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    • What Is Wordpress and HowDoes It Work. Hint - It Makes Blogging Simple & AddictiveThis is the most in depth, step-by-step,practical article on what is Wordpressand how does it work.I invested 2 days of my time carefullyresearching, writing and editing thecontent you’re reading now, to helpYOU learn more about this topic andget your blog up and running ASAP.
    • I know how painful it feels like to have a strong desire for information and couldn’t find it.This is the type of article I wished I had access to back in 2005 when I firststumbled upon blogging.If you find a better post on the subject, please email me, and I’ll give you my Niche Blogging Profits eBook ($29 value) free, plus a 60-minute Skypeconsulting call ($200 value) where you get to ask me anything about bloggingand Wordpress. Consider it my thank-you gesture for your "detective" work!
    • What Is Wordpress and How It Makes Blogging So Simple and AddictiveIn short, WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS)that people just like you and me, use for publishing blogposts/articles/information, and get “famous” or “rich”.In the next minutes you’ll learn...• the difference between WordPress.Org and WordPress.com• what is a plugin and how does it work• what is a widget and how to use it• how to dress your blog (e.g. select your theme)• and other must-know things.
    • WordPress firstly started as a blogging system… and quickly evolved into a monster CMS with 1000’s of plugins, widgetsand themes to select from. WP is limited only by your imagination and techieskills.Think of WordPress (I call it WP in short) as a full-featured, fully customizableweb site creation platform used by millions of individuals, businesses andorganizations worldwide. Stats valid at the time of writing the article. Source: http://en.wordpress.com/stats/
    • Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.orgWhat is WordPress.com and how much does it cost?WordPress.com gives users a free blog they can use to post content but youare not allowed to place ads or advertise your product, or service. You canalways upgrade for the premium account if you like to get an ad-free site witha personalized domain name, hot themes, custom design, and many otheroptions. WordPress.com gives a free hosting platform, but you cannot monetize your site, nor sell it
    • WordPress.org… offers a free downloadable file which helps to manually create a databaseonto your web host, and install your blog. Today, all respectable webhostingfirms offer a free WP install option with their service. That means when you gowith a self-hosted WP platform, you can install a blog in as little as 60 seconds– and without having to manually create a database or deal with coding. Wordpress.org enables you install a blog in 60 seconds through a self-hosted web host
    • Once the blog is installed… you need to log in into its dashboard with the username and passwordwhich you’ve chosen yourself (that WordPress emailed you) and make somebasic settings editing.First thing you see a WP dashboard it’ll feel intimidating. Just play with themenu and everything WP has to offer there. It took me close to 3 weekslearning the basics of WP and the difference between plugins and widgets,and what each does. That’s the learning curve you cannot really skip.
    • Wordpress Plugins: What You Need to KnowThink of plugins like extra options to your car or upgrades to yourcomputer.Plugins help enhance your WordPress blog and extend your bloggingexperience at the same time like nothing else – with plugins you can doalmost anything you can imagine of. In the free WordPress.org directory youcan find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WPcommunity has to offer.Before you make a plugin work, you need to install it and activate it. Someplugins will only work for/in the sidebar of your blog, which means you need touse the specific widget of that plugin in order to enable its effects.
    • Using widgets is a simple “drag and drop” move Widgets Enable Plugins to Function on your Blog and Add the Extra Features You Need Drag the widget you want to use from the center area and drop it on the right
    • Next we’re going toshowcase some of the most popular and useful pluginsyou should try for your blogYou won’t need all of them, just a few. You might also want to look for otheralternatives, as what I’ve mentioned here is just one main plugin per itscategory.Also I don’t use all these plugins myself, nor do I recommend all of them. I justincluded them because that’s what most people are looking/searching forwhen starting their blog, so I think it’s helpful for you to see this aspect and getto know the world of WP plugins better.
    • There are multiple plugins for anti-spam… just like there are for anti-hacking, commenting, social media,SEO, inter-linking, affiliate tracking, and so on.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!WordPress Gallery Plugin makes it as easy as it could possibly be to creategorgeous sliders for your WordPress powered site.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Membership Plugin transforms your WordPress website into afully functional membership site.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Seo Plugin improves your blog WordPress SEO.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Calendar Plugin allows you to manage your events andappointments and display them to the world.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Forum Plugin adds a bbPress forum to your blog. It is lean,mean, and ready to take on any job you throw at it.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Facebook Plugin makes your WordPress site social in a coupleof clicks, powered by Facebook.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Shopping Cart Plugin allows you to add an Add to CartPAYPAL button for your product on any posts or pages.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!WordPress Video Plugin adds a filter for WordPress that allows easy videoembedding of 65 supported video sites
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Directory Plugin allows you to build local directories, businessprovider listings, Yellow-Pages style business directories, Yelp-like review
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Slider Plugin adds beautiful, responsive EasyRotator photorotators and sliders to your WordPress site in seconds.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Mobile Plugin (e.g. WPtouch) enables you add a simple,powerful & elegant mobile theme for your website.
    • Top 12 Most Searched for Plugins by their Category... Free Downloads!Wordpress Backup Plugin makes simple automated back ups of yourWordPress powered website.
    • Wordpress Themes: Dress Your Blog for Success!WordPress themes are the clothes for yourblog. When you select a flexible theme, youwill be able to adjust the way your blog lookslike for the end user (readers, visitors andcustomers).A good theme provides your visitors with apleasing reading experience and greatinteraction. WordPress.org provides free clothes for your blog. Take time to choose wisely.Never underestimate the power of looks. Getthe wrong theme and your readers won’t stickto your site, traffic won’t grow.
    • FREE Themes vs PREMIUM ThemesThere are plenty of free and paid (also called premium) themes for your WPblog. Some free themes are as good as premium ones, although they are notproviding the continual support and upgrades like paid themes do.Plus, the bad thing with free themes is that they’re much more vulnerable tohacking attacks, viruses and malware exploits.For these reasons alone, I highly recommend you stick with a premium WPtheme and learn how to get the most out of it. Plus, a premium theme hasplenty more features and other powerful advantages compared with a freeskin. This blog runs on Genesis for example. I’ll write an in depth review on itsoon. Stay tuned.
    • P.S. If you have no money to invest in a premium WP theme…then you’ll obviously select free clothes for your blog. However, this doesn’tlook professional, so once you make the money go with one of the premiumskins out there. It really counts.Read the full article @ StartABlogHowTo.com