How to Get Started With WordPress

Hi everyone, welcome to In today’s tutorial, I’m just going to show you quickly how to get started with WordPress ‘cause it’s actually a very simple process. And for those of you who don’t know, WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform that allows you to create and run your blog or website. And it’s one of the most popular softwares out there, so here as you can see we are on our Dashboard and once you have created your WordPress blog or website this is where you’re going to be controlling everything on your blog, and navigating to everything on your blog. You also will learn how to create posts, have media in your library such as images, videos, and music. You’ll also learn how to create pages, manage your comments and just to give your blog the overall look and appearance that you’d like. There’s also several plugins and widgets that you can install on your blog to utilize different aspect on your blog.

And  there are three ways that you can get WordPress. You can come to and you will click download and all the instructions will be there of how to set it up. You can also come to your host site where that you use WordPress and set it up from there, or you can come to which actually sets the site up for you for free. So all you’d have to do is sign up and they set it up for free for you.

You have a video right here that you can actually watch by this website that will tell you all about the free website builder. You can also come over here to where it says services and scroll down to where it says ‘Free WordPress Blog Setup’ and it will bring it to a page that not only tells you what you get with your free blog set up but also what you need to get your website or blog set up for free.

And it shows you how to get started. It gives you a very thorough detailed instructions. You can even come to customer service and ask uestions about this before you start. Not only does buildmysiteforfree set up your site for you, but they also offer free themes and plugins to put on your blog which become very useful not only to monetize your blog but to create your blog in different ways from others.

This is how you start your blog or website with WordPress. Stay tuned for more videos.

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About the Author

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.