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5 Easy Steps to Get Started Blogging in WordPress

Even though the initial blogging fever of a decade ago has cooled off, it’s never out of style to create a blog of your very own. The great thing is: now it’s easier than ever to get set up and started writing, and there are a variety of platforms out there to launch your musings into the electronic world. WordPress is a classic and established choice, having been around long enough to have fine-tuned the art of the blog, so naturally I wanted to highlight them here. There are only five easy steps between you and your very own professional writing space, so let’s get started!   1....

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WordPress: Why You Should Consider Using a Child Theme

It is estimated that 1 in 5 websites use WordPress as a framework. No, that is not a typo. It is a staggering number to think about when you consider how many millions of sites are added each day. Every WordPress site’s design is governed by a theme, which controls the appearance, layout and functionality. There are free themes available, but to get a custom theme design for your website, you may hire a developer to create your theme. No matter which direction you decide to go, it has been my experience that, at some point, everyone wants some additional control of the design of their...

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WordPress for Everyone, Continued: Themes & Plugins

(Continued from WordPress for Everyone: What is It & How Do I Get Started?) Having Personality: Your Site Theme Every WordPress site must have a theme. After you select a theme, you are ready to write and publish your heart out. A theme is simply a downloaded file that contains a “look and feel” for your site. Themes are usually installed into WordPress itself by the site owner, within the Dashboard. The choice of theme is the primary way in which WordPress site owners change the personality – the appearance and perhaps even the behavior – of their WordPress-based site, without any...

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WordPress for Everyone: What is It & How Do I Get Started?

Free speech on the internet is available for the taking today. The tool that empowers this people’s revolution is called WordPress. If you can write and operate a computer, you can publish your own WordPress site: a website that can be anything you like! What does we mean, “anything?” We mean anything: A blog – a chronological series of articles on any subject that you like Or a traditional “plain old website” with a fixed home page Or a community site where every story posted becomes a gathering place for online visitor discussions If you have wanted more than a social media page, but...

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Intro to WordPress: Why Use it for Your Business?

In the digital world, a website is crucial to a successful business. Starting a blog or website can be time-consuming, however – making it important to find software that is easy to learn and use. There are many tools on the market that provide similar results, but WordPress stands out above the rest because it has more features and is fully customizable. It is a great web management platform, and its software and hosting is completely free. What is WordPress? WordPress was originally released in 2003 as a blogging tool, but has – through updates and upgrades – become so much more. It is...

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