This Article is About
professional internet marketers
customization capabilities
static website
preferred option
money from home
business purposes
business website
blogger
affordability
How To Use Wordpress
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

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.


Street Talk

Hi. Not sure if you're still on SA but I checked out your WA link. Very nice and provides a lot of good info.

Reply
  about 9 years ago
You May Also Like
Learn How To Earn Online
You must have heard about people making tons of money with Google, Amazon, World Wide Brands, Clickbank, Wealthy Affiliate University and things like that. You are wondering, how do they do that? If you have an extra hour or two a day and you are looking for some additional income…
By: Adam in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Apr 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Wealthy Affiliate Worked For Me Will It Work For You?
Most people looking to start a career, change a career and start making money online will most definitely by now have heard about the Wealthy Affiliate University and seen countless advertisements, review websites and articles (yes like this one) all about how great the Wealthy Affiliate is and what it…
11
  Likes: 4

How to Add a Blog to Your Website
Adding a blog to your website is highly recommended not only to give your company (if it is a company website) a more personal approach, but also to boost your search engine rankings. There are many professional Internet marketers out there who do so by simply creating free blogs hosted…
By: Nadia in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Feb 02, 2011  
2
  Likes: 3

Get Backlinks Quickly And Easily Using Blogs
If you're an online marketer, probably one of your highest priorities is to get backlinks to your website. Though there are a variety of ways to get backlinks, I'm always amazed at the emails I receive from people essentially begging me to put a link to their website on mine.…
By: mrobert2011 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Feb 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Bloging For You Part 2
I hope someone found my article from yesterday some what informative because I would like to pick up from where I left off yesterday. Today's article Will be more about getting a platform and putting it all together, the next thing we are going to need is a platform so…
By: Steven Rutherford in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Feb 02, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

How to Create A Website
If you trying to learn how to create a website, then I'm very happy you've found this article. It's simple these days to create a website by actually creating a blog. Blogs are today's website, and much better than the traditional static website, in so many ways. For the Internet…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   May 16, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Develop Mindfulness to Become A Millionaire? (part 2)
What is the secret to become a millionaire? In Part 1of How to develop Mindfulness to become a Millionaire? I explained to you that most people don’t know how to become a millionaire and that is why most never become financially successful. You won’t believe it but you are able…
By: Michelle27 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   May 18, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Develop Mindfulness to Become A Milllionaire?
What is the secret to become a millionaire? Most people don’t know how to become a millionaire and that is why most never become financially successful. You won’t believe it but you are able to attract money by changing how you think….. Sit back and enjoy the journey of How…
By: Michelle27 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

How To Make Money On Fiverr
As the name suggests, all administrations offered on Fiverr begin at just $5. It is a mainstream stage for new specialists, understudies, and those looking for some low maintenance profit. Whether you are as of now a specialist or you are considering beginning, Fiverr can bring about various positive advantages…
By: Saurav in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

PAGES AND CATEGORIES
Creating pages with categories were big blow to me when i started creating my first website. Although i took the training perfectly well but i was still not figuring the difference between pages and categories.I sort for answers everywhere but did not find any until i sat one Saturday that…
By: Roland Wiredu in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   May 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

The Wealthy Affiliate Testimonials
Scams are a part of life whether online or offline. Let's face it where ever there are humans, there will be scams! And online, there are hundreds of thousands of them. So it's quite obvious that the sheer number makes it difficult to identify and avoid them. But now and…
By: Vik  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Apr 08, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

What To Do After Publishing A Blog Post
If you have been blogging everyday without any results, this might be a game changing article for you. So, let's get something straight. As a new website, your going to need to do most of the promoting if you want your content to be seen. Established websites don't have to…
By: Tomas Bishop in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Mar 20, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

When Should You Start to Monetize Your Blog?
There are so many blogs out there that it's a safe bet that many people you know have some type of blog, whether business or personal. So the question about monetizing a blog is probably in most people's minds. Blogging has made the world very small. With Internet access and…
By: Juan Rademacher in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Mar 11, 2016  
4
  Likes: 0

Dell B1265 Laser Driver Download
Dell B1265 Laser – This printer prints at a pace of 29 pages per minute, simply the quickest among the many all-in-one printers we reviewed. Even when you have a paper-dependent workplace, the B1265 must be quick sufficient to maintain up. Moreover, its month-to-month responsibility cycle is rated at 20,000…
By: rafsanjani in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Feb 26, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Starting A Successful Blog,successful Blogging
A blog is a site published on the World Wide Web that is informative and it consists of discrete entries that are displayed in a manner that the most recent entry appears first. This means that a blog is a post that is public and should be credible enough. Anyone…
By: Emma14 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Feb 23, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 2237    Report this Article