How To Set Up Your WordPress Blog

Hi There!

Recently, you took the first few AMAZING  steps to start your very own blog.

With the help of my blog post, you were able to:

Choose what to blog about

Choose a domain name

Choose  and purchase your web hosting package and install

Install WordPress

I’d like to congratulate you on getting all this done and let you know that you’re on the right track to having a great blog that’s gonna become an amazing source or side or full-time income in the near future.

I’d also like to help walk you through the process of setting up your blog.

Very likely your blog is completely (or almost completely blank). This is how all blogs start, even mine was like this once. You now have to populate your blog and make it look the way you want it to look.

Because you’re using a self-hosted blog, you’re able to choose the template of your choice (called a theme in the blogging world), the color of your choice, fonts of your choice and so much more.

In this email, I wanted to outline all the steps you need to follow to start populating your blog so that it looks professional and fully set up.

I have outlined them step by step to make this process as easy as possible for you.

Also, I’d like you to know that majority of the steps link back to video tutorials so the process will be super easy to follow.

Here goes!

First, log into your new WordPress blog:

To log in, go to a URL that looks like this:

You will be taken to a page that looks like this (image below)

set up wordpres blog

Log in using your username and password (the ones you choose when you were installing WordPress)




After logging into your WordPress dashboard, you will notice that your blog is mostly empty, save for a few default placeholders.
You will need to follow those steps outlined below to get your blog fully set up. The setup process may take a few days or a month (depends on how fast you work and how much time you have to devote to setting up your blog each day)
I have created a checklist below which outlines all the mandatory steps to set up your blog. Each item on the checklist links to a helpful resource that will help guide you through each step.

☐ Pick Your Brand Colours

☐ Choose and Install A Theme

☐ Design a logo

☐ Create and Install a Favicon

☐ Add Plugins to your blog

☐ Create Your First Few Pages

☐ Create Your First Few Posts: Write 3 or more great posts that set the tone for content you will have on your blog.

☐ Set up Main Navigation Menu

☐ Create a Drop Down Menu

☐ How to add widgets to your blog

☐ Create XML sitemaps

☐ Submit Sitemap to Google

☐ Set up Google Analytics

☐ Remove footer credits (if you use a free theme)
That’s it! Your blog is fully set up and ready to be launched! Congrats on making it this far and have a great time on your blogging journey!
Feel free to email me at [email protected] for any additional help you might need!