Easily Publish a WordPress Blog into Your Website
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms available, and with good reason: it’s incredibly easy to set up you blog, and even easier to get published. In this article, you’ll learn how to easily migrate your existing WordPress blog content into your own website. You’ll also learn how to make your blog posts easily discoverable and how to build a community around your blog. Don’t worry, we’ll keep it short – it’s not a comprehensive guide to building a WordPress blog from scratch. Instead, this article will focus on helping you move existing content from one platform to another.
Find The Perfect Domain Name
When you decide to publish a blog, the first thing you’ll need to do is find a domain name. Ideally, you’ll want to go with a.com,.net, or.org domain because these are the most commonly accepted extensions for websites. However, you don’t necessarily need to limit yourself to these three options. There are literally thousands of extensions you can choose from when you purchase a domain name. For example,.club is an extension that allows you to create a website specific to a certain group of people. You can use tools like GoDaddy’s One-Click Domain Mgt Tool to help you locate the perfect domain name for your blog.
Secure The Domain
Once you’ve found the perfect domain name for your blog, the next step is to secure it. You can do this by creating a blog on the domain you’ve chosen and then following the steps outlined on the site to activate your blog. Once you’ve completed these steps, you can then log into your dashboard and begin setting up your blog. You’ll need to decide what hosting plan you want to use (this will depend on how much traffic you expect your blog to receive) and how much space you want to make available for storage.
Set Up Your Blog For Writing
If you’ve ever written a blog article, you’ll know that the hardest part isn’t actually publishing the content – it’s finding the right topic for your article. When you’ve found that topic, the rest is a piece of cake. You can literally write the article in one afternoon and have it published the following morning. Setting up your blog for writing is incredibly easy, and it takes less than five minutes to get up and running.
To get started, click on the “+ New Blog” button inside your dashboard. You’ll then be brought to the form where you can enter a blog name and description. After you’ve entered the necessary details, click on the “+ Add Media” button to add a photo for your blog’s header.
Get Your Blog Ready For Publication
Once you’ve added a header photo and some content to your blog, it’s time to make your blog public. This is simply a matter of clicking on the “publish” icon located at the top of your dashboard. You’ll then be taken to your blog’s “preview” page – this is where you can see how your blog will look when it’s published. Make sure you check out the preview before you publish: this is where all the formatting and styling for your blog will be displayed, so make sure everything looks perfect before proceeding to publish.
Migrate Your Blog Content
Whether you’ve been blogging for years or this will be your first and only blog post, you’ll need to start by copying over all your existing blog content into your new website. The copy-pasting process is called “migrating” your blog and it’s a very simple process. Simply log into your WordPress dashboard, click on the “Migrate” link located at the top of the screen, and then click on the “Import” button to begin the process.
This will bring up a standard form where you can enter the details for each blog post you wish to migrate. For each post, simply click on the “Select all” button to select the content in the blog article and then click on the “Import” button.
Once all the content has been imported, click on the “publish” button to make the blog available to the public. Congratulations! You’ve now published a WordPress blog inside your own site.
Make Your Blog Post Discoverable
When people discover a new blog post on a website, they often share the article with their friends and family via social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. To make your blog posts discoverable to readers, you need to do two things: publish regularly and tag your posts appropriately. When you publish regularly, people will come back for more – it’s as simple as that!
To find the right hashtags for your blog posts, log into your Twitter account and search for relevant hashtags. You can also use tools like Google Keyword Planner to easily find niche-specific keywords and hashtags.
Build A Community Around Your Blog
Once you’ve published your blog content and made it discoverable, it’s time to engage with your audience. This is easier said than done, but it’s an essential part of any blog’s growth. The better you do it, the better your blog will do – it’s as simple as that!
To build a community around your blog, engage with your audience via social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook – this is where your readers are. If you have more than 500 followers on Twitter, you’ll be able to take advantage of the platform’s “public” feature. This feature allows you to see and engage with all your followers as a group – regardless of whether they follow you or not. Using this feature is highly recommended as it gives you the opportunity to engage with a much larger audience than you would typically see on your own personal profile page.
Once you’ve got enough followers to make the feature useful, you can begin using the “retweet” button on your tweets to share exciting blog posts with your followers.
Curate An Events Calendar
It’s always nice to have a head start when it comes to events planning – and being able to publish an events calendar for your blog is a great way to do that. Not only will it give you some content to work with, but it’ll also allow you to plan some awesome blog events that you can share with your readers!
To create an events calendar for your blog, head to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Calendar” link near the top of the screen. You’ll then be brought to the WordPress events calendar where you can select different dates for each event.
To add events, click on the “+ Add Event” button located at the top of the screen. Enter the details for your event – including the date and time – and then click on the “+ Add Calendar” button at the top of the screen to select it.
Leverage On-Site Promotion
One of the things that make WordPress so easy to use is that they’ve integrated on-site and off-site marketing into one platform. This means you don’t have to worry about finding relevant platform-specific content to promote – everything you put out there is automatically considered marketing material!
If you’ve read this far, you may be wondering what on earth does all this information matter? Simply put, all these steps are necessary if you want your blog to do well. If you want to gain popularity and establish yourself as an authority in your niche, you need to follow these steps – and you’ll soon see the benefits!