Blog Basics

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From the Beginning...

Here are posts arranged by category in sequence as Zip goes about creating his blog, Slothverse.com.

Before You Start Blogging

Here are some preliminary posts written about things to consider and to do before you even install WordPress.

I've Installed WordPress, now what?

Zip has installed WordPress. Here are some tips about preliminary steps in configuring WordPress and your new blog.

Customizing Your Appearance

Zip is ready to do some basic customizations to the appearance of his new website. Here are some basic tutorials from adding a theme to configuring a menu.

Search Engine Optimization

These are basic posts for setting up an SEO plugin and doing prelimiary search engine optimization for your posts and pages.

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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.

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.

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