Most Important Elements of a Blog or Website if Starting in 2020

Most Important Elements of a Blog or Website if Starting in 2020

Most Important Elements of a Blog or Website if Starting in 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Most Important Elements of a Blog or Website
Most Important Elements of a Blog or Website


It is easy and very cheap to start a blog in 2020.

WordPress.org is the most popular blogging app, which is free. WordPress themes and professionally built add-ons are accessible. And, actually, there are millions of free tutorials to continue (including this one). The only expense to launch a blog is the price you'll spend for a web server and a domain name.


Introduction: What is blogging?


For first, a journal became simply recognized as a "blog" before the term "web record." was coined. A web record is an internet newsletter that presents the material in reverse chronological order, with the most current articles showing first.

When the Web expanded and technologies evolved (mostly in the late nineties), people recognized the advantages of blogging. News media continued to use blogs for communication and view creation, companies began using blogs for messaging and customer support. Specialized writers use forums to attract more users who are involved in a similar topic matter. Blogging expanded into the mainstream.







Today, anybody with Internet access to a device will become a blogger.

How to start a blog in 6 Easy Steps


To start a blog, here are the steps to follow. We will go into details for each of these steps in this article.

  1. Find the right niche for your blog.
  2. Choose and register your blog domain.
  3. Buy a web host.
  4. Set up your blog with WordPress.
  5. Design your blog with pre-built WP themes.
  6. Select and install essential add-ons.

Step 1: Find the right niche


That is typically how a newbie begins a blog: they'd talk about Monday's jobs, Tuesday's activities, Wednesday's movies they watched, and weekend's political views.

In brief, some individuals actually compose without a particular emphasis on a broad variety of topics.

Yeah, these blogs will accumulate in their friends and family daily monitoring; but that's it.

It is very difficult to have a significant number of loyal readers when you are blogging at random because people will not know if you are a film critic, food critic, or book critic. Advertisers will also be reluctant to advertise with you because they don't know what it is. To build a successful blog, you need to find a niche. You choose a profitable subject in which you are interested or in which you specialize, and you stay in it.



So how to find a profitable blog niche? These are some of the key points.




  • Fill a need:
If you ever said, "I would like someone to write a blog about this," that's the time for a-ha. If this is a subject you'd want to hear more about, it's also a subject many people want to talk about.
What information is special to you? Where would you provide the topic with anything special that nothing else would offer? It might also be from an expert interview.
  • Something that you are passionate about:
Recall that for years to come, you'll compose, read, and speak about your subject every day. If you don't have much confidence in your blog's style, it will be really hard to live permanently.
You'll probably enjoy learning about such subjects.
  •   The topic that has permanence power (evergreen content):
Although the debate is fantastic, next week the subject isn't expected to be here. For eg, if you're excited about Vine and start a blog that's based on it, you'll be out of material when it goes out of style. It's easier to concentrate on a more general subject, like "cutting-edge trends in social networks" or "image applications that make you vibrate." That way, if a design falls out of favor, your blog will always be conscious of something that replaces it.
  • Profitable:
Last but not least, the blog has to be in a market where you can make income. Ask yourself whether it's a subject that draws followers and creates revenue, whether by ads or sales. If you're blogging to help your current firm, is the blog pulling in new clients? If you're blogging only because you're passionate about the subject, is there any way to monetize your blog?

I use SpyFu, a pay-per-click advertisement method to sometimes measure a niche's productivity. My theory is behind this: because marketers pay Google Adwords thousands of dollars, there has to be investment in that area.

Step 2: Register a domain name

When you have found a location, it's time to pick a domain name (your site name) and sign.

Godaddy and NameCheap are the two domain registrars that I have used since I began my company on the Web in 2004.

A .com domain costs $10.69/year in Name Cheap at this point of writing and $12.99/year in GoDaddy. GoDaddy is the world's largest domain registrar; on the other hand, the cheaper name is a little simpler and I think it provides a greater user experience. Consider reading Timothy's guidance on comparing the two for closer analysis.

