Aug 2020 Update - WordPress for Beginners - Build a Pro Website in less than 50 minutes | Sinead Geraghty | Skillshare

Aug 2020 Update - WordPress for Beginners - Build a Pro Website in less than 50 minutes

Sinead Geraghty, Wordpress Developer, Digital Marketer & SEO Expert

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12 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Planning Your Website

    • 3. Optimizing Your Images

    • 4. Buying Your Website Domain

    • 5. Setting Up Your WordPress Hosting

    • 6. Choosing and Uploading Your Theme

    • 7. Editing Your Theme

    • 8. How to Create a Blog Post

    • 9. Edit How To Edit A Blog Post

    • 10. Yoast SEO & Search Engines

    • 11. Yoast SEO Page Optimization

    • 12. Summary

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About This Class

Learn how to set up a great looking, professional WordPress website in less than 50 minutes. This is about creating an amazing looking WordPress website that ranks high in Google. In this step by step guided course, I will show you:

  • Which web hosting to use and how to set it up
  • How to buy a domain name
  • How to install WordPress onto your hosting service
  • How to choose and install your WordPress theme
  • How to plan your site content so it works for you
  • How to customize your WordPress theme
  • How to create a blog post
  • How to optimize your content for Google
  • Which plugins to use
  • How to create SEO rich content

This course is for:

  • Beginners who don't know how to install or configure WordPress
  • Anyone who wants a WordPress powered website
  • Business Owners
  • Aspiring Bloggers
  • Personal Brands
  • People who need to get more leads and sales for their product or service


