Share Your Thoughts! WordPress Blog Setup Package

$495.00

Description

As you may be aware, a blog maintains and publishes an ongoing chronicle of your writing. WordPress is one of the easiest and most powerful blogging and website platforms – in fact, it currently powers 28% of the world’s websites!

You may be a fantastic writer but you’re not as strong when it comes to the technical skills necessary to create a WordPress website. You want your blog to be setup correctly so that it is fast and easy to use. You want it to look professional and be easy to use on the backend when you are posting your amazing blog posts!

That’s where I can help. My WordPress Blog Setup Package will help you get your blog ready for you to start writing and publishing your amazing writing with the world.

The WordPress Blog Setup Package includes:

Pre-publication

WordPress Installation on Hosting Service

I will log in to your current hosting provider account and install WordPress on your domain. This will establish the foundation needed to create your blog.

Premium GeneratePress Theme Installation ($40 value) & Setup

GeneratePress is my theme of choice. It is a solid, safe, and flexible theme that is streamlined and fast. I have purchased a multi-site license for the premium version which I can legally install and use on your website. Once I install the GeneratePress theme, I will adjust the settings to fit the specifications you have established for your website.

Premium BeaverBuilder Plugin Installation ($99 value)

BeaverBuilder is a user-friendly page builder that makes creating pages easy for everyone. If you plan on having additional pages on your website, like an About Page or Contact Page, this plugin will make the creation process much easier and visually appealing. I have purchased a multi-site license for the premium version which I can legally install and use on your website.

All In One WP Migration Plugin Installation

Have a full backup of your website is critical to quickly handling any technical issues or hacking attempts that cause trouble on your website. All In One WP Migration is a free plugin that exports your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes with no technical knowledge required. This allows you to restore your website in a matter of minutes, if necessary.

Related Posts Thumbnails Plugin Installation & Setup

Once someone has read a blog post, it is very helpful for them to see suggestions on similar blog posts they may be interested in. Related Posts Thumbnails Plugin will add related posts thumbnails after each post and allows you to customize thumbnail sizes, display settings, and type of relationships.

Wordfence Security Plugin Installation & Setup

Security is paramount to any website. Wordfence has been my go-to security plugin for years. With over 43 Million downloads, it is clear I am not the only one who appreciates everything the Wordfence plugin has to offer. Powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, WordFence Firewall stops you from getting hacked. Wordfence Scan leverages the same proprietary feed, alerting you quickly in the event your site is compromised. The Live Traffic view gives you real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts on your website. A deep set of additional tools rounds out the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available. Once I have installed the plugin, I will adjust the settings to best protect your website.

WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin Installation

WordPress doesn’t make it super easy to see when posts are scheduled. The Editorial Calendar plugin gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog.

Yoast SEO Plugin Installation & Setup

Writing a great blog post is the first step. Helping Google and other Search Engines help people find your great blog post is the second step. Because no one wants to talk to an empty room. The Yoast SEO Plugin is the #1 WordPress SEO plugin. It is very user-friendly and gets your blog started off on the right SEO foot. Once I install the plugin, I will adjust the settings to optimize the SEO of your website.

Setup & Customization

General Settings

Every WordPress website has 7 groups of settings that set the foundation for the website. I will adjust these settings to your specifications so that your website looks and runs how you would like it to.

Navigation Settings

If you decide to have more pages than just the blog home page, I will add a menu based on your design and functionality specifications. This will ensure that your website visitors will be able to easier find what they need on your website.

Category and Tag Setup

Every blog post you write needs to be categorized so that your visitors can easily find what they are interested in reading. Tags can also be added so you can fine tune the references in the content of your blog posts in case your visitors are looking for a specific product, service, and/or person. At a minimum, I will change the generic ‘Uncategorized’ category to ‘General’ so that your website doesn’t look amateurish.

One Additional Page Setup

Most bloggers want to include an “About” page on their blog so that their readers can learn a bit more about the amazing individual who is writing what they’re reading. I will create an “About” page for you using the content and images you provide.

Post-publication

Google Analytics Account Setup & Linking

Knowing who is visiting your site, how they found your website, and what they do once they get to your website is critical to understanding your audience and building your website traffic. Google Analytics is an amazing tool that will provide this information and more! I will create a Google Analytics account for your website, link it to the website, and confirm that everything is working correctly so you can start collecting date from your very first blog post.

Google Search Console Account Setup, First Fetch & Sitemap Submission

The Google Search Console is how people let Google know that their website exists. Creating a Google Search Console account for your new website is critical to getting it to show up on Google Search Results and Search Engine Optimization. I will create a Google Search Console account for your website, request the first fetch (which asks Google to review your website) and also submit your sitemap(s) so Google knows exactly what is contained on your website so it can understand it and represent it correctly in the Google search results.

1 Month of Weekly Website Monitoring and Maintenance ($84 value)

To make sure that your blog is working correctly, I will include a free month of my Weekly Website Monitoring and Maintenace. This includes 24/7 Uptime Monitoring, a weekly security, and malware scan, a weekly website full backup saved on your server and on mine, a weekly update of WordPress, the GeneratePress theme, and/or plugins, as needed. I will also conduct a complete Website audit each week to make sure everything is looking and acting as intended.

So, if you ready to share your wisdom, wit, and thoughts with the world through a blog but you are a little intimidated about setting up the website, I am here to help.

My WordPress Blog Setup Package will take away all of that anxiety and replace it with excitement and anticipation!

Just click the “Add to Cart” button at the top and I will be in touch with you via email to get the details about your project.

Please note that you will need your own domain and hosting in order for me to setup your blog.

If you do not have your own domain and/or hosting service, I am happy to do that for you. Please send your preferred domain to me at alisha@alishamcfarland.com so I can find out if it is available. I will then forward details about domain registration and acquiring a hosting service provider along with the additional cost.

Thank you!