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How to Create a WordPress Blog for Free

Gvidas Maskoliunas, Digital Marketing Specialist

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20 Lessons (1h 39m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Course

      1:13
    • 2. Fundamentals - Domain Names, Web Hosting, and WordPress

      2:27
    • 3. Setting up 000webhost Web Hosting, Installing WordPress

      2:11
    • 4. Walk-through of 000webhost Control Panel

      5:21
    • 5. How to Point Your Domain Name to 000webhost

      2:32
    • 6. Walk-through of WordPress Dashboard

      8:04
    • 7. The most Important Settings of WordPress

      3:30
    • 8. WordPress Plugins and Themes Explained

      3:23
    • 9. Tips for Choosing a Premium WordPress Theme

      3:35
    • 10. Adding Pages and Posts, Creating Categories

      9:17
    • 11. How to Create Contact us Page Using Contact Forms

      2:47
    • 12. Menus: How to Create the Main Navigation Menu

      2:38
    • 13. Using WordPress Text Editor to Add Your blog Posts

      7:00
    • 14. How to Customizes Your Theme

      5:18
    • 15. Widget Explained and Social Media Profiles

      7:28
    • 16. How to Customize Your Footer

      1:53
    • 17. Static Homepage VS Blog Listing

      4:41
    • 18. SEO Tips for Beginners and Yoast Plugin

      12:49
    • 19. How to Add Your Website to Google Search Console

      5:14
    • 20. How to Use Google Analytics

      7:20

About This Class

What will you learn?

In this course, you will learn, how to create a WordPress blog for free. This is a great opportunity for beginners to learn how to use WordPress. You will not need to spend any money on hosting or to learn how to install WordPress locally.

For this course, I will use 000webhost as our web hosting. They offer a free web hosting plan, it’s enough for small blogs and business websites. Once you reach the limitations you can always upgrade to a better plan.

Setting up Your Hosting

In this part of the course, I’ll show you how to set up your web hosting and install WordPress. As well, I will walk you through the control panel of 000webhost. You will learn what are the most important tools and settings that you might use in the future.

If you will decide to get a domain name for your website I’ll show you how to point it to your web hosting. If you are planning to use your website, and not just learn how to use WordPress then in this case I highly recommend you to get a domain name. This will help a lot for SEO and you will get more organic visitors

Starting With WordPress

After you understand how to use hosting, we will move to the WordPress lessons. Here you will learn how to navigate the WordPress dashboard. At first glance, it might look very confusing because there are a lot of different settings. I'll walk you through each section so you would understand how everything works.

From here, we will move on to the WordPress settings. I'll show you what adjustments you have to do if you want to have a proper running WordPress blog.

Since Wordpress is free and an open-source content management system, there are plenty of various themes and plugins. By using them, you can create almost any type of website. I'll show you how to install them on your WordPress blog and how to activate them. With various combinations of plugins and themes, you'll be able to create your unique-looking website.

For this course, I'll be using a free, yet very customizable, WordPress theme, which is called "Bam". Using this theme, I was able to create a nice-looking website, which you will see at the beginning of this course.

If you will want to create a different looking WordPress blog, I'll show you where you can get premium themes. These are usually way more customizable, but they cost money. From my own experience, I can tell that they are worth it, but you need to know how to choose right. And this is where I'll help you by sharing some tips for picking premium WordPress themes.

Adding content to your WordPress blog

Usually, Wordpress beginners have a difficult time understanding the difference between pages and blog posts. In this course, you'll learn how they are different, and what type of information you should add to them.

I'll show you how to use the latest version of the WordPress text editor. With it, you'll be able to create great-looking blog posts and pages.

You'll learn how to create contact us pages with a WordPress plugin "Ninja Forms." Using this page your visitors will be able to contact you. You'll receive their messages to your email.

Customizing your WordPress blog

By following my customization lessons, you'll be able to create a similar-looking WordPress blog, just like the one you saw in the introduction video. I'll walk you through all settings, which you can use to customize a theme in your own way.

I'll show you how to create a footer for your WordPress blog in which we will include our pages and social media profiles. Most of the free themes don't even let you do that unless you upgrade to a paid version. That's why I like the "Bam" theme because with a free version, we will get a lot of customization options, and we will be able to create a footer.

You will have two options for how you want your WordPress blog homepage to look. You can display the latest posts, or you can create a static page. By default, WordPress will show the latest posts, but I'll show you how you can change that. This way, with the help of WordPress text editor, you can create your own homepage.

And once you learn how the customization of WordPress themes works, you will be able to work with other themes as well. Most of the settings are very similar, and you shouldn't face any issues.

WordPress SEO for beginners

Writing content to your WordPress blog is not enough if you want to get organic traffic. I'll show you how you can optimize your content so you will have better chances to appear in a higher position of Google search results. You will learn what keywords are and how you can use them in your advantage to get organic traffic.

We will install the Yoast SEO plugin on our WordPress website, and I'll show you the most important settings. Later we will use this plugin to add meta description and meta title to our WordPress blog posts. As well, we will be able to check how our blog posts look in Google search results.

I will share with you two tools that you can use to do keyword research. With these tools, you will be able to understand how popular are your targeted keywords. As well, you will get some ideas for your WordPress blog posts.

You have to know how much traffic you are getting and where it's coming from if you want to have a successful WordPress website. By using Google Analytics, you can easily access this information. I'll show you how to add it to your WordPress blog. Insights of Analytics will help you to understand your visitors better.

As well, I will show you how to claim your website with Google Search Console. By using this tool, you can track the performance of your keywords, and much more. Also, Google will notify you about errors on your website, which needs your attention.

WordPress help for beginners

If you'll have any problems with your WordPress website join the WordPress Explained Facebook group. Here members of this group will help you with any questions related to WordPress.

Thank you for checking this course, and I wish you the best of luck with your WordPress journey.

