How To Create a WordPress Blog – Make Any Kind of Blog!

How To Create a WordPress Blog – Make Any Kind of Blog!

Create a WordPress blog and explore the blogosphere beautifully with our new 2017 WordPress blogging tutorial for beginners. Feel confident as you learn how to make any kind of WordPress blog with the Blogging Scorecard as your guide. Love what you do and ask yourself: If not now, when will you build a blog?

Scorecard https://goo.gl/duMhR6
PicMonkey https://goo.gl/huPiom
Theme https://goo.gl/l6z6AL
Images http://bit.ly/2jLYoJK
Demo https://goo.gl/12IfiF
Documentation https://goo.gl/SSrT3J

Timestamps

Introduction

Website Tour 1:42
Inspiration Blogs 4:40
Download and Print Scorecard 10:28

Hosting + Domain Name (Where we make a blog website foundation on the same technology as Fortune 500 companies)

Choose Domain Name 15:49
Get Hosting 19:58
Install WordPress.org
Install WordPress.org 34:47
Change Password 36:07

Create Your Blog (Where we make a wordpress blog from scratch)

Login 39:27
Dashboard Tour 40:55
Permalinks 47:44
What is a Theme? Install Theme 49:38
What are Plugins? Install Plugins 57:49
Write First Blog Post 1:01:59
Upload Images 1:12:33
Add More Blog Posts 1:23:04
Create Image Gallery Slider 1:31:49
Create Logo 1:33:15
Create Pages 1:41:30
Create Menus 1:50:04
Add Social Media Icons 1:52:40
Search box 1:55:47
Social buttons 1:58:30
About box 1:59:50
Instagram widget 2:04:30
Facebook box 2:06:03
Subscribe box 2:07:41
Google ad 2:18:04
Latest posts 2:27:18
Another Google ad 2:28:12 (Please note that we also learn how to make money with a blog here. Blog smart – don’t monetize too fast and focus on the content those are strategies which will make blog money / income in the long run)
Promo boxes 2:29:25
Shop 2:34:00
Drop down menu 2:40:01
Instagram footer 2:42:00
Copyright 2:42:53
Image effects 1:14:20
Big promo boxes 2:50:37
Google fonts 2:54:02
Congratulations! 2:58:54

Hello Folks! If you made it down here as you make a blog with WordPress thank you so much for joining! Use this free WordPress blog tutorial to learn to blog, get a blog site fully off the ground and take away valuable WordPress skills to create blogs in the future. I tried to condense my 5+ years of blogging experience into 3 hours so you can blog on WordPress quickly and better than the masses in our blogosphere!

If you learned anything about how to blog or how to make a blog website here I’d love to hear your experience in the comments — I try to get everyone a response!! =)

How To Create a WordPress Blog – 2017 – Make Any Kind of Blog!

Music Credit: Blue Wednesday – https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday

#CreateMyBlog #WordPress

50 replies
  1. Yuriy Moskviak
    Yuriy Moskviak says:

    Hey Greg, thank for the tutorial! You’re helping a lot of people out! I’ve got a question for you. In your tutorial you say that you cannot place ads on WordPress.com, so I am watching your tutorial in 2018 and I believe that now you can place google ads on WordPress.com or am I not right? Your feedback would be much appreciated))

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  2. Allison Greer
    Allison Greer says:

    Thank you so much for this helpful tutorial. I have a quick question. My main menu with pages and categories requires the visitor to click "Show Menu" instead of having everything listed across like on your demo. Any tips about how to fix this? Thanks so much.

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  3. Tinthia Clemant
    Tinthia Clemant says:

    Hi Greg, how did you get the first post to have such a huge featured photo on the home page (1:09:12 mark on video)? I keep getting a small photo. Thank you.

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  4. Sarah Vause
    Sarah Vause says:

    Thank you so much for this video I have been following it very closely. I am probably about half way through, although there are some steps I am going to have to come back to. However when I select an image for the featured image on the homepage it only shows part of the image and looks terrible, although when looking at it through mobile the images look great and are positioned correctly. Please could you help suggest what I can do? Should I have had the images set at a specific size? If you want to look at the problem I’m having it’s http://www.culture-kat.com Thanks again for the video and if you could help with this that would be amazing, thank you!

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  5. GrizzlyBros LLC
    GrizzlyBros LLC says:

    I need some help! I created my first post and posted it but it is NOT showing up on my homepage. It is only coming out on the Recent Posts section in the sidebar. Does anyone know why this is?
    Thanks!

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  6. Imogen Blow
    Imogen Blow says:

    Hi Greg, loving everything so far (I also used your website tutorial which was awesome!) but I just purchased and tried to upload the theme to wordpress and it says ‘The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.’ what do I do about this? Thanks!

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  7. Shahid Khan
    Shahid Khan says:

    Not only the most elegant theme but also you explained it really very well and to the point. One question, when I went to theme site, it says it works only on wordpress.org and not compatible with wordpress.com. I have a hosting plan on fastcomet and installed wordpress on it. Now how would I know if its compatible with my site before I purchase it?

