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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 WordPress

Finally! Zip the Sloth is instaling WordPress to create his blog. Here's the tutorial on how to install WordPress -- both the lazy way (automatically, and the way I almost always do it now) and manually (which, of course, is more complicated.)

Sloth Updates His DNS Settings

Zip the Sloth is ready to install WordPress! But his domain name refers to a dodgy splash page. Either before or after he installs WordPress he'll have to change his domain name servers so they point to his web hosting. He decides to do it now. Here's how.

Sloth Searches for a Good Host…ing Provider

Zip the sloth has chosen a domain name. But before he can get started on his great new website...someday...he will need to find a place to put that website. Let's give him some tips on choosing a good web hosting provider, types of hosting, and look at a few of the major ones.

Sloth is Master of His Own Domain (Name)

Before Zip installs WordPress, he should name his website and register a domain name! Why should he be master of his own domain (name)? Because, among other things, it gives his site the appearance of extra credibility. Here's some advice for naming a blog and how to register a domain name.

Do you REALLY want to blog? 20 or More Things to Think About Before (and After) You Start

There are so many things Zip should think about before he starts blogging. But, meh, he's too tired. Let's wake him up and give him a bunch of advice in random order. Here's some things you should think about before -- and after-- you start blogging and some advice on good habits to get into right from the get-go.

Why Blog? A Sloth and His Blog

Meet Zip the Sloth. He's lazy but wants to make a WordPress blog. Let's help him.