Transcripts

1. Introduction to the Course: Hello, everyone. My name is with us and welcome to my ward breast scores. And this course I will teach you how you can easily create your WordPress blanc for free. If you are a beginner and you don't know how everything works, don't worry, because I'll explain to you everything you need to know. In this step by step course, you'll learn how to set up your hosting, how to use WordPress, how to use a WordPress text editor and much more as well. At the end of the scores, I will share with you some search engine optimization tips for beginners. But that's not all, because I will show you how to use Google Search Console and Google Analytics. These two things are very important. If you want to have a successful wraps it as you can see right here. This is how our finished product is going to look. I created this block without spending any money at all, and by following my lessons, you will be able to great A similar wraps it. Of course. The whole customization part will be up to you so that you could create your unique looking war press block. Once you have strong foundations, you know how to use themes and blackens your customization options will become limitless. If you will face any problems or have any questions, you can join. WordPress Explain Group and members of the community will help you with any issues. So if you're ready, we can start the course. 2. Fundamentals - Domain Names, Web Hosting, and WordPress: I would like to start the scores with some basic information for beginners. I will talk about the main aims hosting on the word breast itself. So let's get started. All right, So what will union you're going to need the domain name? Basically, just the name off, your APP said It could be, for example, google dot com, facebook dot com or an under its going to be up to you. What type of the main aim you want to use. And if you don't have one, don't worry, because you can easily follow the scores even without a domain name. But I highly recommend you to get one. Next thing we're going to need Web hosting. So it's going to be a place, a server where we are going to keep all our files. For this course, we are going to use 00 Web host and using this hosting provider, we will be able to great a WordPress website for free. And the last thing which we are going to need is some type of content management system and for discourse. We're going to use war press. All right, let's talk a little bit about the main aims. On the right side, you can see the most popular top level domain names, or T. LDS basically is just unending off your domain ing. So, as you can see, the most popular is dot com in the second place. There's dot net, not go and so on. And I would like to share with you some tips for choosing and remaining so if possible, choose dot com is the most popular and is the best recognizable. If you cannot get a domain name with dot com, the second best option would be that net a second to make it short in the best case scenario under 15 characters. Because it's going to be razor to remember your domain name next to make it easy to pronounce and spell. This is quite important. Let's say somebody finds your block and that person things, that you have a really interesting website, that you have some interesting topics, and that person would like to tell about your website to his friends. If you're the main aim, is going to be difficult to pronounce and spell. That person is going to have a difficult time letting his friends know about your website and the last step would be avoid hyphens. I understand how frustrating it can be choosing in the main aim. Sometimes it's not available. For example, if you would look for the main aim such a swart press courses dot com, it would be taken so usual. People tend to go with hyphens in between the words. It's not good because it's confusing. So if you can try avoiding hyphens, so for this course we will be using WordPress and what presses a very of our style content management system. With the war press, you can easily create blog's e commerce websites, And if you can create e commerce websites, you can easily great drop shipping business or even print on the man business as well. With WordPress, you can easily create business websites. So basically, with war press, you can create almost any type of website you can imagine. It has to be one of the reasons why it's so popular. All right, so if you ready, let's go ahead and set up your hosting 3. Setting up 000webhost Web Hosting, Installing WordPress: in this lesson, you learn how you can easily set up your hosting and install WordPress for free. So you want to go to 00 Web host that camp, and once you're here, just scroll down until you see all available plans. In this course, we will be using free Web hosting plan. And with this plan, we will get one. Wraps it 300 megabytes of this space. A. We're going to have limited ban of it, which is going to be free gigabytes. We're not going to get any business, email accounts or support, but this plan is a great choice for beginners. If you want to learn how to use war press and you don't want to spend any money at all, once you reach all the limitations, you can always have great to pay plants. So let's sign up for a free that most ING plan. Let's click free Sign up from here. The sign of procedures pretty the standard. Just enter your email address and said the password, so I'm just gonna skip to the next part. All right, so once you have finished the registration and you have logged into your account, you should see this message. So just click Ryan here and let's choose what we would like to do. So obviously, we are going to create a block. So let's click start blawg. And what topics are you writing about? This is not very important. I'm just gonna choose other. And right here, just give a name to your wraps it and set a password. Once you have done this, just click submit and the right here. Let's elect install award press and all you have to do is just set a user name and set your password. We will use these credentials to log in to our WordPress, lapsing when she have the ambitious click install and just wait a couple of minutes until the installation is complete. All right, the installation is complete, and now we can check our website. So let's click right here. So we will go to a new tab and right here all we have to do just center. I will use the name and password, which we said previously and click log in. All right, so, just like that, we installed war press for free using 00 rebels. So let's go back to the dashboard off our hosting. Let's click right here, my sides. And as you can see, this is the website which we created so we could click right here, manage website and this is the dashboard off are hosting. And then later lesson I will walk you through it. So basically this is it. This is how you can easily install WordPress for free using 00 Web host. 4. Walk-through of 000webhost Control Panel: So once you log into your 00 members, dash. But you should see something like this, and I will start with the sidebar. So tools and websites settings can be found right here in the dashboard. And later on, I will show you the most important tools and settings and community help. You can access this guard, blogger or community form just in case you will need some help. All right, let's go back. And basically, these other things are completely up to you. If you want to use them, don't be afraid to test everything yourself and see how it works. Of course, we will not have customer support because we are using a free them hosting plan. So let's go to the dashboard. And as you can see right here, this is the statistics off our website. So basically hasn't over the free plan. We have some limitations, and right here you will be able to see how much of resource is you are using right now. So this is a good thing to have, because you will know when you need to upgrade to a paid plan and how much of resource is you have used already. All right, let's go to the Websites section. Basically, Website section is not very important because we have already installed WordPress and we are not going to use it. As you can see in File section, we only have one active tool and its file manager. Other tools which are gray are not active because we have free Web hosting plan. Once you upgrade to a paid plan, you will be able to access these tools as well. So the file manager is very convenient. If you will ever need to upload plug ins or FEMA's manually, or maybe you will need to delete them. So let's click on file manager and I will show you how it looks. All right, let's click upload files. All right, so this is how it looks right here in public. HTML. We can access all the files off our website. Let's click right here. This is where all files off while wraps. It will be added like plug ins, teams, media files and other files as well. So from here we can go back to the dashboard. All right, let's click Dashboard, Let's scroll down And in the main section Later, I will show you how you can park a domain, because right now the U. R L off our website doesn't look good. As you can see Ryan here, it's quite long. It it doesn't look too good, so we can go back to the dashboard and this. You can see an email section. We don't have to men actor tools because we have a freedom hosting plan. We are not able to create any email accounts, but we can use email forwarders. But at the moment we cannot use it because we haven't added on the main aim to our wraps it all right, so we can go to the database section. All right, so right here we can access the database off our wraps it So let's click my SQL database. And here we can select what we want to do with this database. Let's click BHP my admin. This way we will be able to access it. And as you can see, this is the database off our wraps it So basically our website consists out off two main things. These two things are files and database. So as you saw before and files manager, we can access all files off while wraps. It's such as Blufgan schemes, media files and all other information and databases used to keep you data like comments boasts, passwords, settings and similar things like that. So by using the speech, be madman, you could export your database and you could basically move your wraps it to other hosting . But when you are beginner, you might not use this database at all. So I just want to show where it is and how you can access it. So all right, let's go back to the dashboard. Let's cling Dashboard, Let's scroll down and let's see what else we got and that one settings. As you can see, we only have one active tool and its crown jump. So let's click right here as a beginner Adam thing that you might use this option any time soon because I really use it myself. But basically, using the stool, you can set a script to run at a specific time. At the moment, you might not use the stool, but it's good to know where it is. Maybe in the future you have plug in, which needs to run a certain script at this certain time. All right, let's go back to the dashboard and let's scroll to the bottom and let's see what else we got. So in other settings, be have password protection so we can change the password, Do some under setting says well and huddling protection, we can add extra layers of protection for certain folders. We can add some eyepiece to blacklist, so people with that I P address would be able to access our maps it and we can go to fix file ownership. Let's click right here and let's see what we have s o in the first section. We have FTP credentials to access all our files using FTP. We can do the same but file manager. But it's good to know that this option exists. So in the website name is you can see this is how the U. R L off our wraps. It looks we will be able to change it by adding our domain name. And later on I will show you how zone so as well you can change the password. We can change the PHP version. So it's good practice to keep everything up to date so we can switch to the latest PHP version. Let's click 7.4. All right, let's see what else we got. We have a website category. This is not very important, and we have some other tools as well. So is against we can hide 00 am house branding, but we cannot do this with a free version. And if you will decide to choose a paid hosting plan, you will be able to hide this branding by turning it off Ryan here. So, basically, these are the most important settings, which you might use in the future. But when you are a beginner, completely understand that this information might not be so important. But it's good to know where everything is, but maybe in the future you will need to use some of these tools. 