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βœ… MAKE $25,000.00+ BLOGGING 😍 How To Start A Blog and MAKE MONEY Blogging

βœ… MAKE $25,000.00+ BLOGGING 😍 How To Start A Blog and MAKE MONEY Blogging


Hi everyone, it’s Chet here from WebsiteWizard.tv. In this video, I’m going to show you how to
build a profitable blog, and you’re not going to find any other tutorial like this because
in this video I’m going to show you how you can make a ton of money from your blog, so
we’re not just building any blog, we’re building a money-making blog. And we’re going to be using a beautiful theme,
which I have personally created myself for you guys and you’re going to love it. It’s sleek, beautiful, and perfect for blogging. Plus, it’s responsive, which means your blog
will display perfectly on any screen size whether it’s a mobile, tablet or a desktop. I’m also going to show you how to do SEO for
your blog so you can start showing up in Google and getting search engine traffic. So, if you’re looking to create awesome blog
online and learn how to make money from your blog, then this video is perfect for you. I’m going to cover everything a step-by-step
from start to finish, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner or you’ve got
no experience, all you need to do is follow along with me in the video, apply the steps
and you’ll have your blog up in no time. So how much money can you make from these
blogs? Well I’ve made around $25,000 in just over
a year from one blog alone, so you can make great money from these blogs and I’m going
to talk about this in more detail in just a moment. Don’t forget to subscribe for my awesome content
like this and for all of you new subscribers, let me know who subscribed by leaving a comment
below the video saying, “I subscribed,” and I’ll reply to each and every one of you. This right here is the blog we’re going to
be building in this tutorial. So, this blog’s going to be perfect for you
if you’re a business owner, an entrepreneur or you’re just looking to get a blog up online. I’m also going to show you how you can collect
e-mails and send out newsletters as this is vital for blogging and what I’m going to do
is I’m going to show you how you can do this completely free. Another thing about this is we’ve got our
free logo kit right here. This logo you’re seeing right here is part
of our free logo kit that we give away on our website at websitewizard.tv. So if you want to grab that, then you can
grab that for free and you can customize that with your own text so you don’t have to spend
hundreds of dollars on your logo for your blog. As you can see on this blog, we’re going to
create an About Me page or About us. We’re going to have the cookbook page, which
is basically going to be a landing page, which is a page that allows your website visitors
to opt in to your newsletter in exchange for something that you’re given away for free. In this case, it’s going to be a little mini
cookbook. Here we’ve got recipes. These are the categories for the site and
obviously, for your blog, you can put whatever category you want. Then we’ve got the Contact Us page here,
which is going to have a contact form here so people can automatically enter their details
here and this message will automatically get sent directly to your e-mail. Then you’ve also got the option to put an
address, telephone number, an e-mail address and even some social links if you like but
that’s all optional If you head back to the homepage, what we
can do right here is we’ve got these banner images and the great thing about this is we
can actually upload multiple banner images here. So each time someone visits different page
on your blog, this image will change and that’s awesome. It looks dynamic. It makes, it just spices things up a bit on
your blog so each time your website visitors are going to different pages, your blog will
show a different image here, which is awesome. And this is optional. You don’t have to have this but it looks really,
really cool. We’re going to have our social links or opt-in
forms you can collect e-mails and start sending out newsletters to your subscribers. We’re going to categorize all of our blog
posts here and we got to have some recent post down the side, recent comments so you
can have engagement on your blog. Then a search box and I’m also going to show
you how to add some ads to your blogs so you can start making from your blog. Now, you’re probably thinking you can’t do
this or you’re having doubts but trust me, I started off exactly where you are a few
years ago as a complete beginner and I literally had no one to help me along the way. If I could do it, so can you. And plus, you’ve got to me to guide you through
everything, step by step. You can always drop me a comment below the
video anytime you get stuck or you’ve got a question and I’ll be sure to get back to
you. If you need some motivation, here’s a quote
I heard a few months back. And the quote is, “If you do the same thing
every day, you can’t expect change.” That’s so true. I mean, if we want to change something in
our life or we want to move on to the next level, we have to take on these challenges
and when we do so, we’ll learn something new. Whereas if we just shy away from something
that looks challenging, then essentially, we won’t learn anything or we will be on the
same level we are right now. Definitely take on this challenge, follow
me in the video and you’re definitely going to learn a lot and it’s going to be definitely
worth it. Now, I’ve been building websites and blogs
for a long time now so if you have any questions, just drop me a comment below the video and
I’ll get back to you. This tutorial’s going to be a few hours long
so make sure you “favourite” the video so you’ve got it saved for later. Let’s dive straight in. Before we begin, I just want to show you one
of my accounts here because we’re going to be monetizing our blog with Adsense. I want to show you my Adsense account so you
can see exactly how much money you can actually make from these blogs. That’s the thing. A lot of these videos will tell you how much
money you can make but they never show you the proof. I’m going to show you my account so you can
see for yourself. I’m over at Google here so I’m just going
to log in on my Adsense account. So, I’m going to search for Adsense, click
on the link to Adsense and then, I’m going to log in right here. So, I’m just going to pause the video while
I log in. Now, I’m going to block out a lot of the information
here to protect my account because as part of the terms of service of Adsense, we’re
not actually allowed to show our stats. I’m just going to cover up a lot of the information
here and just show you how much I’ve earned from one of my blogs. As you can see right here, this blog has made
me £17,000 which is about $25,000. This site’s just roughly over a year old now
so I’ve made roughly £17,000 or $25,000 in just over a year. Now, the thing to keep in mind with Adsense
is that this is money you make whether you’re sleeping, working, on vacation. This is completely automated income so I receive
this money automatically every month straight into my bank account just by displaying the
ads on my blog. So when people interact with those ads on
my blog, I get paid the total amount at the end of each month. Now this is a good chunk of money this blog
has made me, and while it may not be a life-changing amount, you’ve got to keep in mind; this is
100% passive income. The great thing about this is there’s no shipping. It’s, you’re not selling any products so
there’s no shipping. There’s no payment processing. There’s no returns, no customer queries, customer
complaints. This is income that you make passively just
by displaying the ads on your blog. And it’s not just about the passive income,
the other great thing is when you go to a blog like this popular blog, other opportunities
come your way. For example, I was contacted by a company
a few months back that wanted to buy this particular site for 15k but I just want to
mention that because it’s not just about the income you can make, it’s also other opportunities
that come your way. You get contacted by companies that want to
buy advertising space on your website directly. You also get companies contacting you that
want to buy your blog so you get a lot of opportunities coming your way as well. Now, some of you may think this is a lot of
money right here that this blog’s made but I can tell you there are blogs out there that
are making as much as 300k a month from this Adsense ads alone. And that sounds like a huge amount but what
you’re going to keep in mind is when a blog or website becomes super popular, you can
make a lot of money from this blog. Now, I’m not saying that if you follow this
tutorial, you’re going to make this much money. You may make more. You may make less. What I’m going to do though in this tutorial
is I’m going to show you the process, the exact step by step process of setting up a
blog and monetize in the exact same way as basically, this site, my blog and also other
huge authority blog so it’s just a simple case of putting Adsense on your site and you
can get paid for those ads automatically. If that’s something that appeals to you, then
definitely, follow along with me in the video, apply the steps and you’re going to have your
blog up and then you can also apply to have these ads placed on your site so you can get
paid each month as well. Now, the amount of money you make depends
on the traffic of your site. You obviously need to still work on getting
more traffic to your site and once you’re getting a good amount of traffic to your blog,
then you can make good money from the blog just from the ads on the site. If you’re ready to get started, let’s get
to it. Before we begin, I just want to quickly cover
some basics here. Now, to set up our blog, we need three things:
we need a domain name, web hosting and WordPress. We’re going to be building our blog with WordPress
so you don’t need to write a single line of code. WordPress is 100% free software and it powers
around 25% of the websites and blogs online and it’s used by huge organizations and celebrities
such as LinkedIn, TechCrunch, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian. Now, the domain name is your website name
so our website is websitewizard.tv so that’s my domain name right there. The hosting is where we will store our website
files so our blog can be seen online. Now, the domain name and the web hosting are
the only two costs we have here for setting up our blog and we can grab these for as little
as $10a month. And I’m going to show you a coupon code to
use so you can get 30% off. I’m also going to show you how to build a
blog yourself from start to finish in this tutorial so you don’t need to pay a web developer
form thousands of dollars to build your blog for you. So, let’s get started. So, we’re at HostGator here. I’ve been with these guys for seven years
now and the perfect for beginners. The great thing about HostGator is they’ve
got 24-hour support which is free so you can easily use a toll-free contact telephone number
or you can use their live chat here. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it
is. If you’re having some kind of an issue with
your blog or website, all you need to do is call their free contact telephone number or
you can just click live chat here and you can talk to someone directly online. It’s 24 hours and free so this is awesome. So, the first we want to do is click on and
get started now. And if you scroll down here, you can see there
are free plans to choose from. We’ve got the Hatchling plan, the Baby plan
and the Business plan. Now, you don’t need this business plan. Don’t worry about that one. So, we just need to choose between the Hatching
plan and the Baby plan. Now, the only difference between these two
is that with this Hatchling plan, you can only host a single domain so that basically
just means you can only have one blog under this one package, whereas with this Baby plan
here, you can host unlimited domains which basically means you can have as many blogs
as you want under this one package and you only pay the one price here. So, if you’re only going to have one blog,
then grab the Hatchling plan but if you’re going to have more than one blog, then grab
the Baby plan here because you just pay the one price here and you can have as many blogs
as you like here. In this tutorial, we’re going to be using
the Hatchling plan so under the Hatchling plan here, go ahead and click on “sign up
now”. And what I’ll do is I’ll leave a link to this
correct hosting package in the video description. So, the first thing we need to do here is
choose our domain name and this is basically going to be our blog name or website name. So, what you wanted to do is two tab key,
you’ve got this “register a new domain” tabor this “I already own this domain” tab. So, if you already purchased your blog name
or your domain name elsewhere, then you would simply click on “I already own this domain”
and enter your blog name here. If you already bought the domain name “pinkjackets.com,”
then you would click “I already own this domain,” type “pinkjackets.com” and that’s it. Now, in this tutorial, we’re going to be purchasing
our domain name and our web hosting. So, we need to click on “register a new domain.” So, click “register a new domain” and then
enter the domain name that you want here so whatever you want your blog to be called. So, enter what you want right here. I’m going to try “myawesomewebsite’ or blog,
let’s try blog, “myawesomeblog” and then, on the right here, you can choose the domain
extension. You can go for the .com, so select the .com. You can see right here “myawesomeblog.com”
is unavailable. So, someone’s already purchased that domain
name but what it does here is it gives us a number of alternative domain extensions
for that same website name we chose here or blog name in this case. So, as you can see, “myawesomeblog.com” is
taken. It’s unavailable so someone’s already purchased
that domain name but we can see the ones that are available down below here. So, as alternative, you might want to go for
“myawesomeblog.net” or “myawesomeblog.me” or org or whatever. So, what you can do is you can choose one
of the ones that are available or if you do want the .com, then all you need to do is
try a different domain name up here until you find a .com that is available. In this case, I’m just going to choose “myawesomeblog.net”
as that’s available so I’m going to select that one so we can move on to the next step. So, I’ve chosen the blog name, “myawesomeblog.net”
and that’s been added right here. So, now I’m going to scroll down to the next
step. They’ve got this domain privacy protection
here which is actually adding extra cost so that’s cost in an extra $13 a year. And this is extra add-ons, so you can uncheck
this but what that does is when you purchase a domain name, it associates your details
with the domain name. So, if you don’t want that to be the case,
then you can add on this domain privacy, whereas an extra $13 a year. I’m going to keep that unchecked in this tutorial
because that’s just an extra add-on that we don’t necessarily need so I’m going to keep
that unchecked and scroll down to the next step. So, in the next step, you need to choose a
hosting plan right here. So, this is the Hatchling plan which we already
selected in the previous step so you can leave that as it is. Then, we got the billing cycle right here
so at the moment, by default, it’s set to “pay for 36 months” in advance. Now, if you hit the drop down, you can choose
whatever you want to pay, month per month, every three months, or every six months or
every 12 months, 24 months or 36 months. Now, if you’re a complete beginner, I definitely
recommend you go for the one month here so that you’re not tied in to anything long-term
so you can just pay month per month. So, select one month here as the billing cycle
and then, in the next step, choose a username and a security pin. And obviously, you want to make sure you don’t
forget these so note them down or just be sure to remember those. So, enter your username and security pin and
scroll down to the next step. So, what you want to do now is you want to
enter your billing information. So, you can choose on the right here, you
can choose whichever you want to pay, PayPal, or credit cards. So, select whichever one you want here and
if you select credit card, then enter your payment details right here. And then on the left here, just enter your
personal details right here. And make sure you’re entering valid details
here because once we store [00:15:37], HostGator’s going to send us a welcome e-mail with all
of our log-in and access details for our hosting account. So, make sure you enter your details correctly
here, then, scroll down to the next step. So, right now, we got some additional services
and they’ve actually added some of these by default. Now, all of these are just extras that we
don’t actually need, and there just adding extra cost right here as you will see. So, go ahead and uncheck these as we don’t
need any of these. And then, scroll down to the next step. Now, as you can see, they’ve got a coupon
code applied here by default. So, the amount due is $23.90 but what I’m
going to do is I’m going to give you a different coupon code which give you an even bigger
discount. So, what you want to do is remove this coupon
here and instead, type “flowerpower” and that’s with no spaces and then click “validate.” And as you can see, the total due has dropped
all the way down to $15.95. Now, for some reason, when we changed the
coupon codes here, as you can see the add-on is added something extra on again. So, when you changed the coupon code here
to “flowerpower” and click “validate,” and the price has dropped. You also want to scroll back up so you want
to scroll back up to the top and be sure to uncheck these add-ons which they’ve added
back on for some strange reason. So, uncheck all go these extra add-ons, scroll
back to the top and make sure this domain privacy protection is unchecked so all the
extras here are unchecked, scroll back downand you can see right here that the amount here
dropped down to 12.96. Now, “flowerpower” coupon is the best coupon
to use when paying monthly but if you’re paying for six months in advance, or yearly for example,
then you can use a different coupon here to get a bigger discount. So, coupon codes used instead would be “easypeasy”
so that’s ‘easypeasy,” again, with no spaces and then click “validate.” But because in this case we’re paying monthly,
then the “flowerpower” coupon will give us the bigger discount so type, “flower power,”
no spaces and click “validate.” And there we go. And what I’ll do is I’ll leave the details
to these coupons below the video. So, you just need to scroll down to the bottom,
click to agree to the terms” and click “checkout now.” So, once you click “checkout now” and you
complete the payment, what HostGator would do is they’ll send us a welcome e-mail and
in that welcome e-mail; it will contain all of our log-in details so that we can log-in
to our hosting account and start setting up a blog. So, go ahead and click “checkout now.” So, once you receive the welcome e-mail from
Hostgator, it’s going to look like this right here. So, make sure you don’t delete this e-mail
because it contains all of your important log-in information for your hosting account. So, what we need to do here is you need to
take note of three things, your control panel or link here, your username and your password. What you want to do is to click on this control
panel or link here to open that in the web browser and then, you want to use your username
here and your password to log in. So, go ahead, and click on this control panel
link to open in the web browser and use these details to log in. So, after clicking the control panel link
in your welcome e-mail, you’ll be on this page right here so you just want to use your
username and your password in that welcome e-mail to log in. So, go ahead and do that now and I’ll pause
the video while I’ll log in. So we’re now inside the control panel and
this is sometimes referred to as C-Panel as well. And you’re going to see a lot of different
things here but don’t get overwhelmed because we’re not going to use hardly any of these
anyway. The only thing you need to do is scroll down
to software and services. As you can see right here, and then you just
want to click on “quick install.” And if we scroll down, if you look on the
left, you can see popular installs. So, go ahead and click on “WordPress” and
then click on this “install WordPress.” You can see this “”install WordPress” for
free so click on “install WordPress.” So, what we’re going to do now is just select
your domain name that you chose for your blog from this drop down. So, if you chose your domain name to be pinkjackets.com
then you select pinkjackets.com from here and then leave this part blank. Then for that admin e-mail, you want to enter
your e-mail address here and make sure you’re entering a correct e-mail address. Make sure it’s an e-mail that you have access
to because the e-mail you put here is going to receive the log in details for your blog. Make sure you enter that correctly. I’m going to enter my e-mail here. Then on the right here for “Blog Title,”
you can enter a title for your blog. If your blog was pinkjackets.com then you’re
going to enter “Pink Jackets” here. I’m going to be creating blog based around
different recipes. I’m going to put this as “Delicious Dishes.” You can actually change the blog title later
on anyway. Don’t worry if you change your mind, you
can change that later on. We want to enter an Admin User and this is
basically the username that we’re going to use to login into our blog. I’m going to enter that here. Enter your chosen username you want here. Then on the right, you can put your name here
and then you can also, you need to put last name as well. You can just out “Admin” if you’d like. And then, you can just click on “Install
Wordpress.” If you look at the top here, you can see,
“Your Install is complete!” So, that’s completed our installation of WordPress
on our web hosting. If you click the drop down here next to “View
Credentials,” you can see we’ve got some information right here. We’ve got this “Admin Area.” This link right here is what you use to log
in to your blog. Anytime you want to login to your blog, you
visit this link right here. Then the username here is the username that
