Because we receive so many questions about how we specifically set up our blog, we decided to provide our readers with a soup-to-nuts, comprehensive guide for how to set up a blog. This blog post is intended to function as a how-to manual, a guide that will light the path toward launching your new blog, with easy-to-follow screenshots, step-by-step instructions, and an instructional video.


While the title absolutely can mean cats in the general folks or people way, this site was named after actual kitties. That’s a major point in its favor. That said, they also provide fantastic resources to WPers, and not only in the WordPress sphere. They cover ideas in general web development, too, as well as design trends. All of the topics, generally, can be applied to WordPress. I don’t think a week goes by that I don’t click into a CatsWhoCode article at least once.
WordPress.com (WordPress) is a blogging platform that is owned and hosted online by Automattic.[4] It is run on a modified version of WordPress (WordPress.org), an open source piece of software used by bloggers.[5] This website provides free blog hosting for registered users and is financially supported via paid upgrades,[6] "VIP" services and advertising.
^ Leibowitz, Glenn (17 December 2017). "The Billion-Dollar Tech Company With No Offices or Email". Linkedin. Retrieved 17 December 2017. Right now we power about 24% of all websites as of this recording: that is the largest of any of the content management systems. The number two has around 3%. But we are not happy that we have just 24%, and we see a lot of work to get the remaining 76%.

As you might expect, Google AdSense isn’t the only game in town. Platforms such as AdBrite are oft-mentioned alternatives, and they’ll usually have less restrictions on the ads that are placed (which could be a double-edged sword). Likewise, providers such as Clicksor have even less restrictive policies, which enables business dealing in more mature themes to monetize their websites.
^ Leibowitz, Glenn (17 December 2017). "The Billion-Dollar Tech Company With No Offices or Email". Linkedin. Retrieved 17 December 2017. Right now we power about 24% of all websites as of this recording: that is the largest of any of the content management systems. The number two has around 3%. But we are not happy that we have just 24%, and we see a lot of work to get the remaining 76%.

I really want to appreciate the time and effort you put in to write this post. My blog is not yet optimized and I am bookmarking this page right away as it will be very handing. I registered my domain name three days ago and installed WordPress yesterday. The blog will be launched on 29th August which is also my birthday. I may contact you before then so that you can help me analyze my blog as most of the optimization will be done from this guide.
I’d like also to incorporate a feature to facilitate access to Google Translate — possibly by linked “button” to open it in a new tab, although the ideal would allow highlighting of text, selection of the translator button, automatic copying of text into the translator app, auto-selection of target language as that of the column in which it is highlighted, and display of the translation in a sub-window that could be dismissed by clicking elsewhere on the page. I imagine it would be simpler if the reader were required to highlight and copy the text manually to paste it into the translation-app tab, and use its native features to select the target language. One use of this feature would be to translate terms or phrases from other languages that are embedded within the text of one of the two primary-language columns.
Foodica is a tremendously intuitive, powerfully flexible and easy-to-use WordPress theme. It is responsive and multi-purpose, suited for a number of different websites and projects of all kinds. It is peculiarly well-suited for food-related websites, ranging from food industry to reviewers to your average foodie; Foodica has the solutions you need. Blog websites will benefit from Foodica’s blog homepage and post styles, which will make your content stand out and shine like nothing else on the web. Make every post yummy and appealing with Foodica.
Get your blogging journey going with the amazing, modern and clean, Akea. It is a fantastic personal blog WordPress theme which just happens to be Gutenberg compatible. It boasts minimalism and simplicity to make sure that your content is put right in front of the loyal readers – distraction-free! To make your lives simpler, Akea comes with a set of predesigned demos that will knock your socks off. Once you pick the desired one, you can further improve and enhance it with your personal touch and make it shine.
Let’s first check whether the code is inserted where we expect it. When you are logged in as administrator you’ll see admin toolbar above every post or page and there should be Ad Inserter menu item with debugging functions to diagnose common issues. Go to any post where the ads should be displayed and click on Ad Inserter / Label Blocks in admin toolbar. 
First of all, WordPress is free and open source. This doesn’t only mean that you get it for free (duh), but also that a team of developers from all over the world works constantly on improving it. Also, there’s a crazy amount of plugins available that integrate with the platform. These allow you to add all sorts of functionalities to your website—from image sliders to calendars, news feeds, spam filters and so on. It’s also very easy to use: its interface is simple and intuitive, and the web is full of WP tutorials of all kinds to help you make the most out of it.
Hello – I have been blogging on WordPress.org for a while and really like it. I have been using Mailchimp to collect email addresses and email my blog from that site. But, I am always having to re-create the blog on Mailchimp before I mail. Am I not doing something correctly? It seems redundant to have to the the blog twice (first on WP on my website and then on Mailchimp). Any thoughts? BYW – this was a very helpful article.
Designed to be accessible, WPLift has a little bit of everything for the WordPress user. If you need to know about plugins, they probably have a write-up. If you want to see about certain themes, again, it’s probably there. They cover security and general tips and even put together guides so that you can be the best WordPresser around. Some of the most lifehack-style WP uses I know came from something I saw on WPLift at one point or another.
Once you have the code you can copy it to Ad Inserter. In this example we’ll create one code block for ads above second paragraph on all posts. Select one empty code block (here we’ll use code block 10), click on the name to change it to something descriptive, paste the code for ad unit into code window below and set Automatic insertion to Before paragraph, Paragraph number to 2 and leave checked only Posts page type.

