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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.

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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.

Hueman Free Theme CSS Tweaks

Zip is using the Hueman free them currently. Here are a few CSS changes he made for styling the author box, links, and tags.

Post Formats in WordPress

Zip is using a theme that supports post formats. What are post formats in WordPress and how do you use them?

How to Add a Favicon in WordPress

Zip wants his website to show the little icon that appears in the browser tab. Here's how to add a favicon (and site icon) in WordPress.

Sloth Adds a Logo (Adding a Logo to Your Header and Where to Get One)

Zip's theme allows him to add a custom logo to his header. If your theme offers the ability to add a custom logo, here's how and where to do it. Also, this post provides some tips for creating a logo and links to some websites that allow you to create logos easily.

Sloth Has Fun With Fonts (How to Choose a Font and 12 Fun Font Pairings)

Zip has added some colors to his website. Next, he needs to choose some fonts. Typography is an important part of your website's design. Here's more about choosing fonts along with 12 fun font pairings he is considering.

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