How to Start a WordPress Blog | For beginners 2017 – 2018

In this video, we show you how to start a WordPress blog step by step. You will learn how to setup a WordPress blog for 2017 – 2018.
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Rather than give you a one-size fits all approach, I’ll show you the fundamentals and give you the resources you’ll need to create the exact type of blog you’re looking for.

Discount Hosting + free domain (Bluehost – affiliate):

WordPress theme used (Olsen):
Free WordPress theme (Olsen Light):

Whether you want to set up a:
Fashion blog:
Travel blog:
Lifestyle / General blog:

In this video I’ll show you how to do it. More importantly I’ll teach you the process for building any of the blogs featured in the articles above. This video will focus on the fundamentals of setting up a WordPress blog and give you the resources you need to put together the exact blog that you want. All links mentioned on this video can be found on the Lurn Digital blog at:

Here’s what we cover in this video:
0:00 | Introduction
6:07 | How to register your domain and set up hosting for your WordPress blog
8:39 | How to install WordPress for your blog
10:40 | WordPress overview for beginners – an introduction to your WordPress blog
16:24 | Understanding the global WordPress settings for your blog
25:50 | Managing and creating posts and pages in WordPress
38:20 | Using the media library
39:24 | Introduction to menus and widgets (more covered later)
40:41 | Choosing, uploading, and installing your WordPress theme
46:40 | Exploring the theme documentation, installing plugins, and uploading the demo content (
53:30 | Customizing your blog via the WordPress theme customizer
57:04 | Customizing your blog – Setting menus for your WordPress blog
1:07:22 | Customizing your blog – How to update the widgets for your WordPress blog
1:16:02 | Final customization recommendations
1:16:54 | Adding a contact form to your blog with Contact Form 7

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2 responses to “How to Start a WordPress Blog | For beginners 2017 – 2018”

  1. Katie Smith Avatar

    So helpful!!! Thanks

  2. The Daily Ply Avatar

    Super helpful! Your videos are amazing!

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