How To Create A WordPress Blog – 2017 – Make Any Kind Of Blog!

How To Create A WordPress Blog – 2017 – Make Any Kind Of Blog!

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Make a WordPress blog and explore the blogosphere beautifully with our new 2017 WordPress blogging tutorial for beginners. Feel confident as you learn how to create 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 make a blog?




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

Hosting + Domain Name

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

Create Your Blog

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
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

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40 Replies to “How To Create A WordPress Blog – 2017 – Make Any Kind Of Blog!”

  1. greg….HELP. got to the part where i paid and registered and got to the hosting and lost it all….what do I do now ???

  2. Thank you for being so prompt. I had tried to create a new email account and password for hostgator, and that’s when I lost it all. I finally had to call them and they are trying to verify it all and will send me an email maybe in 24 hrs. So I am stuck now and have to wait and was hoping to get this finished today, Ha.

  3. Name Server 1 is green
    Name Server 2 is red
    I have checked to make sure it is correct
    Now what do I do ?

  4. Greg following u for sometime. registered my domain from Go daddy as adviced, and after activating hostgator i tried to install word press. when the page show installed. I erroneously clicked on another link thus by missing the password that was so generated, when i tried to reinstall the word press it showed error “Installation directory is not empty. Please install to an empty location” i deleted the word press to clear the directory. NOW i am badly stuck. Pls help the wp install is showing the above quoted msg again and again.

  5. I have a problem, when i go to visit my website i get a green screen and it says that The domain ******* is no longer parked by GoDaddy. what do i do?

  6. Greg I had a drupal website before than I switch to wordpress to create more professional website by using sydney theme but whenever I click on any of my menus it takes me to the drupal site and when I click on my blog … please help me I have been trying to contact u so many times but i didn’t reply .. please help me greg to fix this , you can save my job. my website is

  7. I see it’s not as easy as it looks. When I try to upload images I either get a http¬†error or the exceeded 30sec message. I have resizes files to less the 1mb and still get errors. I have only managed to upload 1 image. Please Help!!! Are there any alternatives?

  8. Hi Greg I love your video! I was having trouble with the (wp insert code) plugin. This plugi n is no longer available. Is there another one I could use? Thanks

  9. Hi Greg! Thank you for creating such a friendly HOW TO video for the Laurel Theme. It was awesome. I have been sharing your links with my friends. Great! Thank YOU!

  10. Greg just want to thank you so much for your teaching , i purchased laurel and followed you all the way through this blog, it was my first one and I’m so proud of it and i would not of made it without your help. Thank you so much, you will have to check it out.

  11. Hey Greg, I’m enjoying your tutorial. I want to watch the entire thing before I proceed. My question is: you take us through the steps of setting up a vs. , but on HostGator, you use a domain name. Does it matter if our domain name ends in or or ?

  12. Hi Greg, Thanks for the awesome tutorial … I have few questions,
    Can you please share how do we get the payment in our bank account if someone buys from our online shop, I know if we provide our PayPal account receiving email address that would work for PayPal but what if someone pays us using their debit/credit card or use a bank transfer where and how do we get the funds in our account and also when we do affiliate marketing or create our Google Ad-sense account how and where do we submit our bank details to receive funds ?
    Secondly besides Google Ad-sense is there any other legit service that we can use for getting Advertisements ?
    Also how and where do we create a new email address using our new website domain name ?
    And how and where do we get the the name and email addresses if someone subscribes to our website ?

  13. Thank you sooooooo much for taking the time to show us everything from beginning to end. I appreciate this so much!

  14. Hey! I created a google ad and when I copy and paste the code onto my page, only the code shows up, not the ad. Does it just take some time to convert or am I doing something wrong?

  15. Hello Greg! My only concern is when I try adding my username for my Youtibe channel in my social links it doesn’t pop up my page?

  16. Thanks so so much for all this help. Amazing!!I don’t have recent posts or recent comments showing on my Laurel template. How do I get them back please?

  17. Hi Greg, when I upload my gallery images they are all on the left (they are portrait photos) which means there is a lot of white space next to them is it possible to center the photos in a gallery display?

  18. Hi Greg, I’m still working my way through and am pleased to say, with my total lack of knowledge I’m becoming pretty proud of my new website thanks to you. One more question – My Home page is empty, have I missed ticking a box or something? The pages I’ve made look great. I’m up to column 2 of the checklist. Will the Home page pull together at the end or do I have to go back and do something? Thanks for your patience.

  19. I’m loving the tutorial but the WP Insert Code Plug In is not available. Which plug in do you recommend in its place? Thank you!

  20. Hey Greg, thanks for everything. I have ‘Premium’ plan in WordPress. A lot of your screens have a lot more options than mine, and a completely different view of the Dashboard. Is that because your have bought ‘Business’ plan?

  21. Hey Greg, I have setup my blog but my main picture appears to have a slide but I don’t want that because the second picture is blank and when you hit the home button it goes to that blank page. and I added a post using a url but there is no photo on the blog post. Any suggestions?

  22. Hello, great video.
    i have a tour travel agency and I am looking for a premium theme to buy. i just want to know if this theme is only for a blog or can I use it also for my tour agency?

  23. Hi Greg, thank you for your amazing tutorial! I’ve just created my first blog with it and am sharing your YouTube link with friends. I have a problem – Facebook won’t show a thumbnail when I post a link to my blog. I’ve entered the URL into the FB debugger and get these error messages:
    “Missing Required Property. The ‘og:type’ property is required, but not present,” and “The ‘og:image’ property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags”.
    I don’t know what this means. Can you tell me how to fix it please, or perhaps give me a link to a how-to page? Thanks again!

  24. oh no! I already pay for my host and blog on …can I still use this on that host? or am I out of 100 bucks?

  25. This looks very good, but before I start can I use the Laurel theme on another blog website, or is it one use only?

  26. I have made a business website on WordPress yet I want to make a membership sign up along with charges on each package that I offer. But I am unable to figure out how to do this… creating that gateway and all. Would be really appreciated if you could help me out or can give me ur email so I can ask u in detail and you can guide me through

  27. Hi Greg, thanks for this comprehensive tutorial-really helpful. Quick question please, does Laurel theme work with

  28. When I click on Visit Site (my home domain) I continue to get a host gator page–no blog page as you show…I am becoming extremely frustrated.

  29. Question regarding Adsense. Right now I have downloaded plugin coming soon, this mean I am the only one who can see the content right now from my Blog. Do I need to  make to visible to everyone and than sign up for google sense or would it work right now as well ?

  30. Hello Greg… I’m about 1/3 of the way through your tutorial! So helpful. I’ve gotten hung up on changing my post setting the option isn’t available at the bottom of my new post … I looked for plugins and could find one … any suggestions?

  31. Hi Greg
    Thanks for this great video. I have 1 question in regards to the ecommerce part…when you sell a product do you affiliate with a supplier or how do i go about this…please explain. Thanks again I am starting a blog soon and you have been very informative

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