you chose in the previous step. And then, we’ve been given a password for
this username. Make sure you note down all of this information
here onto your computer so you don’t lose it. I’m going to copy this down to a notepad file
so I’ve got it backed-up. I’m going to do that now. I’m going to copy the password here and then
I’m going to click this link to open that inner web browser. Go ahead and do the same. We’re now on the login page for our blog. If you don’t see this login page right here
and instead you’re seeing an error message, that’s perfectly fine, don’t panic. All it means is the new domain name that you
just registered is still propagating. Propagating just basically means that the
domain name is still being setup. That should take a couple of hours or it could
take slightly longer. If you are seeing the error message here after
visiting that link, don’t panic, wait a few hours. If it’s still doesn’t work and you’re still
getting the error message, just give it up to 24-hours but it should be sooner than that. And then finally, once the domain name is
finished propagating, you’ll be seeing this login page right here. You can use your username and password from
the previous step to login. I’m going to do that right now. Here we are. We’ve now logged in to the back-end of our
blog. Before we get started, I’m just going to quickly
clean out some of the unnecessary things that have been installed by default. What you want to do is hover over “Plugins”
here and click on “Install Plugins” and then you want to select all of these plug-ins
here. What you can do is you can select this individually
to select those but because we want to select all of them, you can just click this top one
right here, next to “Plugin.” Click that check box and that will automatically
select all of the plug-ins. Once you’ve done that, you want to hit the
drop down and choose deactivate and click “Apply.” Now that we’ve deactivated all of this plug-ins,
we can go ahead and delete them. Again, select all the plug-ins here. You can select those individually or you can
just click the check box right at the top next to “Plugin.” That will automatically select these plug-ins. Now, hit the drop down and this time click
“Delete” and then click “Apply” and then click “Yes” to confirm the deletion. Now, we’ve now deleted all of these unnecessary
plug-ins. When we create our blog, I’m going to show
you some of the top plug-ins to use to make our blog awesome. Now that we’ve clean our plug-ins, we want
to also hover over posts and click on “All Posts.” You want to select this “Hello World” post
then click “Trash.” This is just a sample post that WordPress
creates when we’ve installed it. Now come on over to “Pages.” Hover over “Pages,” and click on “All
Pages,” Select this “Sample Page” here and then click “Trash.” Now, we’ve cleaned out all of the unnecessary
things in our WordPress Dashboard. I just want to briefly go over what some of
the things here do. If you hover over “Posts” here, this is
where we can create blog posts so we can click “Add New” to add a new blog post. We can click “Categories” to create some
categories for our blog posts. And if you click “All Posts,” you could
see all of the posts that you have created for your blog. And “Media” here, this is where we can
add media to our website so we can add Word documents, images, videos, etcetera. If you click “Add New,” you will add a
new media file. If you click “Library,” you can view the
media files that you already uploaded to your blog. Pages and Posts right here are very similar. The only difference is, is that posts I use
for dynamic content, blog posts for example and Pages, I use for static content. When you’re creating your blog post you would
choose Posts. When you’re creating pages like an About Us
page, Contact Us page. This static page mean they don’t change
the content on those pages, generally, doesn’t change, so you choose pages. General rule of thumb, if you’re creating
blog post then use posts. If you’re creating pages like an About Us
Page, Contact Us page then use pages. Then comments here, this is where you can
moderate the comments on your blog posts. Appearance, this is where we can install themes
and in Plugins is where we can install plug-ins. Now, themes and plug-ins are very much like
iPhone apps and iPhone skins. iPhone skins is something you can put in on
top of your iPhone to make your phone different. The appearance here, themes here are basically
like iPhone skins. When we change the theme of our blog, it makes
our blog look completely different, the layout looks completely different. That’s what WordPress themes are, they’re
essentially just like iPhone skins, they make our blog completely different when we change
the theme. We also have WordPress Plug-ins and these
are kind of like iPhone apps. iPhone apps adds extra function to our iPhone essentially
and tha’s essentially what plug-ins are with WordPress. You can add plug-ins to your blog to add some
extra functions and extra functionality to your blog. If you, for example wanted a contact form
on your blog, then you can just add a contact form plug-in and that will allow you to have
a contact form on your blog. Then Users is where you can change your profile,
change your password, etcetera. Tools and Settings are where we can make some
general changes to our site. So, that’s all the basics covered. Let’s dive straight in. The first thing that we want to do is hover
over “Settings” and click on “Permalinks.” Then you want to select “Post name” right
here, scroll down to the bottom and click Save Changes. What permalinks are, is they are basically
the URL structure on your blog. We’ve chosen Post name here. What that essentially does is, if we created
a page or post called Contact Us, then the URL for that page or post would be your website
or blog name followed by “/contact-us.” And that’s the most SEO friendly way to have
the URL structure on your blog. This will give us a little SEO boost in a
search engine so that we could get more search engine traffic. The next thing to do is hover over “Users”
and click on “All Users.” Then hover over your Username and click on
“Edit.” Then if you scroll down, what you can do is
you can see this nickname right here. It’s a good idea to change this and if you
do not sure what to change this to, you can just call this admin or a better idea would
be to make this your blog name. If your blog name was pinkjackets.com then
you can change this to Pink Jackets. In this case, this example blog that I’m creating
here is “Delicious Dishes.” So, I’m going to type Delicious Dishes right
here. Then when you’ve done that, you want to choose
this “Display name publicly as,” hit the drop down and choose Delicious Dishes, scroll
down to the bottom and click “Update Profile” What that essentially does is this name right
here, this nickname is what’s going to be displayed on our blog. When we create blog posts, this name right
here is going to be displayed as the author of the blog post. If you just wanted your name to be listed
as the author, you can put your personal name here and choose that. Whatever you choose here is what’s going to
be displayed as the author of the blog post. What we want to do now is install our theme,
which is basically going to give our website it’s appearance. So, hover over “Appearance” and click
on “Themes.” Right now, you can see we’ve got free themes
here installed on our blog and the current active theme is this one right here. If I show you what our blog currently looks
like with this theme. To do that, you hover over the blog name at
the top here and you can click “Visit Site” but that will load our site over the Dashboard
so we would lose this page. What I like to do is I hover over the blog
name at the top here and I will right-click on “Visit Site” and open that in a new
tab. So, that way, we’ve got our Dashboard here
in the first tab and then in the second tab, we’ve got our blog right here. As you can see, if you scroll down, this is
basically what are blog currently looks like, we have this theme installed. But what we’re going to do is we’re going
to change the theme that’s going to make it completely different. Let’s head back to the first tab. I’m going to close that second tab so we’re
back into our WordPress Dashboard. Now, I created a theme for you guys to use. To download, you need to download that theme. To do that, open new tab in the web browser
and go to websitewizard.tv/themes. Visit websitewizard.tv/themes and I’ll leave
the link in the video description. Visit that URL now. As you can see right here, you can click here
to download our theme and I’ve called this the Pow Theme. Click here to download the Pow Theme to your
computer. Once that’s downloaded, you want to come back
to the WordPress Dashboard here in the first tab and we want to add that theme to our blog. To do that, you go to “Appearance” and
then click on “Themes.” I’ll just do that again, just in case you
came out of here. Hover over “Appearance” click on “Themes”
and then click on “Add New” and then click on “Upload Theme” right here. As you can see, there’s a load of different
themes right here that you can choose for your blog and these are all completely free. So, there’s a ton of free themes on WordPress,
which is what makes WordPress so awesome. But in this case, we upload in a theme that
I made for you guys. Click on Upload Theme right here. Click on the Choose File and then select the
powtheme-child here. Now, this is a zip file so don’t unzip this,
you want to open the zip format, otherwise, this won’t work. Double click on the zip file here. That’s powtheme-child.zip. Once you’ve selected that for your computer,
you want to click on “Install Now” and then you want to click on “Activate.” You can see here it tells you the theme installed
successfully. What you want to do now is click on “Activate.” There we go. You can see here it tells you the “Theme
installed successfully.” What you want to do now is click on “Activate.” There we go we installed and activated the
Pow Theme for our blog. Now, this Pow Theme is a child theme of the
2016 theme right here. This is a child theme and the 2016 is the
parent theme. If you’re wondering what a child theme is,
it’s basically a way to customize an existing theme. I created this Pow Theme here, which is a
child theme. Basically, what this does is it all attached
to the parent theme, which in this case is the 2016 theme and it just allows you to add
some extra different styling options and the various changes that you may want. Point of that is, is that you need to make
you don’t delete this 2016 theme. Because if you delete this 2016 theme, it
will break your blog because this Pow Theme here works by latching on to this parent theme. That’s just something to be aware of. Don’t delete the 2016, otherwise, the Pow
Theme here will not work properly. Now, that we’ve installed the Pow Theme, let’s
go ahead and take a look what are blog now looks like. To do that, hover over your blog name at the
top and let’s right-click on “Visit Site” and open link in new tab. Let’s go to the second tab and check out our
blog. As you can see right here, our blog looks
a little bit cooler now. Obviously, there’s no content on this blog
at the moment so it looks a little bland right now. But as you can see, we’ve got a lot more nicer
style in here. I added some custom Google fonts right here
and made the side bar look a lot cooler. So, once we start adding some content to our
blog, it’s going to look awesome. Let’s head back to the first tab, which has
got our WordPress Dashboard. What we’re going to do now is add a website
logo. Let’s dive into theme settings. To do that, hover over “Appearance” and
click on “Customize,” then click on “Site Identity” here. And you can see we can add a website logo,
we can change our website title, our tagline and also a site icon. The first thing we want to do is add our website
logo. I’m going to click “Select Logo” here. Then what you can do is, you can click this
buttons to select that logo from your computer or you can use drag and drop method where
you literally, just drag the image and drop it on the screen to upload it. I’m going to show you the drag and drop method. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size
here. I’m going to go into my Assets folder, which
contain all of the assets for this website. Here is the website logo right here, so I’m
going to drag that over onto the screen and drop that right there and then I’ll increase
the browser screen size. As you can see, that’s now finished uploading
down as it’s got the blue check mark there. I’m going to click “Select” in the bottom
right here. As you can see, you can crop the image as
well. So, I’m going to drag the crop in area like
this and I’ll just drag this up a little bit as well just to get that closer to the edges
of the logo, so that looks about right. Now, I’m done, I just want to click “Crop
Image” in the bottom right. And there you go, you can see our website
logo has now uploaded to our website. Anytime you make any changes here in the left
inside Theme settings, you actually need to click “Save & Publish” before those changes
will go live on your website. Because right here on the right, this is just
a preview of how your website currently looks with the changes we make on the left here
in the Theme Settings. However, in order to make this changes go
live on your actual site, you need to click “Save & Publish” here at the top. So, let’s click “Save & Publish.” That’s it, we’ve now get our logo live on
our blog. Now, this is one of the free customizable
logos, you can grab on our website at websitewizard.tv. If you want to save a few hundred dollars,
avoid having to pay someone to create a logo for you, you can download our customizable
logos and you can add your own website text here for your blog. You can grab that over on our website at websitewizard.tv. The next thing we want to do here is change
the site title or in this case, the blog title. I already entered this in the previous step
when we were inside [00:36:36]. So, you should have your website title already
right here. But if you do want to change that, you can
change that right here and also, we have a Tagline here. Now, this just says, “Just another WordPress
Site.” This is some default text. Get rid of that and you want to just write
something brief, summarizing what your blog is about. In this case, I’m going to write, “Easy,
Elegant and Yummy.” As you can see, we’ve got a website title
displaying right here and then our tagline displaying right here. Now, because we’ve already uploaded our logo
for our blog right here, we don’t need the title and tagline here. What we can actually do is just uncheck this
right here that says “Display Site Title and Tagline.” Go ahead and uncheck that and now you can
see we’ve just got our logo on our blog without the title and tagline here. So, that looks a lot better. Let’s press “Save & Publish” to apply
those changes to our live blog. The last thing to do here is to add a Site
Icon here. This is a little icon that appears in the
browser at the top here. Now, one thing I forgot to mention. Actually, with the website logo is the recommended
dimensions. If I click this again right here, as you can
see, the suggested image dimensions are 240 x 240. I get a lot of questions usually asking me
what size logos people should upload to their website or blogs. I always say if you look at the theme it usually
tells you— it usually recommends some dimensions for you to use. As you can see right here, it’s recommending
240 x 240. Now, you don’t necessarily have to use that. My logo definitely wasn’t 240 x 240. But that’s just something to keep in mind. So, I’m going to close this right here. Now, what I want to do is add our site icon
or our blog icon in this case. To do that, click on “Select Image,” then
as you can see right here, we’ve got two tabs. We’ve got a Media Library tab and then we’ve
got this Upload Files tab. This Media Library tab displays all of the
images and media that you’ve already uploaded to your blog. You can click the Upload Files tab on the
left and this is where you can upload new files and media to your blog. We’re going to be uploading a new file here
to our blog. Click on Upload Files tab then click either
“Select Files,” to select that file from your computer or you can drag and drop the
image to the screen. Let’s use the drag and drop image. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size,
then I’m going to go inside my Assets folder, which contains all of the images and content
for this blog. I’m going to grab the site icon right here
and I’m going to drop that right here. Now, before I do that, actually, I just want
to point out that you can see here again the suggested image dimensions our 512 x 512. If you do create a site icon, you can be sure
to use those dimensions for best results. I’m going to drag my site icon from my folder
here onto the screen to upload that. Then I’m going to increase the browser screen
size. As you can see, it’s already uploading now,
as it’s got the blue check mark here. All I need to do is click on “Select”
on the bottom right here. And there we go, we’ve got our site icon. If you look at the top here, you can now see
our site icon is displaying in the tab right here. Now that we’ve finished here, all you need
to do is click on “Save & Publish” to make sure all of those changes are applied
on our live blog. Now, that we’ve done that, hit the back button. And another thing we can do is click on the
“Header Image” here. So, click on “Header Image.” What we can do is we can upload some header
images to display on our blog. That will display right here at the top underneath
our blog logo. Let’s add our header image. Click on “Add New Image” here. And then again we’re inside the Media Library
tab, which is where all of our existing images that we’ve already uploaded are displayed. If you want to reuse an image you’ve already
uploaded, then you can just go into the Media Library tab and select that again. In this case, we’re uploading a new image. We we’re going to click on the Upload Files
tab here and then you can select the file from your computer. You can drag the image to the screen. I’m going to drag the image to upload it
right here. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size
then I’m going to go to my assets folder here and then I’m going to drag my header image
right here. I’ve got one here and I’ve got a second header
image. I’m going to show you multiple header images. Let’s just do the first one first. So header1, I’m going to upload the first
header image, I’m going to drop that right there and you can see it’s uploading right
now. We wait for this to finish uploading. There you go and now you can see the image
here so it’s finished uploading. Let me just increase the browser screen size. Now that’s finished uploading in the bottom
right you just want to click on “Select and Crop” right here. There you go, we can crop the image. Now, I recommend that–Because we’re going
to upload multiple header images, I recommend you keep this crop area the same size. Just drag it down to wherever looks best for
this image but don’t change the crop size and I’ll show you why in a second. So, I’m just going to drag this about here
and then I’m going to click “Crop Image” in the bottom right. And there you go, you can see we’ve got this
awesome header image now displaying on our blog. Now, what we can actually do, which is really
cool is we can actually upload multiple header images here and then we can click randomize
header images. What will happen is, each time someone visits
the different page on our blog, this header image will alternate between the images we’ve
uploaded here. This is really cool, it just adds a dynamic
element to your blog and it just makes it really, really cool. Let’s add a second header image right here. Click on “Add New Image.” And again, we’re inside the Media Library
tab but we want to upload a new image, so let’s click on Upload Files tab and let’s
drag the image to the screen right here. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size,
then I’m going to open the assets folder and I’m going to grab this header2 image right
here. I’m going to drag that over to the screen
and drop that there to upload that. That’s uploading right now. Once it’s finished uploading, you’ll see the
image appearing right here. There we go, it’s finished uploading. All we need to do is in the bottom right,
we need to click “Select and Crop.” Now, as I mentioned before, I suggested that
you don’t change the crop in size here. The reason I said that is because now that
we’ve uploaded a second banner image, we want those two banner images to be the exactly
the same size. That’s why I said, “Don’t change the crop
size here.” Let’s just drag this around to match the image. That looks about right for this image. I’m going to leave it like that and then I’m
going to click “Crop Image.” There we go, we’ve got a second header image
right here. What we need to do now is just click on “Randomize
upload headers.” We’ve click “Randomize uploaded headers,”
what that does– And we just need to click “Save & Publish” to make those changes
go live on our site. There we go. What that will do is each time the page is
loaded, the header image will change on our blog site. It just looks really, really cool. You can upload as many header images as you
like here and then click to randomize those. That’s just going to add really, really nice
dynamic element to your blog. Now we’ve done that, let’s come out of here
by clicking the back arrow over here. What we can do is click on Background Image
to upload a background image on our blog. Click on “Background Image” here and then
click on “Select Image.” So, we’re inside the Media Library tab. We want to upload a new image so click on
“Upload Files” here and let’s drag and drop the image to this screen to upload it. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size. I’m going to open the Assets folder here on
my desktop and I’m going to grab the background image which is this one right here. I’m going to drag that over to here. Drop that to upload that and wait for that
to finish uploading. Still uploading as you can see right here
by the blue bar. There we go, the image has appeared in here
which means it’s finished uploading. In the bottom right, click on “Choose Image.” And there you go, you can see we’ve got this
cool background image now on our blog. So, let’s click “Save & Publish” now,