5. How to Point Your Domain Name to 000webhost: and this lesson will show you how you can easily add at the main aim to your website because at the moment the your L a foul. Perhaps it looks like this and we could add a domain name. So to do this, you would have to go right here to the dashboard. Let's scroll down until you see parked domains. Let's click right here. And as you can see, if you don't have a domain name, you can purchase one right here. But if you have already registered your domain name, let's say at Go Daddy or anywhere else you would have to choose this option connected remaining. So let's click bark domain and let's click next. All right, so all we have to do just entered the main aim, which you have already registered and click Park domain. So for the next step, we will need to find name server. So to find the our name servers, you would have to click right here parked domains, and these are going to be our name server, so we want to copy them both. Once you have done this, just go to the website where we have registered your domain name in my case, it's going to be go, Daddy. So once you're here, go to the list off all your domains. And basically, it doesn't matter where you have registered your domain name. It could be Go, Daddy or any other place, the procedure is going to be the same. So all we have to do is just click right here and select managed in us. All right? And as you can see, we have this section off name server. So we will have to change these two name servers with our new name servers. So just based these two name servers, And once you have done this, just click save. All right, let's say you have registered your the main aim at Holsinger dot com. In this case, the point your domain name 200 Web host. You would have to go to the domains section, select your domain, which you want to use, and right here all you have to do is just update name server. So just like we did with a go Daddy, you have to do the same right here. So just based those two names service, which we copy it grievously and click update. So from here we can go back to the dashboard off our hosting. So, basically what we did, we change the previous name service with this one and that one. And as you can see underneath the linked websites, it says, waiting for name servers. So it might take up to 24 hours until these changes start work, but usually doesn't take so long. And within an hour, everything should be okay. So after we have waited some time, we can Now go ahead and check if we can access our wraps it using this domain name. All right. There's you can see. Everything seems great. We were able to access our website using the domain name, which we added previously. So that means it was added successfully. So this is it. This is how you can add a domain name to your hosting 6. Walk-through of WordPress Dashboard: in this lesson of walking through the dashboard off war pissed. But before we can access it, we have to go right here to our euro. And at the end of it, enter slash WP dash, admin and hit. Enter and just enter your user name and password, which we created when we installed war Press and click log in. All right, so this is how our WordPress dashboard is going to look and let's start with the very first section, which is called Dashboard. So in the home section, basically, this is not very important right here. You can check some information about WordPress. There's some information for you to get started and so on. From here, we can move on to update section right here. And this section is quite important because if you have any outdated plug in surf teams right here, you'll see a notification that you should update them. So don't ignore these messages. Keep everything up today because it's a good practice. So, as I can see, I have some outdated plug ins, but actually, I'm not going to update any of them because I'm not planning to use this plug in, and I'm not planning to use this FEMA's well, I will delete them later, so there's no need to update them. So inside section it was basically added with help off wagon. I believe the plug in which added dysfunction was this one inside. So when we install the word breast, our hosting these bludgeons were already pre installed by default. So this is the plug in which was pre installed, this one that one and WordPress forms. So from here, we can move on to both section and the post section. Basically, you will be able to add new block post. You will be able to create categories tax and once you click on all posts, you'll be able to see the list off all your block posts. So, as you can see right now, we only have one block post which was added by the fault. And it's called Hello world. So right here we can believe this post. We can edit it, and we can do all other changes as well. So if you would click right here, you would add a new block post Later on, I will show you how to add your block posts out. Use War Prospects editor and later lessons. We will use categories to create the new categories for Auerbach posts and later on we will use these categories to create the main navigation menu. It will not be using tax at all because they are not important. And from here we can move on to Media Section. So, in media, we can check the library off all media files such as images, videos and similar. So if you would have any media files, these all files would be displaying right here. And if you need to add new ones, you can click right here or here. So from here we can move on to pages section. So in pages section, we can check all the pages which we already have. So let's quick old pages. And as you can see, we have some pages which were created by the fall. So we have private suppose it page, and we have a sample page. So in this list, we will be able to see all our pages. If you would click, Add knew we would be able to create a new page using more press text editor. Usually, beginners don't understand the difference between pages and posts, and that wasn't an exception. I was kind of confused. What what is the main difference between them? To put this in a simple way is that boasts just like your block both. So you most likely are going to have a lot of blood posts in different categories. And these block posts are displayed on your block page and the reverse chronological order . And they have published date and they have offer and all similar information. Meanwhile, pages I'll but different pages. Simon. For important and static information, it's almost like you're not going to have a lot of pages. Most likely, you're going to have such pages as Contact Us About Us home page. If you would have unequal mur story, you would have such, Basia says, shipping and delivery returns and refunds and all other similar pages as well. Okay. From here, we can move on to common section. Let's click on comments and right here. Basically, we can moderate all the comments a Z can see. We have one comment, which was added by the fault, and if you want, you can unapproved this comment. Reply to this comment you can edit it. You can mark it as a spam, or you can put it to the bend. So basically, in the common section, you will be able to see all the comments. All right, So as I mentioned you before WordPress forms, it's a plug in. Later on, I will show you how to use email forms to create Contact us Page. But since we are not going to use this plug in, we can skip this section and let's move into appearance section. So obviously appearance section is all about the appearance. So right here. Once you click on themes, you would be able to see which team is currently active. So this is the theme which is active right now. And as you can see, we have three other inactive teams later on. But I will be talking about teams that will talk about this section morning that all right , so we can move to customize sections. So this section is all about the customization part of your females. So right here you'll be able to do layout adjustments. You'll be able to change the header colors and all similar things which are related to your femur and digits. basically Ridge. It's Ah, small blocks of content which can be displayed in various places off your website. So, for example, this is the list off all available digits and visa places where we can add these ridges. So we have, as you can see, that this team we have a six different places where we can display these ridges. Later on, I will talk more in depth about these all widgets, and from here we can move on to many sections. So menus, as you probably understand this is where we are going to create our main navigation menu, and later on I will show you. How does them so? Ryan Heather Section Background section These two sections come together with customization options, so there's no need to talk about them. Probably these two sections were added by the theme which is active right now. And as I can see this section about shapely, this section was added by the theme which we are not going to use, so there's no need to talk about this section as well. All right, so team editor, we are not going to use female editor because we're not going to do any changes for our code. This section is for more advanced users. So since we're not going to do any changes, we will do all customization settings in this section, so there's no need to talk about it. All right, let's move on to plug in. So right here you will be able to add new plug ins, delete blackens. You can even check all the plug ins, wants to click right here, installed plug ins. All right. So, as you can see, this is the list of plug ins, and later on, I will show you how to add plug ins, how to delete them and all similar information. And once you click right here at knew you would be able to add new plug ins. And the plaguing editor right here is just like the same thing as an appearance section female editor except the black. An editor is meant for editing code off black, and so we are not going to use it. We can go to users section, so let's go right here and here we would be able to see all the users, But since I'm the only user, as you can see right here, this is my user name. This is the email. So I'm administrator. And by clicking right here, you would be able to add new users. So this is the form which you would have to fill up if you want to add a new user. All right. If you would go to your profile section, we would be able to do some changes to our profile. We can change the color scheme. Let's say let's click this one. I guess it will go to default one. We can add our first name, last name and all other contact information. So yeah, this section is all about users. We can change the color scheme and we can add some more information about us. All right, let's move to tool section Tool section is actually meant for importing, exporting your settings, exporting your personal data and all similar information. I don't use this section very often unless let's say once I install a certain plug in the tools, the settings of this plug in might be added to this list. So I don't use this option very often. All right. All in one. WordPress migration is ah Blufgan, which was pre installed already so using this plug in, we would be able to export our website or import the previous rep sick. So if you're planning to export your website, you can keep this plug in. Or, if you're planning to import your previous WordPress website to this hosting, you can keep this plug in and you can use it. All right. Setting section. I will talk about settings more in depth and other lesson because there's like more things to talk about it. So basically, this is it. That's so you need to know about WordPress danceable this you can see it's quite simple. From the first glance, it might look a little bit confusing because there's, like, a lot of tools, but actually, most likely you're not going to use all of these tools. So that's all about WordPress dashboard. 7. The most Important Settings of WordPress: in this lesson, I would like to show you some of the most important WordPress settings. So once you have logged into your WordPress dashboard all settings related to what breasts are done in this section. So let's start with the general settings. All right, so right now we can change the side title and add a tagline. So that's exactly what I'm going to do. All right. Once you have been this, we can scroll down as well. Here. You can change the site language, time zone, date, format, time format, and do some other general adjustments. So once you have finished doing this changes don't forget to click save. And from here we can move on to riding section right here. We will not be doing any changes because everything is good by default. And to be honest and now would do any adjustments in writing section. From here, we can move on to reading section. All right, so, residency in this section we can change our homepage. We can set it as the latest posts, or we can choose a static page and later lesson. I will show you what is the difference between the latest posts and the static page, and I will show you how you can create the static page as your home page and how you can create a blocked page for your block posts as well. If you want, you can change how many block posts are going to be shown per page, but I usually all the settings as they are by default, because everything is good. So from here we can move on to discussion section. So discussion settings are all about comments. So right here you can change who can leave the comments. You can check that only registered users can comment on your block posts and do some other similar adjustments. But I would say the most important part off this section is this one common block list. So most likely you're going to get Hispanic comments, and these comments are going to be displayed in this common section. So right here, using common block list, you can add a email addresses I P addresses to this block list, and these comments will be blocked. So you should only add one i p address per line and how to find it in the P address. You would have to go to common section right here and right here you will see who left that common and this again sing offer section. We have one comment and we can see that there's like your l. We can see that there is email address and underneath the email address, we would see a night be an dress which we would copy, and we would go to a setting section. We would click discussion and right here in common blacklists, you would have to add the safety Andrews. So let's scroll down what else we got? Basically, these all other changes are up to you if you want to use avatar for your profile and if you want to do any other adjustments as well. So if you have decided to do some adjustments, don't forget to click save, and from here we can move on to Media Section. Actually, Media section is also good as it is by default, because you're not going to do any changes at all. But as you can see here, you can change the thumbnail size. You can change the medium size of the image and the large size off the image as well. So from here, we can move on to Perma links. And this section is probably one of the most important ones. Because, as you can see, right here, we can change how we want to make our block posts. Look in there you are. Oh, so for example, right now, it doesn't look good and it doesn't do any help for us. So you would have to change it to Post Name. Let's change it to the post name. So once you have done this, we can click, save changes and we can move on to Privacy Section and Privacy section. Just select your privacy policy page. And as you can see, this one was set by default so we can leave it as it is. Later on, I will show you how you can grate your own privacy policy page using generator. So basically, that's that these are the most important work breast settings, and probably one of the most important settings are right here in para Maling section. So that's all you need to know about WordPress settings 8. WordPress Plugins and Themes Explained: so is against it. This is how our website looks now, and it doesn't look too good, so we could install a theme. Let's go to the dashboard, Let's click Dashboard and Let's go to appear in section and let's Click teams. So, as you can see right here, we have one active team. That's the one which is currently active, and we could add another theme by going right here and let's click, Add new. All right, so as you can see, there are plenty of different themes available, and if you want to use any other female, feel free to do that. But in this course, I will be using FEMA GIs called Bam. So you want to search for this team in the search bar, just center bam. So this is the theme which we are going to use, so let's click install. Once the installation is complete, click Activate now, So as you can see now, we have bam theme and its act eso to save a disk space, we can delete all of these teams, which we are not going to you. So to delete a team you would have to click right here on theme details and just click Billy click. OK, And just like that, I'm gonna delete the rest of these teams, which we're not going to use. So