Creating a free WordPress blog is easy. By following a few easy steps, anyone can start building a blog within minutes. These can be used for business or pleasure, and WordPress is an excellent way to get acquainted with basic web development.
First, visit WordPress and find the Get Started button. This button redirects to a secure webpage that allows users to fill in all of their basic information required to create a free account. The next step requires entering a valid e-mail address, a preferred username, password and a desired blog name. Once all of this information is filled out, a confirmation e-mail will be sent that provides an activation link for the blog. Once activated, it is completely ready for use.
Posts, Pages and Plug-Ins
The process is just as easy from this point on. Logging into WordPress will lead to the dashboard, which is like the command center of the blog. The blog is structured with an standard theme. Depending on the appearance and functionality desired, a different theme may be chosen. Most of the free themes will do the job, though there are some sites that sell WordPress themes.Changing the look and organization of the page is done with themes and widget placement, or optionally, HTML/CSS code.
Creating a new entry is done with the “posts” option, and creating a page that is more in-depth or important to have as a standalone resource on the site can be done with the “pages” option. That’s all it takes to get started. There are other custom features to WordPress that are more advanced, but those are unnecessary in the early stages.
Posts and pages can receive comments, though in the early stages, these will often be spam. WordPress features plug-ins to deal with issues like these. In the case of spam comments, WordPress provides “Askimet” as a default plug-in. This plug-in adds a group of distorted letters that people must read and confirm before adding a comment. This helps to manage spam, because automated scripts do not possess the capability to understand small phrases. Thousands of plug-ins are available, and many of them are free. This is just one example of a WordPress plug-in, and the multitude of possibilities available is extremely convenient for other various tasks, like integrating analytics or social media into a site.
When to Call a Professional
WordPress is one of the most powerful tools one can use to create and customize a blog. It is simple to make changes to the blog without code knowledge. However, if this seems too baffling, it might be best to call a professional. MyModernWeb creates every website and blog on the WordPress platform. We believe it is best!
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