How to Create a WordPress Blog

Creating a WordPress Blog – Just the basics
Because you should probably have a blog 😉

  1. Go to WordPress.com and set up a new account by clicking “Get Started Here”
  2. Pick a blog address – this can be your name or anything you like that is appropriate for school work.
  3. Fill in the rest of the form and choose the free blog by clicking “create blog”
  4. Go to your email to activate account.
  5. Now pick you theme – free is good. Once you choose a theme click “choose this theme”
  6. Go to your new blog by clicking the “My blog” tab.
  7. Click the name of your blog then click “dashboard” to access your blog dashboard.
  8. Watch “Welcome” video
  9. Edit sidebar (or footer if your theme doesnt have a sidebar). Here you can add widgets to put more information on your blog – like a calendar.
  10. Click on “Pages”, “add new”, name it “About” and put information about yourself here and publish
  11. Add pages to your menu – Go to “Appearance” then “Menus”
  12. On the right, create a menu name and click “create menu”
  13. Look to the left and a pages window now shows your new page. Check your About page and click “add to menu”
  14. To access your blog anytime in browser type: blogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin and you will have access to your login.
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