now we have on with one active team and we can see how our website looks now. So let's go around here and let's click visit maps. It all right? It looks a little bit better, but not too good, because later on, I will show you how to do customization adjustments and all other things as well. So right now we could go ahead and install one plug in which we are going to use for S CEO . So let's go to plug in section and let's click add new. So, just like with the themes, to find a plug in which you need, you have to use a search bar. So right here, just center s CEO, and this is the plug in which we are going to use. Just click install now and click activity. So once you click, activate, you will go to the list off all your plug ins. And as you can see, we have some enacted plug ins. So just like we did with the themes we can delete them because we're not going to use them . And this way we will save some of the disc space because we don't have as many resource is as we would have with a pay plant so we could delete these all inactive plug ins. Just click, delete, click, OK, and I'm gonna do the same with dese two other plug ins as well. We could deactivate this plug in. Just click deactivate and let's like I no longer need this plug in and let's click submit and the activity. So, as you can see, you can only delete deactivated plug ins. So let's click. Delete. OK, so as you can see, once we installed s yo plug in it was added to our dashboard right here. And in the later lesson, I will show you the most important settings and I will show you how to use display. So yeah, this is it. This is how you can add teams plug ins. You can even delete them. And the main difference between teams and plug ins is that team summoned for the design part off your wraps it so you can only have one active female time and as you solved, there are plenty Elf teams available in later lessons will show you where are by premium themes. Info to websites could use the same team, but at the end of the day, these two websites could look completely different because of the customization options and other similar things. And plug in salmon for adding new features. New functionality Stirrer wraps it. Unlike a themes, you can have as many plug ins active as you wish, But I must warn you, you shouldn't have too many active Plagens. Otherwise, this plug ins will consume a lot off your resource is and your reps. It will start to lack, so you should only keep with the plug ins, which you really need. And if you're not using a certain plugging anymore, don't forget to deactivate it and delete it. So that's all you have to know about plug ins and teams 9. Tips for Choosing a Premium WordPress Theme: all right, so in this lesson will show you where you can look for premium themes and where are by most of my themes, myself. So this website is called, as you can see, team forest dot net. So once you hear, if you want, you can look forward, press block themes. And as you can see, we have over 6000 different themes. So, as you can see, you can get a nice looking for him for $19. And there are a couple of very important factors which you should consider before purchasing a premium themes. So, first of all, you should check how many reviews it has doesn't have a good reviews. Usually, if the theme doesn't even have a least four stars, another by these type of themes and it should have at least 10 good reviews. So as you can see, this team doesn't cost much. It just cost $19 it has a five star rating and the 50 good reviews. It has 3.2 K sales. So usually if ah, certain team doesn't even have at least couple of 100 sales on by these teams, and the most important thing is Ah, you should check. When was the last time this film was updated? So this film was updated not so long ago. And this is very important because you don't want Teoh purchase an outdated team because it might not work as expected, You might have some issues with it and so on. So we can click on this female check how it looks. So to do this, you want to click live preview and from here we will be able to see how this team is going to look. So basically, if you're going to use this for him, you will be able to create this type of blog's. As you can see, there are some different styles available. Of course, it doesn't mean that these are the only styles which you will be able to use because you can create your own unique look. But for example, if we would purchase this fame which caused just $19 we would be able to create ah, blogged which would look something like this. So, as you can see, this is quiet. Nice looking blogged. So let's say you like this female. You want to purchase it and have it on your website, so installation process is a little bit different. So let's say once you have purchased this theme, you should go to your profile and select downloads. As you can see right here, I have some teams, some plug ins which are previously purchased, and for example, let's say this is this is going to be your fame and first of all, you want to download it. So to do this, you you would have to click right here and select unstoppable war press fire only just clicked download and the ones who have downloaded this file you should download this license certificate and purchase coat because you will need a code which is going to be inside that pdf file to activate a certain team. So once the download has completely, we can go to our war press website and to install that team, we would have to go right here in a parent section, click teams one more time and click add new. So instead for searching that team in this whole list, we would have to click upload theme and you would have Teoh upload that zip file which we downloaded previously. As you remember it was called Unstoppable Ward Breast File on Lee. So we want to add this file in here. Click install, and once the insulation is complete, you will get a message. If you want to activate this fame, just click activity and one's The activation is complete. You should get somewhere a notification that if you want to use that for him, you have to add your purchase coat. First. Just click on that message and open that pdf file, which we downloaded previously and just entered that coat. That's it. As you can see, it's quite simple, but most off team creators the usually charge for this procedure about $20 or $30 but you can do it yourself. 10. Adding Pages and Posts, Creating Categories: all right, so in this lesson, I will show you how you can create pages and create post categories because we will be using these pages to display in our footer section, and we will be using categories to display them in our navigation menu. So first of all, we can start by creating some pages to create a new page. Quick add New and the pages which we're going to create are going to be about contact us. Also. We will great terms of use, and we are going to edit a page which is called privacy policies. So first of all, we can create a page about So we have to do just add a title, and right here you can add some information about your blood. So I have some text ready, of course, is just a random text. As you can see, we have two different blog's with two different paragraphs one block and the second block. So to add new Block, you would have to click right here paragraph and just entered information. If you want, you can even add the header for a certain section. Let's say you could and history and to make it a header. You would have Teoh click on this block section and change it from paragraph two heading. So this is how the information is added. Let's say you want to add an image to this about page section. All we have to do just click right here, plus, and here you will see all the blocks available. So let's say we can add image. We can add gallery. We can add different columns. So, as you can see, we have lots of different blocks available. Speech break, paragraphs on paragraph. You can add various information as know heading section is for headings just like the one here. You can add list. Let's click on the list. So this way we will add a block off list just like this one. If you want, you can add image to do this. Just click right here. Image and only have to do is just click upload. So, yeah, I just added an image. We can change the placing off this image. You can choose center alignment. You can choose right alignment, or we can go back to center alignment so you can add images. You can add various different blocks and most of the time you're going to use such blocks as paragraph heading, maybe some images, maybe some columns. When you're creating columns, let's say, Let's click on these columns So we have some different variations. Let's say we want to have two columns. One cyclic right here and two columns will be added, and me can add information to these comes. We can add a block. So again, once you click, add a block. We have the same options available so we can again add paragraphs. We can add images. So let's say let's add one paragraph off text. All right, so there's gonna be one paragraph off, Texan. Let's add an image. So to do this, you want to select image and we can choose from Media Library. All right, I'm just gonna choose this image. Click select the And as you can see, this way, you can add different information different blocks into columns. So if you need to add some more information, just go here and select what type off information you want. Ad. So here we have most used blocks. Here. You can choose from common blocks. You can add various other elements so it's completely up to you what type of blocks you want to have to your pages or your block posts. Later on, when I will be creating back posts, I will talk even more about these blocks. But for now, I just wanted to show you what, ah, the most commonly used and how to use them. As I said, it's complete up to you what type off blocks you want to use and just explored yourself. If something doesn't work out, you can always delete and start over. So, yeah, once you have done creating your about page, we can preview of it once you click around here. As you can see, this is how our about page is going to look. So let's go back. And once you have done creating your about page click publish or you can just great pages without any content and later on, we will edit this content. We will do changes to it because you can added these pages. So once you have created your about page, we can go back and create page terms off use so again to create terms of use. Page this quick add new Let's give a title and just that information. I'm just gonna create blank page terms off use and she's gonna click, publish, and right now in the page section, we're not going to need simple page. This one was great. By default, we can delete it. And just like that, I will add the last page, which is going to be contact us. I'm just going to create it without adding any information. Also would like to show you how you can generate your own privacy policy. So to do this you want to go a website privacy policy. Generator that info and I hear just Philip your information. Once you have done this, just click next, and in this section we will have to answer to some questions. So do you use cookies on your website? Maybe in the future you're going to decide that you will use cookies for, Let's say, creating retargeting ads for running ads so you can select the answer. Yes, maybe in the future you are going to use. And the the second question is, Do you show what advertising true Google AdSense on your website? So let's say if you're planning to monetize your blonde with AdSense, you should select yes, and if you are going to use any other advertising platforms to monetize your block, you should select yes as well. So once you have answered these questions this quick next and select Country State and enter your email address. Once you have finished adding information, just click. Generate my privacy policy. And once it's complete, just copy and just click this copy text to clipboard and we can go back to our privacy policy page. So all right, this is our privacy policy page. We can click an edit it. So all we have to do right now is just select all the text, which was created previously because we're not going to use it and click, delete and let's based on the information which we copy it previously. So, as you can see, this is our new privacy policy, which we generated ourselves for our website, and once everything is finished, just click update and we can go back to the list off our pages. So, as you can see right now, we have four different pages, and as I mentioned you before, these pages are basically information for our vistors, as you can see, they will be able to read information about us about our blogged. They will be able to contact us later. I will show you how to add contact form to contact us Page. They will be able to check out privacy policy and terms off use policy. So the goal of this lesson is to show you how to create pages and how to edit pages. So once you have created these pages, later on, we will be adding this pages Joffe footer. But before we do that, we should create some categories. So we are going to use categories for publishing our block posts. So our block pose, they're going to have a certain category. They will belong to a certain category and to create categories, you want to go to both section and click categories by default, we're going to have one category on categorized and we cannot delete it so you can change it to any category which you're going to use. So, for example, this block, which I'm creating right now, is going to be about WordPress courses. So I'm just gonna call this category as war present to do changes this quick, quick edit, and I'm going to change it to Ward Press. The name is going to be displayed once you go to that category and the slag is going to be displayed in our u R l. All right, So once you have finished doing this just quick update category, and right now we can add some new categories. So it's up to you what type of categories you're planning to have. So right now I'm planning to have in total for parent categories, and I'm going to add about four child categories. So first of all, I'm gonna add parent categories to added all we have to do just at name slug, and that's it. And click add new category. So as you can see, right now, we have two different categories, and these are pattern categories. So just like that, I'm gonna add to other category says Well, so as you can see in total, I have four different parent categories, and now let's say I want to add to different child categories for my war press categories. So in WordPress, I would like to have such categories as themes and plug ins. So, like I said before, it's completely up to you. How many parent categories you planning to have or how many child categories you're planning to have? So for this demonstration, I'm just gonna add plug ins as