An Ultimate guide for New WordPress Bloggers – Part 1

If you are a new blogger on the wordpress site , then this post is for you. When I joined an year back , I have found this platform to be the best , easy to understand even if you are not computer literate . The community is very supportive.  There are many bloggers who helped me to grow and understand the basics of blogging. I am not an expert as I am still on the way of learning as learning is an never ending process.


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Today I am going to share the few things which I feel every new blogger on the wordpress must know at the beginning stage.

WordPress blog setup, a guide to new bloggers

Once you have created an account on Word Press , the next step is make your blog reader friendly and easy to navigate. Here are few steps you should take to attract readers and to present your blog to the world.

About page:

This is an important page that you should write first  for your readers to give an idea about yourself and your blog. You may include your picture with a little bio too.
It gives a clear picture to the reader about what they are going to get on your blog. Take a look at my About Page

Menu:

This is a point from where readers are going to see a broad idea about the categories for which you are writing. It helps the  reader to navigate where and what they want to read.

It should be easy and clear e.g. I am writing short stories , my feelings and quotes.  When the reader clicks on Menu , it is up to the reader what they want to read. You can add categories like book reviews , affiliates , food recipes and many more.

More details here

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-navigation-menu-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/

Widgets :

There is a space on your website where you can add widgets. In the very beginning you may find it difficult to understand what these widgets are all about and why is there a need to add and where to add. You can add these widgets to sidebar i.e. on the side of the website page or at bottom of the page , depending on the the theme. This includes

  • Text widget – for adding text.
  • Search widget – for adding Search bar
  • My community- showing the blogs you follow
  • Recent post- for showing the recent post
  • Twitter timeline – for showing latest tweets
  • And many more ( check Customisation )

For more details , check out this link

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-and-use-widgets-in-wordpress/

Social Media Profiles :

This helps your follower to get connected with you on other social media platforms. You have to connect the social icons of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to your accounts. This is because your reader may know you better from your other accounts as you must be posting something different on  other accounts e.g. I post food recipes , my travel pics on my Insta Page and Facebook page.

More details here –

https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-social-media-icons-to-wordpress-menus/

Help and support Feature –

This feature has been proven a great help for me. If you have any problem at any time , do leave your question or problem there. The help team will contact you and will give you a proper solution.
You have to be little patient as it takes 12 to 24 hours for reply. But I assure you the team is really wonderful and supportive.

Ways of content appreciation :

New bloggers must know how to appreciate the blog content in a proper way. In the early months of bloggers , I found one of my follower copied my content ( Complete post ) and published under his name. I felt so bad . There are many ways to appreciate the blog content . So new bloggers must know how to appreciate the blog content . Read my related post HERE

To be continued…….

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WordPress is now 15 years old -Happy birthday

Glimpses of WordPress 15th Anniversary’s Celebration -Delhi Meetup

WordPress has been a great revolution in the world of blogging and has been growing year after year. It has been a place where you can write , share , sell , promote and the list goes on. The best part of this community is that everyone here is to support each other.

Wordpress, blogging

Few weeks back I got to know about WordPress Meet in Delhi and decided to attend to get some more knowledge about blogging and grow our WordPress community. It was basically an interactive session and celebration of WordPress 15th anniversary .

It was indeed a helpful and worth for bloggers like me. There were various topics discussed by some of the renowed personalities who has always been a great support for the wordpress community .

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  • The session started with a presentation by WordPress User,Dr Anil Singhal who is using WordPress from the last 12 years.He shared the easy steps to make a new website in 7 days without any third party.
  • A talk on “Earning opportunities in Indic Languages Blogging” was given  by Jay Paudyal, Founder, StartupCafe Academy whi is an inspiring, motivating and lively person. He explained the opportunities in blogging and content creating in various Indian languages. He is also working upon getting the URL for  website in Hindi and other Indian languages.
  • Thereafter was a  talk  on “Lessons learnt running a WordPress Business” by Daman Jeet Singh – Founder, XLplugins.
  • Discussion on Implications of GDPR – Arun Bansal, Founder, ServerGuy & Ankur Raheja, Cyber Law Expert was an important topic for bloggers and other who are using third party apps and plugins. He explained the meaning ; importance of GDPR and how be a GDPR complaint.

 

  • 15 year Celebration of WordPress

    Cake specially designed for the occasion

After an open house, we had a cake cutting celebration which was enjoyed by all of us.
The attendees also got a coffee mugs as a token of love. It was a fun filled , informative and motivating meet for bloggers and WordPress developers.

A Special thanks to Sibtain Zaheer for being a motivator and making this event successful one.

Thank you WordPress for binding us together as a worldwide growing community.

Proud to be a part of this global community

Ms Arora

P.S. -This post is specially written on the occasion of 15th Anniversary of the WordPress ie. 27 May.

How was your journey and experience so far on WordPress ?

Friday Feature #5

Friday Feature, blogging, new blogger

Welcome back to New Friday Feature Post

A hello to lovely readers !!!

Here comes the most awaited new friday feature post , featuring more than one blogger this time.

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Reason why I write Friday Feature Posts ?

During these #FRIDAY#FEATURE posts, I have met some wonderful people online who are so positive towards life and the people with whom they are connected. One of them is Helen  whom I featured on my previous friday feature post.

Why more than one featured blogger ?

As I promised, this month I am going to introduce some new bloggers who are trying to make a strong community here on WordPress . Secondly , I missed few #FF posts due to Super Blogger Challenge  . Talking about these featured bloggers, They are really wonderful.

Before I reveal the names, here is

A small request( Rules) :

  • Visit each other’s blog
  • Like , share or comment
  • Write a post a mentioning Friday Feature Posts and link to this post ( The only reason is to get connected with more bloggers,to grow our community )

Here are Friday Feature Bloggers :

FRIDAY FEATURE POST Journey of life continues

1. Blog name : life and lullabies 

About the blog – His site aims to express thoughts in different aspects, sharing connotations of life and love, creating meaningful meanings and extending horizons through writing.The content is expressed through beautifully by prose and poetry.

2. Blog Name :  Ujwalagaikwad

About the Blog: It is just her beginning and there is a long way to go. She has capacity to engage the readers through his writings.

3. Blog Name : Radicalzzradhika

About the Blog : The blog is about positivity of life and few tips for better happy life. She loves to write whatever comes in her mind.

4. Blog Name : Millennialhygge
About the blog : This blog is about Hygge (hue-guh) and hygge is a Danish term used to describe a cozy lifestyle. If that cup of coffee you’re enjoying right now gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside… guess what?! That is hygge.

5. Blog Name : The Satin Scar 

About the blog : The blog is maintained by a young 22-year-old fashion student stepping on its first step of her career by entering the world of blogging. You will definitely fall in love with her blog

Congratulations to all of you !!!

A big thank you to all who participated. Believe me you too are very special for me.

Keep blogging and keep growing your community.

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Ms Arora💕💕

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E-mail followers :spam or real ?

Hi Guys !

Hope you are enjoying your first month of the year. Actually I had some confusion regarding my e-mail followers.

I am shocked to see sudden increase in the number of new e- mail followers in the last few days. They are from outlook.com. I never had such follower earlier. There is post  like or comment on any of my post.

They seems to be spam or are they real genuine follower. Do let me know.

What do you say ? What should I do ?

Is there anyone who is facing this confusion ?

Daily prompt: shocked