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  • Hi Guys!

  • This is Subhang from WebsiteLearners.com

  • Today, I'm gonna show you how you can create this blog in just 17 minutes

  • So, this is the blog we are going to create

  • It is going to have your own blog address like this

  • and then we're going to create this blog posts

  • then we're going to create this menu

  • and then we're also going to create this about me & this follow me section

  • and then we're going to create this about page

  • and this contact page

  • so that your readers can contact you

  • Now, everything on this blog is going to be mobile friendly

  • so it's going to look perfect on any mobile device you use

  • Before, we start, just click the link below the video

  • and this will take you to WebsiteLearners.com

  • Now the first step is to choose a name for your blog

  • so let's enter our blog name here

  • I'm gonna keep it as TechyFruit.com

  • and then click check availability

  • once its available, we can go to the next step

  • which is to get domain and hosting

  • so let's click here

  • and this will take us to GoDaddy.com

  • so we're gonna use godaddy because

  • they give the domain for free

  • and also a discount on hosting

  • so let's click get started

  • now just stick with this basic plan

  • as this plan is perfect for

  • any type of blog that you want to create

  • so

  • just scroll down

  • and then

  • select the term as 12 months

  • and then let's scroll down

  • and click continue

  • now let's enter the blog address here again

  • which is techyfruit

  • and then click search

  • now click select and continue

  • now just remove this office 365

  • and click proceed to checkout

  • now click create an account

  • and just fill-in your details

  • choose any 4-digit number as your PIN

  • and then click create account

  • now enter your name and address

  • and choose the payment method

  • now click continue

  • and place your order

  • now, let's complete the payment

  • so, let's set it up by clicking managed wordpress

  • and then click next

  • then again click next

  • and now let's enter a username and password for WordPress

  • this will be used for logging into your blog

  • then click install

  • Now, wordpress will be installed

  • once it's done

  • let's click get started

  • and then click no thanks

  • and click ok

  • so now we're inside this wordpress dashboard

  • this is where you'll be able to control your blog

  • now, when we reach this page

  • our blog will also be online

  • so, let's quickly check that by logging out from here

  • and now if we enter our blog address

  • and then press enter

  • you can see that our blog is now online.

  • right now, it has this default wordpress look

  • To install a new theme

  • let's login back to our blog

  • You just need to add /slash login after your blog address

  • and then press enter

  • enter your username & the password

  • and then click log in

  • so, now we're back to our blog

  • so, just go here

  • and scroll down to step 3

  • now choose a theme that you like

  • and then click this arrow

  • and download that theme

  • so the theme will now be downloaded on your computer

  • now to install this theme

  • let's go back to our blog

  • and then go to appearance

  • and click themes

  • now click add new theme

  • and then click upload theme

  • now click browse

  • and select the theme which you've downloaded

  • then click install

  • and click activate

  • now let's view our blog

  • so, as you can see, our blog has a new look now

  • so, let's go to this demo site

  • the first thing that we're going to add

  • are these blog posts

  • Blog posts are simply the articles that you post to your blog

  • so, to add your first post

  • let's go back to our blog

  • and then go to new

  • and click post

  • now, let's enter the title for our post

  • and then paste the content

  • and now let's add a featured image

  • so a featured image is something

  • which appears on your blog like this

  • so to add that

  • let's go back to our blog here

  • and then click set featured image

  • and then drag & drop an image that you want to use

  • and click set featured image

  • now let's publish it

  • and see how it looks

  • As you can see, we've created our first blog post

  • so, this is how you can post articles to your blog

  • Next we're gonna see how to change the title of our blog

  • right now, we've this default title

  • so to change it

  • let's go to customize

  • and then click site identity

  • now, let's enter our blog name

  • and we'll also add a tagline

  • and then click save & publish

  • so now, we've changed the title of our blog

  • Next

  • let's see how to create this menu

  • so to create this menu

  • let's go back to our blog

  • and then click here

  • and click menus

  • now let's click add menu

  • and let's name this menu as menu1

  • and click create menu

  • now we need to choose where we want our menu to appear on our blog

  • so, I'm gonna select it as main navigation

  • which will make the menu appear, here

  • so, now let's add the items to the menu

  • so, let's click add items

  • and first let's click home

  • and it will be added to the menu

  • next, we'll add a new page called about

  • and then we'll add a page called contact

  • Okay! So, now we have home, about and contact in the menu

  • so, let's click save and publish

  • and now if you see here

  • you can see that

  • we've added the menu to our blog

  • now, the next item that we're going to add to our menu

  • is the category pages

  • so, what are category pages?

  • If we see in this demo site

  • we can see that this post has a small tag called videos

  • and then this post has a small tag called reviews

  • now, what this means is that

  • this post is under the category of videos

  • and then this post is under the category of reviews

  • now, if we add these categories to the menu

  • and when a user clicks videos

  • it will show all the posts that are under the category of videos

  • this will make it easy for the user to browse your blog

  • and get the information they need

  • Okay! So, now let's see how we can apply this to our blog

  • so, let's go back to our blog

  • and if you see here

  • you can see that

  • we do not have any categories, right now

  • so let's create them first

  • so, just click the post that we created before

  • and then click edit post

  • now just click add new category

  • and we'll enter a category called how-to

  • and the click add new category

  • now as we've added this category, let's uncheck this

  • and then click update

  • now let's add 1 more post in a separate category.

  • so, let's click add new

  • and let's enter a title for our new post

  • and then paste the content

  • and, let's create a new category called news

  • and then click add new category

  • now, we've added the category

  • now, let's add a featured image

  • so, just choose the image that you want

  • and then drag & drop it here

  • and then click set featured image

  • now click publish

  • so, now when we go to appearance

  • and then click menus

  • and then click categories

  • You can see here that we've got the categories that we just created

  • so just select them

  • and click add to menu

  • now, let's re-arrange this

  • and then click save menu

  • now, let's view our blog

  • so, now you can see here that

  • we've added the category pages to the menu

  • now, when a user clicks how-to

  • it will only show the posts that are under how-to

  • so this is how you create categories and add them to the menu

  • Next

  • let's see how to create this about page

  • Now an about page is important because

  • it tells the readers about you

  • so to create this

  • let's go back

  • so, previously we created this about page

  • but we didn't add any content

  • so let's add the content now

  • just make sure you're on this page

  • and then click edit

  • now add the content

  • now to add an image

  • just click here

  • and then click add media

  • now choose the picture that you want to use

  • and then select the size

  • I'm gonna keep it as full size

  • and then click insert into page

  • now click update

  • and, then let's view our page

  • so, we now have our about page

  • Next, we're going to add content to our contact page

  • so, when we go to our contact page

  • you can see that, it's empty right now

  • so, we'll add this contact form so that people can contact us

  • so, in order to create this form

  • we need to install a plugin

  • let's go back to our blog

  • and then go to our dashboard

  • and then go to plugins and click add new

  • and then let's search for a plugin called Contact Form 7

  • when you see that, just click install now

  • and then click activate

  • now a new menu item will be added here as Contact

  • so, just click that

  • you'll see this default contact form there

  • and next to which you'll find this short code

  • so, just select that

  • and copy the code

  • and then go to pages

  • and then click edit under contact

  • and then paste that code here

  • now click update

  • and now let's view our page

  • so, now we have our Contact form

  • now whenever a user fills out this form and clicks send

  • Now, the next item that we're going to add to our blog

  • is the social sharing buttons

  • so, these buttons will make it easy for your readers to share your articles

  • so, to add that

  • let's go back to our blog

  • and then go to dashboard