Set Up Your Blog With WordPress: The Ultimate Guide
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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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  1. john
    May 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Thanks James, I'll check your other stuff out.

  2. john
    May 14, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Is this still current as its dated 31st October, 2011?