Set Up Your Blog With WordPress: The Ultimate Guide

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Wordpress Guide

Want to start your own blog, but don’t know where to start? You should really look into WordPress, the simplest and most powerful blogging platform available today. Powering over 50% of all blogs, and more than a few other websites, WordPress makes the task of content-management easy for anyone.

Not sure where to get started, though? You should read “Set Up Your Blog With WordPress: Your Ultimate Guide” by author James Bruce. This manual outlines everything you need to know in order to set up a blog and turn it into a real success.

We try to only outline tools we think are useful. MakeUseOf itself runs on WordPress, so you know it’s a tool we believe in. We’re sharing a few of our secrets in this manual, so it’s absolutely not one you want to miss.

This ultimate guide will teach you:

  • What WordPress is, and why you should use it
  • Where to find hosting for your WordPress website
  • Key concepts in WordPress
  • Finding the theme that’s right for you
  • Blogging and editing content on your new blog
  • Basic WordPress SEO tips and tricks
  • Promoting your blog and finding readers
  • Making money from your blog
  • Backing up and recovering your WordPress site
  • Optimizing and scaling your site for high traffic

Guide Published: October 2011

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