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Setting up blog – WordPress, Google Analytics, DISQUS.

As I said in my first blog post,

How to setup a blog using WordPress along with Google Analytics, DISQUS comments system,

There are lot of great tutorials online, so I will just put them together.

This tutorial will cover setting up WordPress, Google Analytics, DISQUS, also how to make your site appear in search results.

Things you will need


setting up blog

Installing WordPress

Just follow this great tutorial, If you are going with square7.ch or bplaced.net then follow the FTP method.

How to Install WordPress - Complete WordPress Installation Tutorial

on square7.ch and bplaced.net the database name and username for that database is same.

I recommend FileZilla as FTP client.


Adding DISQUS to your blog

Disqus provides really great comments system,

Create new site on disqus.com/admin

Adding site to disqus

From your WP dashboard go to Plugins -> Add New and search for Disqus Comment System plugin by disqus,

After installing and activating just follow onscreen instructions.


Setting up Google Analytics

This tutorial explains why it’s necessary to add analytics

How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress for Beginners

To install Google Analytics in your WP blog you can install Google Analytics by MonsterInsights plugin.

Activate it login using Google account.

Once you done the setup, after some days you will see ghost spam in Google Analytics,

What is ghost spam and how to filter it?

Complete Guide to Removing Google Analytics Spam and Other Junk Traffic


When you create new site, it’s not added automatically in the index of google or other search engine.

To add your site to Google search index go to,

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home

Search Console 1 Search Console 2

upload the html to the host and click on the link to confirm your ownership.

It takes some time to index your pages,

to see the indexed pages of your site, search

“site:yoursitename.domain”

for our site it will be site:bhavin192.square7.ch

For more information refer to this article,

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Your-Website-Indexed-by-Google


Some other plugins

Crayon Syntax Highlighter

https://wordpress.org/plugins/crayon-syntax-highlighter/

Easy FancyBox

https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-fancybox/


Feel free to ask, I will try to help you. 🙂


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