How To Start A Blog Part IV: Selecting a Theme

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Theme shopping is one of my favorite parts of setting up a new site! A theme, also called a template, is what creates the appearance of your blog; it provides the basic layout and functions of your site. There are thousands of free themes available on the Internet, and just as many paid ones. You want to look […]

How To Start A Blog Part VIII: Plugins

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This is the last post in my series about how to start your own blog. We’ve talked about: free blogs vs. blogs where you own your domain name how to set up a free site getting a domain name and choosing a web host how to select a theme installing WordPress and activating the theme on […]

How To Start A Blog Part III: Domain Names and Web Hosting

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With a self-hosted blog, you own your domain name and get to choose where your blog is hosted (i.e. where it “lives”). There are many more advantages as well, and I have written about the pros and cons of free and self hosted blogs in an earlier post. Why is owning your domain name better? […]

How To Start A Blog Part II: Set Up A Free Blog At WordPress.com

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Today I’ll walk you through how to set up a free blog at WordPress.com in 10 easy steps. There are other free blogging platforms out there, but I prefer WordPress. It’s super easy to set up and use, and since it’s free, you can try it, and if at some point you decide that you’d rather […]

How To Start A Blog Part I: WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

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These days, when you own a business, you pretty much have to have a presence on the internet. It’s usually the first place people look when looking for products and services, and marketing surveys constantly list blogs as one of the best tools for generating sales leads. To those of us who are not programmers, […]