Creating a Website at Wordpress.comFun, Fulfilling and FREE!
Step 1. Go to wordpress.comClick on Get started, or Get a Free Site (they change it around)
Stop and think a minute about what you want to call your site. You can later change it, or buy your own domain and point it here.
Fill in the rest of the form, you will need an emailaddress you can check to confirm your new website.
How can it be free? Wordpress.com gives you lots of opportunities to buy thingsfrom them! You can purchase upgrades, but if you are going todo that, (in my opinion) you might as well purchase hosting and host your own site! (but, not for everyone)
Wordpress.com vs. Self-hosted• Wordpress.com basic site is • You purchase hosting FREE, you can move it later. (inexpensive and you can create many sites with one• Great for beginners, or if account.) you don’t want to sell • Requires a bit more anything. maintenance, necessary if• Built-in community of you want to sell things. bloggers. • You can have whatever you• You can’t have a buy want. button, only donate. • You can add plugins• You can’t add plugins • You backup your site, and• They take care of backups will have to fix it if it gets hacked. and hackers.
You will need an email address to confirm your new account. If you don’t have one you wish to use forthis, create a new yahoo.com or gmail.com account
You are the proud owner of a new website/blog! Activate it now.
Now the next hardest part after picking your domain –a theme! Don’t worry though, you can change it later.
Resources• Go to wordpress.com, click on support• http://learn.wordpress.com/• http://www.rafid.org/characteristics-of-blogging.php• http://wpmu.org/wordpress-com-vs-self-hosted- wordpress-what-you-need-to-know/• http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners- guide/categories-vs-tags-seo-best-practices-which-one- is-better/#