HOW TO SET UP A BLOG

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO ON HOW TO CONFIGURE YOUR BLOG

What You'll Learn

How To…

  • Professionally Configure Your Blog
  • Easily Maneuver Through the WordPress Dashboard
  • Change Display Name
  • Disable Comments
  • Change Permalink Settings
  • Delete Unnecessary Plugins
  • Install Recommended Plugins
  • Update Site Title
  • Clean Up the Admin Area

HOW TO SET UP A BLOG

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO ON HOW TO CONFIGURE YOUR BLOG

What You'll Learn

How To…

  • Professionally Configure Your Blog
  • Easily Maneuver Through the WordPress Dashboard
  • Clean Up the Admin Area
  • Change Display Name
  • Disable Comments
  • Change Permalink Settings
  • Delete Unnecessary Plugins
  • Install Recommended Plugins
  • Update Site Title

Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to configure your WordPress dashboard so that your blogging foundation is strong and secure. This video will walk you through six pro blogging tips that are essential to a successful blog, and show you how to set up your blog so that you can quickly scale your digital platform.

Jump to a specific step by clicking on the links below:

Change Display Name
Disable Comments
Change Permalink Settings
Delete Unnecessary Plugins
Install Recommended Plugins
Update Site Title

1. Change Display Name

Step 1

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On the upper right-hand side of your screen, hover your mouse where it says “Howdy”. Then click “Edit My Profile” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2

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Find the “Nickname Required” text box and type a nickname. (I recommend using your actual name).

Step 3

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Right below the Nickname section is the “Display Name Publicly” option. Simply select the nickname you just created from the dropdown menu.

Step 4

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Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the “Update Profile” button. The nickname you just selected will now be how your name is publicly displayed on your blog.

2. Disable Comments

Step 1

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Access the discussion settings by clicking on “Turn Comments On or Off” under the “More Actions” section on your WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2

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Uncheck all the boxes and click the “Save Changes” button.

3. Change Permalink Settings

Step 1

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Access the permalink settings by clicking on Settings>Permalinks.

Step 2

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Under the Common Settings section, select “Post Name” and click the “Save Changes” button.

4. Delete Unnecessary Plugins

Step 1

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Access your plugins by clicking the “Plugins” link on your dashboard.

Step 2

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Select the plugins that you’re not going to use and click the “Deactivate” hyperlink under each plugin.

Step 3

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Once deactivated, check the boxes of the plugins you don’t want. Then from the “Bulk Actions” dropdown menu, select “Delete”.

Step 4

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You’ll be prompted to verify that you want to delete the plugins. Click the “Yes, delete these files and data” button to permanently delete the plugins.

5. Install Recommended Plugins

Step 1

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Access your plugins by clicking the “Plugins” link on your dashboard.

Step 2

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Click the “Add New” button to add a new plugin.

Step 3

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In the search bar located at the upper right-hand side of your screen, type in YOAST SEO. We’ll only be installing one plugin for this tutorial, but you’ll repeat this step each time you install a new plugin.

Step 4

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Find the YOAST SEO plugin and click the “Install Now” button.

Step 5

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Click the “Activate Plugin” link and your plugin will be ready to go.

6. Update Site Title

Step 1

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Access your general settings by clicking Settings>General.

Step 2

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Update your Site Title and Tagline and click the “Save Changes” button.

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Disclaimer

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