a child category to ma war press category. So to do this, you want to go right here again and just give a title and a slug to that category and this time, instead, clicking at new category, we have to select pattern category. So just click run here and select parent category. So in this case is going to be award. Press and lunch is gonna click. Add new. So just like this, I'm going to add some more child categories. So right, this is how my tree off categories is going to look. So, as you can see, I have four main parent categories and I have a two parent categories which have to child category siege. All right, so since now you know how to create pages and edit them. You also know how to create categories from here. We can go and create menus 11. How to Create Contact us Page Using Contact Forms: As you can see, this is how our contact that's page looks right now and our vistors, basically, they don't even have a possibility to contact us, so we should do some changes to it. So first of all, let's go to our dashboard, and we could use WORDPRESS forms to create our contact us form. But instead I would recommend you to go to plug ins and click add new. We will add another plug in for our forms, and all we have to do is search for ninja forms. So just install this plug in and activated. So once you have activated this plug in, we don't need WORDPRESS forms anymore. So we could go here and deactivated, and we can delete it as well. All right, so now we can go to our ninja forms, click on dashboard, and as you can see, we have contact me form already created for us. So all we have to do right now is just do some changes to this form so quick, right here and click head. As you can see, this is how our form is going to look. But first of all, we should do some changes and we should hide this title off our form. So to do this, go round here in a divine section, display settings and disable display form title. So once you have done dishes, click done and hit. Publish. Let's go back to our dashboard and all we have to do right now is just copy this code copy and let's go to our pages. Let's see all pages and right here we should select Contact us and let's click, add it. And once you're here, all we have to do is just face that code, which we copied previously, and we can preview our contact US form. And as you can see, this is how our contact US form is going to look, so our visitors will be able to contact us using the swarm. We're going to receive email messages to our administrators email address, the one which we used when we were installing WordPress. And if you are fine with this form, you are fine with with the way how it looks. We can go back to our page editor and you can click update, but let's say you would like to add your email address as well and the phone number to this form, so you should go here. Click, add and select layout elements, and from here, click on columns. Let's elect two columns and here we can add some text so we could add, Let's say, our email address. And in the second column we could add our phone number. So again, let's click on paragraph and let's enter our phone number. All right, so once you've done, we can go and preview our contact us page again. And as you can see, this is how it's going to look. And if you're fine with the way this form looks, we can go back, and all you have to do is just click update. Just like that, we created our contact US page. 12. Menus: How to Create the Main Navigation Menu: So once you have created some pages and added some categories, we can go ahead and create our main menu Right now, As you can see, our pages are being displayed in our main menu. But instead of pages, we could display certain categories in our main menu. So to do this, you should go to your dashboard and in appearance section, select menus. From here. We have to create our menus. So let's name it Main navigation menu and click create many. So to this many, we can add pages. So these are all pages which we created previously. As you can see, we have contact as terms of use and about page. But since I mentioned you before, I don't want to use any of these pages and menu. I would like to use category, since that's so to use categories. Let's go right here and click view all so right here. We can see all our categories, so let's add them all to our menu. Click, add, And as you can see, our parent categories are missing child categories because all categories are being displayed as parent categories. So let's say if we want to add the to WordPress our child categories, plug ins and themes, we would have to click on it and move it a little bit to the right. This baby will add this category plug ins as a child, which will be displayed in menu. So let's do the same it teams. And let's do the same with plug ins for woo commerce. And let's do the same for wolf themes for who Commerce as well. So once you have done this, we can select where this menu is going to be disciplined. So we have two different options. Where we can display this menu at the first location is main menu. So is going to be main navigation menu, and we have a tow bar menu, so we don't want to display this many and tall bar. We want to display this menu in our main menu to do this, just click main menu and hit Save, and from here we can go back to our homepage and let's see how it looks now. Yeah, and as you can see, this is how our menu looks. Now we have drop shipping as a parent category. We have print on the man and we have Woo Commerz with other child categories. The same goes for WordPress, and if you don't like the placing off each section, we can go back to menus and do some changes. So let's go back. Select appearance. Let's go to menus. And from here we can move all these categories so we can move commerce to the first place and we can move or press to the second place. So once you have done this, just click save. Let's go back and let's check how it looks now. So as you can see, the placing has changed. So this is how you create your menus. 13. Using WordPress Text Editor to Add Your blog Posts: So once we have created some categories and we have added them to our navigation menu, we can start creating some block post for our demo content. Because once a great some de makhan 10 it's much easier to understand how your finished product is going to look. It's much easier to customize your femur and basically customize your whole bug, so let's go ahead and add the our first block post. I just want to show you how WordPress text editor works. So let's go to Post Section and let's click. Add new. So from here you will be able to add the block post. And as you can see right here, you should give a title for your block posts. And right here you will be able to add a content but usually been our right block posts when all right, content for my blog's ah, like to ride them in a text editor like Microsoft Office Ward or like Google docks, because it's much easier to write content in the text editors minutes like riding in WordPress text editor, and once you have finished writing decks, just copy the whole text and face it right here and you shouldn't have any issues whatsoever because the WordPress text editor recognized there's like your paragraphs headings like listings. All these type of content is being recognized by WordPress and it will be added in the content block. So I'm just gonna pay some content and I will walk you through the most important content blocks. So all right is against you have finished adding content and when a adblock posts, I usually use just a couple of content blocks. For example, are you use paragraphs? I use headings and I use images. That's all I use most of the time. Sometimes I use em, but YouTube videos. And as you can see right here, this is how ma block post is going to look. And as you can see, it is Block Post was created using content blocks so they can see this is a block of content and it's called paragraph block, and you can find these blocks right here. But as I mentioned you before, one suitcase your content into War Prospects editor, it automatically recognizes which content Block was based in. And it automatically recognised that it's a paragraph. It was a heading Here we have another paragraph, and all I had to do is just do some layout adjustments, added some spaces and between paragraphs and headings. As you can see right here, I added the space. And to add a space, you would have to go right here and the content blocks, and you would find this space block in the layout elements right here, spacer. And this you can see right here we have lots of different content blocks, and it's completely up to you what type of blocks you're planning to use as I mentioned you before. Most of the time, only use paragraphs, headings, images. Sometimes you remembered videos. And to find these blocks you would have to look all true, these content blocks of which are available right here. For example, If you want to add embed YouTube video, you would have to click right here. And just like that, you can add a YouTube video, Facebook post instagram posts or a tweet from Twitter. So basically we have lots of different content blocks and a highly recommend you to test them out yourself to see which you're planning to use yourself, because otherwise you're not going toe. Learn much if you're not going to practice yourself so highly, recommend you to test everything yourself to see how it works. And if you mess up something, don't worry. You can always start from the beginning. So, like a set for this block post, I use paragraphs. So as you can see right here, I use paragraphs. I use spaces. As you can see, you can also move each block by clicking right here. Or you can move by dragging anywhere you want. And once you add spaces, for example, you can change the size of space. You can public eight blocks once you click right here, you can collect public eight and you will doublet Kate the content block. And you can delete it as well by clicking right here removed block. So, like I said, I use paragraph. I use some spacers. I use some headings. All right. Here you can even choose a different level off heading and right here we have some other paragraphs and added an image so tad an image. You would have to go right here again and select an image block just like that. Added some spaces as well, so as you can see this block is a list block. It's very easy to add it. Just go right here and you will find it. It's going to be called list and I will show you what else are added so, as you can see, added the image just like the previous image added again, some paragraphs added a table with information by clicking right here in formatting section I selected table. So just look around, see what type of content blocks you might use. Like I said, most of the time, I only use paragraphs, headings, images, sometimes somebody YouTube videos, just like the this one right here. So it's very simple. It's very easy to use, and in the past, the war press text editor used to be not so flexible. But nowadays it's extremely flexible, and you can easily great, nice looking block posts. So once you have finished adding content, ve vill go back. Teoh, this is a Seo plaguing. Later on, I will show you how to optimize your block post with keywords because there's like a lot of things to talk about it. So later on we will come back to this section, but for now it's important to know how to use content blocks, how to add content, your blood. And once you have finished adding your content, all we have to do is just go to document section, select your category. So obviously the category for this block post is going to be drop shipping right here, and you should add a featured image for this block post. So all we have to do is just click right here and you should go to your media library. Or you can upload images yourself by selecting from the file or dragging files in this section. So let's go back to Media Library and let's elect our future image. So I guess I'm going to select this image all right, and let's click Select Image. So once you have finished adding content, you can publish or if you want, you can preview how it's going to look. So let's click on preview. And as you can see, this is how Block Post is going to look. So it has our featured image and has our title, so we have some paragraphs. We have spaces in between paragraphs and headings. We have images, so we have what we have a table and we have embassy you to video. So just like that, you can add block post. So, as I said, if you are satisfied, the way this block post look, we can go back to our WordPress text editor and we can click publish. So as you can see just like that, added some demo content as I mentioned you before, because it's going to be much easier to customize our theme. So let's go to our homepage and let's see how our block looks now. So as you can see, this is it how it looks, have a demo content. And from here it is going to be much easier to customize our theme because we will have a better understanding how our finished product is going to look. So basically, this is it. This is how you add block, post your blood. As you can see, it's quite easy. I highly recommend you to go and test block elements because by following this lesson, you will not be able to add a block post. So first of all, we need to know how to use war press text editor and you should get more for Miller with it . So as you can see, this was our first block post, and this is how it's going to look. 14. How to Customizes Your Theme: to start customizing your block, you would have to go right here in this section and click customize So we will start by customizing our header section and our header section is going to be right here. This is our heather section and later on, we're going to do some changes Style, footer, area. So this is going to be our footer so we can start with side identity. As you can see, there's like, our title and tagline which is being displayed right here in this section. But we can change this title and tagline with our logo so I just gonna add a logo which shot created previously select from the file. And this is going to be my logo. Just click select right here. You have to crop your image. That's exactly what I'm gonna do. All right? It should be good. All right. So this is how it looks now, but we don't need the section anymore, so we can disable it once you click. Right here. Next, we can add signed. I can. So, using these dimensions, I created an image, so I'm just gonna add image which created previously. So just gonna select from the file. This is the one. Once it finished uploading Just click Select So we can go back and we can do some other changes as well. Let's say we can change the colors off our website. So the primary color is this one. You can see it right here. You can see it right here and we can change it. So I would like to change the sculler to the same color as