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1. Introduction: Hi everybody. My name is Shin aid guarantee. And in 50 minutes I'm gonna show you how to create a professional looking WordPress websites that comes up at the top of Google search. I've been on skill share for five years now training people how to build great WordPress websites. And I'm the number-one WordPress trainer. Check the reviews. So what are you going to learn in this tutorial? Well, basically you're going to learn how to build a great WordPress website. We look at the planning stage. What content do you need? What images before we even start building? Then we look at WordPress hosting. Are you going to choose how do you buy your domain? What Wordpress theme should you choose? How to upload ish editors had to create blog posts and pages and had to edit those. And then the final stages is how do we optimize your website so that it works really well on Google Search. So when your customers are looking for your service or product, you come up at the top, the top of that search. So what are you waiting for? Click the Next button and we'll start the planning stage of your website. And in 15 minutes, you'll have an amazing looking professional Wordpress website built. 2. Planning Your Website: The planning stage. Before we even build a website, we have to plan out the website. I know it's exciting. Get going, let's go ahead and build this will fill in the content later, but we have to start building it now. That is the wrong mindset. If you go that way, your website build process will take two or three times longer. If you plan before you build, you know exactly what to build, where the content should go and how the whole site should look for your target audience. So what does the planning stage involve? Well, before you even start thinking of content, have a look at your competitor websites. This is competitor research. See what type of pages they have. What's the content like? Is it good, is a bad? How can you improve on it? This is called competitor research. By having this, you will get loads of ideas and how you can create your own size. Then you look at what type of pages do you need in your site is going to be a simple website. The home, the badge, the services, the contact, or is it an e-commerce site with multiple products and descriptions? For that, you have to start to write out your pages on a Word document and more texts will be on each of these pages. And then in another folder you need to create all your images. This way when you start to build a website, you literally just copying and pasting and all the content. And you can concentrate on the design. Okay, so in this next video, I'm going to show you that Word document I've put together for this dummy websites. This is my planning document for Dave's Tuesdays website. So as you can see at the very beginning I say, what is the site name, what is the site description? Then I go into all the pages I will have on the site. So there's four pages for this site. The first page for a section, so I break them up. Why do I separate the sections in this document? Well, it helps me visualize how I want the sections to be created on the website. There are four distinct, distinct zones, so I wanna make sure I keep them that way. And also at the end of this section, you will see that I have the search engine optimization information. So this is what people tend to type in Google, to find my website by having this information helps me better rank on Google. So I pick my target keyword and the site description. As you can see, I've done this for all of my pages. I've even gone into the detail of putting in what color I want on the site. So what's my color scheme? This means that I keep on part two at the site and I keep with the design team. 3. Optimizing Your Images: Before uploading any images onto your site, make sure that they are optimized. They're the smallest size possible without compromising on the image quality. If you are, images are too big in size, it really will slow down the speed of your size, which isn't great for search rankings because that's one of the things that Google rank you on how fast your site uploads. So a great tool for making your images really small but really great quality is called crack and dot IO. So just click the lossless button and drag and drop your images in. So you just go to image folder, copy them all, drag them in. And then you scroll down in UC, it's already saving so much. So, so far we save 7.07% on size. And you can just open them up. And then you can upload them straight up to your website, simple edge. Now you really come to know that your images are of the highest quality, Bush, the smaller size. So you've optimized your images now. 4. Buying Your Website Domain: Okay, so we're going to buy a domain. So why use Who is to buy my domains? But there's many other different websites you can use. So we go to the US main page and we type into the search bar, the domain we want to buy and see if it is available. So this is top-notch We hit search. Once we've done that, we see if it's available. Yes, it is amazing. We had added a basket and before we go to check out, we want to add the privacy protection. Why I do this personally is I don't like my name and my e-mail at there, so I get spammed. If I add this, I don't get spammed bonus for me. So we scroll down and we want to either login to our existing who is a canned or create one. Once we've done that, we can click and the payment option and pay. Once this payment has been processed, you own the domain. It is that simple to buy a domain. So once it's processed, we go into a backend and we look in our demands and we see, yes, we have bought it, we own that domain, but now we must and point our domain to our web hosting. What this means is you can't just buy a domain and leave it as it. You need to be able to direct that domain to where your website is hosting. And in this case, I host all my websites on site grand. So by pointing your domain, someone types in top-notch, it goes