Setting up a wordpress blog

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Setting up a wordpress blog

  1. 1. Setting Up A Wordpress Blog<br />How to set up a free blog in less than 10 minutes.<br />
  2. 2. Step 1http://wordpress.com<br />Enter the URL address below in<br />your web browser<br />http://wordpress.com<br />
  3. 3. Step 2“Sign Up Now”<br />Click the orange button labeled<br />“Sign up now”<br />You will find the button in the<br />upper right quadrant of the <br />Wordpress.com page.<br />
  4. 4. Step 3Username<br />Type in the username you wish<br />to be identified by on the<br />Wordpress network.<br />This is the name which you will<br />use to log in to your blog in the<br />future.<br />Be advised, you will not be able<br />to change this in the future so<br />pick a username you are content<br />with.<br />
  5. 5. Step 4Password<br />Type in the password that you<br />want to use.<br />Remember to make a note of<br />both the username and<br />password you assign to your<br />blog, just in case your memory<br />fades over time. You will need<br />both of them to log in to your<br />Wordpress account to update<br />your blog in the future.<br />
  6. 6. Step 5Email<br />Type in the email address you<br />want Wordpress to use to notify<br />you of anything of importance<br />regarding your blog.<br />For example, this is the email<br />address you want to use to be<br />notified when someone has left a<br />comment or feedback on your<br />blog.<br />
  7. 7. Step 6Legal Box<br />After you have reviewed the<br />legal disclosures click the<br />appropriate box to indicate your<br />acceptance of the legal term.<br />
  8. 8. Step 7“Gimme a Blog”<br />At this point you will be given a<br />choice to set up a blog or just<br />reserve a domain name.<br />Go ahead and elect “Gimme a<br />Blog.”<br />
  9. 9. Step 8Click “Next”<br />Click the button labeled, “Next.”<br />
  10. 10. Step 9Blog Domain<br />Whatever you enter here will be<br />part of the URL for your blog. It<br />will be what your clients will type<br />in to their computers to find you. <br />It will also be what search<br />engines, like Google, will use to<br />identify you.<br />Be advised, you will not be able<br />to change this in the future,<br />although if you “buy” a domain<br />name you can link it to your blog.<br />
  11. 11. Step 10Blog Title<br />This is the title that will display<br />on each page of your blog.<br />For example, my blog’s title is<br />The Insurance Barn Consulting<br />
  12. 12. Step 11Language<br />In this box you will elect the<br />language in which you want<br />to write and publish your blog. <br />
  13. 13. Step 12Privacy<br />In this area you will elect whether<br />you want to make the contents of<br />you blog viewable by everyone<br />or public or if you want to restrict<br />it only to people you invite to<br />view it or private.<br />
  14. 14. Step 13“Sign-Up”<br />Once you have completed the<br />previous activities click the<br />button to “Sign-Up”<br />You are not ready to enter the<br />blogosphere and start interacting<br />with people on line.<br />
  15. 15. The Insurance Barn Consulting<br />(832) 767-8059<br />tim@theinsurancebarn.com<br />

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