this one. So I already know the code of the sculler and all I have to do. Just click right here and paste that coat. So as you can see now, the color is different. And just like that, you can change any color you want. And like I said, this famous quite amazing because it has so many customization options. So we can go back. If you want, you can add an image to your header. So these are the recommendations right here. So you would add an image right here. But I don't see any reason why I should add one. So just going to go back and background image. You can add image right here as your background, but again it's up to us you want you can add one. But I've been seeing the reason why I should So right In many section, we have locations for menus. So basically we have two locations. Very. We can add our menu. So this is our main menu location, and we have taught by many locations. So let's say we can create another menu for our top bar and we could add it right here. It's up to you, but I'm not going to add one, because I'm going to add the pages Important pages in the Footer. So I'm just gonna disable this stop bar so we can go back about Digits section. There's a little bit more to talk about. So in other lesson, I will talk more about this section. We can go to home page section so you can change the section What type of home page you want to have. If you want, you can have your home page as your latest post, so this is set to late disposes. You can see it's showing our later suppose or we can change it to a static page so we can create some other page for our homepage. We can add some type of content elements, and we can set it as our home pitch as well. We can create other page with the title Blawg, and in this space we would have all our block posts. But for now, I'm just gonna leave as it is Later on, I will show you the difference. So let's go back to other settings In general options, you can change the side layout, you can switch the box and it would look something like this. You can even check and see how your website would look on tablet or smartphone. As you can see, this is how it would look on tablet, and this is how it would look on the smartphone. Let's go back to that stop view, and if you want, you can keep this box. It's up to you. This section is up to you. If you want, you can create your own unique look, and here we have some other options available so you can change the single container to separate containers. So is it considers like a difference when you change content layout from separate containers to a single container. I preferred this look so again it's up to you. Also, you can do some other layout adjustments in this section, for example. As you can see, we can change the size of containers. So this section is completely up to you. You can leave it as it is by default, and we can go back to other settings. So let's go to Heather section and in general settings, we can change Heather style to horizontal style. As you can see, it would look like this, but I'm just going to keep as a default style because I think it looks much better. You can do some other changes as well. So it's completely up to you what changes you want to make. I just wanted to show you what are the possibilities, and we can go back. And as I said, I would like Teoh disabled this stall bar. To do this, I would have to go back and I would have to select Tomba so in general settings and check this Plato bar and it will disappear. So my left that is going to look something like this and yeah, so these settings are completely up to you. I recommend you to explore them test all the settings yourself because it doesn't matter if you going to select any different team, and most of these customization settings are going to be very similar. As you can see, this FEMA has a lot of different settings available in most cases. Free themes. They don't have so many settings. As you see once you click right here. If you want, you can get a pro version off this team. And once you finish doing changes to your award, best blogged. Just click publish. And as you can see, this is how our blawg looks right now. 15. Widget Explained and Social Media Profiles: All right, let's talk about bridges. So basically, ridges are small containers off content. So on the right side bar, we have these ridges. So this search bar is a village in this section of recent posts is a rigid as well. And all these other sections are digits. So basically, we have 123456 villages. So to change them, to edit them, to add some different regions, we should go to our dashboard and we would have to go right here in apparent section and we would have to select ridges. So what phages you should display. Okay, let's go back to our home page and I believe we could add like Social Media Ridge. It's so our misters could find us on social media like Facebook, Pinterest, instagram, Twitter or any other social profile. We could also add a form where our visitors could subscribe to our newsletter as well. We could add some content bridges where we would display our most popular block posts. So to do this, let's go back to our dashboard and we would have to go to fidget section. But first of all, before we start doing some changes to fidget section. I would like to install one plug in once we install a social media leg, and we will be able to use it to add our social media profiles to Bridget Section, and we will be able to add share buttons in our block posts. So let's say our vistors could share certain block post on their Facebook Richard Lincoln or Pinterest so displayed in this cold, sassy social share just centered in the search bar. And this is the blood, and we have to install just quick install once the insulation is complete activated. And as you can see, this plug in was added to our ward breast panel so we can do some changes to display gin. Once you click right here. Sassy social share. All right, we can change how our icons is going to be displayed. You can change it to square. I just want to show you the most important settings. We can disable floating sharing interface cause otherwise we'll have social share buttons on the side off our blogged. So it's up to you. If you want, you can use them. You can desk everything yourself, but I'm just going to show you the most important settings. So I'm just gonna disable this one and then standard interface. We can select what type of social share buttons we want to end. So I just going to keep the most popular ones. So Facebook, Twitter, Clinton interest. I guess I'm gonna keep reading in this section. Check this box because these share buttons will be shown at the top off our content and in the bottom off our content. Next thing which you can do is go to place him in section and uncheck pages because we don't really need to show share buttons in our pages, such as contact US privacy policy, terms of use. It wouldn't look good and it wouldn't do any help for us. So, yeah, these are the most important settings. Once you have finished, just click save. So before we start adding our social profiles two digits, let's go and check how our block boasts. Look now. All right, let's click on the block post. And as you can see, the how share buttons and it's called spread the Love. Of course, you can change this section if you want, by going back to sassy social share settings and right here you should find them. Spread love If you want, you can change it and hit Say, OK, it's time to add our social profiles. Two digits. Let's go to rigid Section. And as you can see, this is our sidebar. So in total, we have six different locations where we can display our bridges. All right, so let's start with sidebar. Let's that our social media icons and these are right here. Sassy social share fall awakens. So this widget was added once we installed, displaying All right, So to add this, just click right here and select very wants added that sided to side bar. All right, we can set a title and give some text before Bridget contents so we can do this way. Next we can change the icon shape. Let's change it to square. And all we have to do is just based your your else off your social media profiles on just gonna add Hashtags to show you how it's going to look. And once you have finished, don't forget to hit save. We can close this visit and we can move it to the top. Alright, so I guess We don't need search because we have a search bar in our heather. We can delete it. Recent boasts. We can delete this one as well, so basically we don't need any of these Vigee. It's which were added by default so we can remove them all. So the next budget, which we can add it, could be subscribed to our newsletter eso. We would have to use this voyage it ninja forms. But before that we have to create ah form, which will be used right here. So we should go to Ninja forms dashboard. So this is the form Vitria using in our contact us page and the the form which we will be using for newsletter should be different. So we have to add new click, add new and select blank form. So you want to add email field and let's set a submit button and all other settings. We can leave as they are and click publish. Let's give a title to our form so we can call it newsletter and let's get published. Let's go back, and now we can go back to appear in section Let's select widgets and we can add ninja form switch So you're going to chat to sidebar. Let's click add and we will select newsletter form Ah newsletter. We can hide the title. You don't really need to show the title and let's get saying All right, So the next budget, which we could add, is this one bam popular recent tax comments so we can add this widget. This one came without FEMA, so yeah, we can add this one as well. Yeah, we can hit. Say so. As you can see right here we have a lot of different midgets and it's completely up to you , which you want to use. Let's say I'm gonna use images. Well, I'll use this widget as some type of ad. I'm just gonna add an image and that will add a link. So that sent a sidebar that's moved the location and let's add an image. So I'm gonna use this image which are created previously. Just done a quick ad, and I can add in your l. So once the wisdom clicks on this image, he will go to this link. So it's up to you what type off link you would like to add in this case, I'm not going to add any links. So once you learn quick sale, let's go back to our home page and let's see how it looks. And as you can see, this is how everything looks. So we have social media, Bridget, we have an image. We have, ah newsletter subscription form, and we have this image with our content. So yeah, this is how you add widgets. So as I mentioned you before today Ah, small blocks of content as well. We can do some changes to pages and block post. Let's say we don't want to display these riches when someone goes to our contact us page. So to do this we would have to go to page a section and we would have to change page layout so we would have to select this option and we would have to click publish. So you had. This is how you add villages also wanted to tell you where the e mails are going to be shown one. So let's say your Mr subscribes to your newsletter. All right, let's add an email and let's click. Submit. Let's go to our WordPress dashboard, and all emails will be displayed right here in danger forms. When you click on submissions, let's select a form newsletter. And as you can see, we have two submissions to email addresses so you can export diesel email addresses and use them for your email marketing. 16. How to Customize Your Footer: all right. Since now we know how to work with Bridget's, we can start building our footer. So to do this you want to go to dashboard, just like the previous time. Let's go to rigid Section and let's add the first digit for our footer. So the very first visit could be some text about our about our blawg. Again. It's completely up to you what type of content you want to add. But I guess it will add some text about my block. So I want to look for Bridget. We just call text. Let's click right here and let's elect Footer one. That's added and I will add some information, all right. I just added some information and I'm gonna click save. And in the second section we could add links trauma pages, which we created previously so like contact us about privacy policy and terms of use. So to do this, you want to look for rigid ridges called pages right here. So let's click on it that select foot or two and let's click add Vigen. So let's give a title to our region and let's click same. And in the last section we could add social media icons. So we're going to use the same budget, which we use previously sassy social share. And let's select Toe added two footer number free and digit and we can give a title. And right here you have to add your social media profiles. Once you have finished doing this, just scroll to the bottom and hit same. So once we have done adding digits to these footer sections, we can go to our homepage and let's see how it looks now. All right, so let's scroll to the bottom. And as you can see, this is how everything looks. So we have a quiet, nice looking footer section with three different sections. So is against you be created these sections using riches, just like we used them right here. So these are small blocks off content, which you can use in various places off your website. So in this case, we use them in the how footer and then our sidebar 17. Static Homepage VS Blog Listing: in this lesson, I will show you how you can create the static page as your homepage. As you can see, right now, we have a home page which is displaying our latest posts. And this is how our homepage would look if we decided to create a static home page and two great a static home page. You would have to go Teoh your dashboard, and first of all, you would have to create a new page. So go to the pages and click. Add new. Don't add any title to this page and just add elements which you want to be displayed in your home page. So, as you can see, I just finished adding elements, and this is how my home page is going to look. So the first block is a color block. Ah, found it right here. And just like any other block, this section is made out of two columns. So the first column is what image? The second column has Heather Paragraph and a button and added some spacer again. And just like that, I created all other sections. So once you have added information, you shouldn't add title right here. But once you click on this section, you will see that this window pops up. So you want to click edit and the ad home? Once you have finished this, you can click save and we can preview how our home page is going to look once you click right here. As you can see, this is out. It would look. And if you are finally the look, we can go back and publish this page. So if everything is fine, you can quick right here and publish right here. You