to where it is. So what we want to do is login to psycho and click go to sea panel. And once you do that, you find your name servers. So your name servers or what is the road that leads your website? So you copy the first one and you go into your domain setting and who is, and you click name servers. Just there. You copy and paste your new name server into the first section. Then you copy your second name server and you paste it into the second option there. And that's it. You wrote us built your once you go to top-down, you go to the website that's built on psi Grand Central US. 5. Setting Up Your WordPress Hosting: In order for your website to be found on the internet, you need hosting. Because hosting is where you website is stored online. And because you're building a WordPress website, you need Word Press hosting. But which one to choose? They're not all created equally. And I've written a blog on the five or six that I recommend. And these are the only ones I use. And the link to that blog is just below or click the timeline, it should pop, pop up. And if you're a beginner, I recommend using Sequoia and I recommend all my clients to use Cygwin and it's what I tend to use. And if you have a bigger website, are you going to get a lot of traffic to, and I'm talking about tens of thousands, considers the one to choose. So in this next video, I'm gonna show you how to purchase your psyche and hosting and how to set it up and point to germane to that hosting. So if you wish to purchase cycle and there is a link below, it is an affiliate link, Bush. And I do recommend it. It is the one I use. So if you check any of my websites all hosted on site grand. Okay, so let's figure out how do we purchase and redirect your domain to your hosting. So we're going to set up a psycho and hosting the pricing you see here's to a covert pricing. It's really, really reduced. But usually when you sign up for the first time, you get half of the normal cost. So there's three options to go with this startup and grow big. Or the third option, which is go geek, I recommend just clicking the startup if you're just building one website. So we have our domain already, so we're just going to throw this in and hit proceed. Once we hit proceed, we get to the filament that details page. So this is when you fail in your, you know, your email name, your billing details. Now you can buy domains from site ground. I tend not to do this. I like to keep all my domains in one place. It just gives me greater control in the future. Once we're happy all this, we hit the pay now button. And that's it. You're hosting a setup. So we go to the customer area, which is also known as the dashboard. And once we're within this, we want to start building a WordPress website. So we had setup site. And, and the scary thing about Saigon, they make it really easy to set up your new site. So we hit Start new website. We click WordPress and then we click the what will be the domain details and we click continue. And I didn't want to show you all my domain details for a few seasons. And so the, the Sita's nearly setup or we have to do is hit finish. And that is it. A WordPress site is set up. Now it's time for us to and bespoke it and build it. And that's what the next sections or a bash. 6. Choosing and Uploading Your Theme: Now it's time to choose an upload our Wordpress theme. So what is a WordPress theme? And WordPress theme is a pre-built professional looking WordPress website templates. So what we do is we upload that templates and it allows us to edit and make changes for us to create our own professional-looking website. So in the next video, I'm gonna show you exactly how to do this. So we've put the word press M on our hosting. Now it's time to pick a theme and degrading Bed-Stuy grant. They have this starter kit and they have all these free themes available. And you can preview them and search by what type of site you're trying to build and uploaded very simply onto your site and they're very good free themes. So we're going to build a grilled cheese sandwich website called Dave's toasty. So I kinda wanna restaurant, Cafe feel. So I'm kinda just searching for what's available. Didn't financing and the search. So I'm gonna click down to restaurants and have a look and see what these themes are like. So I just click that plus button. Brings me Anna, let's me preview the look and feel of the theme. This looks like a nice theme, but I tend not to like those. And Samaj bar menu's, okay, I like this menu but better yet, it's a nice theme. It could work very simply. I could edit it up and have it created in like 30 minutes, no bother. But I wanna see what my other options are to. So here's another one. This is the cookery Class1 and not really relevant to what I'm looking for. Let's have a look. I like the coffee one. Let's have a look at the coffee one. So again, we scroll over it, we click the plus and we go into us. I like this, this'll work well for me. And so I like it. So I'm going to hit select and go for it. So the slight buttons just there in the top right corner. So we just click ish. And we see that great. It has a really simple builder and it has Woo Commerce and enabled if I want to sell something, it also allows me to get and contact forms in very simply. So I hit Select and I don't need all of these options. I'm just going to do that and complete because I'm going to set up Google Analytics definitely. And yes, they optimized for SEO. We'll click that as well and hit complete. It's going to take a few minutes to update. And once it is, we hit preview the site. So we go, I want to view the site and look, hey, this is Dave's toasty. Is dot-com available ready to go? All that's left to do is for us to edit the site. So it actually looks like Dave's testes. But before we show you how to add these WordPress websites, I'm going to show you how you change the theme. So we saw that the free theme, but what happens if you want to buy a theme or upload a team from somewhere else. Let me show you. So click appearances themes on the backend