going to add my facebook link

then the twitter link

and the google+ link

once you’re done

just click save

now, if you go back to your blog

and refresh the page

You can see here that we’ve got the social media links

Okay..

So, finally we’re going to add this

read more section

Now, this section will help your readers to continue reading more of your articles

so, in order to add that

let’s go back to our widget page

and then you’ll find this widget called Shamrock posts

so, just drag and drop it here

and then let’s name it as read more

and then scroll down

and click save

and now, if we go back to our blog

and then click refresh

You can see here, that we’ve got this read more section

Okay! So, now we’ve added all the items in our blog.

So, this is how it looks!

So, there you go Guys..

We now have a fully functional blog created in just few minutes

Now, you can create your blog

just by clicking this button

So, just click start now to start making your blog

So, that’s it!

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