What Is aA WordPress Blog

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What Is aA WordPress Blog

  1. 1. ==== ====Turn Your Blog Into A "CASH ATM MACHINE" With These Powerful Tacticswww.johnswordpressblogging.com==== ====A professional and great way to start a blog is to use WordPress as the blogging platform, self-host the blog by paying for a hosting plan at a web hosting service, and register your own domainname to use with the blog.Although a blog is a Web site, a blog is not exactly the same as your common garden-variety Website. A blog is a powerful and flexible way to publish information on the Internet. It can be used forjust about any site purpose you can imagine. You can use a WordPress blog to talk about yourdog, or you could use a WordPress blog to run an online business that sells dog food and dog-related merchandise.The word "blog" is created from "web log." Technically speaking, a blog is an online chronicle,account, journal, or diary. It is made up of content that is published chronologically with the mostrecent information appearing at the top of the blog, in the form of entries which are called "posts."Posts are saved in the blog, you can page backwards (travel backward in post time) through ablog and view all of the posts previously published. Blog "archives" are a special way to view olderposts and "categories" can be used to view all posts of a similar topic. Blogs are like libraries ofuseful content and information.A blog is a dynamic kind of a web site. This means that a blogs content is easily, and usuallyoften, updated by adding new posts to the database that powers the blog behind the scenes. Thecontent or information shown by the blog changes as new content is added to the database.In contrast to a dynamic blog, with a static Web site it is not as easy to change the content. Toshow different information on the web pages of a static Web site, each page that has new contentmust be individually changed by someone capable with XHTML or HTML (the code that makesweb pages work). Hand coding web pages is harder, more time-consuming, and cumbersomethan simply making posts to a dynamically powered Web site like a WordPress blog.Posting new content to a blog is a lot like using a word processor. You type in your new content,format it as you desire, but then instead of saving or printing a document as you would with a wordprocessor, with a blog you click a button to post the new content. The new content will thenautomatically appear at the top of the blogs posts. A blog allows you to easily edit anything youwant to change in any of your older posts. Making new posts to a blog, or editing old postsrequires no special knowledge of web page coding or programming. A blog has an administrativeinterface that makes all the chores and work of blogging user friendly. Ill let you in on a secret...blogging is fun!WordPress is a very powerful and popular blogging platform. WordPress uses programming codecalled PHP and MySQL, and a database to display content. A very nice thing about WordPress is
  2. 2. that it is free, using WordPress to power your blog wont cost you a single cent. Plus, support andinformation about WordPress is readily available. A professional way to have a blog is to useWordPress, self-host by paying for a hosting plan at a web host service, and register your owndomain name to use with the blog.A WordPress blog can also be customized and configured so that it appears and behaves just likea regular Web site made up of individual pages linked to one another in various relationships. TheWordPress blogging platform (or engine), that powers the blog can add this Web site-likefunctionality. The WordPress blog engine is very good for configuring a blog to act like a commonWeb site... only with lots more flexibility, options, features, and power!A blog can be published by just one person, which is probably the way most blogs make their wayto the Internet, or by a team of people who create the content and information appearing on theblog. A business might find the team-style approach to blogging useful.If you need a blog or Web site, or both, for your business, church, organization, or for personalmeans, then it is hard to go wrong choosing WordPress.Im Jon R. Allen and I blog about creating blogs and Web sites. I offer a free WordPressinstallation service to get you started blogging. To learn more, please visit[http://www.wpblogsandwebsites.com].Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jon_R._Allen==== ====Turn Your Blog Into A "CASH ATM MACHINE" With These Powerful Tacticswww.johnswordpressblogging.com==== ====

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