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WordPress Blogging Tutorial (For BEGINNERS) - How to Create a Blog with WordPress



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In this step-by-step blogging tutorial video, I show you how to create a professional WordPress blog. This video is intended for people that are completely new to building a blog or a website so it is very detailed and starts off with getting a domain name and hosting account!

This will be the first of several WordPress blogging videos so be sure to subscribe to my channel and visit my website at

This video will walk you through how to setup your blog using the free professional WordPress theme from theme4press called "HUMIX".

Some of the things covered include:

-Setting up a domain name and hosting account with hostgator.com
-Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
-Installing WordPress on your hosting account
-Downloading and installing a free professional WordPress theme
-Finding free, high quality, public domain icons and photos
-Using a free online application to create a logo and edit photos.
-Creating pages and blog posts
-Understanding blogging functionality including user comments and categories
-Using the visual editor to add images and customize text
-Creating a custom navigation menu with optional drop down menus
-Adding an optional slideshow to the blog page with your own pictures and captions
-Embedding youtube videos
-Installing a contact form plugin and more!

The WordPress theme I demonstrate is also responsive! This means it re-sizes neatly on handheld devices. (I completely forgot to mention this in the video!)

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that there are "broken image icons" that display when using certain web browsers such as Google Chrome. Here is a link to a video on how to fix that:


Thank you for those who pointed that out!



WordPress Blogging Tutorial (For BEGINNERS) - How to Create a Blog with WordPress

37 comments:

  1. Cheers for the Video! Apologies for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried - Saankramer Better Ranking System (probably on Google)? It is an awesome one of a kind product for learning how to get your website on the top position of the search engines without the headache. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my work colleague got great results with it.

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  2. Link for download Humix dont work

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  3. How do I make a page specifically for blog posts, and how would other people be able to create blog posts on that page as well?

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  4. Hi, thanks for ur video! why does my Wordpress Home page look different ?It doesn't give me the option to install new Theme!!??

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  5. ALright there! have you tried - Zammu Amazing cash Crop (do as search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my brother in law got treat results with it.

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  6. This is a good tutorial to follow. How current is it for 2017 ?

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  7. awesome tutorial! Im having a problem with my Domain, after doing the quick install process and waiting for hours my domain is not available. hope you can help me. thanks!

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  8. Hello I am enjoying the video. I am in the infant stages in setting up my blog on wordpress. I don't the plugins in my dashboard. Can you tell me why? Thank you.

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  9. How do I do the logo part with "Twenty Eleven" theme.  There is no logo area.  Please help.

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  10. You have super tutorial methods! Thanks.

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  11. hi i think your tutorials are the best but i have problem with theme4press and humix it sees it does not exist what other theme should i use instead
    thanks again

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  12. If I'm already using the WooCommerse & Mystile, can I still use this plugin for my blog?

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  13. Thank you so much your tutorial was so helpful

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  14. I set up a domain name with wordpress do you still recommend to get set up with host gator?

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  15. Thanks for your help. I am still not sure how to make all my pages static except for the blog page obviously.....

    Thanks.

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  16. Great tutorial! I want the whole blog post to show on the first page and take away the read more button. How can I do that? Thanks.

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  17. Geez! Wish I had found this tutorial and this channel earlier!!!!!!! Dumb me! Way, way better than reading 10 books on how to set up a WP blog/website. Hope he continues to make videos.

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  18. Hi,
    Great video, I am new to blogging and found it very informative.
    I tried looking for the humix download and am unable to find a valid link. Has it been replaced? If so what is a similar theme?

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  19. Excellent video and great for beginners wanting to start a blog.

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  20. Josh, thanks for a great tutorial!  This is just what I've been looking for.  I've been using Blogger as it was easy to start and manage, but wanting to switch to WordPress.  However, I've felt overwhelmed not knowing how to use it.  Now I have the confidence to try!  So THANKS!

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  21. Nice video but the process seems overwhelming. I am an artist and I need to develop a site that has a gallery and a shopping cart. I reproduce my paintings (actually each original) on many different things such as cards, notebooks and other things. What is the best way to make a shopping cart for this?

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  22. Good afternoon. I am a long time IT specialist and read and write 7 machine languages, but blogging is new to me. I was looking for a tutorial that was somewhere between "blogging for idiots" and "since you are already an expert" Your video is very well done. However, when I went to ThemePress, they no longer have free basic themes. Any ideas?
    Thanks

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  23. Awesome! I know they really appreciate that and I certainly appreciate the shout out! Thanks!

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  24. You bet Kosal, thanks for commenting!

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  25. Great video and very well explained. Learned a lot from this. Can you tell me what were you using to record everything on your desktop? was it a screen capture software? Thanks

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  26. On the Contact Us page, under the Leave a Reply, when a person fills out their name, email and posts a comment, the email & name remains there, even after the comment is posted. Why is this happening? Thanks for help in advance.

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  27. Thanks! I appreciate that. I use a software called screen flow.

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  28. That is how comments work. The comment will be posted and the person's info should be there to identify who wrote the comment. On the contact page, I would suggest disabling comments by going to the contact page in the page editor, click on "screen options" in the top right and make sure "comments" is checked. Then scroll down and uncheck "allow comments". Then make sure the contact form plugin is installed and that you have copied and pasted the short code into your contact page.

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  29. Thanks for a prompt response. Per your instructions I checked the "comments" by clicking on screen options but, no where on the screen it says or gives me an option to uncheck "allow comments"

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  30. Also do you have any videos for intermediate & advanced users? Now that I am finished with beginners level, I would like to move on to intermediate level and then to advanced. You do a very good job of explaining everything.

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  31. hmm, that is interesting. Normally, once that is checked, if you scroll down under the page editor, there will be a discussion box displayed where you could uncheck allow comments.

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  32. Thanks! I have some other videos on my channel that will definitely teach you a lot more about using WordPress. Thank you for the compliment!

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  33. Hi, I followed all your steps but I am stuck at the download of the humilix. When I select download it goes to my downloads but I am confused from there because it there is no zip drive. I have a mac pc. I am not sure if that makes a difference

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  34. I'm originally from southern CA. Moved here 20 yrs ago and really love it. Just FYI, I bought some "coffee" at Pixabay.com, left a link to this vid and let them know I found them through you. :-)

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