Step 3: Select a web host for your blog


Next stop - hosting.

My recommendation to newbies is to always continue with a community site host.

In cooperative hosting: exchange space with other users on the site. The hosting ability is smaller than other hosting solutions (VPS, devoted, etc.) but it will cost far less (often < $5/month after registration) and would need less technological expertise to start.

In this tutorial, I will use InMotion Hosting as an illustration of how to purchase a web host (quick tour) I opted primarily for InMotion Hosting because:
      The company has a strong track record. You don't want to run a regular hosting service because if the run exits (which sadly I've seen quite a lot lately) anything on your site might be corrupted. This platform is operated by InMotion Hosting where you are viewing.

       Reliable: InMotion Hosting for me stays available much of the time (uptime > 99.99 per cent).
InMotion Hosting has a fair quality. With WHSR's exclusive discount, InMotion's entry level lodging package begins at $3.99 a month. It is in accordance with Mi 2020 cheap accommodation industry research-where I find the average price of affordable accommodation (for 24-month subscription) is $4.84/month.
To start, click here to visit InMotion Hosting.

The link will take you to a special landing page where you will get an exclusive discount as a WHSR user.

For more blog hosting options and tips, check out my detail of the WordPress hosting guide.

Can I use a free blogging platform instead?

One of the most frequently asked questions about blogs: “What about those free blogging platforms? Can I make a free blog?

I know. Free platforms like Blogger or WordPress.com (It's not the WordPress.org we talked about in this post) is tempting. They are 100% free and super simple to set up.
However, I don't recommend running your blog on a free platform like WordPress.com or Blogger.com.

However, keep in mind that hosting a blog on free platforms means that your blog is living with a name like blogname.blogspot.com or blogname.wordpress.com.
By keeping your blog on a free platform, let the platform be your name and limit your potential with its rules and restrictions.

For example, Blogger.com does not allow its users to post non-Google ads; WordPress.com does not allow image ads and imposes several limitations on sponsored publications and affiliate marketing.

If you are serious with blogs, just get your own domain and hosting. Period.

Step 4. Setting up WordPress

As soon as your InMotion Hosting account is ready, it is time to log in to your administration area and install your blogging platform (in our case, WordPress).
Why WordPress

I personally believe that WordPress is the best blogging platform for newbies. And I am not alone.

According to statistics built with, more than 66% (or 7.7 million) of the blog in the United States are based on the WordPress platform. Worldwide, there are almost 27 billion blogs built with WordPress (the global population is 7.2 billion at the time of writing, so you can see the context).

WordPress settings

There are two ways to install WordPress: the platform on which you are going to configure your blog.


One, you can do it manually by downloading the WordPress.org files and uploading them to your web server; or, use the automatic installation application (Softaculous) provided by InMotion Hosting. Both methods are quite simple, but for newbies: I don't see why I should do it manually.

# 1: Manual WordPress installation

The official step-by-step guide can be found here. In a quick look, here are the steps you should do:
Download and unzip the WordPress package on your local PC. 
Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all the privileges to access and modify it.
Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.  
 Open wp-config.php in the text editor (notepad) and complete the details of your database. 
Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server.  
Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin / install.php in your web browser. If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php; If you installed WordPress in your own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php
And that's it
# 2: Automatic WordPress installation


Well, I guess you just skipped the manual installation guide and it comes to this part. Wise choice;)

The easiest way to configure WordPress is to "auto" install it using InMotion Hosting Softaculous (a built-in an application that allows you to install WordPress in a few clicks).
Sign in to WordPress

Once you have installed your WordPress system, you will be given a URL to log in to the WordPress administrator page.
In most cases, the URL will be something like this (it depends on the folder in which you installed WordPress): http://www.exampleblog.com/wp-admin
It is a good idea to bookmark this wp-admin login URL as it will come here very often.