dashboard. And you see this is our active team right now, but I want to add a new theme. So I go to the top and I click the button, Add New. So by doing that, I can either choose again, more free themes or I can choose to upload a theme. So I click the Upload Theme button. But where do I find these files to upload? Well, actually the best site to get paid teams from is theme And the link is below. And what you do is you search according to WordPress websites. And so we've logged in to my account here, we click the WordPress and we scroll down. And I also buy the most popular. Now, if I am to be a 100% honest, I tend to only use the VAD, a theme for pay teams. And the reason is, look how many people bought it and look at how, when it was last updated. It is updated consistently. The support is amazing. It is better than any other theme. What that means for you is it won't break. You have a support festering in case there is a full power which a website. So what we're gonna do is we're going to have a look at what this evaded team looks like. So they have all these demos, if so many demos that you really don't have to customize a theme too much, which is also another bonus. So they've 68 people themes, everything from like dog sites to hairdressing to cafes, to co-working spaces, to e-commerce shops. Absolutely. Everything you could need. So here's a look as one of their, one of their samples and it's a pet supply website. And, and this is Woo Commerce enable so people can purchase on this side and it's very simple to setup. Okay, so I happy. Why don't we just go ahead and purchase the added theme. So as you can see, I already have it, Bush, I can just click and the top corner and by again to cars and proceed. And now once you purchase the theme, it will be in your download section. So I'm just going to show you where that is. And you click downloads and you scroll down, there's my vita. You click that download and all you want is the WordPress file. So once that WordPress file is downloaded, illusory, just drag and drop it in. Once it's drag drop in, press Install. Now, a perfect that team is now uploaded. And when we go to Appearance click themes, we can see all the themes available to us right now. So if we decided that we wanted to activate, we would just active base of ADA. So by activating, it means that that is Ned, the theme being used. Now, we're not going to do this in this case because I like to theme we've chosen. But what I tend to do is I delete all the themes I don't want on the site now. And that really is just a quick and up the side. I don't want all these files on my hosting. So I click, I go down to the bottom, I delete simple, then I go to the next on quick delete, grayish. So team has now been uploaded. We're happy with it, and now it's time to edit it. So it looks like Dave's Tuesdays. 7. Editing Your Theme: So we have the hosting, we have the domain. We've uploaded the team onto the hosting. So now it's time to start editing the theme so that it starts looking like the professional website you want to create. So let's go refresh. The website looks great role this demo content, but we need to edit it so it looks like our own website. So the first thing we do is we hit the Customize button at the top of the screen. Then in this menu we hit header. Then when we're within the header section, we want to first look at the logo. So we changed the logo, so we click logo. And then we click Change Image. And then we changed in the coffee shop logo to our own logo, which is Dave's TO cities. And we hit some mesh and we hit publish. And look, we've updated our logo on Dave's toasty is the next thing I wanna do is I want to change the colors. So I wanna go to such identity and insight identity, I want to go to general stylings and then change all the, ever the Browns that are used for the coffee shop design to the yellow we had in our planning document. This way we can start to make the site look more like Dave's TO cities instead of the coffee shop. So within this section, we just change all the colors that we think are important to the yellows. Now this is all due to your InDesign. So the link color, I'm gonna leavers black, but the hover color I'm gonna change to the yellow. We'll just do a darker black. Perfect, so we hit publish. And then we go out of the general stylings and there's one more area wanted to change the color within, and that is with the page title and it's a hover section. So if we scroll down to the bottom here, we'll see the brown coffered overlay cover. And so we want to change this to a yellow. Perfect. And let me just check if there's any others. No. We're going to leave these as a ok for the moment and hit Publish. Never going to change the size identity. This is the title and description that comes up when you go into search. So we go to the main menu and we hit the site identity button. The, we change the site title if we need to be. And that staves toasty Simone priority updated dish, as well as the tagline, and never going to change the favicon, which is your site icon. This is a thing that appears in the tab of your Chrome search. So we've created a small little logo, Dave's toasty. So we're just going to put that in and you can see where it is on the left-hand side of the screen. And you see the tab illustration. That's how it shows up on your Chrome tab. So it's a bit more of branding. It's a minor detail, but it does add some effect. So once we've done that, we hit the Publish button. And then we can start to tidy up a menu bar, which has a lot of pages we don't want on it. So we go to the main Dashboard, Appearance and hit menu. And what we do here is we just delete all the pages. We don't want to appear on M&E for now. So as you know from the site planning document, we really have four pages, and that is the home, the wedding and food truck, the event food truck, and the booking form. Very simple. We haven't created all those four pages. Yash Bo, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to show you what for menu options look like in the home