How to Make a WordPress Blog – Step by Step For Beginners 2017

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In this free wordpress blog tutorial, I show you step by step how to make an amazing blog in wordpress. It uses a Drag n Drop builder allowing anyone to build and complete a totally unique blog in just a few hours!


Intro 0:00
Which Platform to Choose? 5:40
Overview 7:50
Get Hosting & Domain 9:20
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Install WordPress & Login 13:57
Configure Basic Settings 17:12
Add Pages 19:19
Install Theme 20:52
Install Plugins 24:24
Set Static Homepage (Important) 27:52
Themify Settings 29:04
Add Social Links 33:30
Set in Menu Navigation 36:10
Add Logo/Favicon 37:55


Get Free Images & Crop to Perfect Fit 42:50
Row #1 – Add Hero Image & Text 47:20
Add in Blog Posts 58:36
(Add Text/Links/Images/Video)
How to Remove/Change Circle Date on Posts 1:05:02

Row #1 – Add Post Module to Homepage 1:05:52
Overview of Slider/Gallery/Video Module 1:08:08
Important Features of Builder 1:10:52

Configure Sidebar

Setup Mailchimp (Email Opt In) 1:12:30
Add Profile Picture 1:18:20
Add in Feature Posts (Thumbnails) 1:21:11
Twitter Feed 1:22:14
Facebook Like Box 1:25:15
Instagram Feed 1:26:15
Google Adsense (& Example) 1:28:36
Custom Banner Ad 1:32:52

Build About Page (Parallax Scrolling) 1:37:00
Build Blog Page 1:44:33
Build Contact Page 1:46:40
(Add Map & Contact Form)

How to Make it “SUPER” Mobile Responsive 1:52:40

Congrats & Thank you! 1:56:02

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Congrats on building your beautiful WordPress Blog. Hope you guys have enjoyed it as much as I did! Please give the video a big LIKE if you found it useful, it might be two hours long but it took hundreds of hours to create! 🙂

Note: This theme is free to download, use (personal or commercial), it is the full version with no limitations. I have permission from themify to share it with you guys and thousands of people have already built their websites since 2015. But if you enjoy it, you have the option to get support/updates for 1 year here: and can use: HOGAN for 30% Off! (limited time only!) This option is perfect for anyone who wants extra help with customizations or are helping clients. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to drop a comment below!


Hogan Chua






45 responses to “How to Make a WordPress Blog – Step by Step For Beginners 2017”

  1. James Tristan Ruiz Avatar

    Nice video is this free wordpress?

  2. daniel01167 Avatar

    Hello, i have a little issue, i selected the option to show the excerpt of the blog entrance at the home page, but is not showing. when i turn on the builder it shows, i save and then i refresh and the excerpt is not apprearing. what an i do?

  3. Pascal Quemeneur Avatar

    where I can find the link for the themes !!! Thanks

  4. Aquin Manners Avatar

    Awesome tutorial. Thanks a lot. I am having an issue where there is a huge space between my header and the rest of the page. Any idea what caused this?

  5. Robert Park Avatar

    hi, I want to have my older posts show up on a page, how do I have them all show up instead of being archived?

  6. Prestige Musicians Avatar

    Great tutorial!!! I am struggling to sort one thing out….. for some reason, I have this text "This may be a good place to introduce yourself and your site or include some credits.
    This may be a good place to introduce yourself and your site or include some credits." in the header and I can not find how to remove it….. any advice?

  7. Ozal Muhamad Avatar

    Thanks So Much…
    You Are The Best Helper..

  8. Basant Nayar Avatar

    Hi Hogan,
    I tried the mobile responsive thing for the parallax in the end but the second duplicate row does not disappear on my desktop. I did exactly the way you said. But somehow I can't get rid of it.

  9. Anat Goldstein Avatar

    Hey Hogan, how do you change the red color of a link? Like yours on 1:00:09

  10. Carmen Arendse Avatar

    Hi Hogan, what an exceptional tutorial. It really is Great, thank you for sharing with the world.I am in the process of building my website and am stuck on the Blog post section. I cannot change the Social Links from its default setup to my customized version. I don't have a twitter account, but I have Pinterest. However I my Blog post does not display the changes I have made in Settings, changing the Twitter icon to Pinterest.
    Can you please help.

  11. Shiala Skies Avatar

    I can't seem to change text in a text box to change to anything other than paragraph. The drop down options do not appear and none of the short codes are working. Is this a glitch on the site? Thanks

  12. Arfin Hasib Avatar

    Hi. I 've a question .
    I tried to change the size of the post title from customize option. But It didn't work. any solution?

  13. Gizmo's Lab Avatar

    does themify offer a popup plugin of some kind?

  14. AnythingGoes Avatar

    won't accept thai phone number so how do i progress at check out?

  15. Theo Tom Avatar

    hey I don't have the option to select header 1. The only option I have is Paragraph for the text of the text module. Do you know why this is?

  16. Nicholas Andrew Avatar

    Can I apply this to a free WordPress site that I already have or I have to start from scratch?

  17. Les McDonald Avatar

    I don't quite know whether it's me or young people who are unaware that when doing a tutorial for others to follow, care must be exercised in how one speaks and how one moves the cursor to point to the item about to clicked on. The assumption that everyone knows exactly where or what is being discussed is ludicrous and shows a definite lack of people skills, and a total lack of instructional system design. So, how are you going to make a video that is clear, concise and worth my attention along with millions of other curious learners ?. Ask an elderly skilled person with whom you have made some form of contact and thought that they were too old to learn. Then, try to teach them by using "questions" and "answers".
    I wish you much success.

