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  • Step 11

    Step 11

    Your First Post Log in to your WordPress control panel Watch this video Congratulations! You made it. The technical stuff is all set up and you will never have to touch it again if you don’t want to. All that’s left is for you to start creating content for your site. Back in the WordPress control panel, click on Posts in the left-hand column. Below Posts click on Add New. Choose a Title for your new post. The content for [...]

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  • Step 10

    Step 10

    How to Add Google Analytics to Your Blog Go to Google Analytics Watch this video Google Analytics (GA) is a free yet powerful tool that allows you to track who visits your website. GA will also show you how the visitors found your site and what they did while they were on your site. The point is that Google Analytics is useful for the hobbyist who likes to see how many people are reading his blog every day or for [...]

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  • Step 8

    Step 8

    How to Customize WordPress Log in to your WordPress control panel Watch this video Out of the box WordPress is fully functional and does not require any additional setup. However, there are a few quick tweaks I like to make when I start a new WordPress blog. Permalinks These are the links that will direct your visitors directly to the individual posts and pages on your blog. By default your links would looks something like: http://11stepwebsite.com/?p=123 and that tells me [...]

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  • Step 7

    Step 7

    How to Install a WordPress Plugin Log in to your WordPress control panel Watch this video Installing a WordPress plugin is not difficult. The hard part is knowing which plugins to install. So first I will show you how to install a WordPress plugin, then I will share with you my “must have” plugins. Installing WordPress Plugins Log in to your WordPress control panel. From the menu on the left-hand side of the screen click on Plugins. Below Plugins, click [...]

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  • Step 6

    Step 6

    How to Set Up a New Gmail Account Go to Gmail Log in to your Host Gator account Watch this video This next step may seem a bit complex, but please do not let it intimidate you. Just follow the instructions step by step and you’ll be done in no time. In this step you will actually be completing 4 mini-steps: Creating a new Gmail account Creating an email account on your domain Forwarding your domain email to your Gmail [...]

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  • Step 5

    Step 5

    How to Install Your WordPress Theme Go to FileZilla Watch this video Before we can continue with this process you will need to download one small piece of software. You need an FTP Client. If you already have one on your computer you’re good to go, but otherwise I highly suggest FileZilla. Filezilla is 100% free and simple to use. You can download it here: http://11stepwebsite.com/filezilla The FileZilla website contains simple instructions if you need help installing FileZilla. FileZilla includes [...]

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  • Step 4

    Step 4

    Choosing WordPress Blog Themes READ ALSO: Which WordPress Theme Should I Use? – Free vs. Paid Go to Elegant Themes Watch this video There are many options when it comes to choosing a WordPress theme. First, there are the Free Themes. There are literally thousands of Free Themes for WordPress scattered across the internet, but many of them can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ These themes are free for anyone to use and may be modified however you wish as long [...]

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  • Step 3

    Step 3

    How to Setup WordPress Thanks to the wonderful folks over at Host Gator, it is super simple to install WordPress on your domain. Log in to your Host Gator Control Panel Watch this video Once again you will need to find the first email you received from Host Gator. This time you will need to find your Username and Password as well as the link to the Control Panel. cPanel is a user-friendly way to access and edit all the files [...]

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  • Step 2

    Step 2

    The Best Web Hosting Company READ ALSO: Where Should I Host My Blog – Free vs. Paid Go to Host Gator Watch this video Host Gator is the answer. Why Host Gator? Read my full review of Host Gator here. So now back at Host Gator: Click on View Web Hosting Plans in the middle of the page. Since this is your first website and you probably don’t have plans to build more than one website at this time, you can take [...]

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  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Obtaining a Domain Name Go to NameCheap (Voted Best Domain Name Registrar) Watch this video Domain names are the property of the internet. You can purchase this property and use it however you please. You can own this property as long as you live or you can choose to sell it at any time (provided you can find a buyer). However, unlike traditional land or property ownership, domain names are much easier to acquire and far more affordable. There are [...]

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