bar for the moment. So now I go and have a look at what the website looks like. So I hit the refresh button. We see menu bar has now been cleaned up and tidied. Now it's time to start editing the main homepage. So I click Edit would center. This is the watch you see is what you get. Design builder. You can drag and drop and ended anything in the page. So I do recommend this for beginners. Don't add it to the backend. Use a builder, so simple. So I'm just going to highlight this text and changes to the text I want. And I'm going to change, do delicious, toasty. And only if I could spell right, perfect. And you can see there's a call to action right below. In order to edit that, all I have to do is hover over. And I wanted to change the icon from a cup of coffee to a slice of toast. So I click that and insert. And I'm going to leave that be for the moment and edit the link where the link goes at the end ones of additive thing. I want to now look at the background. It's a coffee shop. I wanted to be a toasty van. So I go to, and the second option and a click background. And I'm going to upload an image Tableau limits, just grab it for me folder and drop it in. It's as simple as that. And make sure they're optimized. I have that in a nother section showing you how to optimize images. Once that's uploaded, just hit update. And now look aside is starting to look a bit like a toasty website. Now we go back to our planning document and we see what the first section has to look like. So the first section, it's really simple. We want an image on the right and text on the left and the text we have in that planning documents. So it's a copy and paste ash. So it's all about the toasty. We go back into your planning document, we copy the text below and we paste that in as well. And it really is as simple as that edit. All you have to do is highlight any place you want to edit and, and start making your changes. So you see here the image is of a coffee pot. Well, we click on that image and we change it to toasty. And so you're going to add media, click the image we want, and then we just fish uptick. Now that has been updated. Let's have a look at the call to action button. It says View products at the moment, but we want people to book a toasty van for events. So we want to change the image first. And we're just going to look for like a hand, for a click. And so we have a look through the eye comes and will choose this one. Perfect. And then we hit Insert. And then we change the text because I don't want it to be viewed products, I want it to be book now. So there we can change within the box on the left-hand side. And we type book. No, perfect. And then we hit update. That section is now done. Now it's time to look at a second section. Again, go back to your planning document. All the information's in the planning document. First of all, we want to change this background image away from coffee, put it toasty, and look at some stock images we have. And now the site is again starting to look more like a toasty website. Now changing the text is as simple. Just put your cursor over way you want to edit and then you can start typing within the box or on the left-hand side in the editor, it's up to you. I'd recommend using the left-hand side editor till to copy and paste the information in. Because sometimes format changes. So if you were to use the right hand side, it does work most of the time, but sometimes it messes up, it changes colors, puts paragraphs in weather, doesn't need to be, so that's just a little bit of a warning. Them always use the left hand side menu when you can. So let's edit this call to action again, we want to use a click and we type in the icon, click and search. And then we want to change the text instead of learn more. We wanted be book now. Perfect. And also this call to action is brown and doesn't really stand out. And also I want to hit the style button. So if you see them, we hit Style and instead background-color bean that brown color, which is gonna do wise because that stands out. But then I have to change the text color to black instead of white because we need to see it. And then what I do is I just hit update once that's all done. Perfect. So the last thing to change in this section is the image on the right hand side. Again, it's of the coffee shop. We needed to be of a delicious toasty. And it's good to showcase your products, trait your site so people know in an instant what your site is about. So we were talking about our food truck. There's a food truck on the rice. And we say what we do, then we show what we do. Let's update the third section. So this says action is not really the look and feel what we want to go with, but we do like this look and feel of what we've already created. So let's just duplicate this section and drag it down. So to duplicate it, just follow my instructions here on the screen. Hit duplication. Now we wanna drag it to drag a. You just polish right down to the section where you want to put it. Perfect. C, where it's highlighted blue and we just drop look and third sections and we need to update it. But let's delete this sections were not confused this, so we just hit the middle button and hit leash. So again, we go back to planning document and we update all the text and the images here. Once we've done all this, it's time to work on the final section, which is the booking form. So you see those recommendations here. They're really good on most websites, but we really don't want them on this side for the moment. So let's just delete this section like we did previously. Just click the center button and just scroll down to the bottom and hit delete. Now it's time to edit the booking form. So the first thing we wanna do is change the background. So we go into the style and we click the image and we put a food truck as the background image. So we inputted and we update. Now I want to change the color of the booking form background, the black. I wanna make a darker, more standard. So I just moved the opacity across all the way to the right and his