to save and apply those changes to our live blog. Let’s come out of here now. Also, click the cross here to jump out of
the Theme Settings. We’re now back to the WordPress Dashboard. Let’s just take a quick look our blog to see
how it looks now with our changes. To look at our blog, hover over the blog name
at the top here and you can click “Visit Site” but that will load the blog over this
page right here. In order to keep this Dashboard open here,
we can actually right-click on Visit Site and then open that on a new tab. And actually, I’m going to close that for
a second. I just want to show you how to get back to
this Dashboard if you do open the blog on the same page. Hover over the blog name and click Visit Site
and this is what our blog currently looks like with the changes. As you can see, we’ve got our header images
here, we’ve got our custom logo and we’ve got the background image right here. And if I just refresh the page, you should
see this header image change. Let’s do that again. There you go. This means that each time someone visits a
different page in your blog, this header image will change and that’s really cool. You can upload as many header images as you
want here. If you want ten, upload ten and it would display
ten different images throughout your blog when your visitors are viewing various pages
on your blog. Now that we’re on the blog here, to jump back
to the WordPress Dashboard, all you need to do is hover over the blog name here and click
on “Dashboard.” Now we’ve jumped back into the WordPress Dashboard. The first thing we want to do is, we want
to create the main categories for our blog. Now, you don’t have to do all of this right
away as you can add more categories later on when you build out your blog with more
and more content. But for now, you want to create a few basic
categories where your blog post will get listed under. Using categories to structure your blog content
is really important not only for search engine exposure but also for user-experience too. I’m going to show you how to organize your
blog post into categories to make it easy for your visitors to find what they’re looking
for as this will improve user-experience and keeps your readers engaged with your content
and on your blog longer and this is really important for SEO. So, let’s go ahead and do that now. To add our categories, hover over “Posts”
here and click on Categories. What you want to do is enter a category name
here. I’m going to enter the category name “Appetizer”
as this is a food blog. Then for the Slug here, you want to just enter
the same thing again. What this slug is, is it’s just the URL for
this category. The category name is Appetizer and then the
slug here is Appetizer, which basically means category URL is going to be Appetizer as well. If you like, you can just add a brief description
about the category here but I’m going to leave this blank. You don’t have to do this. You can, if you want. I’m going to Add New Category. And as you can see on the top here on the
right, we just added the Appetizer category. You can see this Uncategorized category here. This is a default category that WordPress
has for any blog post, which aren’t listed under a particular category. If you create a blog post and you don’t
assign it to one of your categories you’ve created, then it automatically gets listed
under the Uncategorized category. Let’s go ahead and create a second category. I’m going to add another category here. I’m going to call the category name, “Breakfast”
and then the Slug, which is the URL is going to be “Breakfast.” Then I’m going to click “Add New Category.” Then I’m going to add another category here. The name of the category is “Dessert”
and then the URL or the slug is “Dessert” and we’re going to click “Add New Category.” When we’re going to add another category,
I’m going to give it a name of “Snack” and then a URL, slug, “Snack” and then
click “Add New Category”. Then I’m going to add a final category here,
“Main Course” and then slug or URL is going to be “Main Course” as well, then
we’re going to click “Add New Category.“ What you just want to do is create a few basic
categories that you can list your blog post under. Now, don’t worry about trying to get every
single category on your site right away. Just get the main ones out there first and
as you build out more and more content on your blog, you can add more categories later
on, that’s not a problem. Now, if for any reason you want to delete
one of these categories. If you don’t no longer want a category or
whatever, you can actually just hover over the category, select that and click “Delete.” I’m just going to delete the Snack one here
to show you that. I’ve deleted the Snack category. Let me just quickly add that back, then click
“Add New Category.” There we go, I’ve added that category back. If you want to edit the category, if you want
to call it Snacks instead of Snack hover over that and click “Quick Edit” and then you
can change that to Snacks right there. Click “Update Category” on the right here
and there you go, just changed that category name to Snacks. Now we’ve got the category setup for our blog. I’m going to show you how to create post,
full of valuable information, actionable information so that your visitors will find a ton of value
from your blog and are likely to return for more. Mashable right here is a leading blog for
news and information. As you can see it’s very visual and has lots
of big images right here. We’re going to be doing the same thing on
our blog and use some big images to make everything look beautiful. If you take a look at CNN here, they use a
lot of videos in their content right here. This helps improve engagement on your blog
and just adds enough dimension to your content. We’ll be doing the same things with our blog
post. We’re going to have big, catchy images and
then also videos inside our blog post. This will help to make our blog really, really
cool. Let’s start creating some blog post. To do that, hover over post here on the left
and click “Add New.” As you can see top here, this is where we
enter our blog title and at the bottom here, this is where we enter our blog content. I’m going to enter a title here for this blog
post which is “Tasty Pumpkin Soup.” I’m going to click down here on this area
right here. If you notice the URL for this post becomes
the same as the title and that’s a great for SEO. Let’s click in this area right here and you
can see some formatting options right here. And if you just click this last one at the
end here, that will open up more formatting options. So basically, to create content in WordPress
is very similar to how you create content in Microsoft Word. I’m just going to type, “This is an example
paragraph.” If I hit Return or Enter on your keyboard,
you can type a second paragraph here, “This is a second paragraph and This is a third
paragraph.” What you can do is you simply type in the
content here or you can paste it in here and then just use formatting options. This is a Bold button. If I highlight example here and I press Bold,
as you can see, that’s now become bold. If I want to remove that, you can highlight
it again—and if you look at the button here, you can see it’s indented which means that’s
already applied here. If we click that again, that will remove the
bold from that text. Another thing here is the Italic button. If you want to make this text right here italic,
you can highlight that. Click this button right here and as you can
see, that’s applied there. Highlight it again, you can see the button
here is indented, which means that’s already applied. If we want to remove that, just click the
button again and that’s removed that. If we want to make this second paragraph here
a bullet point, then click right here and click the bullet point icon. And there we go, that’s now bullet point. If you want to remove that, then click back
here again and you can see the button’s indented which means it’s already a bullet point. If we uncheck that, that removes the bullet
point. If you want to make this a quotation, you
can highlight that and click the Blockquote button. There you go, that’s now a quote or if you
want to remove that, highlight that and then uncheck this one here. And then you can use some alignment here. So, if you want to Left align the text, you
can highlight that. Click Left align or Center align or Right
align and if you just remove that, it will return back to the default. You can add links here or remove links. If I want to highlight example here, I can
highlight that and then click the link button and then I can a URL. When someone clicks on that, it will link
to the URL I put here. I can just put http://www.example.com and
then click this apply here to apply that and you can see that, that’s a link. If I want to remove link, I can highlight
that and click this Remove link button right here and that would remove the link. I just missed the end here, so highlight that
and click remove link there as well. So, that’s that. We got some more formatting options here. As you can see, by default, we’re using Paragraph
text. If I want to make the second one here a heading,
I can highlight that, hit the drop down here and choose Heading 1 and Heading 1 is the
biggest size. If you want a small heading, you can highlight
that and make it a Heading 2 or Heading 3 and they get smaller for the further down
you go. That’s a heading right here. If I want to underline something, if I want
to underline this right here, I can highlight that, click the underline button right there,
that’s underlined. If I want to change the text color, I can
highlight this right here, hit this drop down right here and choose a different color. I can choose to make that red and there you
go. This is to decrease or increase the indentation. If I click right here, on this paragraph here,
I can then click to increase indent and as you can see, it’s gone inwards. I can click it again, again, again or back,
back, back. This right here is an Undo button which is
really, really helpful. If you make a change, let’s say, I deleted
this third paragraph by mistake then I can click the Undo button right here and that
returns. Or I can click the Redo button to bring back
the change. It’s very similar to Microsoft Word. If you’ve ever used Microsoft Word before,
then it’s very, very simple. Now, the other thing you may want to do is
add a Media, add an image or a video or something. If I hit return on the keyboard and I want
to put an image right here I can click Add Media and I can click the Upload Files tab,
upload a new image or I can click Media Library tab to insert an image that we’ve already
uploaded to our site already. I’m going to click this image here just as
an example. I’ve selected that and I’m going to click
Insert into post. And as you can see, the images now on this
post. You can left-click on it once and you can
choose different alignment, I can center align image, left align, right align. As you can see, this is left align with text
on the right, that’s what these dots are. This one is right align image with the text
on left. If I put this image here for example, let
me add the image here. I’ve clicked to put the cursor here. I’ve clicked Add Media. I’ll choose this image and then click “Insert
into post” at the bottom here. The image is right here. If I want the text to be on the left and the
image on the right, I can left-click the image once and choose this option right here. This will align the image right but then have
the text on the left. If I click this, you can see image is aligned
right, text is aligned left. Or if I want the image on the left and the
text on the right, I can click this Left align button right here. If I want to increase or reduce the size of
the image, I can left-lick on it once and I can hover over the bottom edge here until
this diagonal arrow appears and I can drag it out to make it bigger or I can drag it
inwards to make the image smaller. So, there we go. Let me just get rid of all of that now. I’m going to click on the image once and click
this cross here to remove that or click on this image and click the cross to remove that. Then I’ll just highlight all of these texts
and click the backspace button. Back to the blog post. I put the blog title here. I just want to put in my blog content right
here and I’ve got this saved in a notepad file. I’m just going to paste it right here. To do that, you can right-click and paste
here. Now, if your pasting in from Microsoft Word
for example, then sometimes the formatting will already be applied on that. If you want to strip all of the formatting
from Microsoft Word, if you’ve copied text from Microsoft Word. Then you want to press this button right here
which is “Paste as Text” and then what that would do— Let me just press the cross
here. It’s just telling you what it’s doing right
here you can read that. I’m going to close that. I’m going to click the cross and you can see
the buttons now indented. Basically, what that means is whatever text
we’ve paste here is going to strip any formatting that was previously applied to the text. I’ve pasted my text right here. Here is the text. I’m going to highlight this right here and
press the bold button to make that bold. And I’m going to highlight this one right
here and press the bold button to make that bold. Then I’m going to scroll to the top. I want to show you how to add a YouTube video
right here. I’m just going to type “Add YouTube video
here”. What you can do, if you want to upload videos
to your blog, you can first upload those to YouTube and then just grab the embed code
from your You Tube video and paste that here. I’m going to go to You Tube and just grab
any video related to pumpkin soup. I’m over at You Tube, I’m just going to click
on the first image here that comes up for pumpkin soup. And then I’m going to scroll down and click
on share right here then click on embed and then I’m going to right-click and copy this
code right here. Then I’m going to go back to our first tab
in the blog post and right here is where we want to paste that code. Now, what happens in WordPress is when you’re
creating a page or a post here, we work in the visual tab right here, which is where
we can use all of these formatting options right here. You can just use this to create content, just
the same as you would in Microsoft Word. What happens is, if you click the Text tab
here, all of that gets automatically turned into HTML code. We work in the Visual tab right here. However, because we’re going to paste an embed
code we grabbed from You Tube, we need to actually paste that in the Text tab right
here. If you go to the Visual tab, I’ll just show
you an example. I can paste that right here, however, it won’t
be right. It won’t be showing the video because this
is code, so I need to do that for the Text tab right here. If I just type, “here.” So, I’ve typed, “here” and I’m going to head
on over to the Text tab here and I’m going to find that text over to where I’ve written,
here. I’m going to right-click and paste that code
right there for the video. Then I’m going to click the Visual tab and
as you can see, the video is displaying perfectly right here. I just want to get rid of this space here,
so I’m going to click here and click delete on my keyboard, just to bring the text higher
up. I’ve got a blog post, I’ve got a video, I’ve
got my blog content right here. What we’re going to do now is on the right. If you scroll down on the right you can see
categories here. You want to select category that this blog
post is going to be listed under. This is a pumpkin soup post. I’m going to scroll down and on the right
underneath categories, I’m going to choose Appetizer here, as the category for this blog
post. Then we want to scroll further down on the
bottom right and you can just click this “Set featured image.” This is the image that’s going to be displayed
right above this blog post and I’ll show you that in a second. Click “Set featured image here.” Then we want to upload a new image for this
blog post. Currently, we’re inside the Media Library
tab. Click on the Upload Files tab so that we can
upload are new image to our blog. You can click here to select that from your
computer or you can drag and drop the file to the screen. I’m going to drag and drop the file. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size
here. Then I’m going to open the assets folder then
I’m going into my blog post folder and into the Tasty pumpkin soup folder. Here is the image I want to use right here
for this blog post. I’m just going to drag that image and drop
that here to upload that. That’s currently uploading. There you go, it’s finished uploading as you
can see the image is now displayed here and it’s selected with the blue check mark. All we need to do is click on “Set featured
image” on the bottom right here. There you go, you can see your featured image
right here. We’ve done everything now. All we need to do is scroll up to the top
and click on “Publish” here to publish this blog post on our blog. Click “Publish” and there you go. What you want to do now is we’re going to
see this blog post on our blog. To do that, you can see right here at the
top it says, “View post.” If you click that, it will load that over
this page. But we don’t want to load this page right
now. I’m going to right-click on “View Post”
and open in new tab. Head over to the second tab here. And as you can see, this is what our blog
post currently looks like. If you scroll down we’ve got our blog title
right here. We’ve got this big image here which is the
featured image we just created. Then underneath that we’ve got our blog content. We’ve got our introduction here, then we’ve
got a video right here. We got the content right here, the ingredients,
the directions. Then we’ve got blog comments, so people can
comment and interact on this blog post which is awesome. If you scroll to the top, if we go to the
home page, if you click the logo here, we will return to the home page for our blog. As you can see on the home page, if you scroll
down, it shows all of our blog posts here. Now, what it actually does is it shows the
full blog post on the home page. This is fine when you just got one blog post. But when you’ve got more than one blog post
which every blog will, it gets a little bit too much having the whole blog post here. We don’t want the whole thing displayed
on the home page. We just want a summary of this blog post. What we can do is, if we head back to the
first tab which is where we created our blog, we can add a read more button. You can put the Read more button wherever
you like. Some going to put it right here, just underneath
the video. I’m going to click on ingredients, just put
the cursor here. When I hit return and click right here and
then click this button right here which is Insert Read More tag and there you go. You can see that from the little lines there. We want to update those changes so scroll
up to the top and on the right click on “Update.” Now that that’s finished loading, we are to
head back to our blog. We’ve already got that open in the second
tab so I’m going to go there now. But if you didn’t, you can just hover over
the blog name, right-click on “Visit Site” and open that in the new tab. We’re now on the home page for our blog once
that finish loading. If we scroll down now, you can see on our
home page, we’ve got our first blog post being displayed. But now, as you can see, we’ve got a Continue
Reading button here. So, it’s just showing a summary of the blog
post. And when they want to see the full blog post,
they can click Continue reading or they can click on the blog image and that will bring
them to the full blog post, which you can see right here. What we’re going to do now is create a second
blog post. I’m going to head back to the first tab which
is our WordPress dashboard. To create our second blog post, you can actually
click right here, which is “Add New” or you can do it from side bar. Hover over Posts and click “Add New.” What we want to do first is enter our blog
post title here. I’m going to paste that in “Simple Spaghetti”
here and underneath right here is where we want to enter the content for this blog post. I’m going to grab that from my notepad file
that I’ve got in my assets folder. You can type out your content here or you
can copy and paste it from Microsoft Word or from a notepad file. I’m going to paste in the content right here
then I’m going to highlight preparation and click the Bold button to make that bold. I’m going to do the same for the ingredients
heading here. I’m going to click to make that bold then
I’m going to remove this and just replace that with a YouTube video. I’m going to find a YouTube video related
to spaghetti. I’m going to go over to YouTube right now. I’m going to choose this one right here. I’m going to click on this video and then
I’m going to scroll down and I’m going to click on Share right here. Then I’m going to click on the Embed, then
I’m going to copy the embed code, then head back to the WordPress Dashboard in the first
tab. I want to paste in that embed code here. As I mentioned before, we’re in the Visual
tab. Now, because we’re pasting in code we need
to click the Text tab. Now, if you want to need to know where to
paste this code. Let’s say we want the video right here, then
it will be good idea to just type here. And then, when you head over to this Text
tab, you could see that text right here, so you know where to paste that code. I’m going to remove that and then paste the
embed code here. Then head back to the Visual tab by clicking
on the Visual tab right here and you can see, our video is displaying within our blog post
right here. Now that we’ve done that, we want to choose
a category for this blog post. This is a simple spaghetti post, so on the
right if you scroll down, you can see categories here. I’m going to choose Main Course as the category
for this blog post. If we scroll down a little further, we can
choose a featured image for this blog post and this is the big image that’s going to
be displayed above our blog post. Click on “Set featured image.” We want to upload a new image. We’re currently inside the Media Library tab. Let’s click on the Upload Files tab and let’s
upload the image. You can click Select file to select that from
your computer or you can drag the file to the screen. Let’s drag the file. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size. Then I’m going to go on my assets folder and
