WordPress Site Basics is all about You, how you can setup a WordPress website and start Blogging. We try to give you all the basic knowledge to get started and show you the next steps.
What is a Blog?
According to WordPress.org A blog is a collection of commentary posted on the internet. There are all different types of blogs including personal, corporate, political, podcasts, photographic, and more. Blog posts are typically displayed in reverse-chronological order with the latest posts at the top. Many blogs allow readers to comment on the blogger’s post, which can create a sense of community and encourage discussion.
Blogging is great, its fun, its creative, its connecting to other people and you can even make some money with it. You can show your expertise and share you passion with others on the internet and connect to kindred souls.
Because WordPress is the best blogging platorm you can find, it also free and easy to use. Currently over 72 Million websites are powered by WordPress.
We are not talking about the free service you can get at WordPress.com here, we are talking about the free software from WordPress.org. To use this software you need your own Domain and WordPress Hosting to install the system.
After the installation there are several things you need to configure and some extra software like widgets and plugins to install. You can read all about those steps and more here on WordPress Site Basics.
A Few Basic Blogging Tips
Starting a new blog is difficult and this can put many people off. Some may get off to a good start only to become quickly discouraged because of the lack of comments or visits. You want to stand out from this crowd of millions of bloggers, you want to be one of the few hundred thousand blogs that are actually visited. Here are some simple tips to help you on your way to blogging mastery:
1. Post regularly, but don't post if you have nothing worth posting about.
2. Stick with only a few specific genres to talk about.
3. Don't put ‘subscribe' and ‘vote me' links all over the front page until you have people that like your blog enough to ignore them (they're usually just in the way).
4. Use a clean and simple theme if at all possible.
5. Enjoy, blog for fun, comment on other peoples' blogs (as they normally visit back).
6. Have fun blogging and remember, there are no rules to what you post on your blog!
The WordPress Basics
So after reading the above information,you are up to the task and want to learn WordPress and how to blog? Keep reading this site, subscribe for free new information and start by getting your own domain name and website hosting. You own domain and hosting are critical for your success as you need the freedom that comes with using your own installation of WordPress.