==== ====Turn Your Blog Into A "CASH ATM MACHINE" With These Powerful Tacticswww.johnswordpressblogging.com==== ====The purpose of this article is to outline three different ways of getting a WordPress blog up andrunning. WordPress is a free blogging software, has many benefits and is supported by a largecommunity of users and developers.A "blog" is abbreviated from the term, "web log" which is a form of online diary or journal.Since its advent a few short years ago, blogs have found numerous uses. Just to name a few,these include:- teenagers putting their thoughts and ramblings online- hobbyists giving updates about their interests and passion- people staying updated with friends overseas- professional bloggers updating specific niche products- multinational corporations (MNCs) such as Microsoft & General Motors using blogs asmarketing toolLike a web site, a blog has global reach. However, its far cheaper, quicker and definitely easier tomaintain a blog than a traditional web site. A blogs contents can be easily updated by submittingshort or long articles (commonly known as blog posts) through an easy-to-use graphical interface.As a blogs content is updated regularly, they naturally attract both human readers as well assearch engines hungry for fresh content.To set up a blog, we need some form of blogging software or platform. There are free softwarelike Blogger and WordPress and there are paid platforms like Moveable Type and Typepad.Blogger is owned by Google. Its free and perhaps the easiest way to create a blog and your firstpost, literally within minutes! Howeer, its features are somewhat limited.Thus, WordPress is a good alternative if you are looking for free blogging software. As it is anopen source software, it is literally supported by a huge community of users and developers thatassists both new and experienced bloggers. Not only feature rich - it supports categories, pagesand trackbacks, just to name a few - it is constantly being updated through its core software aswell as through software plugins which are bonus software components that extend the basicfunctionality of WordPress. For more information, visit WordPress.org
Here are 3 different ways to get a WordPress blog up and running:1) Via WordPress.com2) Via WordPress.org3) Via CPANELs FantasticoVIA WORDPRESS.COMLike Blogger, you can get your WordPress blog and first post up and running within severalminutes through WordPress.com! This site is meant for people to get a taste of WordPress withouthaving to go through the somewhat involved procedure via WordPress.org (see the sectionbelow). If this is the first time you are getting your WordPress blog up and running, you shoulddefinitely give this a shot.Its as easy as going to WordPress.com, clicking the button that says "Get a WordPress BlogNow>>" or something like that and following the directions there. And then, you start posting!In this case, your WordPress blog will be hosted on WordPress.com totally free. Therefore, youdo not need your own web host. The only drawback is that there are limitations such as you cantinstall your own themes or plugins.VIA WORDPRESS.ORGInstead of having your blog hosted on WordPress.com, you can install WordPress on your ownweb host. (Of course, in this case, you need to have your own web hosting account whichpreferably comes with a version of "CPANEL" - a an easy-to-use graphical control panel tomanage your web host.)Setting up of the WordPress blog comprises the 3 main steps below.Step 1: Visit WordPress.org and download the WordPress installation files which are free (since itis open source software as mentioned before). As the files are in a compressed format, run yourcompression utility (such as Winzip) to expand the files to your hard disk..Step 2: Run your File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program and connect to your web hosting account.Then upload the installation files to the domain (if you have multiple domains hosted) and folderthat you want your WordPress blog installed.Step 3: This step is going to be challenging for the non-techie type if they managed to survive Step2! You log into the CPANEL of your web host and create and configure your MYSQL database.After this is done, you need to configure some files to complete your installation.Next, launch your browser to access your blog and start making your 1st post by running the "wp-admin.php" script that has been installed.As you can see, this is the "normal" but very tedious way of setting up of your WordPress blog.
However, the effort you expend is worthwhile as you can configure all aspects of WordPress likeinstalling the theme you like and adding HTML codes to include Google AdSense on your blog toearn some profit, etc.VIA FANTASTICOAgain, you install WordPress on your own web host but this time through FANTASTICO. In thiscase, not only would you need to have your own web hosting account, it MUST come with aversion of "CPANEL" that includes "FANTASTICO" - an advanced script installer that automates a1-click WordPress installation! (Actually a few clicks are needed.)With FANTASTICO, all the 3 steps above are automated for you. All you need to do is to log intothe CPANEL of your web host and then click the FANTASTICO icon, which is a smiley face.In the next screen, click on "WordPress" and then click on "New Installation". FANTASTICO willopen a form and you fill in a few things like which domain (if you have multiple domains hosted)and which folder to install to. Once you have typed in the information and pushed a button,FANTASTICO will install WordPress in a few seconds!How is that possible? Thats because the installation files are already at your web host. Thissaves you time as you dont have to download them from WordPress.org, expand them andupload to your web host. Likewise, the databas is also automatically created and configured foryou.Next, launch your browser to access your blog and start making your 1st post by running the "wp-admin.php" script that has been installed.As you can see, this is the "preferred" method of getting a WordPress blog up and running, alsowithin minutes.and yet you can have all the benefits of configuring all aspects of WordPress, suchas adding Affiliate Programs easily (including Amazon.com) and Google AdSense to make ahandsome profit month after month!Copyright 2006 Roger LohRoger Loh spent many years setting up computer networks and is an Internet marketer whofocuses on Affiliate Marketing, Blogging and eBook Creation, among other business models. Toget started with your Internet Marketing business, visit his BLOG: [http://www.rogerloh.com] To getstarted with WordPress Blogging, visit: [http://www.WordPressBloggingVideo.com]Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Roger_Loh
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