WordPress 101 – Starting up with WordPress
WordPress is a great web building platform. I say platform as it starts with WordPress at the base and is extremely flexible and powerful. The platform can grow very easily as your needs grow and change.
If you would like to test drive WordPress you can setup a free account at WordPress.com. Although this is a very limited installation of WordPress, it will get you into the basics.
Simply go to wordpress.com and create a free account. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
- go to wordpress.com – click on getting started.
- Enter in an email address, username, password and your desired “blog” address
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Create Blog” – you will receive an email to confirm your email address and you are done!
Once you have experienced what WordPress has to offer, you WILL want to explore and do more. That will be the time to build your own website and keep growing. The next resource to look into is wordpress.org
WordPress is free and open source software. At wordpress.org there is a LOT of information to enable greater capabilities within your web site. As they say:
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
You will also find quite a selection of premium ($$) offerings to extend WordPress capabilities. Themes, plugins, and classes are available to help you get more out of this great platform.
Have fun learning with WordPress!