[00:03] Blog is somewhere you can share your passions: thinkings, ideas, tutorials, etc.
[00:09] WordPress can make it happen.
It's a free blogging/CMS platform.
[00:15] There are other free services like: Blogger, Yahoo, etc.
However, WordPress is the best.
Take a look at its advantages!
[00:42] Basically, there are two types of WordPress: WordPress.com and WordPress.org
Remember, WordPress is PHP software.
WordPress.com gives you a sub-domain, a host which had WordPress installed-customized-maintained.
All you have to do is account registration.
[00:52] "WordPress is very easy to use. The admin dashboard where you’ll spend the most of your time writing and editing blog posts has a friendly user interface. It has easy to use links in the sidebar that help you find your way around your site, install new themes and plugins, manage your site’s title and description, and more" – tutsplus.com
Meanwhile, WordPress.org provides downloads/supports for the WordPress software.
So you have to buy a domain, a host, create a database, install WordPress manually, etc.
It requires a bunch of IT experiences.
[1:15] However, you will get the best capacities of WordPress, you can:
– Install extra plugins, themes.
– Tweak its functions.
– Place ads to get revenue.
[1:21] This is my self-managed WordPress blog.
[1:42] Start your registration by selecting a beauty theme, a cute sub-domain.
[2:37] "These “free” blogging platforms have crippling limitations and totalitarian authority over your content.
They are, first and foremost, businesses. Their main only purpose is to turn a profit by using your website to sell ad space while placing limitations on your account, so you are eventually forced into a “premium” or “unlimited” blog plan" – websitesetup.org
[2:47] You have to pay for top-level domain.
[3:09] Stay happy with Free plan if you don't want the advantages of the WordPress.org
[3:20] You just need to fill this info, and you are ready to go.
[3:32] This is a simple Welcome screen that asks you something you have to do first, like: write a Hello World post, customize the current theme, etc.
[3:56] You can see how your blog looks like in real life.
[4:08] Advanced settings are waiting for you in WP-Admin of WordPress.
Don't worry about these complex-look-like menus. Each of them has functions like its name.
– Posts for writing or editing blog posts, etc.
– Media for managing/uploading pictures/videos, etc.
– Comments for processing users comments on your posts.
And so on.
[4:57] Theme Switching
[5:27] "Do you want to start a WordPress blog the right way? We know that starting a blog can be a terrifying thought specially when you are not geeky. Guess what – you are not alone. Having helped over 130,000+ users create a blog, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any technical knowledge" – wpbeginner.com
[5:48] "But as simple as it is to get started with WordPress, knowing what you need to do and how you can do it is still important so you don’t waste time.
That’s why we made this guide.
We’ll show you every single step you need to take to start a blog using self-hosted WordPress. And we’ll do it with tons of screenshots and beginner-friendly instructions" – themeisle.com
[6:03] Write your posts.
You now know how to make a blog using WordPress. You've got WordPress installed and your blog set up, all on your own! (Well… almost! )
As you can see, it was really easy and straightforward.
Now that you know how to start a blog, read on to learn how to design your blog on WordPress and make your very first post"
[6:59] Try each menu and you will see how easy to master them.
How to use WordPress will be covered in another story :3