While writing this post on ‘essential wordpress tips and tricks to quick start your blog’, I am sited on a bench in park.
I was thinking about the topic to write and decided to write this wordpress quick tips. This post wordpress tips and tricks will not teach you about any magic mantras to be a superstar blogger.
But yes, definitely it will show you how you can start blogging quickly. So it is all about quick wordpress guide for beginner bloggers to start blogging.
You can also say in other words it’s a beginners guide to wordpress.
1. Select a niche/topic for your blog:
I have already wrote a post describing niche selection in depth. You can read niche/topic seletion here.
But be quick, it’s a quick start guide. If you still can’t find a niche for your blog, Do one thing, go outside your home for walking.
Observe around side of road, see banners and advertising there, are you interested in any service or product there?
Yes, then pick it up and start keyword research for that niche.
And if you are still confusing for selection of niche, wait for some time I am planning to write a post on where to find your niche.
2. Start keyword research for selected niche:
After selecting your niche, your next step is keyword research. As you are reading quick wordpress tips and tricks, I assume that you know what keyword research is.
But if you don’t know, read this post on what is keyword research and how to do keyword research using traffic travis.
You can also use any other keyword selection tools like market samurai. Traffic travis and market samurai both serves better for digging the best keywords.
3. About domain name and hosting:
As I said earlier, this essential wordpress tips and tricks guide is only for those beginners who knows basics of blogging.
So, I also assume that you know how to select a domain name and how to register for hosting.
4. WordPress Installation guide:
After booking your domain name and hosting account, install wordpress on your blog.
Installing wordpress on your blog is very easy now a day. It will not take more than 10 minutes to install wordpress on your blog.
Your hosting control panel will sure have fantastico script installed in it. You install wordpress using fantastico.
If you need further assistance, read wordpress installation guide.
5. Install a beautiful wordpress theme:
After installing wordpress, you need to select a nice theme for your blog.
You decide your blog design or lay out according to your blog niche and also make sure that you want a premium or free wordpress theme for your blog.
You can read more information about choosing a wordpress theme here.
6. Customize your theme:
After choosing a theme, tweak your theme. According to your need, modify your theme and play with widgets.
If you want to make your blog a brand in its niche, than customization plays a major role in branding your blog (I will discuss in detail on branding of blog in this post later).
Read more here on how to choose a theme for your wordpress blog.
7. Install useful plugins:
wordpress plugins give me one more reason to love wordpress. plugins will add more functionality in your blog with no difficulty.
Just choose your plugin which you want in your blog to add function and install it via uploading it directly from dashboard to your wordpress directory.
Simple!!! I have made a list of some free and useful wordpress plugins your blog must have. Read my post best free wordpress plugins your blog must have.
8. Add quality content:
Always add original and quality content to your blog.
Don’t write your post only for search engines. Write your posts for human readers.
Give quality content to your readers, so that your readers will come back to read another post from you.
“A Blog Without Original Content Is Like A Shop Having Expired Products”
I think you should read this post: How to write blog posts
9. Know some basic search engine optimization tips :
Only writing original content is not enough to get a good position in search engines.
Know basics of search engine optimization and implement it on your blog.
In very short time I am going to write a very detailed post on search engine optimization. Till than carried out google search for seo tips.
10. Make your blog a brand in its niche:
Now last but not least, do brand your blog. Means make your blog an authority in its niche.
Give your blog credibility, reputation and an outstanding image to make it stand out from crowd.
Read more about importance and tips of branding your blog here.
OK. I have completed writing this post ‘essential wordpress tips and tricks to quick start your blog’ and taking a dip breath of fresh air now. I have to go home, my family is waiting for me. But you don’t forget to leave your valuable comments below. And please do share this post if you like it!!!
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