Start a Blog: From Hosting to Posting

Course Outline

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Module 1 – Hosting, Domain, Install

  • Hosting – SiteGround
  • Domain – SiteGround or NameCheap
  • Install WordPress
  • Visit the cPanel
  • Create email address and add forwarder

Module 2 – Dashboard

  • Log In
  • Dashboard
    • Delete Unnecessary Plugins
    • Overview- Screen Options
  • Settings
    • General
    • Writing & Reading
    • Discussion
    • Media
    • Permalinks

Module 3 – Plugins

  • Recommended
  • Recommended for Genesis
  • Social Media Options

Module 4 – Theme, Colors, Fonts

  • Theme
  • Colors
  • Fonts

Module 5– Plugin Settings

  • Google Account
  • Google Analytics
  • Yoast SEO
  • Social Media
  • Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Backup
  • Security

Module 6 – Pages, Menu

  • Pages – About, Contact, Resources
  • Menu

Module 7 – Images

  • Image Sizes
    • Header (theme-specific)
    • Featured Image (theme-specific)
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Pinterest
  • Free Stock Photos
  • Free Online Design Tools

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