    I know you have lots of experience, but for person like me, who started web development recently, will take a lots of time to make a website / blog. Is there any way we can make a blog / website but don’t publish it till its fully functional and ready to be published (I have currently installed desktop server on my home pc from serverpress.com and making it when I am at home, but I work on a remote site for one week and don’t have access to my pc and I want to keep working on my site / blog from there). So can we request hoting company to provide us temporary working place till we finish development and ready to publish. As during development phase we have to press publish button after almost every change, so how should we deal with this situation? Thanks and good job for making a great video and excellent tutorial.

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  8. Cortney Branche
    Cortney Branche says:

    Hi Greg, I seem to have some difficulties adding the affiliate link to my website. Could you please assist me. Thank you.

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  9. Linn Husby
    Linn Husby says:

    Hi Greg – Thank you for helping me making my blog with this tutorial. What I can’t figure out is how I can create a page – that directly links to another website when you click it in the top menu. I want this because I want to link to my portfolio where I have all my reference work, but I don’t want this to be the actual blog. If you get what I’m saying? I’m sure there is a code or something that makes this happen, but I haven’t been able to do this on my own or by googling for the answer. Thank you very much for your tutorial’s, they are really lifesaving! All the best, Linn

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  10. Cortney Branche
    Cortney Branche says:

    Hi Greg thank you for all your helpful information. Unfortunately, I was unable to add my Facebook link onto my sidebar. It saying that my profile is an error. Please advise.

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  11. maria napoles
    maria napoles says:

    Hi Greg! I’m following your video to the ( T ) but after creating my first blog post, I hit update just as you did. I then went to view page and the post looks great. However, (following your instructions) when I go to the home page, everything disappears. I go back to Posts, click on all posts (I see my post there as "published") but when I go back to my homepage it’s empty. I also tried editing but the same thing happens. Help! Thank you

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  12. Gregory Romero
    Gregory Romero says:

    Hey guys I just purchased this theme but when I set up a new page, it shows up under a dropdown called "Menu." Does anyone know how to display each category (new page) as a horizontal list? The way it looks here in the video. I can’t seem to figure it out.

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  13. Lorraine Dowdeswell
    Lorraine Dowdeswell says:

    Hey Greg, Just a word of thanks for your very generous free content, without your excellent tutorial, I honestly don’t believe I would have been able to do this on my own. I am sure that I will have ongoing questions but for now I have become a blogger. Here is a link to my site. Forever grateful. Lorraine http://thehorsemanshipcoach.com/

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  14. EatsNTravelsBiEssi
    EatsNTravelsBiEssi says:

    Hi Greg,

    First, GREAT JOB on the tutorial! It really has helped me my page http://www.eatsntravelsbiessi.com Anyways, I have two issues, 1. my menu on my page looks nothing like yours, it only gives me the "show menu" option with a drop-down selection (it doesn’t give me the vertical listing like yours has). 2 as for the Google AdSense did you have to place the HTML on all of your pages first? Because I keep getting a message to add the link to "all of my pages". Just curious. Lastly, with the "affiliates" tab on ThemeForest, I don’t see the tab on my profile. Do you mind making a video addressing my concerns, please? If not, can you send a message?

    Thanks
    ENT

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  15. Rose Allen
    Rose Allen says:

    Hi greg, I dont know if your still helping with this video but Im having so many issues. like creating the gallery, only the featured photo appears on home page. Thanks Rose

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  16. Lisa Storer
    Lisa Storer says:

    Do you use the same CSS for every WordPress site/theme/whatever? I put the CSS code (style="border-radius: 50%;) into my image on my site and it doesn’t change it from square to circle. And, when I switch to visual, it’s still a square…then switch back to text and the stuff I added (style="border-radius: 50;") has moved to before src – like this: style="border-radius: 50;" src="https://……………. ugh

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  17. Marina V
    Marina V says:

    Hi Greg! Thank you for a great tutorial. Unfortunately, I have some issues and I can’t fix them so far.
    The first one – promo box settings – I uploaded images, put links, got boxes published but when I open my site on a different laptop or iPhones – I can’t see my promo boxes, do you have any ideas why I am not able to see them?

    The same thing with the copywrite
    I set up my own text for copywrite – but I don’t see my changes on different devices even though I see it on my site when I manage it

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  18. Mbeh Derick TBC
    Mbeh Derick TBC says:

    Hello Greg, your tutorial has been extremely helpful to me. However, my menu item does not display. All I see is the menu bar and I need to click on it before the menu items show up. I need you to help me on it. Thanks

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  19. Greg Narayan
    Greg Narayan says:

    If you’re looking to make a blog about what you love doing – your music, travels, fashion, cooking, advice, gardening, gadgets, real estate, graphic design, random collections or anything else which is probably amazing – you’re in the right place!