should see a button which says Publish also, if you want, you can do some layout changes as you remember in customization settings. We turned off the sidebar for our pages, but actually we can turn on a sidebar for each individual page. So right here in this section, we can turn on the sidebar. We can select right sidebar and to see how it would look you and have to click, publish or update. And now we can click preview. So, as you can see, this is how our home page would look. So we have this page and we have to set this page is our homepage. But before we can do that, we should go to dashboard and we need to create another page, which will be named Blog's. So let's go to pages. Let's click and and this time we can add the title and right here you don't need to add anything at all. And once you have finished doing this, just click publish. All right, let's go back. And as you can see, right now, we have two new pages. The one which doesnt have title will be our homepage and the second page blogged will be used to display out block posts. So we have to do some changes in setting section and you have to select reading. You probably already remembered this section from the previous lesson. Here we can change our home beach from the latest post to a static, and for our home page, we will have to select the page with doesn't have any title and for block posts, we would have to select the page which we named Block so we can save changes and let's go to our homepage. As you can see, this is how our homepage is going to look. So instead of displaying the latest posts is going to show us a static page, but actually we have to do some changes in the footer area. As you remember For this section, we used Avijit, which was called pages and by default to discourage it displays all available pages. And right now, as you can see, this is our homepage, and it's being displayed right here. We could leave a blawg, but we should remove this page. So, for example, let's save you gonna click on blood. And as you can see, we have the latest boats in the block section, and we used to have this look as our home page before. And this has said we should remove this page. So to do that, we should go to our dashboard and we should go to appear in section and click on regions. So as you remember, that rigid off pages is in the second section. Off out footer right here, pages and we can exclude pages, but we need a page I d to do this. So how to find a page I d. You should go to pages. Let's click all pages and this is our homepage. It doesn't have any title and you should click on Ed. And once you do this, you'll see this link and this is your I. D. This is the number. It's a supposed equals 20 for so 204 is already and we want to copy it. So let's go back to Visit Section, and now we have to go to the footer to and then pages widget. We have two based, this number once. No page I d. You can exclude as many pages as you want. All we have to do is just and comma and at other I D. So once you have done this, just click save and let's go back to our home page and let's go tell Footer. And as you can see, the page was excluded. It's not being displayed anymore, so yeah, this is how you can create a static pages. Your home page. It's completely up to you if you want to display a static page or you want to show the latest posed to your vistors 18. SEO Tips for Beginners and Yoast Plugin: and this lesson I will be talking about S e over and it stands for search engine optimization. So basically, we will be optimizing our block post, so we would have better chances to appear in higher position of Google searches ALS. But before we do that, we should go and do some changes to our s your Blufgan, which reinstalled previously. So let's go right here and click on General Tab. From here we will go to features and let's start by disabling every the bullets announces, because if you don't really need this plug in to keep us bugging but our readability score , in most cases, it doesn't do any help at all. So the next thing would be let's disable textile encounter because otherwise this plug in will keep us bugging that we should include internal links to Arab content. And when you are starting your boggy, you will not have any internal links whatsoever to include so we can disable this option and let's go and disable admin barman because we don't really need this bar menu to be right here in this position, because we will not be using this plug in so often so there's no need to have it. So once you have done doing this, just click save changes. And from here we can go to search appearance because we will not be doing any changes right here. So let's go to search appearance and right here you can add your bog name and you can upload your logo. Once you have done this, just click save changes and let's go to content types. From here, we will be doing some changes in the post section so we can delete this section page, just delete it. And ah, right now just go to page section expanded, and we should add the and meta description. So you want to type exercise s. So to do this, just type as you see on the right side, and it will be added automatically. So once you have done doing this, just click save changes and we can go to Media Section. Actually, Media section, we will not be doing any changes whatsoever, so we can go to another section in category section. In meta description, we will add the same ward, so just type exercise. So basically this function, it will add a short description off our category. It will use the text, which is in the category. Let's go to the tax section and we can disable tags because we want to a wide duplicate content. So just click now and we can go to four months section and let's do the same with the formats because we want to award duplicate content. It's going to harm our S E O. So let's scroll down. And we can remove category specifics because we don't need this world category in our your own. It's not doing any help for us at. Also, once you have bandages, quick save changes and we can go to archives section. So this is the last section to rich. We will be doing any changes. So as you can see her right here, let's disable this all for archives because we want to know what duplicate content, and it will not do any help for our search engine optimization. And let's do the same right here. Let's disable it and ah, once you have done dishes, click save changes two other desu sections. We will not be doing changes that all we can move on to social temp and social section just at your social media profiles. And once you have done dishes, it's a and to all these other sections, people not be doing any changes at all. So once you have finished doing all these changes, we can go ahead and start optimizing our block posts with keywords. And as you can see, I have added some posts some of these posts on demo content. And here you will see the last block post, which are added when I was showing you how to add your first block posts. So I'm just going to click on edit. So as you can see, this is the block post, which I created previously, and the one to optimize this block post for keyword drop shipping. So once someone decides to look something about drop shipping and that person gonna enter a keyword or let's say a key phrase, drop shipping. I want my block post appear in Google searches. Also, that's the point off. Optimizing your content with the keywords basically keywords off raises, which users used to look for information and google. So you have used Google in the past. You know how it works. It's not enough. Just to write the content, you must know how to optimize it with keywords. Otherwise, people will not be able to find your block post. So as you can see, this block post is optimized with the keyboard. Drop shipping. And, as you can see, this cured is mentioned in the title. It's mentioned in the various places off different paragraphs. It's mentioned in headings as well. It's mentioned and in listings. I have mentioned this keyword all over the text because I want Google to know that this block post is all about drop shipping as well. I have done the same with images. So once you adding an image, for example, when you are adding images for this example, I'm just gonna go right here, and I'm going to click on this image so I would access Media Library. So, as you can see, I have added to images in the block post and I have selected one featured image for this block post, and as you can see, all of these images have their title and alternative text. So basically, the title is just the title of that image, and alternative text is being displayed that when the image fails to load for for the user . So in best case scenario, you would like to describe your image an alternative text. But I highly recommend you to use your keyword an alternative text and in the titles because you want your images rank as well in searches. Also, it's going to help drank your block posts and images. So, as you can see in every single photo I have mentioned drop shipping. I didn't use the same phrase. I didn't use the same titles in each image because it's not a good practice. You should do some changes. Just mix it up. You don't want to over use that keyword and you don't want to make your text. Ah, title. So alternative text sound like a nonsense so as you can see alternative text and the title . So from images optimized keyword. So let's go back to our block post. So, like I said, this images optimized with the keyboard drop shipping and this killer is used all over the text. Once you have done this, we will do some changes to our S e o plug in section. So once you scroll down to the bottom, you will see your S e o plug in settings. So right here you will see how your block post is going to look in Google searches, ALS and the mobile results and in the desktop results so you can see it's going to look like this so it has on a title. Our keyword is mentioned in our title, and we should add a description and description should include our main keyword as well. So to add description meta description to this snippet, you would have to quick right here and it's snippet. And let's add meta description. Eso is you can see I just finished adding method description. And as you can see, I have used my key word drop shipping in this description as well. And this green bar shows that you have added a good amount of text. You don't want to have too much text. Otherwise, it's not going to be displayed right here and you don't want and just a little off text because you want use as much space and Google searches. Also, it's possible because it's your moment to stand out from other searches als from other competitors, so try adding as much Texas possible. And don't forget to use your main cured in the meta description as well. So once you have done these steps, we can actually check our content our block post to see how well it's optimized with a cure . Drop shipping. And to do this, you would have to go right here, and you have to enter your focus key phrase or, in other words, your keyword. So in this case, marquee word is going to be drop shipping. And as you can see, we got a green batch. It means that now content is optimized well, and we have good chances to appear in Google. Search results in a higher position. Of course, there are more factors in Waldon in the rankings of Google Searches ALS. But when you are beginner, the most important thing is to learn how to optimize your text with keywords as well. We will do some changes in Social Media section. Let's go right here and let's go to Facebook section. So basically, in Facebook section, all we have to do is just add the same title and the same description as we added right here. As you can see, this is our title and this is our description. So just add the same description and title in these fields and just add the image which will be displayed once somebody's shares your block post on Facebook so you can use the same images to be used for our featured image. And once you have finished doing this, we can go to Twitter section and just do the same at the same title at the same description and add the image. So once you have finished doing this, you can go and publish your block post. So this is how you optimize your block post with yours. And right now I will show you what tools are used and what tools I recommend you to use to do. Ah, simple keyword research. So you will know how well the ski words are performing. You would know how many monthly searches they're getting and if it is very difficult to rank the skewers organically. So the first stool, which I like to use for key, where the research is a free Google Home extension, which is called surfer so you can look it up in the Google. And this is this is how it's called Surfer, and you can add it to your chrome browser. So once you have added, the stool at this stool will show you how many monthly searches a certain keyword is getting. So, for example, our cure drop shipping, as you can see in United States, is getting over 90,000 monthly searches. So it's quite a lot and probably means that this keyword is quite competitive is, and it might be quite difficult to rank this keyword. And on the right side, you can see some other key word suggestions as some similar keywords, which go together with this main keyword drop shipping. And when we are talking about keywords, it doesn't necessarily need to be a cured. Made out off one word. It can be made out off a couple words like Aly Express drop shipping or let's save Luke warmers, drop shipping or any different type of keyword. It doesn't need to be just a single word. It can be multiple words, and it can be your keyword. So basically, it's a key phrase, which is being used in your text so Google could recognize that your block post is all about that key work because the goal of Google is to show the most relevant content to their users. So that's why you want to optimize your block post with keywords so right. This still surfer as well shows you how many words are certain and block post. Let's say your competitors has written and how many times this keyboard has been mentioned in that block post. So these first results are ads. As you can see, it says, add that scroll down. So as you can see, there's a block post, the ultimate guy to drop Shipping, which was published by Shopify. And as you can see here, it says that this block post has our 1000 words and the keyword drop Shipping was mentioned 24 times. By doing this type of research, you can understand how many wars you have to write, and probably how many times you can mention this keyword if you want to rank your block post so it's like a nice to know how many words you should write. So obviously the best case scenario is that you want to write more words and you don't want to go over the top and start using your men. Keyword, drop shipping over and over again. You want to make