Puppy shenanigans included, a WordPress theme and child theme can be installed in less than 5 minutes. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions. Or if you’d prefer to read, scroll below the video.
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WordPress can be so intimidating at first. When I switched from Blogger, I cried. And I'm not a crier.
But that happened because I didn't have someone telling me where to start, and to start small. (Just the typical "How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps!" post from a popular blogger. The only thing that was easy was giving someone my credit card, and I learned later that they only write those posts for the $65 commission from their hosting company, not to actually help people.)
I'm here to be that helper for you. You'll find WordPress basics here, in plain English, not technical terms that will leave you just as frustrated and confused as you started.
And if you have a question you don't see answered here, send me a note. Really! I'd love to help you out.
What is an optimized photo? It’s a photo that is the appropriate pixel size (width and height), an appropriate file size (the smaller, the better), and one that’s titled and tagged properly for your blog. Why are optimized photos vital for your blog or website? Photos that are uploaded as-is will weigh your site down, causing your site to be super-slow, which makes your visitors want to flip over their desk like this…or just leave your site. And if they’re not tagged properly, two things will happen: first, they’ll try to share your beautiful picture on social media, but instead of Click here to keep reading
So many terms! If you’re confused and overwhelmed by all the new words you keep regarding setting up a blog or website, this is the post for you. It seems like a whole new language and can practically (or actually) make you cry. Here are the words you’ll see most often that you might be confused by, and what they mean in simple English. No more stressing out! Blog: A page on a website that is updated continually with (blog) posts. (Read this post for more explanation.) Domain name: The address that your website has, just like your house’s street address, Click here to keep reading
There are only two things you need before you can set up a WordPress blog: a domain and hosting. Essentially, if your website was a house, the hosting is the piece of land you need to purchase to build your house on. The domain (eg. www.meynewebsites.com), then is the address people need to find your house. So if your website is your house, and hosting is the land it’s built on, what about companies like Blogger and Squarespace where you don’t have to buy your own hosting? Think of them like apartments. They are the hosts (they own the Click here to keep reading
If you want to start a blog, you’ll need to start by choosing your blogging software (known as platforms). There are many to choose from, and many opinions on which ones are the best. I’ll try to break it down objectively for you, but I will be giving you my opinion here. If you’re new to blogging, this should be a helpful comparison for you. If you’re too anxious to get started and don’t care about the details, click here to skip to the bottom and read my recommendations. A blogging platform is essentially the software you use to write your blog. Click here to keep reading