How To Design A WordPress Blog – 2016

How To Design A WordPress Blog – 2016


This step-by-step guide walks you through the entire process of designing your WordPress blog. By the end of this video, you’ll have a professional, innovative, and responsive blog that will showcase your content in some pretty fresh and unique ways.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this video.

1. Change Site Title.
2. Create and Upload Custom Logo.
3. Design and Change the Favicon.
4. Create Social Media Icons.
5. Add Separate Pages to Your Blog.
6. Add a Primary Navigation Menu.
7. Add Plugins (Yoast SEO, Instagram, Photo Gallery, Contact Form, Image Widget).
8. Configure Page Layout.
9. Create Opt-In Form and Start Collecting Emails (Intro to HTML as well).
10. Design Sidebar.
11. Design About Page.
12. Intro to Heading Tags.
13. Design a Fullwidth Page.
14. Add Photo Gallery.
15. Add Contact Form.
16. Intro to Visual Editor, Categories, Tags, Featured Image, and SEO.
17. Publish Four Blog Posts.
18. Add Categories to Primary Menu.

This video will show you how to design the “Simply Read” free WordPress theme. If you haven’t installed this free theme, just watch Video #3 in my How To Start A Blog playlist and then come back to this video.

Finally, be sure to grab your free copy of my eBook, “The Blog Starter Kit”. Inside I pull back the curtain on my digital business and show you the exact steps of how to build, grow, and monetize your blog.

Here are some helpful links that will come in handy throughout this video tutorial. I use each one of these URL’s in this video.

I truly hope this video helps you out. Feel free to swing by my blog and drop me an email if you have any questions or need some extra help getting started. I’m always available and I love helping people get their blogs up and running.

With that being said, good luck!

Ben Cummings


20 Replies to “How To Design A WordPress Blog – 2016”

  1. The html code for my email contact form doesnt work for me. after i have pasted the form html code on the widget content, it shows some html code on my sidebar too!

  2. Hi, sir once again. Sir I have a wordpress blog. In my site have 4 pages are -> 1.Home 2.Blog 3.About 4.Contact. My problem is that my all posts shows on Home page. But I want that my posts will appear on “Blog” page. How do I make “Blog” page as my Default posts page. Please help me sir.

  3. Hi, sir Ben thanks a lot for releasing this course. I have a question that can i remove the defult slider on this Simply read theme?

  4. very informative and helpful video in a very easy to understand format. this video definitely deserves a thumbs up??

  5. This is awesome! This is the best tut that I have viewed in recent time. Coincise and straight to the point. Well done Ben!

  6. Due to your help, I was able to set up my blog. WordPress set up was hard, but your video made it simple. Thanks so much!

  7. Hi Ben,
    Great video but I can’t find Simply Read on can you recommend an alternative please?

    Thanks so much.

  8. Hi Ben, how can we set the slider at homepage to show only post that is in category “Featured”. Please help

  9. This was so helpful ben! check out what I made with your help!

  10. how can i change the background colour of a page in simply read theme

  11. for real i love all your videos ben its so easy to understand thanks alot you’ve really helped me

  12. What is the size of the logo? When I tried to upload, The menu section is getting disoriented.

  13. Hey Ben,

    Im having trouble with the nav bar. I’m given the drop down menu rather than one bar that shows the pages as shown on 15:35. Any tips?

  14. I didn’t use the custom link for the home page, instead I created a home page and made it a static page and my blog page as my posts page. Does this change anything from the way you did it?

  15. I’m interested in getting into affiliate marketing again. I did some with Amazon and not very impressed. Do you have any suggestions regarding affiliate marketing?

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