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Moreover, with advanced theme options will have you churning your own customized pages, layouts and color schemes within seconds of installation. Furthermore, the Voyager knows how important your visual content is, which is why your pictures get the spotlight across all posts, displayed in fully Retina-ready glory. Also, material design philosophy served as the backbone of this theme and made it very responsive.
If you’re reading this post, your business is likely generating at least some revenue from your website directly. Advertisements are a surefire way to boost your coffers, and Google AdSense enables you to place them directly onto your WordPress website. If you’re new to the process, however, you might be asking yourself how to add AdSense to WordPress.
In WordPress there is a way to import posts and comments from a Blogger, Tumblr, LiveJournal, etc. account. For the purpose of this tutorial we would use a Blogger account. First you should make an account in Blogger at the following location: Blogger.com. The creation of a new account is pretty easy. All you have to do is to click on the orange button with title "Create your blog" and follow the instructions. Once you are ready and you have a post there, you can import it in your WordPress site. There are some simple steps that you should complete:
What bloggers will adore about Matilda is the simplicity and plainness it has when it comes to web design. On top of that, the theme is also 100% responsive to appear first-class on all devices, from smartphones and up to desktops. You can hide and show the majority of elements, pick whatever colors you fancy and make header social media icons active. Besides, Matilda is also entirely translatable for you to localize your personal blog. Enjoy theme’s widget-rich sidebar and footer Instagram feed and kick off your blogging journey in style.

Since creating this blog eight years ago, we’ve garnered an audience of more than 20 million. Perhaps the most important lesson learned was that starting a blog was much easier than we thought. Thankfully, you needn’t be tech savvy (we certainly aren’t). You don’t need to know how to code or design (we still don’t). You don’t need much money (you can get your domain for free and host your site for just a few bucks a month). And you don’t need to spend a ton of time either (you can set up your blog in less than an hour).

Moreover, social media share buttons are available. Clean, clear fonts style with emphasis on sober backgrounds. This is what you are getting with Essentialist. Best of it all? You can write about anything you want (food, life, music, traveling and more). You will find a responsive layout, +10 related tags and fast web interaction. Readers will feel it is their new favorite digital newspaper ever. Furthermore, it is simple, but catchy and readable for an everyday routine without tedium of boring stories. Essentialist is a Mauer Themes product. Do you want your stories and pictures to stand out? Make people engage to the very end of it with beautiful words, pictures…and Essentialist.
I hesitated to include this one because it is definitely not the typical WordPress blog. But when I was thinking about the best WordPress blogs around, I realized that I check Make WordPress just as often as I do any others out there. You see, make.wordpress.org is the blog where you see what’s going on with WordPress as it happens. You get Gutenberg updates (in their What’s New in Gutenberg? series), team meeting minutes so you can see what was talked about during the latest design team or community building meeting, and that sort of thing. It’s not really a how-to kind of blog, but if you have even a passing interest in the goings-on behind the curtain, Make WordPress Core is going to impress you.
The review and the approval of your website for getting an AdSense account might depend on the kind of content and user-experience provided by it. So, it is always better if you ensure that your website is putting out great content which is original and high on value. For ensuring optimal User-experience, your website should be speedy. Hence, always go through trusted reviews of web hosting before you pay for one.
Hello – I have been blogging on WordPress.org for a while and really like it. I have been using Mailchimp to collect email addresses and email my blog from that site. But, I am always having to re-create the blog on Mailchimp before I mail. Am I not doing something correctly? It seems redundant to have to the the blog twice (first on WP on my website and then on Mailchimp). Any thoughts? BYW – this was a very helpful article.
Innovation also empowers webmasters to craft modern, amazing and deeply attractive blog websites with an assortment of powerhouse features, including a completely out-of-the-box and integrated review system that allows your users put their input into your website in an effective, meaningful way without having to code a single line yourself. With Innovation’s WooCommerce readiness, you can set up your blog as an outlet to market your wares in no time, among many more options. Try Innovation now!
Flexible ad formatsGoogle AdSense provides you the freedom of displaying a range of ads on your website, based on the available space and layout of your site. Further, you don’t even need to create ads for your website – all of this is taken care of by Google. All you need to do is get the JavaScript code and simply paste it to the ad placement area.
CheerUp is an efficient, tech-savvy and easy-to-use WordPress theme. It is intuitive, well-structured and highly responsive, and it can be used for any kind of blog site. CheerUp was designed to have a thorough and effective set of custom tools, widgets, plugins and templates working in unison to empower webmasters of any skill level to craft jaw-dropping, modern blogs in a matter of minutes. This theme allows you to create completely unique, expressive and memorable styles, and it features a broad scope of layout and structural options and hierarchies.
Customization options abound within Anemos, owing to the flexible and robust Redux Framework, Cutting edge, amazing features such as the smooth vertical, horizontal and optional sensor-based performance Parallax hardware-powered visual effects permeate this beautiful theme, while exclusive Feature sections can be customized on a per post basis with unique images, videos, maps or sliders. Typographical and color options are plentiful within Anemos, ensuring you express yourself in just the right voice. Try this powerful blogging theme today!
Hi, Thanks for the excellent list! I am currently searching for a WP theme and am a bit lost in the jungle. I am trying to look for emails to be able to ask the webpage authors a few things before buying, but seems I cannot find any such support email. Do you know if these themes always have support forums only, where anyone can see which troubles you are encountering and by adding your web address in connection with problems, that is searchable, too..? Have you figured out some other way to ask questions privately?

b2/cafelog, more commonly known as b2 or cafelog, was the precursor to WordPress.[26] b2/cafelog was estimated to have been installed on approximately 2,000 blogs as of May 2003.[27] It was written in PHP for use with MySQL by Michel Valdrighi, who is now a contributing developer to WordPress. Although WordPress is the official successor, another project, b2evolution, is also in active development.
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