WordPress Tutorial: How to Set Up a Blog in 5 Steps
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WordPress Tutorial: How to Set Up a Blog in 5 Steps

August 8, 2019


Hi, and welcome to WordPress.com. Whether you’re setting up a personal blog,
a portfolio, or a business site, WordPress.com has everything you need
to create a powerful site. In this video, discover the five steps to setting up
a great blog, and learn how to do it on your very own WordPress.com site. WordPress.com offers hundreds of themes
for all types of web projects. To choose a theme, click on Themes
to launch the showcase. Use the search bar to type in keywords
to narrow your search. You can also filter the free and premium themes. You can purchase premium themes
individually, or if you’ve chosen a yearly plan, you may have access to our
premium themes by default. To preview a theme, hover over the thumbnail
and launch the demo site. You can even make changes to it
before you activate it on your blog. Update your title and tagline
to properly label your blog. Click on Customize and on Site Identity
to edit your blog’s name and tagline. This information will appear in your browser
when on your site, and in search results. Under site identity, you can also add a site icon. A site icon represents your site
across the WordPress.com network. Choose a small square icon,
and upload it by clicking on select image. It’s shown across WordPress.com
in your visitor’s browser tab and in widgets like Blogs I Follow. Your blog has a default menu
that is populated by the pages you create. To control which links and pages
appear in your menu, create a new custom menu to override the default one. Click on Customize and then on Menus. Click on Add Menu, and give
your new custom menu a name. To add an item, choose a menu item type
from the list. For example, Pages. Select one of the options displayed for that type. For example, click Home to add a link
to your home page to the menu. Before you can use your new menu,
you’ll need to select a menu location. Click on the menu location you want
to assign your menu to, and press Save. Your new blog is starting to look
more and more unique and beautiful. Make sure people can express how much
they appreciate your content by activating likes, comments, and sharing buttons. Click on My Sites, and then on Sharing,
and on the Sharing Buttons tab. Add the buttons you want, set the button style,
and edit the settings to add them to your blog. And that’s it. If you want more help, we’ve created
a separate tutorial video for each one of these steps to make it easier. And that’s all you need to get going. Now you’re ready to publish on your brand new blog. For more tips and tricks,
visit the WordPress.com support site.

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  1. I like that this video is short and to the point, also the audio quality is good. But I was expecting to see a How-To guide to setup WordPress from scratch. 

    Good brief walkthrough of basic WP setup though (thumbs up)

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