WordPress is a free and open-source content management system(CMS). it based on PHP and MySQL. “Blog” is abbreviated from “weblog”. And the blog describes websites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. It features like a diary and links to articles on other websites. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web. It is used in more than 60 million websites.
It WordPress is an easy to use flexible blog script. As a publisher, it creates a good experience as it provides a great set of features. Main features;
- Edit and publish posts.
- Search within contents.
- Sort articles to appropriate categories.
After installing WordPress, you can start working on your blog. Navigate to the WP login page entering the URL: www.yourdomainname.com/wp-login.php . Enter the login details that you have set up during installation.
How to Start Blogging?
Click on Posts→Add New link from your dashboard, to start writing in your WordPress blog. The page that opens now is the place where you can create your article. When you click on Publish, the post immediately will appear on the front page of blog.
How to Use Categories in WordPress?
For organizing your posts, you should use WordPress categories. To create these categories, go to Posts→Categories. On the left side there is a tab which helps to create categories.
Before designing a blog, one should create a striking website address (url). Generally, bloggers use their own name as the url. Name followed by “wordpress.com”. Example: http://Blog’sName.wordpress.com . It’s completely free.
Get a Blog of your own -Tips
- Creating account
First sign up using WordPress.com. Click on ‘Sign Up’ in the centre. Type blog address of your choice. It will show up to date feedback about whether the address is available or not. Choose a username and password next. It should be the email address associated with the account. And the language will be English (by default). Click on ‘Create blog’. To complete the registration process, go to mail and click on the link. Now your account is active.
To login to your account with the username and password provided, click on ‘Dashboard’.
- An Active Theme
Go to Appearance→Themes. You can browse the WP theme library to get interesting themes. Click on ‘Live Preview’ when you see a theme which is FREE and interesting. To activate the theme which you like, click on ‘Save and Activate’.
- Blog Design
Blog website designing! For the design setting, go to Settings→General Settings. Type in the name first. This name is shown as the header. When the readers open your site, this will appear there. It is not compulsory that it should be as same as your url. At the bottom, click on ‘Save’.
If you want to see your NEW blog, click on the name you have given.
Widgets helps to increase the beauty and design of your blog. It also demands more functionality to blog. Go to Appearance→Widgets on the left hand menu bar. You can select the things want you want your readers to see. It will be shown in the page according to the theme you have selected. The common widgets are Email Subscription form (aka a widget called ‘Follow blog’) Categories, Archives and a Facebook like box. If you are adding widget, then drag the things you need to appropriate places. These widgets will change the layout your blog.
- Your First Post!
How to write a professional blog content? In the left hand menu bar, there is Posts→Add new. It is better to type and edit your post on a word processing program that doing it in the ‘New Post’ page. The title will reach at the top where you can see ‘Enter title here’.
Highlight the content where you need the link in the body. Click on odd-looking chain link thingy in menu bar placed above the content window, paste the actual link in the pop-up box, then click on “add link” at the bottom. Then click on “SAVE DRAFT”.
By clicking on ‘Preview’, you can see the page as such when published. Now it’s time to post it. At the upper right, a dark blue “Publish”, click on it.
To become a successful blogger?
- Learning from others.
- Setting up your blog properly.
- You should have a passion for the topic.
Why a blog for you?
Starting a blog is not that complicated or confusing. There are many benefits such as;
- It’s Fun!
Main problems with a free blog
- With the site, they sell you the ad space, thus they get profit.
- Signing up is easy, but for further changes in the blog, you need to pay for each.
- No profit.
- Poor security.
- Can’t do anything if they decide to close their doors on you.
- They will not give full range access to do anything on the blog.