July 19th, 2009 by Chandan Dutta
In my Blogs tutorial today you will learn how to create your first post and publish it. I hope you are already familiar with your new domain name and hosting account. Before telling how to create your first post let me explain you few details about your blog dashboard.
Once you logged in you will get your blog dashboard. I already shown you in last part of tutorial. Dashboard is like control panel of your blog through which you will manage your blog.
Few things you need to know initially about DashBoard:
Post: In this widget you will get option for creating a new post, edit a post, add categories and manage tags. Using categories you can combine similar blog post into a category. Tags are the keyword for post. You can display category in sidebar of blog and tags will appear below each post. So, create one category before publishing your post.
Media: You can add, manage media those you are going to use in your blog.
Links: Links are the external link those you can set here. Normally it appears under blogroll. You can add any link whatever you want.
Pages: These are static content those will appear in your menu bar. You can either add a page or edit a page.
Comments: This section will show the latest comment on your blog.
Appearance: Through the option available in this widget, you can customize your blog like changing theme, editing code, managing widget etc. Latter I will show you everything.
Plugins: Installing new plugin you can enhance your blog with new feature. You don’t need to anything at this stage as latter I am going to explain everything.
Tools: provide setting for Speedup Wordpress Blog, Comment subscription, Clipping text and images etc. As this is your first time don’t go brief for all those now. Once you become familiar with your blog, you can understand these option very easily.
Setting: Various settings for your blog.
OK, I gave introduction to main part of your Blog DashBoard. Lets’ create our first post.
Steps In Creating First Blog post:
To create a post click on new post from Post Widget or click on New Post button. New Post button that display on top-center place of dashboard. Once you click you will get below window. You will get explanation for each steps below these two images:
1. Enter your post Title.
2. Include your post content.
3. Use specific keywords for your blog post.
4. Select a category. If you haven’t created any category then by default you will see General as category. To create a category select Categories in Post widget. There you can add category. Either way you can create by clicking +Add New Category in Categories widget.
5. Click on publish button.
That’s all. Your blog post is live now. Now open once new browser and type your blog url. You will see your blog post appearing at top. Either way you can directly view your blog from your dashboard clicking on your blog name.
Few more tips for well formatted blog post:
By default your post text will take the format of left-aligned. There is only three alignment option available - left-aligned,center-aligned and right-aligned. There is no option for justify-aligned and I don’t like if blog posts are not well formatted.
It’s easy to do that. You have to use only one html tag. Select HTML mode of editor and add this tag to your content:
<p style=”text-align: justify;”> Your Post Content </p>
One more way to do that. You can use:
<div style=”text-align: justify;”> Your Post Content </div>
Now your post content will be properly formatted.
I hope you are able to publish your first blog post now. In next part you will learn how to add image and video in your blog post. Till then stay tuned with me or you can subscribe for new updates.
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July 14th, 2009 by Chandan Dutta
Blogs Tutorial: Complete Blueprint of Creating and Managing Your Blog
I have prepared this Blogs Tutorial specially for newbie who want to create their own blog. I will show you everything you need to know from creating your blog to making money from blogging. Even for a complete beginner it will be very easy to follow all these steps which I am going to show you. This tutorial is for those who want to create their own self hosted blog. However in a few days I am going to cover about creating a free blog like Blogger blog.
Below you will get the index of the course I am going to cover. You are going to receive everything for FREE. Once you follow all these steps you don’t need to buy any other product to learn blogging.
I am not a great blogger or anything like that. I am just like you only. Only few things I may know more than you like hosting your blog, tips on getting traffic, email marketing, article marketing for blog promotion etc. Through this Blogging Course I am going to share all my knowledge with you.
More over if at any time you get problem or want help then contact me directly. I will be happy to help you and I will try to do my best.
Here I am giving a overall idea of topic I am going to cover in my Blogging Course. I will be updating my tutorial contents. So, stay tuned with me and come back later to get new tutorials.
Below is the Blogging Course Index. Just click the link on a topic which one you want to read.
1. What is a blog? How to start Blogging?
From this article you will learn what is a blog and how to start blogging.
2. Finding a Profitable Niche for your blog.
Here you will learn how to choose a topic for your blog. Of course you would like to choose a topic from which you can earn extra money through your blog. Get the tips here in order to do that.
3. Keyword Research for Blog.
The success of your blog is depend on keyword research. Learn this very carefully.
4. What is Domain Name and Hosting Account? Why you need it?
For self hosted blog you need a domain name and a hosting account. If you are very new this post will help you to understand all those very easily.
5. How to change your DNS or name servers?
There is few more things to do once you buy domain name and hosting account. You need to change your DNS so that whenever anybody types your domain name, they will see the content that resides on your hosting account. Its like pointing your domain name to a location from where your blog can be accessed. From here you will learn:
- Changing name servers
- Registering name servers
6. Installing your blog.
Once your domain name and hosting account is ready the next step is to install your blog. Exiting stuff! Are you getting scared thinking it will be so difficult? Don’t worry.It is so easy and I will try to make it more simpler.
7. Publishing your first article in your blog
At this moment your blog is ready. Now it’s time to feed your blog with content. In this part you will learn how to create a post and publish it.
8. Embedding images and videos in blog post effectively
9.What is plugin? How to install it and why you should install it?
Plugins are nothing but addition of extra enhancement to blog. You can make your task of blogging more easier installing plugin. Learn how can you install a plugin and use it.
10. Installing a new theme for your blog.
Want to change the current theme of your blog? No problem. Here I am showing you how you can do it easily.
11. How To Get Traffic To your Blog?
In this part you will learn the most important part of blogging - traffic. I am explaining here all the methods needed to get traffic to your blog. Without traffic blogging is complete waste. Here you are going to learn:
- 11.1. Social Bookmarking for blog traffic
- 11.2. Article Marketing for your blog promotion
- 11.3. Forum Marketing
- 11.4. Blog Posting
- 11.5.Video Marketing for blog traffic
12. How to build subscriber list from your blog. Learn email marketing.
In this part will learn how you can set Autoresponder in your blog and make your subscriber list. I am covering from setting up confirmation email, setting follow up message, creating list etc.
13. Monetizing your blog.
Monetizing means converting your visitors to buyers. Indirectly making money from your blog. Learn how you can convert your visitors to sellers and make money blogging.
14. Recommended resources for self hosting blogging.
Hope you finished blogging tutorial very well. Now take your action and create your first blog. If in any case you need any help then feel free to contact me. I will be happy to help you.
However if you want to start a FREE Blog then you can see the list here where you can start blogging.
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