So You’ve Got A WordPress Blog? Your Next Steps

Welcome to your new WordPress Blogs!

If you have activated your account, you can log in to your account (Site Admin) and view your Dashboard. This is where you can manage your social media integrations, see google analytics, and create new posts. Make yourself at home.

How to Set Up Your Blog

You’ll need to do the following things to get your blog up and running:

  1. Bookmark Site Admin
  2. Configure Settings
  3. Pick A Theme
  4. Configure Social Media Plug-Ins
  5. Add Google Analytics
  6. Add an About Me Page

 

1. Bookmark Site Admin

On your home page (yoursite.bestonlineblogs.com) click the site admin link listed under META.  Then press Control/CMD + D

2. Configure Settings

Update the settings in Site Admin under Settings >> General. Make sure your Title & Tagline match your submissions to the class spreadsheet.

3. Pick A Theme

In your Site Admin, go to Appearance >> Themes.  There are 25 default themes to choose from. Select one you like and then customize it.

If you have found a different WordPress theme or purchased one online, email enoma.osakue (at) tkc.edu with a link to the theme or an attachment. Subject: Marketing WP Theme.

4. Configure Social Media Plug-Ins

Your blog comes with share buttons for your posts. Go to Settings >> Sharing to configure them

If you are using Instagram as your social media platform, you can add your feed to your blog using the Instagram Feed tab in your Site Admin.

5. Add Google Analytics

Hang in there! You’re almost done. Make sure that you’ve completed your Google Analytics account setup. You were invited via your tkc.edu email address – check your spam folder if you don’t see it.

Once your account is set up, go to the Google Analytics tab in your account settings and follow the instructions. There is a video to help you.

6. Add an About Me Page

Finally, convert your About Me assignment into a page. A page can be created in the Pages tab in your Site Admin. Be sure to add a photo to your About Me page!

 

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