Password Management: lastpass.com

You may want to get a Gmail account for this website for better optimization tools and tricks.  You can forward any mail that goes there to your main email account or vice versa.

Grammarly for Chrome/Firefox  (spelling and grammar)

Domain Hosting Dreamhost.com

After setting up the domain, let it sit over nite so the DNS can propagate thru out the system.  It takes 24 to 48 hours for all the systems around the world to start to recognize that the domain is real and hosted.

You can set up WordPress within a few hours after setting up the domain name, but most people will not be able to access the website for at least 24 hours.

One Click Installs: WordPress

Settings >Permalinks > Post Name

Appearance> Customize

Set up Google Analytics (gmail account)

Plugins:

  • Akismet
  • Jetpack
  • Fast Secure Contact Form
  • WordFence
  • Yoast SEO
  • Kraken Image Optimizer – After you download and activate the plugin, use this link to set up account (free or premium)
  • Social Media Widget

 

While you are waiting for all this to get working, go set up your social media profiles

Use the same name or (see below) as your website for:

For best results, you may want to use LVHippie as user/account name on the social media sites. It’s shorter

 

For starting out, there is a part of JetPack that once set up and connected, will instantly post to all these social media sites immediately once you hit “publish” on your post – Later, I will show you a plugin that will do it natively and with better SEO.

When uploading to YouTube, use this extension on Google Chrome: TubeBuddy