I’m going to find the blog post which is “Simple Spaghetti” right here. And we’re going to grab the image for that
blog post and drop that right here to upload that. There we go, that’s finish uploading. As you can see, the image is displayed right
here. All I need to do in the bottom right is click
“Set featured image” and you can see that display right here. This blog post is finished. The last thing I need to do is just add the
Read More tag right here. Just like the other blog post, I’m going to
add to that tag right here. Create a space here and click right here and
then click on the Insert Read More tag. Now that’s done, I’m going to scroll up to
the top and click “Publish” on the right here to publish that blog post on our blog. Now we’ve done that, we want to view our blog
post and you can do that by clicking on “View Post” here. I’m going to open that in new tab so I don’t
lose this page. Actually, I would just do it from here, so
you can see. Let’s just click on View post here, that’s
going to load that blog post on this page. If you scroll down, you can see that this
is our Simple Spaghetti blog post. We’ve got our big featured image right here
at the top. Then we’ve got our blog content, we’ve got
our YouTube video which is awesome, which adds another dimension to our blog post. Because we’ve got content, we’ve got a video,
we’ve got awesome big image, it all looks really cool. It’s really engaging as well because video
helps to create more engagement on your blog post. There we go. That’s it. If we go to the home page of our blog, click
on the logo to go to the home page. You can now see we’ve created two blog posts,
so we’re going to now see both of those blog posts on our home page. We’re on our home page then scroll down, we
get our Simple Spaghetti blog with the image the content, the video and then it’s got the
Continue reading, which you click to see the full blog post. Actually, you can also click the big featured
image to go to that blog post. If you scroll down further, you could see,
we’ve got our second blog post here, “Tasty Pumpkin Soup.” The image, the text, the video and then because
we put the Read More tag just underneath the video, we now get this Continue reading button,
which if you click goes to the full blog post. That’s our second blog post. Let’s create as third blog post. To head back to the WordPress Dashboard, hover
over our blog name and click Dashboard. I’m going to add a third and final blog post. To do that, hover over post and click add
new. Right at the top here, you want to type or
paste in your blog title. So, I’m going to do that right here. This one is “Easy Homemade Toffee”. Then down here in the bottom, you want to
paste or type in the content for this blog post. I’m going to grab that from notepad file and
paste that right here. I’m going to right-click paste that right
here. Then I’m just going to highlight the heading
here and make that bold. Then highlight this “Ingredients” heading
and make that bold. And then I want to put a YouTube video right
here. I’m going to grab a YouTube video related
to toffee. I’m going to grab this video right here. I’m going to click to watch that video then
I’m going to scroll down as I’m going to click on Share and then Embed. And then right click on copy the embed code
and then head back to our blog post in the first tab. I want to paste the embed code to have that
video displayed within this blog post. Now again, because we copied the embed code,
because it’s code, we need to paste it in the Text tab. I’m just going to type “here” so that it’s
easy for me to know where to post the code when I go to the Text tab. Click on the Text tab here and we’ve got that
text right here. I’m going to remove that and paste in the
embed code. There we go. Now, I’m going to head back to the Visual
tab and as you can see, our video is displaying perfectly fine right here. We want to choose a category for this blog
post. This is homemade toffee. If I scroll down on the right under categories,
I’m going to choose Dessert here. I’m going to click to select that then, I’m
going to scroll down further and set a featured image for this blog post. Click “Set featured image” and we’re inside
the Media Library tab. We want to upload a new image, so let’s click
on the Upload Files tab. Click here to select the file from your computer
or you can drag and drop the image to the screen. I’m going to drag and drop the image. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size,
open the assets folder and grab the image for this blog post, which is right here and
I’m going to drop it to upload that. That’s uploading right here, you can see by
the blue bar. Once it’s finished uploading, you’re going
to see the image appearing right here. Let’s just wait for that to finish uploading. There we go it’s finished uploading as you
can see from the images now displaying. All we need to do is click “Set featured
image” in the bottom right here. There you go we’ve set our featured image. The last thing we want to do is insert a Read
More tag. If we go to the blog post, I added the Read
More tag underneath the video. I’m going to click here to create a space,
click right here and then click the Insert Read More tag right here. There you go, you can see the dash lines here
so that’s inserted fine. I want to now publish this blog post. Scroll to the top on the right, click on “Publish.” There we go, we’ve now published this blog
post. To preview the blog post, click on “View
post” here. And we can take a look at that blog post live
on our blog. Scroll down you can see we’ve got our blog
heading here. We’ve got our big featured image here. We’ve got our content, our video and more
content and then, we’ve got comments here. If anyone wants to comment, they comment on
our blog post and then we can reply and it gets a lot more engagement on your blog post,
which is great. One thing you may want to do is, you may want
to disable comments on a blog post. I’m going to show you how to do that now. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard,
hover over your blog name here and click on “Dashboard.” Then, hover over Posts and click “All Posts.” As you can see right here, this lists all
of our blog post we’ve currently got published on our blog. Let’s say for example, we wanted to remove
the comment box on the Simple Spaghetti blog post. To do that, hover over Simple Spaghetti here
and click “Quick Edit.” Then, on the right here, you can see this
Allow Comments is checked. All you need to do is uncheck that and click
update here. Now, on the Simple Spaghetti blog post, there’s
no longer going to be a comment box. If we hover over Simple Spaghetti and click
View here, we can view that blog post. Let’s scroll down, we’re on the Simple Spaghetti
bog post, scroll down now and you can see that there’s no longer a comment box here. All we see now is links to our other blog
posts. Let’s head back up and head back to the WordPress
Dashboard. Hover over the blog name and click on Dashboard. If you want to enable comments again on that
blog post, you can hover over Posts, click “All Posts.” And then let’s find the Simple Spaghetti post,
hover over that and click “Quick Edit” and then the ‘Allow Comments” is uncheck
because we just uncheck that so let’s check that again. Then click “Update” so we can have the
comment box back on that blog post. If we head on over to our blog right now,
I’m going to hover over the blog name, right-click on “Visit Site” and head open that in
a new tab. Let’s head back to the second tab. This is our blog right here. What you may have noticed in the side bar
right here, is we’ve got a search box, we’ve got Recent Posts which basically list of recent
posts. We’ve got Recent Comments, we’ve got Archives,
Categories and Meta. Now, you want to remove some of this Meta. We don’t want this display right here. You may or may not want Archives. Basically, that list all the blog posts created
within a certain date. So, if I click September 2016, it will show
me all of the blog posts created in that month. The same with Categories, if I click the Appetizer
category, it will show me all of the blog posts under that category. We want to customize this right here. To do that, let’s head back to the WordPress
Dashboard in the first tab. To go to the Sidebar, you want to hover over
Appearance and click on “Widgets.” Then you can see this right here, Sidebar. You’ve got all of these little boxes right
here. These are what we are currently seeing in
the Sidebar. If you want to remove any of this, all you
need to do is, you can click this drop down. The Meta one, if we want to remove that, click
the drop down and then click “Delete” and that will delete that from the Sidebar. If we want to delete the Archives, hit the
drop down and click “Delete.” There’s an actual quick way of doing it. If you just left-click and drag to the left
and drop, that will remove that. That’s a quick way of doing it, I lie to use
that method. I’m going to completely remove everything
from the Sidebar. I’m going to left-click drag to the left and
drop, left-click drag to the left and drop, left-click drag to the left and drop. Right now, the Sidebar is completely empty. Let’s go ahead and take a look at that right
now. Hover over the blog name, right-click on “Visit
Site” and Open link in new tab. Head on over to the second tab here. Now, if you scroll down, you can see, we no
longer have a Sidebar on our blog. Let’s just go back to the WordPress Dashboard
in the first tab and let’s add some stuff in the Sidebar. Thee first thing you may want is a Search
box. So, all of the things that you see on the
left here, these available widgets right here, are the things that we can drag into these
areas. If we drag things from here into the Sidebar
then, that will add those to the Sidebar. You may want a Search box for example. Just scroll down to Search here, left-click,
drag it up to the top and drop that in the Sidebar. If you want you can give it a title so you
may want to say, “Looking for Something?” and then click Save. That’s going to add a heading there for the
Search box. I just want to show you that on our blog. So, hover over the blog name at the top, right-click
on “Visit Site” and Open link in new tab. Let’s head on over to the second tab and take
a look at our blog post now. If you look in the Sidebar, the Sidebar is
now back and it’s just got one thing in it, it’s got the Search box. Then we’ve got our heading right here “Looking
for Something?” that we just put. So, let’s add some more stuff in the Sidebar. Head back to the WordPress Dashboard in the
first tab and let’s close that one. Let’s drag some more stuff here. What else would you want? Well, Categories is a good thing to have. Drag the Categories box and drop that inside
the Sidebar here and hit this drop down, that would just minimize that. Also, we want to list our Recent Comments,
left-click on Recent Comments and drag that here, drop that there. Let’s also add some blog posts. We want our recent Posts, so let’s drag this
Recent Posts and drop that right here. You can see, we can reorder these. If we want for example the Search box at the
bottom, we can actually just drag this to the bottom and drop that right there. I would say you want the Categories first
then, the Recent Posts then, the Recent Comments and you can have Search box at the bottom
or at the top. Let’s leave that at the bottom for now. Let’s now go over to our blog to see how our
Sidebar now look. In our Sidebar, we can now get Categories,
we’ve got Recent Posts, Recent Comments and a Search box. Hover over the blog name, right-click on “Visit
Site” and click Open in new tab, head on over to the second tab. We can now see in the Sidebar, we’ve got our
Categories, we’ve got Recent Posts, we’ve got Recent Comments and we got this Search
box. I’m going to actually remove this heading,
I prefer it without that. I’m going to head back to the first tab and
then I’m going to click on the Search on here to open that up… Then I’m going to click on this “Search” one
here to open that up. And I’m just going to remove this title and
click “Save.” I’ll head back to this second tab, click refresh
to refresh those changes. Now you can see, we’ve just got a search box
without heading. I think that looks better, actually. On the recent comments, because there’s no
comments on this blog post, there’s no comments showing here. If I click one of our recent posts here, let’s
click on the Easy Homemade Toffee. I’m just going to scroll to the bottom and
leave a comment on this blog post. I’m just going to say, “This is an example
comment.” Then, I’m going to click “Post Comment.” You can see. The comment now appears underneath this blog
post. If you scroll up to the top, you can now see
inside bar, underneath “Recent Comments,” we’ve now got a comment that we just left
right there. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard
in the first tab. Let’s now start to create some pages for our
blog. To create your pages, hover over Pages here,
and click “Add New.” You may want to create an About Us page. Let’s create an About Us page or if this is
a personal blog, you can call this “About Me.” I’m going to put “About Me” here. Then, I’m going to click down here in the
Content area and I’m going to paste in some pre-written content that I’ve got. This is my content for this page. I’m just going to remove this and make this
a heading, too. I’m going to highlight that and click the
drop-down, and select Heading 2. As you can see, I’ve accidentally made all
of this a Heading 2. Let’s press the Undo button here and what
I want to do is put a space here. I’ll put the cursor here, and return on the
keyboard and then, backspace. There we go. We’ve got a space here. This time, it worked fine. I highlight this, hit the drop-down and select
Heading 2. There go. I’ll do the same thing for the one here. Highlight this. Actually, before I do that, I’ll make this
space. I’m going to hit return, then backspace. There we go. I’m going to highlight this, hit the drop-down
and select Heading 2. Then, I’m also going to add an image right
here. I’m going to remove that text. I’ll put the cursor here. I’m going to click “Add Media.” We want to upload a new file. Currently, we’re inside the Media Library
tab, which is displaying all of the images we’ve already uploaded to our website. If you want to reuse an image, you can quickly
select that here. However, we’re going to upload a new image. Click the Upload Files tab, then you can click
“Select Files” to select that from your computer or you can drag and drop the image
to this screen. But I’m going to use a drag-and-drop method. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size. Then I’m going to open the assets folder,
which contains all of the assets for this blog. And then, we’re going to open the Pages folder
here and the About Me folder. And here’s the image for this About Me page. I’m going to drag that over here. I’m going to drag that over there to upload
that. And that’s currently uploading. It’s finished uploading now. As you can see from the image, it’s appearing. All we need to do in the bottom right is click
Insert Into Page. There we go. Here’s our image. And now, I want this image to be a little
bit bigger. So, I’m going to left-click on the image once. Then, I’m going to click the Pencil icon here
to edit this. Then, I’m going to–you can see this right
here—size. It’s currently on Medium. I want to choose Large size. I’m going to go and hit the drop-down, and
choose Large here. And then, in the bottom right, click “Update.” There we go. Boom. Look at that. That’s awesome. We’ve got a big image here. We’ve got just a brief description about this
blog. So, now that’s done, I just want to click
on Publish. Scroll to the top. On the right, you can click Publish right
here. There we go. We’ve now published that page on our blog. So, let’s go ahead and take a look at what
that looks like. To do that, you kind of click on View Page
right here at the top. There we go. Here’s out page. So, if you scroll down here, we’ve got this
About Me, which is the heading for this page. And we’ve got the large image that we just
uploaded, which looks really cool. Then, we’ve got 2 headings with some content
below right here. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard. To do that, hover over the blog name at the
top here and click on “Dashboards.” Let’s go ahead now and create a Contact Us
page for our blog. To do that, hover over Pages, and click “Add
New.” For the heading for this page, you can type
“Contact Us” or “Contact Me.” I’m going to write “Contact Me” for this example
blog. Then, I’m just going to paste some sample
content down here. I’ve said “E-mail Me at: [email protected]” Then, I’ll put a telephone number and a physical
address. Now, you don’t have to put a physical address
or telephone number. You can put whatever you want here. But this is just an example. I’m just showing you what you can do here. I want to make this part bold. I’m going to highlight this and click the
Bold button, and I’ll do the same here, “Call me on:” And I’m going to highlight that, click
the Bold button. Then, again here. Highlight that. Click the Bold button. What we want to do now on this page is we
also want to add a Contact Form to this page. To do that, we’re going to need to use a contact
form plug-in. This is where the real beauty of WordPress
comes through because anytime you want to add a new function to your blog or website,
all we need to do is find a WordPress plug-in and there are hundreds of free plugins on
WordPress. You can just install plug-in on your blog
and then, that add its functions. We want a Contact Form on this page. We’re going to install a Contact Form plugin. So, to do that, let’s just quickly publish
this page. On the right at the top, I’m going to click
“Publish” to publish this page on our blog. We’ve now published this page. We want to grab a Contact Form plug-in. So, to do that, hover over Plugins, and click
“Add New.” Now, in the Search Plug-ins box at the top
here, you want to type “Contact Form 7” and then, hit Enter on your keyboard. There, you can see, here it is–Contact Form
7. It’s had 1 million downloads as you can see
right here. It’s a really popular plugin, this one. I’ve been using this for years on many different
websites and blogs. What I will do is I will leave the details
for all the plug-ins I used in this tutorial. I’ll leave that on the video description. Here’s the Contact Form 7 plug-in here. All you need to do is click Install Now. And now that it’s finished installing, we
want to click Activate to activate that plug-in. We’re now on the Contact Form page here. We just need to click “Settings” right
here to go to the settings. Now, if for whatever reason, you accidentally
navigated away from that page, then you can find it down here on the left. So, you just hover over Contact and click
on “Contact Forms” and you’ll come back to this page right here. This is it. This is a short code, we just literally copy
this short code right here, and paste this on our Contact Us page, and that will add
a Contact Form to our page. But I just want to quickly show you something
in the settings first. You want to hover over Contact Form 1 and
click on “Edit.” Here’s the Contact Form. What you want to do is click on “Mail”
here. I just want to show you this. Now, when someone completes this contact form,
this e-mail right here is going to save the e-mail sent for your contact form. If for example, you wanted to have a different
e-mail received in those messages sent through the contact form, then all you need to do
is change the e-mail right here. If you do make any changes here, just remember. You need to click “Save” right here on
the right to save those changes. In our case, the e-mail’s fine. I don’ want to change that. All you need to do is copy the short code
for this form. Again, it’s displayed right up here at the
top here. If you click on this, right-click and copy
to copy that short code and now, we’re going to head back to our Contact page and add this
contact form. To head back to our Contact page, hover over
Pages and click “All Pages.” And you can see our Contact Me page right
here so hover over that and click “Edit.” Here we go. All we need to do is click down the first
part. Hit return on the keyboard and you want to
paste that code right here. Now, you may be wondering, “How come when
we were using YouTube embed code, why did we have to go to the Text tab and paste that
when that was a code while in this case, we’re pasting a short code and we’re doing it in
the visual tab?” Well, the reason is because short codes are
something that’s actually built-in to WordPress. That’s why we can paste the short code here
and that’s perfectly fine. Whereas when you’re using html code or code
you grabbed, for example, from YouTube, from the embed code, for a video, we need to actually
paste that in the Text tab because all the codes in text place here. However, with short codes, we can do it in
the visual tab right here because short codes are something that’s built-in to WordPress. So, it’s perfectly fine to paste short codes
right. As you paste you short code here, on the right,
you just want to click on “Update” to update the changes to this page. Now if you click on View Page at the top right
here, we can go ahead and check out that page on our blog. Here we are. Scroll down, we’ve got our Contact Me heading. We’ve got an e-mail, contact telephone number
and a physical address. And then, just below that, we’ve got a contact
form, which is awesome. If someone wants to contact us, all they need
to do is literally just enter details here, and then, click send. This message will get sent directly to our
e-mail. So, that is awesome. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard. So, hover over your blog name at the top here,
and click on “Dashboard.” What I’m going to show you now is I’m going
to show you how to create a Lead page. In this case, we’re going to create a Cookbook
page right here. Then on that Cookbook page, we’re going to
allow people to sign up to our newsletter to get access to our free cookbook. We’re going to create a newsletter opt-in
form here so when they sign up, they get automatically added to our newsletter. And then, they can gain access to our free
downloadable cookbook in this case. Once they sign up on this form right here
and click Submit, they’ll, then, get redirected to our Thank You page, which will allow them
to click to download their free gift. Let’s do that right now. Let’s create our Lead page right now. So, to do that, hover over Pages, and click
