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How To Use Wordpress
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How to Use Wordpress

If you're considering building a blog as your business' website, or if you'd like to start blogging to earn money from home, then you'll definitely want to learn how to use WordPress.

Blogger, Tumblr,TypePad, Posterous, Movable Type and WordPress are the best known blogging software options available, but WordPress is the most popular and well loved by business people and professional internet marketers... for good reason.

  • Blogger is extremely limited in functionality and design, and is used exclusively for blogging. It can't be hosted on any other hosting service but you can point it to a custom domain name. Definitely not a good choice for business purposes.
  • TypePad costs $14.95 per month to subscribe to the "pro" level, which allows you to customize your site. And for a high-level of customization a specific TypePad programming language is needed to alter the template coding, which you will need to learn.
  • Tumblr is a mid-level for blogging option. It does not offer a built in commenting function, so you must embed Disqus to allow for commenting. So if you want the interactive social media benefits of commenting, Tumblr isn't the one.
  • Posterous, is an email-to-blog platform that allows users flexibility of posting anytime, anywhere. But there is no customization. Not a good choice for anyone wanting a dynamic, high converting site.
  • Movable Type is a robust system with great functionality for building a business website, but requires a license, which ranges for $50 -$1000 depending on the number of users who will be accessing it as admin.
  • WordPress is the preferred option for most business blogging and website development because of its quick and easy installation, user-friendliness (it's easy to learn how to use WordPress) and affordability (it is free). It's limitless functionality and customization capabilities make it an amazing alternative to the static website that most businesses traditionally had to pay to have designed.

How to Use WordPress

So now that you understand why WordPress is the best blogging system for your business, you need to learn how to use it. While teaching you how to use WordPress is way beyond the scope of this article, I can highlight some of the main things you will need to learn. WordPress is easy and if you get a good teaching program, you'll be able to learn how to use WordPress, and have your site up and running in just a few short hours. I've learned, and continue to learn so much about how to use WordPress, how to monetize my site and how to promote my site, as a member of Blog Network.

Main Things You Need To Learn, in Order to Use WordPress

  1. Setting it All Up (Choosing a domain name, hosting, installation, configuration, etc) Don't worry, this is much easier than it sounds and can be learned easily. However, if the thought of performing this techie type stuff makes your teeth chatter, Blog Network is an excellent platform to run your WordPress blog and they will set up and install it for you.
  2. Setting up Pages and Posts (knowing the difference)
  3. Choosing your themes, layout and design, and functionality.
  4. Adding widgets, images, videos, contact form, list builder form, etc...
  5. Promoting your blog, getting traffic
  6. Keeping track of your stats
  7. Monetizing your site (making money)
  8. Creating fresh, unique, quality content that is relevant to you site

And of course there's lots more but those are most of the main things and I don't want to scare you. It sounds like a lot but once you get into it you'll see that it's a lot of fun to blog and easy. Don't worry, keep researching and learning and then just jump in. You'll find you know how to use WordPress in no time.

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