update. Once that's been done, I actually want to push am a title on the booking form like a clear call to action, like book now in big letters. So in order to do this, we need to go to drag and drop features. So we opened up our menu and we pick title, and we drop it at the top of the booking form. So we change our textbook now. Now we want to have font color to be white, so uncentered. So we centers, then we go on to styles. We changed it to a wash. And then we want to see how big we want to make this. So we can just drag this across and make it as big or small as we want. And that's it. So we update. So now I'm mean homepage has been fully updated. Bar the end section, which is a forger for this website. I want to keep our footer as simple as possible, but I am going to show you how you can edit this. To edit, we need to go into your WordPress dashboard, click Teen Panel, click my library. And then we want to add your site. Now we want to add it with elementary, the drag and drop feature. Once we open this up, we can edit like we do with any other page or post. So you highlight over the area you want to edit for text. And so just test. And then for other sections like recent posts, these are to do with your blogs. So we have three blogs featuring here. What happens if we want more? Well, we can edit the number here on the left and increase it to say six. Everything that you can change in each of these sections are Z on the left-hand side. Also, we can add more elements. So let's just drag and drop a Google mapping. It's as simple as the ash. You can drag and drop as many options as you want into your for the menu. So I recommend playing around, drag a few and see how they work and see what works best for your site. But like I said previously, I don't want to actually have a footer on this website. So we're going to disable the four ohm pages near the way we wanted. However, we need to edit the booking form so that we get any email that gets century. So in order to do this, we must go to our WordPress Dashboard, go down to WP forms, all forms. And we're going to edit the contact form. The form is setup very well for the moment, so I don't really want to change the name, the email, the contact information boxes because they weren't grayish. What I wanna do is I want to change the notifications so that I get an email every time someone fills in the form. So we type in every recipient email here. So you go to Settings notification. And then when it comes into our email, I wanted to know who would farm. So web form. Dave's Now you can change the subject or whichever you want in these sections, but this is all I change. So we hit publish narrower booking form. Anytime someone fills it on the website, we will get the booking forms. Now what we wanna do is we want to create our other pages. I'm going to show you a plugin that is brilliant for duplicating pages that already look great. So we go down to Plugins and we're going to add a new plugin. And this plugin is called an duplicates. So how we add a plugin is we hit Add New. Then we go into the search, the plugins on the right-hand side here, we type in duplicate. Now there's multiple plug-ins that duplicate pages. My favorite one is the one on the right here, which is called duplicate page. I've used it loads of times, never had any issue with it, and it's so simple to use. So what we do is we hit install and then we activate the plugin. When the plugin is activated, we can duplicate any page or post. So let's have a look. So we go to a Pages section on the website. And then we go for the homepage or someone we want to duplicate. So we go duplicate this. Once we've duplicated as we see the draft and elementary, and we go, let's edit. So we added this the exact same way we edited I previous page. So just copy and paste everything that's in your planning document. Change the images where necessary. But I'm not gonna go through every single page bit by bit because I would just waste your time. But really everything we did previously, you do right here and you click Update. Once you've done all this, I'm going to show you how you quickly update the pages so that they have the right title and description image. So we wanna go to the Pages section again in our dashboard. And we see that we have to with the same name. So we want to change the second one so we do a quick edit. Now we change this to event future clients at a wedding future care. And now we wanna add it to our menu. So we remove those other standalone ones we had put in our menu, the fillers, and we add a new pages. So a home vent, future KaiA wedding food truck, and we add ish. It's okay if you didn't put these in order, just drag them and move them around to where you want to put them. And that's the ordered elsewhere on the page. Now, the wedding food truck higher is a bit long, so we just want to change it to wedding higher. And same with the event higher. We want to delete the food truck because I menu bar will look too cluttered if we keep it all in. Once we're happy with this, we hit update and now a website menu bar has been updated. So I've shown you how to edit each of the pages, customize your team. Now I'll show you how to write a blog and edit blogs. 