It is the story of past when you would need to be a Pro to start a website/blog. In today’s tech savvy world it’s very easy to starting a blog more than your thought. Now you want to know how? The answer is WordPress. Yes, you read it right even if you are not a professional coder and don’t know anything about coding you can start your own blog without writing a single line of code with the help of WordPress. You just need to follow few simple steps which I have mentioned in this WordPress Guide for Beginners. This guide will help you to learn WordPress step by step or you can say it’s your online tutorial to creating and managing WordPress for your blog. If you are very new to wordpress than I can assure you that after reading this guide you will be able to run a WordPress Blog successfully.I would like to inform you that most of the articles are here for self hosted WordPress blog i.e WordPress.org. Therefore, this is the right place for you if you are a newbie WordPress user. For your help I have classified the post on the basis of different categories of WordPress namely: What is WordPress, Why WordPress, WordPress SEO and so on. So that, you pick the topic depending upon your WordPress skills,
Note: This WordPress Guide for Newbie is crafted using lots of resources from Internet and if you are net savvy, you may find some tutorial quite basic. So please have a glance on it. As this is guide for beginner and I update it time to time, so you can bookmark this post later use.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) based on PHP & MySQL, which runs on a webhosting service. It’s allow its user to create and maintain a website or blog and facility to customize it as per your requirements. It is a blogging tool as well which help you to manage your blog easily and the best part is that you don’t need to be Pro to use it.
Hmm it’s one the basic and most asked question by the newbie, why most of the user prefer WordPress over the other platforms. It is worthless to say how popular wordpress is but as it is most asked question so here I will tell few best part of it’s very easy to manage and one can customize and you do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of WordPress with the help its plugins. Below I have mentioned few posts which will help you to understand why you should choose WordPress as your blogging platform.
If you are going to create WordPress blog you may be get confused between two types of WordPress (WordPress.org & WordPress.com). You don’t know from where to start and which one to choose below I have linked two posts these posts will help you to start a WordPress Blog.
Domain Name & Web Hosting for WordPress
Have a quick glance on it domain name is the name of your blog and web hosting is the place where your website’s files are stored. For instance, SpeakingTechnically.com is my domain name & I have registered my domain name so that no one can use this name and my website is hosted on BlueHost because I have bought web hosting from BlueHost to keep my site files. So that, people can find it and can access it via World Wide Web (WWW). If you are totally unaware with the domain name and hosting then it seems difficult to you. That’s why I have written few articles related to Web Hosting & domain name so that, you can learn more about it.
(These topics needs to be change time to time)
Why Do You Need Domain Name and Web Hosting
How to Choose a Good Domain Name for your Blog
Things to Consider Choose Best Web Hosting for WordPress Blog
How to Buy Domain Name from Godaddy
How to Sign Up for BlueHost Web Hosting
How to Connect Godaddy Domain Name with BlueHost
WordPress Installation Guide
After getting domain and web hosting space, next step is to do Install the WordPress. There are many web hosting companies which offer One Click WordPress Install to its users with the help of such service provider you will get your WordPress blog within few minutes. Don’t know where this option is? And how to use it below I have mentioned few article topic with the name of webhosting companies once you click on it you will redirect to new page and can install WordPress with the help of these articles.
How to Install WordPress on HostGator
How to Install WordPress on Bluehost
How to install WordPress manually on any Webhosting
What to Do After Installing the WordPress?
Installing WordPress is not enough, You need to make configure some setting to make your blog more SEO & Readers friendly. Below is the list of things which one should do after installing the WordPress.
8 Essential settings after Installing WordPress
Set Up FeedBurner for Your WordPress Blog
How to burn feed using Feed burner
How to burn feed using Feed burner
Set Up Gravatar to Show Photo on Comment
Things to Know
If you want to run your WordPress blog smoothly then you should know these things as these are not so essential , but there is always room to learn more.
