The hardest part of starting a blog is writing all of the content, right? Not necessarily.
Before you even begin picking topics and creating content, there’s some work to do to get your blog set up and running — the design, settings, plugins, comments, social sharing buttons, etc.
So where do you start? And how do you know if you did everything you need to do?
All blogs are different but there are some elements that (almost) every single one should include.
I used to have an e-book on my hard drive called “The Blog Setup Checklist.”
Unfortunately I somehow deleted it.
And I couldn’t find another one anywhere.
Therefore I decided to write my own.
This book is for beginners and semi-beginners.
The book contains all the most important stuff you need in order to start a WordPress site:
- Buying your domain
- Picking your host
- Setting up domain specific email
- Installing WordPress
- Your WordPress Control Panel
- Plugins you need to install
- Picking and customizing your theme
- Homepage, menus, pictures, etc.
- Optimizing for SEO
- Pages you will need, such as Contact, About Us, Privacy notice, Disclaimer
- Setting up and using FTP
- Creating a sitemap
- Getting your site indexed
- Getting started with Google Webmasters and Google Analytics
- Switching to HTTPS
- Improving website performance and security
- Contact form
No big sales pitch here. If you need it, buy it.
If you know a beginner who is struggling, send them a link.