Get started on building your author website

We use the Divi theme and we love it. See below for step-by-step installation instructions!

Here are some free tutorials for building a basic author website with elegant newsletter and Mailchimp integration.

~ STEP 1 ~

GETTING DIVI & BLOOM
This describes how to get the Divi theme & Bloom plugin.

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INSTALLING DIVI & BLOOM This describes how to install the Divi theme & Bloom plugin.

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~ STEP 3 ~

SITE ICON & LOGO
This describes how to install the Divi theme & Bloom plugin.

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~ STEP 4 ~

BASIC DIVI SETTINGS
Next we’ll be hooking up the standard Divi theme settings.

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SETTING UP THE FOOTER
Now we’ll set up the footer to have our copyright information.

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BASIC PAGE LAYOUT
Here is where we’ll layout our page template.

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MENU SETUP
Now we’ll hook up our menu on the site to match our sections.

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IMAGE TEMPLATES
Pre-made image templates with Photoshop makes life easy!

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CREATING THE DYNAMIC LEAD
Here is where we create the section that will grab our readers and get them to signup.

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BASIC NEWSLETTER INTEGRATION
Here we do the basic integration using Mailchimp as our demonstration platform.

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ADDING YOUR BOOKS TO THE PAGE
We’ve finally reached the point where you can add your books!

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AUTHOR BIO
Let’s¬†update the author bio section.

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CONTACT/SOCIAL ICONS
Here we update the contact form and social icons

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Additional website tutorials

THE DUPLICATE POST PLUGIN

This plugin will save us a lot of headache when making new pages!

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STANDALONE SIGNUP PAGE - ALL SERVICES

This uses the standard Bloom settings for connecting to various newsletter services.

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STANDALONE MAILCHIMP SIGNUP PAGE - ADVANCED

Creating a Twitter source signup using the Mailchimp advanced method.

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