Add New. So, for the heading, I’m going to type “Cookbook”
because in this example blog that I’m creating here—okay, let me correct that. So it’s Cookbook. Let’s edit the URL here. We need to fix the URL because what WordPress
does is when you type in the Page Title here and click into the Content area, it automatically
grabs the title from here for the URL now, obviously, because I wrote it incorrectly
the first time, and I’ll click down here. As you can see, it still says “cookcook” here. I want to fix that so I just need to click
on “Edit” here and then write “Cookbook.” Then click “OK” here to fix the URL. Now, I’ve done that. I want to paste in my content for this Lead
page right here. I’m going to paste that right here. As you can see, on this page, all it is, is
it’s got the heading Cookbook. It says “Subscribe and gain instant access
to our bite-size award winning cookbook with our Top 10 most popular recipes!” Then, right here, I’m going to put an image
for this page. I’m going to get rid of that text. Then I’m going to add an image. To do that, I’m going to click down here to
put a cursor here. Then, I’m going to click “Add Media.” Then, I’m going to go to the Upload Files
tab. Then, you can click here to select the image
from your computer or drag and drop your image. I’m going to drag and drop the image. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size. Then, I’m going to open the Assets folder
here. Then I’m going to go to Pages and to my Cookbook
page right here. Then I’m going to drag the image right here
and drop that on the page right there. The image is still uploading. It’s finished uploading now as you can see
from the image here. What I need to do, in the bottom right, I
just need to click “Insert Into Page.” There we go. We’ve got the image there. I want to make that a bit bigger so I’m going
to left-click on the image once, click the Pencil icon, then under size here, I’m going
to hit the drop-down and choose large. Then on the bottom right, I’m going to click
“Update.” There we go. That looks much better. I’m just going to click “Publish” to publish
this page right now. At the moment, this Cookbook page has got
the heading Cookbook and then, it just says, “Subscribe to gain instant access to our award
winning cookbook.” Then, I’ve got the image of the cookbook here. Then, what I’m going to do is add an opt-in
form below here so people can enter their name and e-mail, sign up to our newsletter
and then they’ll get sent back to a page where they can download the cookbook. We need to do that right now. Before we do that, I just want to mention
what you can put for yours. Obviously, you’re Lead page here is going
to be specific to your niche. In this case, it’s a blog about cooking and
recipes so the lead magnet here, the thing we’re giving out for free is relevant to that. On yours, yours may be completely different. Yours can be a weight-loss blog, so you can
give away a free report on top tips for losing weight or top meals to eat for losing weight,
whatever. What you want to do is you want to have that
on this page. And you want to have a call to action. In this case, it’s “Subscribe and gain access
to our cookbook” essentially. Your one may be “Click here to download a
Top 10 Weight-Loss Tips E-book or pdf or small guide” or whatever. You just want to have a call to action here,
which is telling people what to do essentially in order to access their free content. Now that we’ve created this lead page, we
also want to create a Thank You page. When someone visits this page right here,
and they enter their e-mail and click to sign up to our newsletter, they’ll get redirected
to another page. It will be a Thank You page, and it will allow
them to download the thing that they’ve signed up for. Let’s create the page, our Thank You page
with the download. Then once we’ve done that, we’ll come back
to this page, we’ll add a newsletter form so people can actually sign up to our newsletter. Let’s create the Thank You page. To do that, hover over Pages, and click “Add
New.” As a title for this page, I’m going to write
“Thank You” or you can call this anything really. You can call this “Access your download” or
whatever. Call it whatever you want. I’m calling it Thank You. Right here, I’m going to paste in some content
right here saying “Click Here to Download your PDF below.” Obviously, I haven’t uploaded the PDF to our
blog here. I need to do that right now. I’m going to hit return here. Let me just publish this page first because
we need to upload the media. I’m going to click “Publish” right here. So, this is our Thank You page. Now that we’ve done that, I want to put the
cursor down here. I want to click “Add Media,” “Upload
Files,” and then, I’m going to upload that PDF file. You can click to select that form your computer
or you can drag and drop it to this screen. I’m going to drag and drop it. I’m going to reduce the browser screen size,
open the assets folder, and I’m going to go over to Pages, Cookbook and then, right here,
this is the PDF that they can get access to once they sign up to our newsletter. I’m going to drag this right here to upload
that. Then, I’m going to click “Insert Into Page”
right here. There we go. When they click this, they’re going to download
the PDF file. What I want to do is I want to make the link
up here somewhere. I’m actually going to highlight this. I’m going to click the pencil icon to edit
that. Then I’m just going to right-click and copy
this URL here. Then I’m going to come here, click “Here.” I’m going to highlight “Here.” I’m going to click the link icon here. I’m going to paste the URL for our PDF guide
and click apply right here. There we go. And now, I’m just going to get rid of this
one. What I can also do is add an image of the
PDF and then make that a link as well, so if someone clicks the image, they’ll also
download our PDF. I’m going to add the image here. So, I’m going to click “Add Media.” We actually already uploaded the cookbook
image from the previous page we created. Inside the Media Library, I can access that
image right here. I’ll just click that then click “Insert
Into Page.” Then I can just make this link the same on
the image. If I highlight this, I can click the pencil
icon and just right-click and copy that URL. Just click apply to close that. Then I’m going to left-click on the image,
click the pencil icon. “Link To” right here currently is None. I want to hit the drop-down. I want to click Custom URL. Then, I want to paste in that URL right there. And then, I want to click on Update. There we go. I want to click Update on the right here to
update the changes to this page. There we go. That’s this page we created. Let’s just test out this page and make that
everyone can download the PDF file. Let’s visit the page by clicking “View Page”
here. Then I’m going to scroll down. I’m going to click “Here” to see if that
downloads the PDF file. The PDF file should be loading right here. There we go. Obviously, this is just a blank PDF file. I didn’t actually create a cookbook. They can click Download here. Now, a good thing to do is make this open
in a new tab. If I click back here to go back to our blog,
let’s make these links open in a new tab Hover over the blog name. Click on “Dashboard” to head back to the
WordPress Dashboard. Then hover over Pages and click on “All
Pages.” Then hover over our Thank You page, and click
“Edit.” Then we want to highlight the link here. Then click the pencil icon to edit. Then, click the gear icon on the right here. You can see this “Open link in new tab.” You want to click that, and then click “Update.” There we go. When they click this, it will open the PDF
again but it will open it in a new tab. That way, they stay on our blog. We can do the same thing with the image here. Left-click on the image once. Click the pencil icon. Then, if you click this “Advanced Options”
down here, hit the drop-down and you can see this again, “Open link in new tab.”Check that
and then click “Update” right here. There we go. Let’s click “Update” on the right to update
the changes to this page. Mow, let’s go ahead and check out this page. Click on “View Page here.” Scroll down. If you click here, it should open. There we go. It’s opened in a new tab. It opens the PDF file. Let’s close that. Let’s check the image as well. If we click the image, again, it opens in
a new tab and they’ve got the PDF file here, which they can read online if they like or
they can click here to download that. Let’s close that and head back to our WordPress
Dashboard. Hover over the blog name at the top and click
on “Dashboard.” Now hover over Pages and “Click All Pages.” I just want to open those pages to just go
over what we’ve basically done here. I’m going to hover over to Cookbook page and
right-click on “View” and open that in a new tab. Then, I’m going to do the same for the Thank
You page. Hover over our Thank You page, right-click
on “View” and open that in a new tab. If I go to this page, this is our Cookbook
page. This is essentially our lead page or landing
page or squeeze page. These all mean the same thing, basically. A lead page is basically where you send someone
when you want them to take a specific action. In this case, we want them to sign up to our
newsletter so they can get access to their free cookbook. We’ve got this cookbook page. It has a call to action, telling visitors
to sign up to our newsletter to gain access to our free guides. Then when we’re going to put a form right
here, where they’re going to submit there e-mail to sign-up to our newsletter. Once they do that, they will then get redirected
to this thank you page right there, where they can click to download the free cookbook
that they’ve signed up for. What we need to do now is on our cookbook
page, we need to add a form so they sign up to our newsletter. Let’s do that right now. Let’s now create the opt-in for so people
can sign-up to our newsletter and we’re going to do that completely free using MailChimp,
which is a free e-mail marketing software. MailChimp is going to allow you your new subscriber
straight to their lead magnet and also allows you to send newsletters to your subscribers
with more valuable content. We’re going to do this and get this set
up right now. Let’s head on over to MailChimp and sign-up
for our free account. Go over to mailchimp.com, so that mailchimp.com
and you can search that into Google. Go over into Google and type “MailChimp”
and you can see that right there MailChimp. Go over to mailchimp.com and then click on
sign-up and then you want to enter you e-mail address here and choose a username and a password. I’m going to go in to do that right now. I’m going to enter an e-mail address here
and then username. This is just an example so I’m just going
o put websitewiz0, you can put whatever you want. For the password, you can just enter password
right here. Enter your e-mail, username and password and
then click “Get Started.” As you could see, they sent us a confirmation
e-mail to our e-mail address. You want to head down over to your e-mail
address. Click to open that confirmation e-mail and
then click right here to activate that account. As you can see, you need to complete the captcha,
you just click on “I’m not a robot,” and then complete the captcha. Right here. And then click “Confirm “Signup.” You then want to put your name right there
and click on “Continue.” Obviously, I’m just putting some sample
information here because this is just a dummy test account, I’m just creating just to
show you how to get step up. Obviously, you want to put your real details
here. It says here, what is the name of your business? If your blog is called pinkjackets.com, then
you just want to put “Pinkjackets” here. Then for your website, also pinkjackets.com. Now, I’m not going to put that here because
that’s not my website. I’m just going to put some random text here,
“thisisAnexampleBlog” and then thisisanexampleblog.com. I’m pretty sure no one would have bought
that as a main name so that’s fine. Then click “Continue.” Again, you need to put your details here. Obviously, you need to put in you real details. I’m just creating this example account so
I’m just going to put some random stuff right here. I’m just going to leave everything as default. Whatever thyey’ve put here. Then you want to click “Continue.” It says, “Does your business sell anything
online?” I’m going to choose “No,” in this case. Only up to you, whether you want to put that
or not but most of you are not going to be selling anything from the start so you can
choose no as well and then click “Continue.” Then just click, “Continue” again and
then just click, “Let’s go.” There we go. We’re all done. Let’s click “Next” and then just “Dismiss”
this. The first thing that you want to do is create
a list here so under “Create List” on the right click on “Create List” and then
on top here, click “Create List,” again. When we want to enter our details right here. “List name,” if you’re blog is pinkjackets.com,
then you can just put “Pinkjackets Newsletter” and it gives you an example down here what
to put, once you click here. You can see right here, it gives you good
examples. So I said, my [01:44:20] in this case is “ThisisAnExampleBlogg”
so I’m going to put “ThisianExampleblog Newsletter.” Now the from the e-mail address, this is the
address that you’re newslestter e-mails will show from. If you read down here, someone clicks to reply,
to your e-mail then it will get to this e-mail here. I’m going to use this e-mail here and it
tells you that e-mail is not the best option to use. If you got an e-mail for your website, if
your website is pinkjackets.com and you have an e-mail such as [email protected] pinkjackets.com, then
that would be a better e-mail to use here. In this case, I’m just using Gmail. It’s fine. From name here, again just put our domain
name. If it’s pinkjackets.com then just put in
PinkJackets. In this case, I’m saying, “ThisisAnExampleBlog.” As you can see down here, when you start typing,
it gives you some suggestion of what you can put. Right here, reminds people how they signed
up to you list. You are receiving this e-mail because you
opted for example. You can just put something similar. “You are receiving this e-mail newsletter,
which you signed up to on pinkjackets.com,” if that’s your name or you can just leave
it that that. Next one, company organization. As I said before, this is just your domain
name so if you’re pinkjackets.com, then you can put PinkJackets here. Address we put this before. Phone number that’s optional so you can
just leave that blank and then just clicked on “Save.” If you want you can check some of these, I’m
going to leave this off by default. If you want to get an e-mail notification,
when someone subscribes that. Then you can check that and each time someone
else’ unsubscribes. You get notified by e-mail. I’m going to leave this blank. If you do want to take advantage of these,
a good one would be to have daily salary. You can have, each day, you’ll get a summary
of how many people subscribed and unsubscribed. That’s a good one to have one now. I’m going to click “Save.” There we go, we’ve just created our newsletter
list of our blog. What you want to do now and just click on
“Account” and then click on the dropdown for Extras here and click “API keys.” If you scroll down you can see, “Create
a Key” here so click on “Create a Key,” then scroll down and you can see our API key
right here so you just want to left click on that, right click and copy. What this API key does is it will allow us
to connect from a WordPress blog directly to our MailChimp Newsletter. We can do that all from a within WordPress
dashboard just by using the API key here. Note down your API key somewhere in your computer. What we want to do now is come back to our
WordPress dashboard and we want to install a plug-in, a MailChimp plug-in so that we
can connect our newsletter though our blog. To do that hover over “Plugins” and click
“Add New. Then at the search box at the top here, you
want to type “MailChimp,” that’s one word, MailChimp for WordPress. As you can here, it’s loading right now. There we go, MailChimp for WordPress, this
is the one we want. You just want to click on “Install Now”
that’s installing as you can see and now as you install, you can now click on “Activate.” Now you can see MailChimp for WordPress plug-in
right here. You want to click on “Settings” right
here. Click on “Settings” and we can enter our
API Key right here. Now if for some reason you never gated that
way from that page, then it’s no problem. You can find that again on the left by hovering
over “MailChimp for WP,” WP just stands for WordPress. Hover over “MailChimp for WP” and then
click on “MailChimp” here and then you come to this page right here. You just want to paste your API Key right
here and then click “Save Changes.” There you go, you can see status is now “Connected.” We’ve now connected our WordPress with our
Mailchimp account, which is awesome now we can automatically sign-up people through our
newsletter directly from our WordPress blog. On the left here, underneath the “MailChimp
for WP,” if you now click on “Forms” right here and then you can see this, “What
is the name of this form,” and then “To which MailChimp lists should this form subscribe?” You can call this newsletter and then you
can check this right here and then click “Add new form.” There we go our form is now called “Newsletter”
and we can see down here, what information is asked for from our Newsletter from. At the moment, it’s just asking for the
e-mail address so it will be a good idea to ask for their first name as well. Just that way we can customize the e-mail
and make it a little bit more tailored to the individual. So to click on “First Name” here and then
click on “is this field required?” Check that and click “Add to Form”
You can see now that in the code down here, the form will ask for the e-mail and the first
name and then submit bottom right here. Scroll down and click “Save Changes” right
here to save those changes. Then click on “Settings” right here. You can see this “Lists this form subscribes
to,” so we want to make sure that our list is checked right here, this is our newsletter,
make sure list is checked right here. This is our newsletter make sure that’s
checked. “Use double opt-in?” what double opt-in is when someone signs up
to your newsletter, then they’ll receive an e-mail, which says “Click activate your
subscription to our newsletter.” If someone doesn’t click that activation
link in the e-mail, they don’t get to sign-up to your newsletter. You might want to turn this off. When someone signs up through your contact
form, they’re directly automatically added to your newsletter. They don’t need to click any activation
link on the e-mail. You might want to turn off so choose “No”
here. The other important thing is down here, this
to redirect URL. Once someone successfully signs up to our
newsletter, they can get sent to a specific URL. Now in our case, if you remember, we created
a Thank You page, which has the link to, which they can click to download their free cookbook. We want to put that page URL right there. Let’s grab that page URL. Hover over “Pages” and “All Pages”
and I don’t want to lose this page so I’m going it on a new tab. Hover over “Pages,” right click on “All
Pages” and click on open in new tab. I’m going to hover over the Thank You page
and I can click “View” here to view that page on our blog and then this is Thank You
page so this is where they click to download their free cookbook. I’m just going to copy the URL for this
page, then I’m going to head back to the first tab and in this “Redirect URL after
successful sign up,” I’m going to paste that page right here, that URL. Once he has signed up to our newsletter, they
get automatically redirected to this page, where they can download their freebie. Now that we’ve done that scroll down to
the bottom and click “Save Changes.” Then if you click here “Get shortcode,”
you can grab the short code for this newsletter. Click “Get shortcode,” right click and
copy that here and then click “OK.” Just like before, we want to paste that short
code on a cookbook page. Hover over “Pages” click on “All Pages”
and go to our Cookbook page. This is our lead page, which is the page that
they sign up to, to join our newsletter, in exchange for our free cookbook. Hover over that page, the Cookbook page, click
on “Edit.” We’ve said, “Sign-up and gain instant
access to our award winning cookbook,” then we’ve put an image of the cookbook so underneath
that I want to put the opt-in form. I’m going to click here to right of the
image and hit “Enter” on your keyboard so the cursor is down here. Then I want to right click and paste that
shortcode right there. Then I want to scroll to the top. On the right, click “Update” to update
the changes to this page. Let’s go ahead and check out this page now. It should have the opt-in form. Click on “View page” here and scroll down. This is our cookbook page and we say subscribe
and gain access to our free cookbook, scroll down and here we go boom. The visitor can put their e-mail address,
their first name and click “SIGN UP” and they’ll get sign up to our newsletter and
they’ll get redirected to the page, where they can download the cookbook. I just want to show you that. Test this out and show you it actually works. What we want to do is we want to visit this
URL in a different web browser, so we can just test this form to make sure it actually
works. Copy the URL for this page and if you’ve
got a different web browser. I’m using Google Chrome so I’m going to
open up a different web browser so that I can test this page and make sure it works. I’m opening up this page now in Microsoft
Edge so I’m going to paste that right here to open up that page. I’m going to scroll down and I’m going
to enter some test so e-mail address so I’m just going to put anything here @gmail.com. Then first name, I’ll just put whatever
and then click “SIGN UP.” There we go, this person has signed up on
our newsletter and now they are automatically directed to the Thank You page, where they
can click here to download their free guide. As you can see, everything is working fine,
let’s just go to our MailChimp account and just make sure that this person actually is
now registered in our MailChimp account. Let’s do that now. I’ve gone back to MailChimp here. Click on “Lists” right here, then just