your block post to sound naturally and you don't want to make it look like a nonsense. All right, So as I said, this surfer tool lets you to check how many monthly searches a certain keyword is getting you as well. You will get some keywords, suggestions and as well right here. It shows the estimated monthly traffic for dead domain in the United States. So the next tool which I'm going to show you is called uber suggests so right here in this this is the uber suggest still which usually use it shows the similar information just like the surfer. As you can see, it shows the same search wall him as a surfer did. So obviously, this keyword is getting over 90,000 monthly searches and as well, it shows what is s yo. Difficulty says it consists. Aecio difficulty is 76 so 76 out of 100. That means it's pretty difficult to rank this keyword Onley, optimizing your content with keywords. And once you scroll down, you will see some keywords suggestions like you would ideas. So of course, this stool is a paid, but with a free version, you can do a very simple keyword research so you would have a better understanding how well this keyword is performing so in cured ideas were getting some nice keyword suggestions. As you can see, a drop shipping keyword is quite competitive, and it's very difficult to rank. But drop shipping suppliers. It's less competitive, and it's easier to rank. But the search walling Miss lower. And just like that, you can get some ideas. The content idea skewered ideas by using these tools also wants to scroll down. You will see some of the best performing block posts, which rang for the skipper. Drop shipping. Basically, by using these tools, you can do a very simple keyword research, so you would know how popular discourse are and how competitive their 19. How to Add Your Website to Google Search Console: and this lesson, I will show you how you can add your website to Google Search. Consult So you will be able to see which keywords bring you the most traffic which position they are ranking also, you will be able to check which websites are linking to your blah Gore rap side, and Google will inform you about errors which are happening on your website so you could fix them. And also you will see other settings as well. So to add your website to Google Search console. First of all, you have to look for ruble sirtuins. Also enter and Google and click on the first link. Just set up your account And once you have finished setting up your account, you should see this window. So you have to enter your domain name in this section. Once you have done this, just click continue. And now you have to verify your absent. So we have to add this code. That's all code and our Dennis management off our domain name. So we have to go to hosting er, and once you sign into your horse stinger account, we should go to domain section and just select your domain and click manage. It doesn't matter where you registered your the main aim. The procedure is going to be the same. You have to go to Dennis Zone manager. So in this case, it's called Diana's own Click right here, and we will have to add a text section in this area so we should click at New, Enter Haas Atta and based the Value which we copied previously, and DTL. It's time to load. We can leave it as it is. And once you have done click Save and you should get the message that DNS record was created successfully. It might take some time, usually upto one hour for the settings to propagate. But we can go back to our search console and we can click verifying. So all right, we got this message that ownership verification failed. That means we should wait a little bit more. All right, let's click. Verify one more time, and once you have aided sometime after you click, verify. You should get this message that the ownership was verified, and now once it's done, we can go to our property. If you want, you can check the instructions you can see what each to was meant for. But I will show you everything myself so we can close this window. All right, so first things first. Once we have claimed out property, we have to submit but the site map off our website. So to do this, we have to go right here in site maps and we will have to add our side met. So to find the euro off our site map, we should go back to our war press website. Let's go to dashboard and let's go to our s your plug in and let's click on General Tab. Lets go to feature section and right here in this section XML site maps. Let's click on this question icon and let's click on See, the XML site met and this is our assignment. So all you want to do right now is just copied e u r l of this site map, So just copy it and let's go back Teoh our Google search console and let's based this your l in this section. So once you click on site maps, you will get this window and just base that your l and click submit, So you should get this message that decide Matmos submitted successfully, so just got it. And now I will show you around the Google search console. So let's go to overview. And right here you will see how your website is performing in Google search. So you will get information in this section. You will see how many clicks you're getting. You will be able to see what others you're getting. And if you're going to get any type of Federer, you'll get the message right here with a notification off a certain error. And you will get some kind of guide off tutorial. How you can fix this issue and performance section right here. You will be able to track the clicks, the keywords which bring you the most traffic to your website as well. You will be able to see the impressions, how many impressions you are getting the average position off a certain keywords. So here you will see all the data and right here you will see keywords and all other information so you can check the pages. Which pages are bringing you the most traffic countries and Weiss's on all other information as well and covered section you will see all the errors which Google found on your website, so you will be able to fix them. So on site maps we submitted our site map and this section is not very important. And in Speed tab you will see the speed recommendations. Which pages are performing better than others which needs some kind off attention needs to be improved and mobile usability. You will see as well some errors. If your website block posts pages, some mobile friendly and in cycling search box, it's not very important. And then links section. You will be able to check the websites which are linking to your website. So basically you will be able to see back links and how many of them you're getting and you will be able to see which pages are being linked the most and so on. So if you want to have a successful blogger, you should use Google search console so you could see what errors you're getting. You could track the keywords. You will see how well they are performing. So this is how you add your website to Google search console and if you have a registered your domain somewhere else the procedure is basically the same. All we have to do is just at text element in your DNS management settings. 20. How to Use Google Analytics: in this lesson of you will be adding our laps it to Google Analytics so we could track all the visits coming from the various places we will be able to see. A very traffic is coming from Fitz coming from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other source. We will be able to see how much time people are spending on our website on the certain pages. What is the bounce rate as well? We will be able to see how many live users we have on our website at the moment and all other information which disassociated to traffic which is coming to your wraps it. So if you want to have a successful BAP set, it doesn't matter if it's going to be blogged, e commerce store or any other type of upset, you must have Google analytics. Otherwise, you will not be able to track the traffic which is coming to your website, and you will not be able to make some kind of conclusions which pages are performing well or which are performing worse. So to install Google Analytics, you want to look for Google analytics soon. Once you have found this, just click on it so you will be asked to create an account. So once you have created your account, you have added information. You should be seeing similar window to this. Of course, you might not be seeing anything like that because you have not added any properties yet. So you should go to Admin section right here. And you should see something like this. So once you are here, you should click, create an account and just add account name so you can add the name off your website. Once you have done this, just scroll to the bottom and quick. Next select web click next and enter your website name Just pays the Ural off your website , Select your industry and choose time zone, so choose your time zone. Once you have done this, just click create. So you have to accept east arms and conditions like a set. And it's quick here and right here you will get your goat. So you're tracking code is right here and you want to copy this code, so just copy this code and now we should go back to our wordpress website. Let's go to dashboard. And from here we will have to install one. Plug it. So let's go to plug ins. God knew. And in the search bar type analytics. As you can see, there are plenty off plug ins available which can help you track visits your website. And but I'm going to show you one plug in which I use myself. So you want to install this plug in G A Google analytics, So just install it and activated. So right, once you have installed this Blufgan and he should go to setting section and right here, you should see Google Analytics click on it. And all we have to do is just click, like in settings. And in this section, we have two based on tracking a D, which we compete previously. Just based it and select global site attack. Right? Once you have done this, just click save changes. And before we go back to Google Analytics, you can purchase the cashier once you have a right here. Just quick. Poor John. And let's go back to Google Analytics. All right, so this is where we left. And now we can go to home page off Google Analytics once you click right here. As soon as you can see we are getting live data. We have one active user so that one active user is me. Of course, we can do some changes and disabled tracking for ourselves. But before we do this, I just want to walk you through some of the most important sections in this section. You will see the live users, so as you can see, all right, now, we have one live user and you can check more data in real time once a quick right here and you Quick overview. So we're getting more information and we can see which page has active users. You can see very they are coming from. So as you can see, it's being displayed in the map. You can check the locations. So an audience section you will be able to see your users, The traffic, How many sessions you had? What is the average time spent on your website? And as you can see, you will see language the country, the city where your businesses are coming from. When you're starting out, you should explore analytics yourself to see how it works. When I use Google analytics that are a lot of different data elements which are used myself . Since I run a newcomer stored, there are more information which is relevant to me. But if you are running a blogged and let's say you can check the pages, which are bringing you the most traffic, and to do this you would have to go to acquisition, click all traffic click channels and once you're here, you will be able to see where the traffic is coming from. In this section is going to show you organic traffic, social media, traffic reference, traffic, direct traffic. So once you click on, let's say on the social media traffic, it's going to show you more information in depth so you will be able to see for this. Traffic is coming from Facebook if it's coming from Pinterest, instagram, Twitter, reddit or any other source, so you'll be able to check where the traffic is coming from as well. You will see how many users you got, how much time they spent on your website, and by selecting the secondary dimensions, you will be able to see more information. For example, in commonly used, you can click on the landing page and you'll be able to see which pages bringing you the most? Traffic from a certain source If it's organic, if it's a social media and the if it's a social media, you'll be able to check which social platform is bringing you the most traffic. So you will be able to see all these settings right here and once a click right here, you can go to users and let's say you can select age, browser, country, city or any other secondary dimension, and you will be able to see traffic, which is coming to your website by the country by the age or any other secondary dimension . And once you are in the home section, as I said before, right here you'll be able to see live users in this section. You will get the summary off the last seven days. You can change to any other time frame in this section. You will be able to see how much traffic you are getting by today, so it's going to be displayed right here and where this traffic is coming from. If it's coming from organic sources, if it's coming from social media on direct visits, if you're getting direct visits or any other in this section, you will see which countries bringing you the most traffic in this section. You will see users by the time of the day. So at what time of the day you are getting the most traffic. So right now we don't see any information because it's a new website. But once you will start getting traffic, you will be able to check old information. And don't be afraid. Explore everything yourself and just check what information is the most relevant to you. So, like I said, we can also disable tracking for ourselves. So to do this we would have to go back to our dashboard. Then let's go to setting section and let's go Google analytics. So Blufgan settings. And if you don't want to be tracked but analytics, you would have to go down to the bottom and you would have to click disabled, tracking off admin level users. So click right here and just click say, from now on, your visits will not be tracked on Google analytics, and it's good because you will know the real traffic which is coming to your website. So this is how you add your website to Google analytics. And if you would like to learn more about Google analytics, I highly recommend you to go Google Analytics Academy, where you will be able to learn way more about analytics in depth by taking free courses. As you can see, there's a lot of information about analytics, which you can learn for free. So if you want, if you are interested in, ah, highly recommend you to go to Google Analytics Academy to learn more about it.