Now, go to this administrator URL and log in with your default username and password (the one you entered when you previously installed WordPress), and there you are now in the WordPress administrator area. This will be the part of the blog that only you as an administrator can access.

Step: 5 Design your blog with prefabricated themes

Now that we have WordPress ready, it's time to go deeper. Like all CMS, a WordPress blog consists of 3 main elements:
  • CMS Core: the system we previously installed using the automatic installer.
  • Complements: additional functions that provide additional controls and functions in your blog
  •  Themes - the design of your blog
In other words, to design your WordPress blog, all we have to do is customize the design of your blog theme.

The beauty of WordPress is that the design of your blog, also known as a theme, is separated from the background system.

You can change your theme as often as you want, customize a packaged theme or even create a new theme from scratch if you have the design skills.

However, to have a nice design for your blog, you don't have to create a theme from scratch.
Other people have already done this for you, after all.

Yes, that is correct.

The truth is that most WordPress bloggers do not create their own blog themes. Rather, what most of us do is choose a theme already made (or a raw theme) and customize it according to our needs. There are endless beautiful (and useful) WordPress themes on the Internet: a simple Google search will lead to millions.

If this is the first time you have created a WordPress blog, I suggest you start with a theme that has already been made and modify it along the way.

This is where you can get WordPress layouts ready to use:
  • Official WordPress themes directory (free)
  • WordPress Theme Clubs ($ 89 / year - $ 400 one-time payment)
  • WordPress Theme Marketplace ($ 30 - $ 100 one-time payment)

We will see each option below.

Official WordPress themes directory


Visit: WordPress theme directory

This is where you can get all the free WordPress themes. The themes listed in this directory follow very strict standards provided by WordPress developers, therefore, in my opinion, this is the best place to get free and error-free theme designs.



Paid WordPress theme club

Another way to get high quality paid themes is to subscribe to WordPress theme clubs.

If this is the first time you heard about theme clubs, this is how it works: you pay a flat fee to join the club and you get several designs offered at the clubs. The themes offered in Theme Club are generally professionally designed and updated regularly.

Elegant Themes, Press studio and Artisan Themes There are three WordPress themes that I recommend clubs.

There are many more others out there - Some clubs even serve a particular industry, such as real estate agents or schools; but we will only cover three in this article.



Elegant Themes



Visit: ElegantThemes.com. Price: $ 89 / year or $ 249 / shelf life

Elegant themes are possibly the most popular WordPress theme club in the industry. With more than 500,000 satisfied customers, the theme site offers more than 87 beautiful and impressive themes to choose from. It also allows you to download premium add-ons that will improve your online business. The subscription in the elegant theme is quite affordable. 

You can enjoy access to all themes on unlimited sites for $ 69 / year. If you also want to use the supplements, you must pay $ 89 / year. If you love Elegant Themes, you can also purchase the lifetime plan for a one-time payment of $ 249.



My experience with Elegant Themes was generally positive and I have no problem recommending them.



It is affordable and easy to use, and the customization options are virtually endless. Whether you are a casual blogger or an experienced businessman, Elegant Themes is not only a great way to improve the aesthetic appeal of your website but also helps make your site navigable and easier to use, which is good to attract more traffic and increase your traffic. deal.

Studiopress



Visit: StudioPress.com. Price: $ 99 / item or $ 499 / life time

If you have been a WordPress user for a long time, then you have probably heard of StudioPress. It is popular for its Genesis Framework, the minimalist and SEO-friendly 
WordPress framework for all StudioPress themes.

StudioPress offers flexible pricing based on your needs. The Genesis framework with a secondary theme is available for a one-time payment of $ 59.99. The premium theme, which includes the Genesis Framework, costs $ 99 each. If you want to access all topics, you can pay $ 499.