  18. Davina Archer-Dyer Avatar

    Hi Hogan- Great detailed video!!! can the colors be changed from red to another color?

  19. Product Of USA Avatar

    This theme "Themify Ultra" not working. I have tried so many times. It's Uploading but not installing. I also download from another source. It was same.

  20. Deepak Mangla Avatar

    Hey Hogan,

    Thanks for all your help so far.

    I have consistent struggle with Images, how do I find what's the appropriate Image size for Blog Post or other pages of website. Here is my site I created.

  21. Wendy Marie Avatar

    Hello Hogan
    I'm at 49:34. But The "insert Gallery" doesn't work.
    Every time I click on "insert Gallery" nothing happens!

  22. Melissa Session Avatar

    what is the website address to do this?

  23. Andries Cornelius Nienaber Avatar

    Hi Hogan, do you perhaps have some code to make the twitter Follow me button look better, thanks

  24. Design Show Avatar

    i had a blog on a themify ultra website for a client and after a month or so the blog stopped working and showed the error 500 page. What went wrong?

  25. Dave Kenyon Avatar

    Still the same result. Everything else is working including Adsense. I'm running 4.8.1 WP and 1.8.3 Ultra. – get nothing but the Mustang GT sequential tail lights for
    EZ Facebook LikeBox Any thoughts?

  26. James Taylor Avatar

    Hi Hogan. I'm part way through this and it's looking great. Just 2 questions please. There seems to be an extra line above the images (and below the top nav bar). Any ideas on how to reduce that? The other question is how to I get a SSL? I'm also with Hostgator (on a hatchling plan). Thanks very much. James.

  27. In Eye Media Avatar

    first i want to thank you for the awesome videos, I got my first site up and running because of your videos.

    Im using the free version of Themify and I'm starting to notice some glitches and its getting difficult to do basic functions on the backend of my site . I want to buy the updated version of Themify but a little nervous about loosing all my content on there. Any suggestion on what I should do before Upgrading the Theme so I wont loose all my work?
    Thanks in advance

  28. Courtney Burton Avatar

    Hello Hogan! I have been watching your videos for a while now. So I finally decided to start a new blog using this video. I had to take a break for about 3 months because of life. But now I'm ready to pick up where I left off, I just can't seem to figure out how to get back to building my blog. If you could please assist me that would be awesome!

  29. Islam Mohamed Avatar

    you are a very smart instructor. Thank you

  30. The Review Master Avatar

    i Am not able to change the text from paragraph to heading 1 what should i do?

  31. Parenting Poetically Avatar

    Help! I am at 1:42 of your video, but I do not have another module available? There is nothing for me to drag additional media or text into. (I am stuck after about me image 2). Love this tutorial! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

  32. Arindam Basu Avatar

    Hi Hogan,
    Does this theme support woocommerce?

  33. Shiny Singh Avatar

    Hi Hogan,

    Thank you so much for the video. You are great 🙂 It really helped me to develop my website from scratch. I have a query though. All of my blog's featured images are appearing black and white and when I put a cursor on the images, it regains its original colors. Is there any way to remove those settings ?

  34. Dave Kenyon Avatar

    I hate to ask another question but I've tried everything. Read all the post on the internet I can find, the FAQs etc I cannot get the Easy FB livebox working. All I get is 3 smalls boxes that animate left to right like the blinking taillights of a GT mustang. Is this plug in not working with the new API?

  35. Richie SG Avatar

    Hi Hogan.

    First of all well done on this video it has been very easy to follow and informative.
    But i have one problem . i have been following the video step by step, but when I have got to the point were I have to enter text which is around 52.30 minutes I turn on the themify builder and move the text module in to place . type in the texts i want to be displays, but when i go to set it to heading 1 i do not get that option to do so. i click on toolbar toggle but in the box it just says paragraph.

    Please could help me with any ideas why have not got the option of the heading 1


  36. Ultras Albums HD Avatar

    Can i link it with adsence ?

  37. Charles Stevens Avatar

    I am about 52:30 into the video, the point were we add text and assign it to header 1. Problem I have is in the drop down menus I do not have headers only paragraph.

  38. Steelo Beauty Avatar

    I need major help… im halfway done with the tutorial but when i try to add the slider and my photos, its not visible at all, even though its saying i uploaded the photos just fine… i followed each step carefully and even went back several times… also the top nav bar is in a different position like a drop down menu and i have no clue how to change it how you have it shown here… please please assist when you can! i really just want to set up this page and start blogging, thank you for your time.

  39. Dave Kenyon Avatar

    Worked out the font problem. Had to do with the HD resolution I was using.

  40. Keon Hill Avatar

    Great video. Question, I have the google ads on my page but recently out of nowhere, the top ads resized on it's own. I don't know how to change it back to it's original format. Could you by chance assist me? My site is if by chance you wanted to check it out. Thanks in advance.

  41. Dave Kenyon Avatar

    Everything you've done to this point is perfect but I'm not getting the same results you are on adding text. At 52:30 you type in Discover then toggle the tool bar and choose Heading 1. When I do this I get nothing but paragraph there is no drop down with the various sized font. Any clues?

  42. Allthatbeauty x Avatar

    I made a blog and it shows up in the homepage, but it doesn't show up in the 'beauty' page where i need it, how do i do that ?

  43. William Oliveira Avatar

    hi Hogan, my blog page appears: i's not safe on link area… why??how can i fix this?

  44. MT Avatar

    hey!! I have a quick question , I have already installed wordpress free theme and it doesn't have that fee acess like how to remove page or footer . so i was wondering if it possible to add themify directly on installed them ??

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