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  20. Michael Price
    Michael Price says:

    Greg i need your help. i messed up somewhere. After i typed in my website /wp-admin to login, it’s not bringing me to the wordpress website

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  21. Rodalyn Novak
    Rodalyn Novak says:

    Hi greg! I just purchased the laurel theme but when I downloaded it, there’s a pop up and it is asking me to buy a Winrar license and there is no save option.

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  22. Tinthia Clemant
    Tinthia Clemant says:

    I’m back, how did you get the posts to list in one column? I found the code but it won’t allow one column. Thank you.

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  23. Breana Evans
    Breana Evans says:

    Hey! So, I’m one of the ‘7’ to complete your video and apply the steps. I just have some questions about Google Adsense. Help! In any case, your video tutorial was super informative and I couldn’t have done it without you. Just in case you wanted to check out my new site (very early in the works) it is http://www.trekthenation.com . Any feedback is much appreciated! Thanks again!

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  24. Joni Bentley
    Joni Bentley says:

    Hi, Greg great training. I am pulling my hair our with the Sydney portfolio plugin. I have followed carefully your training. but under the display, ‘our work’ section when I preview the changes from the front page it’s showing the categories and the pictures. When I look at the website there are no gallery pictures,. What’s happening?? My website is http://www.horseandriderstraighness.co.uk (please excuse the mess I’m just chucking stuff in while I building the structure. This is from front page: http://horseandriderstraightness.co.uk/?preview_id=4&preview_nonce=2944d7fcac&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true
    Is it because my website is not live? if so how do I make it live? Many thanks

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  25. Tinthia Clemant
    Tinthia Clemant says:

    To all the viewers of this video: Disregard my comments- Greg’s video is great and I did learn a lot. I’m just not very savvy with setting up sites in WordPress.

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  26. Bloggy Hoggy
    Bloggy Hoggy says:

    Hi Greg, this video is damn goodand i am almost finished my blog by following this.I have a question…while following the steps in affiliate marketing, I couldn’t find the affiliate tab in ThemeForest.Do I need to register for that separately?

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  27. KarenRachelle
    KarenRachelle says:

    The video has been so helpful. I’m a true newbie to all of this. This question may sound weird but I went through hostgator and then downloaded WordPress but where do I go to get to my dashboard? I even downloaded the WordPress app and I can’t get in. Please help! Thanks

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  28. Dani-Kaye Golding
    Dani-Kaye Golding says:

    Dear Greg. THANK YOU! my website is now up and running but I have a few glitches.
    How do I get the main menu to go across (horizontal) the page instead of as one drop down menu with all the categories?
    Also, I was not able to resize the picture to a circular one in the about section. I was not able to sync the Facebook Laurel. Only the Instagram (both the footer and the one in the big promo box).
    I couldn’t seem to get the Google fonts working either and the front gallery image looks so big I don’t see how to resize it there,
    Finally, I was not able to add any of the ads on my page. I disabled a pop-up blocker I had.
    my website is thegoldingproject.com could you help again?

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  29. Tinthia Clemant
    Tinthia Clemant says:

    Many of the things you’re talking about are not working. No featured image on home page. No excerpts. Nothing on how to resize images. Help!

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  30. Baqgins
    Baqgins says:

    Hi! I have a question. I want to create a blog, but since I’m a student, I’m not sure I want to invest in hosting etc. because I don’t know if blogging will work for me. I know everyone recommends wordpress.org but would starting out on wordpress.com be a good way to ease my way into blogging? If I find out it works for me, would I be able to transfer my blog to WordPress.org?

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  31. Cocktail Portal
    Cocktail Portal says:

    Hi, I can’t seem to add more content to a page. I want to continue adding but it’s very difficult for me to find where to add? Help!! I am sure it’s simple, but I can’t find it, about to pull my hair!

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  32. Tiffany Tott
    Tiffany Tott says:

    Thank you for this video! I feel much more confident and prepared about what steps to take, and I LOVE this theme. I’ll be purchasing it through your affiliate link. Question – do you have a current coupon code for Host Gator? It’s been a while since this video was posted, and I’m curious if the one you provided here still works. Thanks Greg!

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  33. StarDays41
    StarDays41 says:

    Hi Greg – How do I edit the home page posts. Example every post that I created is now showing on the home page – but I only want to show maybe 1 or 2. Thanks!

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  34. Dima Park
    Dima Park says:

    hello , i wanna put my social media .but when i go to customize there is no social media setting /can you please help me /how to figure out that problem

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  35. vincentvangro
    vincentvangro says:

    Im looking for a way to setup a blog on my webstore.I want it to be able to allow a signin from the store so I can allow someone to publish/write daily blogs without having access to the back end of wordpress.Is this possible?Im using the astra theme with the free elementor plugin.

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  36. Angela Bull Radoff
    Angela Bull Radoff says:

    Hi Greg. Great video. I’m in the installing plugins part. I can’t find the exact plugin "WP Insert Code" you recommend. What is the substitute?

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