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Sloth Makes a Blog

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Blog Basics

This is Mr. Sloth's Build-a-Blog Workshop, consisting of posts from the time Zip the Sloth first thinks about making a blog to launching his basic WordPress website. Step-by-step basics such as installing WordPress, writing posts, setting up plugins to take him (and you) from no blog to full blog.

Do you REALLY want to blog? 20 or More Things to Think About Before (and After) You Start

There are so many things Zip should think about before he starts blogging. But, meh, he's too tired. Let's wake him up and give him a bunch of advice in random order. Here's some things you should think about before -- and after-- you start blogging and some advice on good habits to get into right from the get-go.

Sloth is Master of His Own Domain (Name)

Before Zip installs WordPress, he should name his website and register a domain name! Why should he be master of his own domain (name)? Because, among other things, it gives his site the appearance of extra credibility. Here's some advice for naming a blog and how to register a domain name.

Sloth Searches for a Good Host…ing Provider

Zip the sloth has chosen a domain name. But before he can get started on his great new website...someday...he will need to find a place to put that website. Let's give him some tips on choosing a good web hosting provider, types of hosting, and look at a few of the major ones.

Sloth Updates His DNS Settings

Zip the Sloth is ready to install WordPress! But his domain name refers to a dodgy splash page. Either before or after he installs WordPress he'll have to change his domain name servers so they point to his web hosting. He decides to do it now. Here's how.

Sloth Installs WordPress

Finally! Zip the Sloth is instaling WordPress to create his blog. Here's the tutorial on how to install WordPress -- both the lazy way (automatically, and the way I almost always do it now) and manually (which, of course, is more complicated.)

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Sloth Sets up Google Site Kit

Zip has installed Google Analytics and also configured it via Google Tag Manager. Let's take a look at Google Site Kit, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to install it.

Should a Sloth Consider Enabling Google Analytics 4?

Zip has installed Google Analytics. But what's this? He now sees a banner in his analytics account informing him about a NEW thing called Google Analytics 4. He thought he was done. Oh...you're NEVER done! Should he enable GA4? Here are some thoughts on the matter and how to proceed.

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

Zip has installed an SEO plugin. So he probably wants to be able to find out how many visitors are actually coming to his website and what pages they are viewing. In this post, he'll install Google Analytics using a plugin so he can start viewing analytics data for his new website.

How to Use Yoast to Configure Your Post for SEO

Zip's added the Yoast SEO plugin to his blog. Let's look at how he can optimize a post (or page) for search engine optimization using the Yoast plugin as well as some things to keep in mind when using this helpful plugin.

Sloth Installs an SEO Plugin (Why You Should Use an SEO Plugin and How to Configure Yoast SEO)

Zip has completed basic design work on his blog. Next, he's going to move on to Search Engine Optimization. In this post, we briefly look at some of the plugins available to help with SEO, and install and configure the Yoast SEO plugin.

15 Places to Find Free Stock Photos or Vector Graphics for Your Website (and When to Attribute Them)

Zip is designing his website and starting to write some posts. But where can he get photos and graphics for his website? Let's look at 15 websites where you might find free stock photos or vector graphics.
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