How to Use cPanel File Manager
How to Use FTP Client to Upload File
WordPress Keyboard Shortcut
As everyone know WordPress is very popular over the global world and its not limit to blogging tool only. There are many business owners who use it. With every new day we get new WordPress theme or latest version of older theme from different business niche namely, Hosting, Medigal, Health, Music, Business, Finance, Real Estate and many more that’s why I mentioned few article below topic wise for your help.
How to Install WordPress Theme
How to Choose Right WordPress Theme for Your Blog
WordPress Theme Directory (2000+ Themes)
10 Sites to Find Best Premium WordPress Themes
Top 5 Cheap Premium WordPress Themes Providers
I love this section because it helps you in many ways like you don’t need to an coder to extend your blog. You just need to install and plugins. You can find numerous plugins in WordPress Plugin Directory. You may be get confused how you can install the plugins then must read this article.
How to Install WordPress Plugin
Below I have mentioned list of essential WordPress Plugins you can install as maximum as you want but I will recommend to you install plugins which you needed.
After The Deadline (Spelling & Grammar Checking Tool)
Akismet (Get a Free API Key)
All in One SEO or WordPress SEO by Yoast
Broken Link Checker
Contact Form 7
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
No Self Ping
Redirection ( 301 Redirect & Fix 404 Errors)
Related Posts Plugins
SEO Friendly Images
Social Triggered Box
Social Media Sharing Plugins
Pretty Link Lite (Hide Affiliate Link)
Q2W3 Fixed Widget (Sticky Sidebar Widget)
WordPress Backup to Dropbox
WordPress Insights Plugin (Interlink Blog Posts)
W3 Total Cache
WP Smush.it (Reduce Image Sizes)
WP-DBManager (Manage & Optimize Database)
Basic WordPress plugins for WordPress Blogs
Google XML sitemap (For generating sitemap)
Akismet (For combatting spam comments)
WordPress SEO by yoast (Complete SEO of your blog)
Easy WP SEO Plugin (Best for keyword optimisation)
Smush.it WordPress plugin (Compresses images on your blog)
WordPress contact form plugin ( Ignore this if you are using Jetpack plugin)
Subscribe to comment wordpress plugin
Meta robots : WordPress SEO plugin (Ignore this if you are using SEO by Yoast)
WP super cache wordpress plugin (Good alternative is W3 Total cache, use only one of these two)
No self ping wordpress plugin
Post revision control plugin
Related post wordpress plugin
SEO friendly image wordpress plugin
RSS footer WordPress plugin
How to change WordPress default username for Security
7 Essential WordPress security tip
9 steps to secure WordPress Blog
How to Backup WordPress Blog to Dropbox
How to Speed Up WordPress Blog: 9 Easy Steps
SEO is an panoptic topic and here we are talking about only WordPress SEO, basically it starts from Onpage optimization to Keyword research. The most common mistake in WordPress we found that people do with its index you can also check how your site is index in Google by typing site:yourdomainname.com. I have seen people stuff the tags in post and add post in multiple categories to be very hones it’s not good for your website SEO ranking. Such activity increase the quantity of index in search engines nothing else it would be good if you keep noindex to useless pages and part of your blog. Below is few DIY posts, and plugins which will help you optimize your WordPress blog for better ranking.
A DIY guide for WordPress Blog SEO
How to Setup Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
How to SEO optimize Individual post in WordPress
Generate Sitemap with Google XML sitemap plugin
How to submit your blog sitemap to Google webmaster tool
How to submit your blog sitemap to Bing
WordPress post duplication issue
WordPress post duplication issue with Comment settings
How to keep WordPress tags and categories noindex.
How to add Meta Title & Description in WordPress Blog Post
How To Optimize Blog Post Titles for Your Readers and SEO
How to Write a Good Meta Description That Increases CTR
How to Optimize WordPress Images For SEO and Traffic
WordPress Blog Post SEO Checklist Before You Publish the Post
5 Tips to Making Your Search Listing Attractive
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