Craftsmen themes

Visit: Artisans' themes. Price: $ 129 / each


Artisan Themes is not your usual WordPress theme club. Instead of downloading themes with prefabricated designs, this theme club allows you to create a theme from scratch using more than 20 modules (calls to action, tiled screens, portfolio items, etc.).

You can unleash modules on their topics. Two of his most functional and contemporary themes are Indigo and Modules. Unlike other WordPress theme sites, you can only purchase individual themes for $ 129 each.

Ready-made sites are perfect for people who don't want the hassle of customizing a WordPress theme. Simply choose the topic that best describes your business so you can configure it in minutes. You can only use the Ready-made Sites if you have installed the store theme as specified.

WordPress Themes Marketplace

WordPress Themes Marketplace is where you can choose and buy themes designed by professionals from multiple providers. Because WordPress has such a large user base, there are a lot of large markets (and thousands of suppliers and developers) to choose from.

For example, my personal favorite, Themeforest (part of Envato), offers a large collection of premium WordPress themes carefully organized based on themes, added date, user ratings, and price.

Step: 6 Install essential WordPress plugins

When it comes to plugins, there are over 47,000 options available from the WordPress library. These add-ons can help you integrate features such as online shopping, reservations, and subscription options. You could even give your website design a special touch using landing page builders, carousel sliders, and video backgrounds.

But before getting excited, you must install some add-ons that can guarantee the performance, security, marketing and personalization of your website. Keep in mind
that the WordPress website carries risks, especially because you need to join many moving parts.

The following are some essential supplements that I recommend.


Accessories for security and protection against spam

For security and protection against spam, Akismet, Vault Press, Limit Login Attempt, WordFence, and iThemes Security are the five add-ons I recommend.
Akismet is one of the oldest add-ons that come with your default WordPress. This add-on helps you compare all your comments regarding your service to see if they are spam. It collects all spam and allows you to check it on the "comments" administration screen of your blog.

Vault Press, on the other hand, is a real-time security and backup scanning service designed by Automattic, the company that operates more than 24 million WordPress sites. This add-on gives you the functionality to back up and synchronize all your posts, comments, multimedia files, revisions, and control panel settings on servers. WordPress allows unlimited login attempts by default. With the Limit login plug-in, you can limit the number of login attempts by logging in and using automatic cookies. After a specific number of retries, block an Internet address so you don't try to log in, making it difficult for attackers.

WordFence and iThemes Security are add-ons that combine all the necessary security features of WordPress. The main function of this add-on is to reinforce the security of a blog without having to worry about conflicting features or losing something on your site or blog.
Visit: Akismet, Press vault, Limit connection attempts, WordFence and iThemes Security

Search Engine Optimization Plugins

Although WordPress is an SEO-friendly blogging platform, there is much more to do to improve your basic SEO scores on the site with the help of add-ons.
WordPress SEO developed by Yoast and All In One SEO Pack developed by Michael Torbert for examples, could be very good additions to your plugin list.
  Visit: WordPress SEO and Everything in an SEO package 

Plugins to share on social networks

Once you have your live blog and are writing attractive content, you will need an easy way for visitors to share your content. In fact, this should be part of your marketing strategy to gain more traffic. The best option is a complement of social networks, which will automatically place small icons on top, below, or next to their content so that people can share it.

Plugins for better blog performance

When it comes to blogging performance optimization, W3 Total The cache is one of the most popular options. Improves the user experience on your site by increasing server performance, reducing download time, and increasing page loading speed. W3 Total Cache is recommended by many of the main web servers and is used by a large number of large blogs.

The other two add-ons that close in this category are Cloud Flare and WP Super Cache.
Cloud Flare is a free add-on provided by the CDN company, Cloud Flare; while WP Super Cache is developed by Donncha and Automattic (The company that developed and operates WordPress now).
  
Visit: W3 Total Cache, Cloudflare, and Super GT cache
And that's it!

Domain and hosting, checked. WordPress settings, checked. Blog theme, revised. Essential plugins, verified.

