Blog Fuel: Education & Encouragement for Goal-Getters
About This Show
Successful blogging requires passion & purpose, and can often times feel overwhelming. Blog Fuel provides high octane education & encouragement for goal-getters like you, helping to keep the engine of your blog and creative business running smoothly so you avoid a breakdown. Visit blogfuelpodcast.com for links to all episodes & show notes.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 018 - Getting Started with Wordpress with Julie Kotzbach
Julie is the blogger behind White Lights on Wednesday, Bread Booze Bacon, and, most recently, DIY Blog Designs. She is a self-taught Wordpress designer who has customized numerous blogs for clients, and today she's sharing her knowledge of Wordpress with you! From themes to plugins to hosting and everything in between, Julie knows her stuff! SHOW NOTES Julie's passion project has turned into her most successful blog, Bread Booze Bacon. Julie loved her designer, but hated having to go through someone else to change things, so she started teaching herself how to design Wordpress sites. Wordpress.com is a free blogging platform similar to Blogger or Wix. Your content is hosted on their servers. Wordpress.org is a self-hosted blogging platform, so you pay for hosting. You have more control, and less risk - you own the site & the content. Budget, traffic, and word-of-mouth are the three biggest factors to choosing a host. If your website is like your house, Genesis Framework (affiliate link) is the walls, the floors, etc. The child theme is the decorative aspects, like the paint, the stucco, the landscaping, etc. Genesis Framework has the functionality built into it, while child themes allow you to customize without disturbing the functionality. You can have Genesis without a child theme, but you cannot have a child theme without Genesis. Keep in mind that live views of demo themes show you every single feature. You can customize these to meet your needs. To see an example of a fully customized site Julie created, visit Southern Revivals. When choosing a theme, think about what you want on your home page and check out features of different themes. The blo