get rid of that, dismiss that. You can see right here, this is our list we
created. You can see here, one subscriber, everything
is working really fine now. What happens is when people subscribe they’ll
be added to our list right here. If you want to send out message to all of
your subscribers, you can do that through here. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard,
everything is working fine. Let’s go back to our WordPress Dashboard. Right now, we got this lead page, which allows
our visitors to sign up for our free cookbook. Let’s add to the same thing. We want to add this opt-in box right here. We want to add it on the sidebar as well,
just to give more opportunities for pe6ople to sign up on our blog. Let’s do that right now. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard,
hover over your blog name at the top here and click on “Dashboard.” Then hover “Appearance” and click on “Widgets.” You can see this “MailChimp Sign Up Form”
here so just left click and drag that to the top sidebar and just drop that right here. The title for this is just Newsletter. I’m going to paste in a little bit more
enticing. I’m going to say, “SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE
COOKBOOK.” In you case, sign up for our free weightloss
guide or whatever it is your given out here. Just make this title a little bit more interesting
than just newsletter. I’ve put “SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE COOKBOOK.” Now I’m going to click “Save” and head
on over our blog to check on that inside box. Hover over that blog name at the top and then
click on “Visit Site.” As you can see, on the right here, in the
sidebar, we’ve got this “SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE COOKBOOK.” It says, “SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE COOKBOOK”
and then they can enter their e-mail, first name and then click “SIGN UP.” This is awesome. We got this opt-in form, not only in the side
bar, which appears on every single page on our blog, we also created a lead page, which
also had the contact form so this is awesome. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard. Hover over the blog name and stop here and
click on “Dashboard.” What we want to do now is add some social
sharing elements to our blog. If we head on over to TechCrunch, you can
see they do an awesome job with their social buttons on this side throughout their blog. This is awesome, when content gets shared,
it could potentially go viral and that will lead to your blog in a ton of free traffic,
which is awesome. We’re going to incorporate the same social
sharing elements in our own blog, just like TechCrunch. Let’s do that right now. What we want to do is add some social sharing
elements on our blog. Hover over “Plugins” and click “Add
New” so we can add social media sharing plug-in. In the search box, at the top here, you want
to type “Simple Share Buttons Adder.” I’ll leave these details for all of this
plug-ins in the video description. Simple share buttons adder and you can see
that right here, “Simple Share Buttons Adder.” Click on “Install Now” and then click
“Activate.” Then you want to, you can see that right here,
you want to click on “Settings” right here. Then you can see this location, so you can
choose a location, where you want these social sharing buttons to display. I’m on the home page so I’m going to click
right here to add on those on the Homepage. I want those on the blog posts so I’m going
to click here to add that blog posts and I want that on the Category page so I’m going
to click here to add that to the Categories and I also want these on the pages on my blog
so I’m going to click here. Now what you want to do is you can add the,
you can customize the text if you want. If you want, you can leave as it is. I’m going to leave the default text but
if you want to add something else, you can add text right here that you want. As you can see, right there, these are the
social sharing buttons that are going to display throughout our blog. If you want anymore, these are the ones by
default. If you want anymore, you can just drag those
right here. If you ant to add Pinterest. You can just left click here drag the Pinterest
icon right here and you can also re-alter these if you like. You can add as many as you want. If you want dig, just drag the icon here or
do it however you like. I’ll just add a couple here. These are the social sharing buttons that
are going to display for our blog. All you need to do now and scroll up to the
top and click this save icon right here, to save your changes. Let’s now check out our blog. Hover over the blog name and click on “Visit
Site.” Then if you scroll down, let’s go to this
blog posts, let’s scroll down, let’s click on “Continue Reading.” Now you can see even on the front page, we’ve
got a social sharing buttons right here, which is awesome. We’ve got it here. We’ve got here and we’ve got it here. Let’s actually got to one of the blog posts
so click “Continue Reading” and you can see on the actual blog page, if you scroll
down and we got some more social sharing button. This is really awesome, this will just help
to spread shares for your blog and that will get a lot of extra traffic to your blog, especially
if the content of yours gets viral, then you’re just going to get flooded with a ton of free
topic. This is awesome and this is essential to add
to your blog. Another thing is we can add our social links. If you’ve got any social media accounts
for this blog, twitter or whatever, we can add those here too. I’m going to show you how to do that right
now. Let’s head back to the WordPress Dashboard. Hover over your blog name and click on “Dashboard.” We want to add another plug-in for this. Hover over “Plugins” and click on “Add
New.” Then on the search box, let’s hop here,
type “top 25 soical icons” and then hit “Enter” on the keyboard. There we go, you can see the Top 25 Social
Icons right here. You just want to lick on “Install Now.” Now that’s installed click on “Activate.” There we go, what we want to do now and hover
over “Appearance” and then click “Widgets.” You want to scroll down and you want to grab
this Top 25 Social Icons widget, scroll up to the top and dump it in the side bar at
the top. What you can do is enter the URLs for any
social account you’ve got for this blog. For example, if you got a Facebook account,
you can put http//www.facebook.com/whatever your URL is. You can do the same for Twitter. If you want a Twitter icon displaying on your
blog, let’s put http//www.twitter.com/whatever the URL is. If you got a YouTube, you can put http//www.youtube.com/whatever,
and then scroll down. And if you’ve got Instagram, you can put
http//www.instagram.com/whatever your URL is. Then you want to just scroll down to the bottom. When you finished putting in one of your social
accounts, click “Save.” If you scroll up to the top, let’s just
click this drop down to minimize that. We want to drop another Top 25 Social Icons
widget in this area right here, Content Bottom 2. Hit the drop down to open up this area. Scroll down. On the left, grab this Top 25 Social Icons
widget again just like before and this time we want to drop it right here underneath Content
Bottom 2. And again, we want to put our URLs for our
social accounts. Now, if you open up the one on the left that
we just created, so hit the drop down, we can literally just copy the URLs from here
and then paste them on the right, right here. That just saves some time. We don’t have to type them all out again. Copy them. Copy the Twitter one and paste it here. Scroll down. Copy the YouTube one and then paste it here
on the right. Scroll down. Copy the Instagram one and then paste that
on the right. Then scroll down to the bottom when you finished
and click “Save.” If we go on over to our blog to take a look
at that right there to see how that looks, so hover over your blog name and click “Visit
Site.” If you scroll down now, you can see in the
side bar we got this Follow Us which is really cool. And then also, if you scroll down to the bottom,
and let’s go to one of our blog posts and scroll down, you can see we’ve got this
Follow Us down here at the bottom of the blog post. This is really cool. Not only have we added the social sharing
elements to all of our blogs and throughout our blog right here, we’ve also added our
social links here at the bottom and in here at the top in our sidebar. So this is really, really cool. Let’s head back to the WordPress dashboard. Hover over the blog name and click on “Dashboard.” What we want to do now is we want to create
a custom menu right here at the topof our blog so we can list some essential pages and
blog posts. Let’s go ahead and do that right now. To do this, hover over Appearance and click
on Menus. We want to give this menu a name so you can
just call this Main Menu or whatever you want and then click “Create Menu” on the right
here. And then you want to select Primary Menu here
to make this menu primary menu and then click Save Menu. What we want to do now is we want to add some
items to this menu. The first button we want on our menu is a
home button so someone can click the home button and go back to the home page. To do that, we want to use a custom link. Hit the drop down next to Custom Links. For the Link Text, you want to type “Home”
here. And then for the URL, you want to put your
home page URL. In this case, if your blog was PinkJackets.com,
then you want to put http//www.PinkJackets.com. In this case, mine is this one so I’m going
to paste that right there. You can just copy that from your web browser
and then click on “Add to Menu.” We got a home link right here. If we hit the drop down, it closes out. We can also add some other pages. Right here on the Pages, hit the drop down. You can select About Me and Contact Me and
Cookbook to add those free pages to navigation menu. Select those and then click Add to Menu. There we go. You can reorder these by dragging them. I want Home first, then I want About Me second
so I’m going to drag that underneath Home. Then I want the Cookbook, and then Contact
Me. Click Save Menu. What I want to do now is I want to add some
categories in our navigation menu as well. I’m going to click on Custom Links here
and I’m going to paste in Recipes here. For the URL, I’m just going to put a hash
here, and then I’m going to put Add to Menu. Basically, what that hash does is it makes
this not a clickable link. So if someone clicks this, nothing happens. I’m going to close the Custom Links here
by hitting the drop down. Then I’m going to click the “Categories”
here to open that one up, and I’m going to select Appetizer, Dessert, and Main Course. These are my free blog categories I created
earlier on in the tutorial. Now that I’ve selected those, I’m going
to click Add to Menu. What you can actually do is if I drag this
inwards to make this indented, what that essentially does is when we hover over Recipes, it would
display these free categories. Actually, I want the Contact Me last so I’m
going to drag that underneath here. Within the navigation menu, we’ve got Home,
we’ve got About Me, we’ve got Cookbook, we’ve got Recipes. When you hover over Recipes, you want to have
the Appetizer category, Dessert category, and Main Course. And then I’ve got Contact Me. So let me just save the menu by clicking “Save
Menu“ and I can show you exactly what that looks like on our blog. Hover over the blog name and click “Visit
Site.” You can see that right here. In the Menu, we’ve got Home button, we’ve
got About Me, Cookbook, Recipes which when you hover over that it lists the Appetizer
category, Dessert category, and Main Course. Then we’ve got Contact Me. So this is awesome. What I want to do right now is I want to show
you how to add a Gravatar so the author of the blog post can show up here as an image
which looks really, really cool. We’re going to do that right now. Let’s head back to the WordPress dashboard. Hover over the blog name and click on Dashboard. And then hover over Settings and click on
Discussion. What you want to do is scroll down to the
bottom and then you want to select Gravatar Logo here and then click Save Changes. What we want to do now is hover over Users
and click on Your Profile here. You want to scroll down to the bottom and
you can see right here next to Profile Picture, we’ve got this link Gravatar. You want to click this button. You want to right click this and open that
in anew tab so we don’t lose dashboard here. Head on over to the second tab, gravatar.com. We just want to sign up for a free account
so we can upload our picture and have a photo throughout our blog post as the author. To do that, click on “Create Your Own Gravatar
here.” You want to enter your email address, username
and password so let’s do that right now. I’m going to enter an email address here,
username and a password. Enter your details here and then click “Sign
up.” As you can see, they’ve sent a confirmation
email to our email address here. You want to look into your email account and
click on the confirmation link. I’m going to do that right now. Once you log in to your email account, you
can see, now I’ve got this Welcome to MailChimp! This is just from earlier. As you can see in my inbox, I can’t see
any messages. What you want to do, if you’re using Gmail
like me, you want to click “More” here and you want to click on the Spam folder. As you can see, it’s hidden right here,
WordPress.com, you want to activate that. This has accidentally landed in the Spam folder. You want to open that email and click to activate
the account now. Because this email has landed in the Spam
folder by mistake, these links are not clickable so I can’t actually click to activate this. I need to move this out of the Spam folder
in order to click Activate Account. I’m going to click “Not Spam” at the
top here, then I’m going to go back to my Inbox, and the message is right here. Click “WordPress.com”, “Activate,”
and there we go. So now I can click this link Activate Account. Now my account is activated. We can now sign in. Click Sign in to Gravatar. As you can see, it says, “Whoops, looks
like you don’t have any images yet.” Click here to add the image. Let’s click this right here. And then you want to click Upload new her,
and then you want to choose the image from your computer. I’m going to do that right now. I want to go into the Assets folder and I’m
just going to select this image right here as a Gravatar. Obviously, you want to upload an image of
yourself but this is just an example blog. Once you’ve clicked that, you want to click
Next. Then if you want, you can crop the image like
so, and then you can click Crop and Finish. Then you can choose a rating for your image. This is just G rated so this is fine so I’m
going to click G, and then scroll down. We’re pretty much done here. Let’s head back to our blog now. This is in the first tab. We’re inside the WordPress dashboard. Let’s check out our blog. If you hover over the blog name and click
“Visit Site” Let’s head to one of our blog posts so let’s go to this one. And if you scroll up here, you can see that
the image actually isn’t displaying right now. It just got this Gravatar link. I’m going to show you the reason why this
is happening. Let’s go into WordPress dashboard. Hover over the blog name and click on Dashboard. Then hover over Users and click “Your Profile.” If you scroll down, you can see the email
I used for this account is this one right here, [email protected] However, in my Gravatar account, I used this
email right here. Because these two emails don’t match, that’s
the reason why this image is not displaying on the blog. If you want the image to display properly,
the email you use inside your Gravatar account has to match the email you’ve got for your
User inside your WordPress dashboard. I want to show you that right now. I’m going to go to my Gravatar account. I’m going to copy this email I’ve used
for this account. I’m going to go to the WordPress dashboard
and paste that email here. Now the email is the same inside my WordPress
dashboard and my Gravatar account. Once you paste, the emails are the same. I’ve pasted a new email. I scroll to the bottom and click Update Profile. Now the emails match. I’m going to go back to my blog. Hover over the blog name at the top and click
“Visit Site.” Now let’s go down and visit one of the blog
posts. I’m going to go to this one and click Continue
reading. And then if you scroll up, boom! There you go. You can see now the image from Gravatar is
displaying right here. This is really cool. It just makes the blog come alive because
you got the author image. And you can if you want, I put the blog name
here as the author name, but if you want, you can put your real name. If you want to brand yourself, for example,
as the author, you can do that. This looks really, really cool. What we want to do now is we want to make
our blog SEO friendly so that our blog can start showing up in the search engine and
getting us some SEO traffic. Let’s get started. The first thing we want to do is we want to
come over to Settings and then click on Permalinks. And you want to make sure Post name is selected
here, so you select Post name and click “Save Changes.”| Now, we already did that in this tutorial
but I just want to explain the reason why that’s important for SEO. Basically, what you can do for SEO is this
option right here, it will make the postal page name become the URL for that postal page. The reason why that’s important is so that
we can include our target keywords inside the Post or Page title. That way, we get the target keyword inside
the URL as well. That’s great for SEO so that we can start
driving free search engine traffic to our blog which is awesome. Let’s now start to install some SEO plug-ins. Hover over Plugins and click “Add New.” Then in the search box here, you want to just
type Yoast SEO and hit enter on the keyboard. You can see the Yoast SEO plugin right here. Go ahead and click Install Now. Once that’s finished installing, it will
say Activate, so then go ahead and click on “Activate.” Now that we’ve activated that Yoast SEO
plugin as you can see down here, you want to click on Settings. And then on the left here underneath SEO,
you can see this XML Sitemaps. Go ahead and click on that. As you can see right here, it’s already
enabled so we don’t have to do anything right here. But I just want to briefly explain what that
does. What the sitemaps will do is they will essentially
structure your new content, your blog post and pages, et cetera, in a way that allows
the search engines to index that content quickly so that your new content for your blog can
show up in the search engines. That’s great because obviously it means
we get more search engine traffic, so we’re getting a ton of free traffic coming to our
blog. This XML sitemaps functionality will allow
our blog content to show up in the search engines quickly so that we can get more search
engine traffic. Let’s head on over to our pages. Hover over Pages and click on “All Pages.” Then let’s go over to our Cookbook page. Hover over that Cookbook page and click “Edit.”This
is the lead page for this blog which in this case was a cookbook page. In your case, it may be something else. If your blog is about weight loss and you
created a free weight loss guide as your lead magnet, then your lead page may be weight
loss, for example. It depends on what you created. But whatever your lead page was, go ahead
and hover over that and click on Edit. If you take a look on the right here, you
can see we’ve got this SEO check right here. Currently, it’s not available. What you want to do is scroll down to the
bottom here and you can see this Yoast SEO and it’s got all these options right here. And now if you’re not seeing this, all of
this stuff, then it could be that this is closed, this little drop down. If you hit the drop down, you can see right
here it may look like that. And if it does look like that for you, then
all we need to do is click the drop down here to open up all of these options right here. What this plug-in does is it will allow us
to customize how our blog pages will show up in the search engines. Right now, you can see this Snippet preview
here. This is a preview of how this page on our
blog will currently display in the search engines like Google and Bing, et cetera. If you want to customize this, then you can
do that and we can do that for SEO reasons to optimize this for our target keywords. If you don’t know what the keyword is, it’s
simply the words or phrases people are searching inside Google. If you want this page right here to show up
in Google when people are searching the keyword or key phrase Delicious Dishes, then that
would be our target keyword. If you want this page showing up in Google
when people are searching Delicious Dishes, then we can optimize this content right here
for the keyword Delicious Dishes. Let’s do that right now. What you can do to optimize this page for
the search engines is you can make sure your target keyword is in the title and description
right here. As an example, let’s say our target keyword
was Delicious Dishes, what you want to do is just edit this content to make sure you’ve
got that in the title and description. You can click “Edit snippet” here. This right here, this title is what you’re
seeing up here. And the Slug here is the URL which you’re
seeing right here. And then the Meta description here is all
of this text right here. We can customize that. Now, Delicious Dishes, that’s already in
the title but I just want to show you how to put that in if you want to change it up
slightly. Let me see. Just click here and then type Get Our Top
10 Delicious Dishes Cookbook or actually I can just say Top 10 Delicious Dishes Cookbook
right here. As you can see, I’ve got the keyword right
here within the title and now I can do that for the description as well. So I’ll say, “Checkout our FREEDelicious
Dishes Cookbook over on our awesome blog!” Obviously, you can see right here, I’ve
made the spelling mistake so it underlines that in red so you can correct that. As you can see, in this example the target
keyword is Delicious Dishes. I’ve got that here in the heading and also
in the meta description. And then right down, I want to copy that and
just paste that here as the focus keywords. And then that way, all of these checks can
be focused around this keyword right here. Then once you’ve done that, you just want
to press on Update. Then if you scroll down, it would tell you
