How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (1) – Introduction

Ready to create your money-making website?

WordPress is THE platform of choice today. Why? Because it’s free, it’s (relatively) easy, and because it’s incredibly powerful.

There’s not much you can’t do with WordPress…

  • Create a membership-based site like the Wealthy Web Writer…
  • Post videos…
  • Display your professional portfolio…
  • Get the attention of the search engines with intense user interaction…
  • And show prospective clients what you can do!

Web developers in particular have moved to WordPress as a primary platform. That this means is that you now have thousands of beautiful and effective templates from which to choose when building your own website.

In this multi-part video-based tutorial, we show you how to select the template (WordPress calls them themes), and actually walk you through installing and configuring your new blog.

Then, we talk about search engine optimization, keyword analysis, and how to promote your new blog to the search engines.

We’ve tried to cover every base, so there’s a lot here. But don’t worry… if you feel overwhelmed, just go back to the basics, and feel free to ask any questions at any time.

Tutorial Content

Here’s the complete list of articles and videos contained in this tutorial on Creating and Promoting Your First WordPress Blog:

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (2) – WordPress Basics

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (3) – Themes

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (4) – Hosting

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (5) – Installation

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (6) – Thesis Configuration

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (6b) – The Header Graphic

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (7) – Install These Extras

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (8) – Plugins

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (9) – Keyword Research

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (10) – Planning Blog Content

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (11) – Adding Content

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (12) – First Impressions

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (13) – Site Promotion Step One

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (14) – Site Promotion Part 2

How to Create and Promote Your First WordPress Blog (15) – Paying for Traffic

Video Introduction to The WordPress Tutorial

Sid Smith

This is Sid's Biographical Information (to be updated later... just testing)

10 Comments

  • JeezLoueeze…the price of the membership just got paid back, LOL. I LOVE WordPress because it generally works. Drupal? Dazed glazed gaze. Joomla!? Better. Almost. WordPress? I can make it work. I began looking at the source code of some of the sites I frequent and was surprised at the number of them running on WordPress.

    • Yep… WordPress is "The" content management system today. I've still got a couple of Joomla sites running, but they're so much more complex to manage than WordPress. Plus, they never guarantee that an upgrade will be backward compatible. WordPress is much better.

      I should have a slew of new videos for this tutorial next week. It's a long story…

  • I can't get the video to work – it just does a couple of seconds of the intro music, then stops. Am I the only one having this problem?
    Thanks,
    EMC

  • Hi, Sid

    I can’t wait to get started with the next session.
    Thank you for the introduction. Using WordPress blogs are
    simple and so are the Theme selections.

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