8. How to Create a Blog Post: To create a new blog post on your website, you need to go into your dashboard of your WordPress website. Once you're within this, you click on the left-hand menu posts, and then within the posts, you click add new. This will create a brand new blog posts for you. Now, it'll bring you into the Basic Editor of Wordpress, which I do not recommend using because you have to be beyond beginner level, I recommend editing all pages and posts using the elementary. This is the drag and drop option. This allows you to create your website the way you want it to look very simply. So this, the menu is here on the left-hand side. So let's look at drag-and-drop. We're going to create two sections. It's a left and a right. In the left section I want to create a title, so a heading. And so I've just drag it in symbols that might change the title on the left-hand side here, I change my text, then I want to add a text underneath. So I just do text editor and I drag it right below that option, simple. And then I added the text the same I did a few moments ago. So once I've done this, I want to have a look at the right-hand side section. So I want to add an image. And so I just drag the image box in and then I click on the left-hand side, the chosen image. And that brings me to my media gallery and I choose the image I want. I can hit update. And now I have text on the left, image is on the right. Let's drag, say a video on Indonesia into a big wide section. So automatically it goes straight in and this is for anything. So let's have a look at maybe doing a divider. So divider is giving a bit more gap in the sections. Now I'll show you how to actually delete a section you don't want. So you just right-click ish and you just hit delete, and now it's gone. So let's pop in a button, so a call to action. So that's saying click here, come to my website book, anything. And so to change the texts, you've changed it on the left-hand side. And then in the link section, you change where that link will bring you to. And then you want to see if you want to center it or move it to the right or left. And then here in the Style section, you can change the colors of your link. So let's stick it to maybe read. It can be a yellow or whatever color. Takes your fancy. And this slider is the, how big you want that button to be. And I always recommend them to be quite present what I've been overwhelming and size. So we click the Update button and a new post has now been updated live on our website. So let's have a look at what it, how it looks. So we go to the blog section of the website and we see our new blog post. She needs new post. However, we don't like the description and there's no image and that describes the post. So I'm going to show you how to edit this. So we go back into the blood and we click the settings on the left-hand side. And we have all of the Featured Image button. And we click the image that we want it to be that featured image over a blog when people see it in the blog description. So then we wanna change the text that comes underneath the title. And we just change it here on the left-hand side of the image. When we're happy with all this, we just click the Update button at the bottom of this section. Once it's updated at site, goes from looking like this to having an image and a better description. And that's how simple it is to create a new blog post. 9. Edit How To Edit A Blog Post: Previously we showed you how to edit one of the webpages. Editing a blog is no different. So again, once you're signed into your WordPress website, you can click on any of the pages and edit them directly. So what we do is we go to the blog section and we click on the blog that we want to adage. Once we're in this page, we have two options of how we want to edit it. We can encourage when Elementary, which is really simple, drop and drag builder. Or we can use the backend WordPress editor tool, which is just edit post, but it's very text-heavy and I totally do not recommend this for beginners because you won't get the site built the way you want to. This is using the element or the elementary is drag-and-drop. If you want to protect it into the blog page, just drag it from arrived, drop it in if you want to put in an image, drag drop it in, and Google Maps anything. So it's really simple. Let me show you how to edit a section. You click on the text and then on the left-hand side you can just edit the text straight away. It keeps the same format. Now, if you want to go a bit more advanced, you can click on the additional tabs here, but this is beyond the beginner level. This is when you want to set a border shadings, backgrounds. But let's go back to a beginner level. You want to add an image state within this text section, you just make space. Click Add Media, click the image that you want to add. And this puppet in, that's really as easy as it is. So once you've made all your edits and changes, just click the Update button. Now you notice blog post has been. But let's change the main image at the top section. This is called your featured image. So we do this in the sessions and we change the title of your blog, which sits below that image. So we're gonna put new future care. So what is a live event M diagram is going to be new food truck. And then we change this image. We click on the image. We clicked the one we want. Let's just pick the first one. That's fine. And then we click Done and we click update. Once we click update, we're just going to see what this page looks like in another page, in another window. So I'm just going to take the URL, so right-click ish. And there we go. And what do we see? We see that now the featured image is updation and also the text below the feed featured image has changed to new food truck. So we've updated the feature image. So now you know how to update your blog. Update the feature image, update the title of your blog. Well, let's have a look at how we bulk publish or and bulk draft and blogs you've written. Because sometimes you're right loads of blogs at once, but you don't want them all published at once or live at the same time. So in order to bulk edit multiple blocks and ones, all you have to do is click these checkboxes. So we're gonna click all of them by the one we've just edited. And what I wanna do is I click the bulk actions button and click Edit. And then I have to click the Apply button. Once I click the Apply button, I have many options of how I want to edit all of these blogs that have ticked. But the only one I'm interested in is is a published pending review or draft. I want to put all of these as drafts only want one blog life at the moment. So I just hit draft, I hit update. And all these blogs are no marked as draft. So they're not live on the website anymore. So when I go to the blog section of the website and I scroll down, only one blog is now live on the website. 