an overall summary of your SEO. So it tells us it needs improvement. If you scroll down, you can see it tells us
basically what we need to do. The green ones, that’s fine. You can ignore those. The orange and the red ones are what you want
to look at. So it says, “The focus keyword does not
appear in the URL for this page.” Another thing you can do to optimize this
further is you can actually include the target keyword inside the URL for this page and that’s
another way how to optimize it. Now, I’m not going to do that now but that’s
just something for you to keep in mind. If you did want to do that, just click on
“Edit snippet” and you can change the slug right here. Actually, let me just do this. Let’s just put “Delicious Dishes” right
here as the slug and I’ll bring these together, put a little dash here, and let’s just make
this all lowercase. There we go. As you can see, the URL has now changed. So if I click Update now, you’re going to
see the SEO. Look, already you can see it says okay. It’s already improved SEO for this one. There we go. SEO is okay. Let’s see what else is recommended. You can see, “The page site is too short. Use the space to add keyword variations and
call to actions.” We can optimize this further by making our
heading a little longer. Maybe I need some call to action. Let’s click “Edit snippet,” Top 10 Delicious
Cookbooks – Grab It Now, something like that or Grab It For Free Today. As you can see, this bar is turning green
now which indicates that we’ve improved the heading. As you can see, this is orange so let’s
add some more texts down here to fill out this as well. “Check out our FREEDelicious Cookbook over
on our blog! We show you all of our best recipes we have
ever created,” or something like that. Now you can see they’re both green. If I click “Update” now and then scroll
down and check the checklist, as you can see, we’ve got a lot more things that are going
green now, so improved quite a bit now. We just got a couple of oranges and a couple
of reds. “No links appear in this page, consider
adding some as appropriate.” If you want, you can add some links in this
content and it will help to improve your SEO as well. And also, “The images on this page do not
have all attributes containing the focus keyword.” Basically, what that means is on this image
right here, we can make the old text contain our target keyword as well. Our target keyword in this example is Delicious
Dishes. If I copy that, what you can do is you can
click on this image right here. This only applies if you’ve got images on
the page. If you don’t have images on the page, then
you don’t need to do this. But we’ve got an image right here. You can click on the image once. Click the pencil icon. Then you can see right here, it’s Alternative
Text. That’s basically the old text. You can make sure the target keyword is in
here. I’ll put Delicious Dishes Cookbook. There we go. I’ve put the target keyword also in the
old text for this image so I can click Update right here. Then I’ll click Update here to update the
changes. Now if I scroll down, check our little checklist,
there we go. This one’s gone green now. A couple of other things. This, “The text contains 22 words. This is below the recommended of 300 words.” Basically, what that’s saying is the page
should have around 300 words. This page right here has only got a brief
amount of text. If we want to improve that slightly, we can
add more text here. That will make that one go orange or green. Then also, “The focus keyword doesn’t
appear in the first paragraph.” If you want to optimize this further, you
can include the target keyword in the first paragraph on this page. Let me just do that now. Subscribe and gain instant access to our bite-size
award winning cookbook with our Top 10 most popular delicious dishes and recipes! There we go. Here’s our target keyword which is in the
first paragraph. Let’s click “Update” right here on the
right to update the changes to this page. There we go. If we scroll down now, there we go. That’s gone orange now. As you can see, we’ve done a much better
job with the SEO. This last one right here, we just need to
add some more text to the page. There we go. As you can see, you can use this SEO, Yoast
SEO, plug-in to optimize this page for SEO so that this page can show up higher in the
search engines which ultimately mean we get more free traffic from search engines like
Google and Bing which is awesome. You essentially want to do the same thing
on the pages on your blog that you want optimized for search engines. We’ve just done this on our Cookbook page. If you got more pages, so let’s hover over
Pages and click “All Pages.” If you want to optimize the other pages on
your blog for the search engines, then you just do the same thing again. You’d hover over the page, click on “Edit,”
and then scroll down to the bottom of this page and you’ll see this Yoast SEO. It may be closed like this. If it is, you just need to click this to open
the app and then you can just try to make sure your target keywords are in the title,
URL, content, and then just read the— and then once you [2:22:18]click Update and then
just read the suggestions down here how you can optimize things further for that topic
keyword. And as I mentioned before, about optimizing
the images on the pages, that’s good too because when let’s say the target keywords,
let’s say this image right here, if I left click on that and click the pencil icon and
this “Alternative Text,” so if I make sure I’ve included my target keyword here
somewhere inside this phrase, then that will help this image show up in search engines
like Google images. That will help to bring us search engine traffic
to our blog when people are searching in Google images as well. That’s another great thing to do. Now another thing to keep in mind when you’re
creating your blog post and your pages on your blog, you want to make sure all of this
content that you’re writing here is 100% original and unique. What that means, basically if you’re going
and copying this content from another blog or website and you’re just literally pasting
it on your own blog, then Google will see that that’s being copied from somewhere
else. And so, it will penalize your blog in the
search engines. It will prevent this page or post from showing
up high in the search engines because essentially you’ve copied the content from somewhere
else. Make sure you’re writing 100% original,
unique content on your blog to optimize your blog for the search engines so you can show
up as high as possible to ultimately get more free search engine traffic. Now another thing to keep in mind is earlier
we were adding our target keyword inside the content on a page. You want to make sure you only do that a couple
of times throughout the content because if you include your target keyword multiple times
throughout your content, Google will actually see that as keyword stuffing. And again, it will penalize this page or post
from showing up high in the search engines. If you want, include in your target keyword
in the content. Just do it once or twice. Don’t go over the top and include it multiple
times because Google will know that you’re trying to game the system and then it will
just penalize your blog post. Then, so basically it will push it down lower
in the search engines. Now, we obviously want our content to move
higher up in the search engines so that we can get free traffic from the search engines. Just make sure you only include your target
keywords once or twice in the content. If we head on over to Settings here and then
click on “Reading,” you can see this right here “Search Engine Visibility.” You want to make sure that this is unchecked
because if this is checked, it would discourage search engines from indexing this site. Basically, what that means is it will stop
our blog from showing up in the search engines. Obviously, we want our blog to show up in
search engines so we can get free search engine traffic. So make sure this is unchecked and then click
Save Changes. Another thing we can do is hover over Settings
and click on Writing here and then scroll down to the bottom. You can see this “Update Services” right
here, the URLs in this list or the Ping list essentially. What a Ping list is, is when we create new
content on our blog, it will notify key websites that our blog’s got a new content. That will help our new content get indexed
first by the search engines so that our new content can show quickly in Google so that
we can get free search engine traffic. We can improve this process by adding additional
URLs right here. I’m going to show you how to do that right
now. I’m over on our website, websitewizard.tv/wordpress-ping-list/
and I’ll include this link in the video description as well. If you visit this URL here, you’ll be on
this page. What you need to do is highlight all of these
URLs here in this list and then right click, copy, head back to the WordPress dashboard
and then you want to paste these URLs below this existing one. Do not delete this. Don’t delete this one. Here, enter on the keyboard and then paste
these URLs we just copied below this one. I’m going to do that right now. Once you’ve done that, click Save Changes. These are just some basic things we can do
to optimize our blog for the search engines so that we can get free search engine traffic. Another thing you can do to get free traffic
to your blog is you can use social media such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Just like I’m doing in this video, I’m
helping you create your WordPress blog and you can do the same thing in your niche wherever
it be, weight loss or cooking or whatever. If you can offer people free help or information
that’s useful to them and then offer them more information on your blog then that’s
another great way to get free traffic to your blog. If you do the SEO as well as the social media
then that’s a great combination for getting free traffic to your blog. What I’m going to do now is I’m going
to show you how to set up Google AdSense so you can have ads on your blog like this and
you can start making money from your blog. So let’s get to it. There are a few requirements. The first one is you need to be at least 18
years old to create or set up a Google AdSense account. The second thing is you need to make at least
$10 to activate your AdSense account. The third thing is you need to make at least
$100 for your AdSense ads in order to link your bank account or your PayPal account to
your AdSense account so that you can start getting paid. You won’t get paid from Google AdSense until
you’ve reached a minimum of $100. Just be mindful of that. If you don’t make $100 in the first month,
then it will roll over to the second month. We’re going to add some AdSense ad blocks
on our blog. This is an example ad. When people interact with this ad, you can
get paid for that ad as a lump sum at the end of each month. As I mentioned before, you only get paid if
you meet the $100 minimum. Once your account reaches $100 then you’ll
get paid. Let’s get started with setting up AdSense. Let’s head on over to Google. You just want to type in Adsense sign up here
and then hit enter on the keyboard. As you can see, the first result is Sign up
for AdSense, so go ahead and click on that. You got two options here. You can use your existing Google account to
sign up here or you can create a new one. I’m going to create a new one for this tutorial
just to show you how to do that. I’m going to just click Create account. Then you just need to fill out your details
here. Now, I recommend you definitely fill out all
of your correct details here. That way you won’t have any problems when
you’re getting paid. Just make sure you enter all your correct
details here. Obviously, this is just an example account
so I’m just going to enter some dummy details here. But in your case, you obviously want to enter
your real details here so you can make sure that you get paid properly. I’m just going to add some sample details
here for this test account. Just scroll down and click to agree to the
terms. There we go. Verify your email address so I need to click
the verification link inside my email. I’ll do that right now. I’m just logging in to my email account
here. This is just a dummy email account so don’t
email me on this because I won’t get your messages. Here we go. Let me go over to my email and go to the inbox. Here’s my email, account verification. This is a Google email verification. Open that up and just click the link to verify
and continue to Google AdSense. Here we go. We’ve now activated our Google AdSense account. The next step is to enter your blog address
right here. If your blog was PinkJacjets.com, then you
would want to enter http//www.pinkJackets.com. Now, this is just an example account so I’m
just going to say this is an exampleeee. There we go. I’m sure no one owns that domain. Then select your language here. I’m going to select English and then just
click on “Save and Continue.” Select your Country here which is where you
reside, and the Time zone, and then Account type. If you’re an individual, select Individual. If you’re a Business, select Business. I’m going to select Individual here. Then you want to complete all your details
here. Now obviously, you want to make sure you’re
entering real and valid details here. This is just an example so I’ve just put
some dummy content here. But in your case, you want to make sure you’re
putting all the correct details. Put your name, address, city, contact – telephone
number, email, and how did you get to know AdSense, you can put whatever you want here. It’s not really that important. Now when you apply for AdSense, you want to
make sure [2:31:12] you meet their requirements because they won’t automatically accept
everyone’s account so you need to make sure you’re sticking to their rules and regulations. For example, you want to make sure your blog
posts have at least 500 words in them because Google obviously wants their ads displayed
on sites that have a good chunk of content. Make sure all of your blog posts have at least
500 words. You also want to make sure you’re using
original content so don’t go copying content from another blog and just pasting it on your
site. Make sure you’re writing 100% original content
on your own blog. Those are a couple of things that will help
get your application approved. And a couple of other things to make note
of is Google doesn’t allow their ads to be displayed on sites that promote adult content
or hates and stuff like that. If you’ve got an adult based site then you’re
not going to get approved basically. Those are just a few things to keep in mind
when you’re applying. Once you’ve completed all of your details
here, go ahead and click “Submit my application.” Once you submit your application, Google’s
going to send you an email telling you that they’ve reviewed your application and letting
you know whether you’ve been approved or not. If you’re not approved, they will tell you
the reasons why so you can go ahead and make those changes. But hopefully, you will all be approved as
long as you stick into the guidelines, you’re writing original content on your blog, you’re
creating minimal 500 words per blog post so there’s actually content on your blog and
you’ve got more than sort of five to ten pages on your blog. If you’ve got a lot of blog post, that will
help as well. Just make sure you’ve got a lot of content
on your blog before you apply to have ads on your blog. Once your application’s approved, Google
will send you an email saying, “Welcome. Your application’s been approved,” and
just have a link in there saying get started now. I’m not going to submit this application
because it’s just got a load of dummy details. But once you submit yours, you’ll get an
email from Google telling you that your application’s been approved and to get started. I’m now going to show you how to log in
to your AdSense account. To log in to your AdSense account, just go
to Google and search “adsense login” or just “adsense” and here we go. You can see this right here, AdSense. Go and click on that. And then you want to click on “Sign In”
at the top here. I’m going to log in so I’ll post a video
while I log in. As I mentioned before, I’m going to block
out all of my details here because I obviously want to protect my account but I’m going
to show you how to grab that code for your ads and post those on your blog. Once you’ve logged in to your AdSense account,
if you want to see your daily earnings and monthly earnings, you can just click on Home
right here. And if you click the gear icon here, you can
click on Payments and see how much Google’s actually paid you each month. You’re going to want to create an ad unit
for your blog so click on My ads here and then click on New ad unit. You want to give your ad a name so I’m just
going to call this Ad 1 or you can call this Ad Sidebar so you know which ad this is. I’m going to call this Ad Sidebar because
we’re going to place this ad in the sidebar of our blog. Give it a heading here. Then you can choose the sizes you want right
here. As you can see, they give you some recommended
ones or you can hit the drop down and choose Horizontal Banner and choose a different size,
Rectangular, et cetera. But let me go to Recommended because they
know the best ones to use. As you can see, this one right here has a
little icon of a mobile device, and so has this one. These two right here are Responsive which
is awesome. You want to be using responsive ads on your
blog because when people are viewing your blog from a mobile device, then ads will show
properly so you can still earn money from your blog. I’m going to choose this one right here,
Automatic size Responsive. Just go ahead and click on that. You can click on the different ones here to
select them. I want this one right here, the Automatic
size, and so I’m going to click on that to select that one. I will just show you that on the blog. If we go over to my blog, scroll down, that’s
going to be this ad right here that’s going to show up. So we grab in the code, we’re going to paste
it in the sidebar so add/select this and show up in the sidebar on our blog. Then if you scroll down you can see Ad Type
here and hit the drop down as different options. Use Text & display ads. This one will earn you the most money so choose
Text & display ads, which is selected by default. And as you can see right here, they tell you
that it’s recommended based on potential revenue. In the next option, you can see Text ad style. Hit the drop down there. We can basically choose the different color
schemes for our ads. I recommend you choose either the Default
one here or Minimalist. As you can see down here, there’s a preview
of how this looks. We’ve currently got Default selected. It’s got the blue heading, the black text,
and the blue button. If I select this one for example, you can
see that it’s got a black background, pink text, and white text, and a blue button. If you choose ads, which match the color scheme
of your blogs then that will help to increase revenue. Now if you’re just getting started out,
I recommend you choose the Default one as that’s a good over one to choose. I recommend the Default one. This is the best option if you’re just getting
started out and you’re a complete beginner. Blue buttons and blue text usually convert
the best anyway so that’s a good all-rounder to start off with. For the Text ad style, click on the Default
one and let me click to minimize that. Then scroll down. You want to click “Save and get code.” Then you just want to copy the code right
here. Copy all of this code and we’re going to
paste this on our blog in the sidebar so let’s do that now. We’re over on the WordPress dashboard. You want to go over Appearance and click on
“Widget.” Then you want to scroll down on the left and
grab a text widget and dump that in the sidebar. You can put it on the top or I’m going to
put it in the bottom in this case. The bottom of the sidebar is on the right. Click in Content here and paste that code
right there then click “Save.” That is it. We’re done. Let’s go over to our blogs. I want to hover over the blog name or right
click on “Visit Site” and open a new tab. Now if you scroll down to the bottom of the
sidebar right here, you’ll see your ads. There we go. Here are our ads. Now at the moment, it’s completely blue. That’s fine. Whenever you add a new ad on your blog or
website through AdSense, it usually does appear plain like this to begin with. After an hour or so, you’ll start seeing
the actual ad. There we go. We’ve now got ads on our blogs. When people interact with these ads, at the
end of the month, we’ll be paid a lump sum into our bank account or PayPal, however you
set it in your AdSense account. As I mentioned before, you need a minimum
of $100 to get paid. Once your account reaches $100, you’ll get
paid straight into your bank account or PayPal account. We’ve now added our AdSense ads to our blog
right here. AdSense allows you to add up to three ads
per page. We can actually add two more ads on our blog
right here. However, if you’re a complete beginner and
your blog still has not much content or visits then I definitely recommend you just start
off with one because you don’t want to bombard all your visitors with ads everywhere before
they’ve even had the chance to dive in to your content and find value in it. When you’re starting out with your blog,
one ad just in sidebar here will be fine. Then once you grow out your blog and get more
and more traffic then you can add an ad block here and also an ad block down the bottom. AdSense only allows you to have up to three
ads. That’s the maximum. I’ll show you in later tutorials how to
add more ads. But for now, we’re just sticking with one
in the sidebar right here. What I’ll do is I’ll give out a free PDF
guide showing you how to get the maximum earnings from your AdSense on your blogs and websites. You can get access to that when you sign up
to our newsletter. Head on over to websitewizard.tv and sign
up to our newsletter and you can download that free guide showing you how to get the
maximum AdSense earnings from your blogs and websites. I’ll leave the link to that in the video
description. We’ve now reached the end of this tutorial
showing you how to start a profitable blog. I hope you enjoyed the training. If you like the tutorial then let me know
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guide showing you how to get excellent earnings from AdSense on your blog. Thanks for watching and I’ll catch you next
time.