Congratulations! Now you have a functioning blog to show the world.
And you are ready to publish our first post.

To write and publish a new publication, simply navigate to the left sidebar, click on 'Publications'> 'Add new' and you will be directed to the writing screen. Click on 'Preview' to preview how things look in the front-end (what your readers will see), click on 'Publish' once the post is complete.

Here is a quick view of how the WordPress panel looks. All right, right?

Taking your blog to the next level
Yes, creating a blog and publishing your first publication is a great step.
But it's only stepping # 1. There is still much to be done.

To have a successful blog, you need to actively grow and improve your blog. There are many factors involved in building a successful blog. Using the right data set, choosing the best tools, and applying the best strategy makes the impact the success of your blog.
Also, your blog needs to stand on its own feet. That is, you have to earn enough money to pay for accommodation and other marketing costs.
See our advanced tips and tutorials in the right sidebar for more information.

Free blogging tools you can use

Although there are useful and free online web tools and services, the problem is to collect them among all other unwanted or unwanted tools.
As a goodbye gift for reading my guide here, I will provide you with a list of free tools that we use all the time in WHSR. Good luck, and I wish you success on your blog journey.

Writing tools
  • Hemingway application - Write short and bold with this tool.
  • Freedom - Block distracting websites so you can write some crap.
  • Saying - Distraction-free writing tool.
  • Evernote - The only tool that needs introduction.
Image tools
  • Fotor - Edit and design beautiful image tools for social media publications, posters, invitations, etc.
  • canvas - Design beautiful images and social media posts.
  • Design assistant - Create beautiful images using free templates and ready-made images.
  • JPEG Mini - Reduce the size of .jpeg files.
  • Tiny PNG - Reduce the size of .png files.
  • Skitch - Taking notes of the image.
  • Pic Monkey - Award-winning image editing tool.
  • Pik al graph - Simple tool for creating infographics.
  • Pixlr - Image editing tool.
  • WHSR free icons - Free icons designed by our internal designer.
  • Favicon.io - The best favicon generator, ever.
References, research, and blog materials
  • World scientist - Free academic newsletter.
  • The book of facts of the world - No kidding - world information directly from the CIA.
  • Tech Republic - White papers, reports, and case studies on technology.
  • Sherpa Marketing - Free marketing reports.
  • Commercial pub - Free magazines, white papers, and case studies.
  • Hubspot Library - Good source of reference in marketing.
  • Angle.co/Companies - Startup ideas and financing news about startups.
  • CrunchBase - News about new companies.
  • BuzzFeed Trends - Find the latest hot topics on BuzzFeed.
  • Creative writing message - Ideas and directions to overcome writing blocks.
  • Google Alerts - Receive alert emails about the new content you are following.
Social networks, marketing, and SEO tools
  • Bing Webmaster Tool - Free Bing site diagnostic tool.
  • Google Webmaster Tool - Google’s free site diagnostic tool.
  • Follow - Stalk your competitors
  • Majestic SEO - The free version allows you to check a site link profile (CF / TF) quickly.
  • Engage Bay -All-in-one marketing, sales and services automation platform
  • Similar page checker - Check for duplicate pages in your blog.
  • The local business scheme - Scheme reference for local businesses/blogs.
  • As an explorer - Check the social metrics of your content (or that of the competition).
  • Tweet Deck - Manage multiple Twitter accounts in a control panel.
  • Topsy - Analyze the main tweets and Twitter users.
  • Buzz Sumo - Find popular and influential content on the main social networks.
  • Tagboard - Market research in social networks.
  • IFTTT - Publish content on multiple social media platforms easily.

Web statistics and productivity tools
  • Google Analytics - Free web statistics.
  • Matomo - Google Analytics minus Google.
  • YouTube Analytics - Statistics of your YouTube videos.
  • WP Statistics - Compare your WordPress blog with others.
  • Street process - Simple process and workflow management.
  • Bitcatcha - Check site speed from different locations 8.
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