HOW TO START AND SETUP A WEBSITE OR BLOG
How This Tutorial Is Different
I remember when I decided to start my first blog. I found a great video on how to launch a self-hosted WordPress blog in less than 20 minutes. And, in less than twenty minutes I had my blog. However, it was ugly. It looked nothing like I wanted it to. My 20 minutes project turned into hours and eventually weeks.
I had a lot to learn that wasn’t covered in that step by step video on getting a domain name and setting up a WordPress blog on Bluehost.
Now, I design websites and set up blogs for friends and clients as a side job. But, I still meet lots of people who want to do it themselves.
I have decided to capture the process here of going from nothing to a fully functioning website. I’m going to use all “do-it-yourself” friendly resources. There are ways I do things that most professionals would cringe at. And I’m okay with that. Cringe away. How I do it isn’t wrong, it’s just “weekend website warrior” friendly.
I’ll be using the following:
When finished with the project website we will have:
- Registered a domain.
- Installed WordPress onto the website.
- Installed a theme.
- Setup an email capture list.
- Set the site to back up safely.
- Setup social media connections to the new website.
- Explored the entire backend of the website and discover how we can edit a WordPress site to get it to look the way we want.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an ongoing project. Instead of waiting until I’m completely finished with all the videos, I’m going to go ahead and publish what I have when I have it. When you start following along with these videos to start a blog, if you get stuck because something is missing or it has yet to be published, simply drop my an email and I will do what I can to help you.