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  2. Need a little help I installed and activated yoast seo and clicked settings and there is no xml sitemaps in the menu. What should I do? Thanks

  3. i subscribed.. ..Hello, i followed your steps to display ads on my blog but not a single AD displays. What could i be missing?

  4. when I add the code to the text and visit the website am seeing the code instead of what you have. What is causing this?

  5. Very useful video.. Yesterday i started my new blog for the first time… I will try ti follow your tutorial… πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ€˜

  6. Since I updated WordPress to 4.9.1, the pow theme and twenty sixteen theme cannot be activated at the same time. Do you have a fix to restore communication between the 2016 theme and the pow child theme?

  7. I already have your Udemy course about building a profitable blog, and don't want to go through this if it is exactly the same. This says 2018, does this have changes from the Udemy course???? LOVE that course by the way!!!

  8. I added the Adsense code into the parent theme and it seems to have worked.I couldn't see where to add it in the POW theme.

  9. Liked and subscribed. Excellent. Good to see another UKer too! Have you set up as a sole trader to do this? I imagine Ltd company might be a waste of money due to need to having an accountant etc.

  10. how would you allow social media integration e.g. allow users to log in via fb, twitter or didqus? The idea of my site is to allow users to submit their own posts by logging in, I will check for quality purposes, then allow the post if so. By allowing sm integration, this would disallow the need to make an account purely for the site which would be unfriendly for users. Thanks!

  11. Hey dude it's me again. I took the plunge and made my site, nearly 3 weeks in running. I write up 3 posts a day with a ''good'' seo mark given by Yoast. I already have more than 200 followers of Twitter and found accounts which auo-retweet my stuff so it gets a lot of impressions!

    Just wanted to know, how long until more organic results start rolling in? How long did it take you? I mean, I got 8 so far which I'm actually glad with, would like to know how much daily traffic I should aim for before opting in with ads. Could I email you and discuss further?

  12. just subscribed,
    i found this video really awesome, and i hope the next videos will be too. Best of luck.

  13. Hey Chet great training, but how do you protect from your blog being hacked. Mine was and was costly to get it fixed, although they did a wonderful job but, was a monthly expense of $29.99 which was reasonable but a cost I did not need to have. Also google black listed me until it was secure.

  14. I subscribed and you're the best thanks for making this.We can invest this money to scale our biz and we'll make more blogs and money.I liked your videos a lot because they are genuine and great πŸ˜‰

  15. Please can you make a video on how to write a awesome blog on any topic? I subscribed πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜

  16. this is one of the best tutorials i have ever seen still in 2018 iwas searching for the video that i watched 9 months ago ,you have to make an updated video of the wordpress in 2018 which will be very helpfull to us.

  17. Hi, I have been using your Pow theme for 2 years. It fantastic! Can you please help: I have Google adsense on the sidebar which I put it manually through a widget and I have google ad on all posts which have been added with the WP Simple Adsense Insertion but it is not showing up on the first page where the actual blog is. It says to ad short code but I don't know which page to ad it to. Can you please let me know which page on the Editor is responsible for the front page blog that first comes up on the screen thank you.

  18. Hi, Just wondering if you were able to find an answer to my problem of not getting the Adsense to come up on the blog page?

  19. Hi,

    I just loaded the new yoast plugin and i can’t find where to generate the xml sitemap files.

    Can you tell me if this function is still available?

    Thanks

  20. What's the difference from making your blog on WordPress for free and Hostgator? What advantages are there using Hostgator rather than a WordPress?

  21. I subscribed -I hope .. desperately hope this is the key to the end of my problems – and the start of a better life …. if it happens I will put your name on my site/blog as a lifesaver

  22. Hi. This tutorial video of yours is the first one I’ve seen, but I know it won’t be the last one because I subscribed so I’m one of your subscribers now.

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  23. THANK YOU MY BROTHER, THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION WAS EXCELLENT, I ALWAYS WANTED TO START A BLOG BUT NEVER QUITE KNEW WHERE TO BEGIN THANK YOU FOR PUTTING ALL OF THE PIECES TOGETHER, MAY YAHUAH CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HALLELUYAH.

  24. Hi there! Each time I attempted to add the ping list into the writing segment I received a "Not Acceptable" error. Did I do something incorrectly?

  25. I make webistes and blogs for people myself and i gotta admit, i would personally charge $500 atleast to show all this stuff. Hats off to you, i will show it for free from now on, on my blogs and other platforms for free for the next year. I thank you on behalf of all the others who needed this information.

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