10. Yoast SEO & Search Engines: So Yost ICO is one of the best plugins you can install on your WordPress website. We install it like any other plug-in. So we go down to plugins on your menu bar on the left hand side, click Add New. And in the top right corner you'll see a search plugins such Barnes. So just type in Yost SEO. Once you search results population, just go to the Yost SEO. Click Install Now and then just activate it. Once Yost SEO is activated on your side and menu bar for Yost will appear on the top of your screen. Just click that and I'll bring it to your dashboard. When you dashboard or periods, you'll have a popup, which is a general settings pop-up. And it will give you a good guide on what used SEO is. And it'll be a step-by-step on what used to SEO can give you a size. Which is, we're just going to skip that for the moment because I'm going to show you the essential feature which is the Webmaster tools. So there's no point in building a really good website. And if the search engines don't know better. So we let search engines know about websites by introducing them to the site. So we add a site to their indexes. So we do this first weeping. We sign up for being, and once we sign up were brought to this dashboard, we add a domain. And once we do that, it asks us for a site XML. So aside, XML, XML is pretty much a map of what I cite consists of. So what's the content about how many pages do we have? And Yost SEO actually creates this forest. So all we have to do is click on it and copy the URL of a sitemap. And then we just pop it into the Bing click Add, and we're nearly there. So I'll final step for this is we copy that measure name and code. And we put that in SIs. So we put it here and then we just click Save Changes. Once we've done that, we go back to being and we just click verify. And that should tell us that, hey, we're good to go. Your site is now indexed, which is great. So what we're gonna do now is do the exact same thing for Google and Yandex. So we sign up for Google and by clicking the button and brought to this page. So if you already have an account, use that account if not create one. And we're going to do the exact same verification method using the Meta name again. So you hit the HTML tag button, you copy this meta name code and you pop it into the box where the Google Search Console is and hit save changes. Once you've hit Save Changes, go back to the Google and scroll down and hit verify the now you've submitted your sitemap to Google, we're gonna go one step further and go to Google Webmaster console. This is an absolutely free tool that Google provide and it's brilliant. So you sign in with the same sign in details used before. And we click add property. This is a just adding our site. So type in your domain here and click add. Then you bought a verification page. We don't have to copy anymore code again, we can just use the same thing we verified on our website and just scroll down and click Verify button. Once we've done that, were brought to the Search Console and dashboard. So a few options here on the left. But what we're going to go straight forward and do is we're going to submit the size index or the sitemap straight away. So just go add sitemap. Put in the URL, and click Submit were a double our chances of getting in Google search rankings as soon as possible. So after we've done this, we're going to Fetch as Google. So we just go fetch and render. And once we've done that, you'll see and submit to index button below. Just click on that. And a pop-up should appear. And I'll give you two options. Call this URL or called a cURL, and its links are due this URL and its links, because you want to show that your relevant and you are who you say you are. And if you've links and verifying this, it does help you rankings a wee bit. So we've done all Google. Now it's time to have a look at Yandex. So Yandex is blushes number one search size. So we sign up by going at a site. We press the link below and we create our own login details. Once you've filled all these in, you can then add your site to Yandex. So all you do is add the domain and click the Add button. Once this is done, it again as for the meta name to be copied and we'll put it in our website, same as restart we've done before. And click Save. Once you've click save, just gone back to Yandex and just hit check. Once this is done, you side is now added to Yandex. 11. Yoast SEO Page Optimization: Adding or editing your Yost SEO information is very straightforward for webpages and logs. So go into your pages and click on any page. Two adders. When you're within the edit page, scroll down to the end of the page and you'll have the Yost information where we input the data. So we click right here because this will allow us to change the description and for what people will search for when they're looking for our product. So we've already have this information within our planning documents. So let's just copy and paste this in to the Yost SEO meta-description. So we see that it's a bit long. We know it's a bit long because it's Amber at the end. We want it to be green because Google won't show us. You'd be penalized a bit. So we just cut it down and put dots on the Atari doers. And so let's have a look at the focus key phrase. So this is what people will search for when looking for your website or webpage. So this is wedging food truck. So once we've imported this information, we just hit update. That's really as simple as it is. 12. Summary: Congratulations everyone were done. By now you should be able to create a professional looking WordPress website. If you've liked this tutorial, please leave a good rating below and also follow me on skill share so that you get a notification every time I bring it a new tutorial. Also, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. And also if you have any recommendations and hair, I can tweak the course or at different sections, please let me know because I'm forever adjusting this to suit the needs. 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