Installing WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

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STEP 5

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Installing WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][vc_column_text]This is Step 5 in the launch of your WordPress blog – (we say incredulously in case you didn’t know ;)).

There are 15 steps involved in installing the plugins needed to launch your WordPress blog:

1) Download the Contact Form 7 plugin zip file OR a link to the wordpress directory download

2) Download the Facebook Comments plugin zip file  OR a link to the wordpress directory download

3) Download the Yoast SEO plugin zip file  OR a link to the wordpress directory download

4) Download the MailChimp for WordPress plugin zip file OR a link to the wordpress directory download

5) Download the Disable Comments zip file OR a link to the wordpress directory download

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16) Update Yoast SEO Settings

17) Update MailChimp plugin Settings

18) Update Disable Comments plugin Settings

 

Step 6 is waiting for you and is next in line! You will be adding the first pages to your WordPress blog.

 

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