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Blogging with WordPress

Jun 30th 2010 at 8:42 PM

WordPress is one of the many options available to bloggers who are looking for free software online which makes it incredibly easy to publish their own blog. This software is easy to use, provides a variety of templates and offer excellent support to bloggers. This article will offer some useful information for bloggers who are considering starting a blog with WordPress such as reasons to choose WordPress, tips on starting a blog and information about the support offered by WordPress. Based on this information as well as their own research bloggers can decide whether WordPress is right for them or whether they should seek out a different blog network.

Reasons to Choose WordPress

There are many great reasons to choose WordPress to start a blog. Some of these reasons include ...

  • a great variety of templates
  • the ability to categorize and tag posts easily
  • features such as spell check
  • previews and autosave
  • the ability to post text
  • audio files and video files
  • a variety of privacy options
  • the ability to track statistical data related to the blog

Some of these features may be more important to some bloggers than others so deciding whether or not WordPress is right for you will largely be a matter of personal preference. For example bloggers with little or no programming experience may enjoy the myriad of templates available on WordPress while
bloggers who are concerned about privacy issues may be more interested in the privacy options available through WordPress. Carefully investigating these features will help bloggers determine if they should start a blog with WordPress.

For more information and to keep up to date with the latest in WordPress check out my blog WordPress Made Easy.

Please to comment
Sep 14th 2013 at 5:04 AM by marty
Nice article thank for the information, have a great day.
Jul 25th 2011 at 5:19 PM by brucechamoff
I actually got into writing Wordpress plugins for our clients, the custom ones that you cannot find in the extensions directory on Wordpress.org.
Jan 19th 2011 at 12:09 PM by nostate
Stumbled and liked. Return the favor?
Dec 19th 2010 at 11:26 PM by thebananarepublican
A bit lackluster for you Mike. There is some decent info here, but you really don't expound on it. Typically, you write pretty good articles. No need to push out something quick to get people to your blog. No offense, just telling it as I see it. Shalom [+] thebananarepublican
Nov 19th 2010 at 8:53 PM by judyhwright
Hello from Montana, always good to read your articles. I can count on good information and helpful tips. Thanks again,jhw
Nov 16th 2010 at 7:06 PM by bjfoot
Thanks! Mike... I've been consdiering blogging. You've given some very good input here. Best Regards! Brenda
Nov 3rd 2010 at 2:44 PM by RollingEagle
Hi Mike, I appreciate your sharing this as I have been working on my own blog this past week. If anybody is thinking of blogging, WP is all that Mike says! Take care!
Oct 24th 2010 at 3:58 PM by TerriLPattioMLMmento
Mike this is a great article. I do have a Wordpress, and all I can say is. It is the way to go.
Sep 13th 2010 at 6:59 AM by paulksaunders
Wordpress was the game changer for me it enabled me to create sites myself without a web developer - so that online radio can spread to a wider audience
Sep 9th 2010 at 9:11 AM by phentnet
Mike, great information. Blogging software will likely be a lot easier for you to use than trying to create a website with something like Dreamweaver or the ancient Front Page. WordPress options are designed to be very user-friendly. You operate them via a backend where you can easily add pages and posts, and take care of everything related to search engine optimization.
Sep 7th 2010 at 7:30 AM by DavidHurley
Hi Mike, I use both Wordpress and Blogger and like both of them. But the great thing about WP is its versatility: you can make it into a website, a membership site, or what you like, and you can usually find a free plug-in to help you do whatever you want with your site.
Aug 25th 2010 at 5:35 PM by TerriLPattioMLMmento
Hi Mike very informative article about wordpress. I have been considering using a wordpress blog, after reading your article I will definitely look into it.
Aug 23rd 2010 at 7:14 PM by clydekooy
hello mike thanks for your info on wordpress . i will keep that in mind for my blog . I loved all the stuff you talked about that wordpress has. thanks again
Aug 13th 2010 at 8:56 AM by RickNauman
Thanks Mike for sharing your knowledge of WordPress
Aug 11th 2010 at 9:28 AM by sarojini
Its a Amazing article, I hundred percent agree with you.
Aug 7th 2010 at 3:22 AM by puck82
Hi Mike, I'm perfectly in accord with you, because Wordpress in the best way to build a blog. It will be more valuable, you can drive it to first Google positions, and so on. I opened 26 blogs until now. THen I resell each one. See you, Alessandro
Aug 1st 2010 at 2:42 AM by vinsot21
as newbies i have this as my guide, thanks!
Jul 31st 2010 at 10:45 PM by coolindiansurfer
Very useful content for all of us especially for newbies. Thanks
Jul 31st 2010 at 9:36 AM by edwigec
Thanks for this great information.
Jul 27th 2010 at 1:40 PM by MichelleRoberts
Great information Mike, I love my WordPress blog...very user friendly.
Jul 23rd 2010 at 5:57 PM by teambuilder
Hi Mike, great article. One of the features of WP that I especially like is the ability to easily add plug-ins or update existing plug-ins.
Jul 21st 2010 at 1:33 PM by GTBulmer
Hi, Mike: Great article highlighting the benefits and features of WordPress. I started using WP just a few months ago for my Affiliate Power Central site and I am happy with it so far. :-)
Jul 16th 2010 at 3:18 PM by igytomas
The beauty of WP is in plugins and 1000's of themes. There are endless options and brilliant SEO optimization. Not mentioning that it is extremely easy to install, use and configure. With virtually single click of a muse you can change entire site while leaving content intact, however. Nothing is perfect, so it has some issues but this is the best software so far on Web to create a website and it is FREE :)
Jul 13th 2010 at 4:13 AM by kdeepti
Very Good explanation sir! This is very useful of new comers like me!

Jul 12th 2010 at 2:45 PM by ttiger
Got to love the 'Old Bald Guy'. :) Whenever I need a blog tuneup I get Mike to do it. His services are inexpensive and I don't have to worry about anything getting messed up! :)
Jul 12th 2010 at 4:48 AM by bgtrix
Thank you Mike! Great post. WordPress is still my favorite for presenting my business online.
Jul 11th 2010 at 10:45 PM by duckydks
Nice article and comments. I'm not even a newby on blogging yet (although I read lots of them).
Jul 8th 2010 at 5:16 PM by dodomat
good information
Jul 7th 2010 at 4:51 AM by tunnelrat
Wordpress will continue to grow in popularity because of the growing community of users, templates, and plugins. It is constantly being updated and offers a lot of built-in SEO elements that most don't even realize. Post and forget blogging platform! :) Great article Mike!
Jul 6th 2010 at 1:23 AM by fredds
Wordpress in the best. Like someone mentioned above, the .com version is great for beginners and the .org version is perfect for those ready to host their own and to have more control.
Jul 4th 2010 at 11:06 PM by gwcalvert
Is there any other blogging platform??? Wordpress (the self-hosted variety) is the only way to go. So many plugins and add-ons to make it look and work just the way you want it to. The latest version, 3.0, is a huge improvement over an already great platform. @tonyn13, I use hubpages, squidoo, blogger and other free content sites to provide backlinks to my main Wordpress blog articles. If you use the self-hosted form of Wordpress the options of what you can do with your site are almost limitless. All of the free content sites have limits as to what you can and cannot do with them.
Jul 4th 2010 at 11:48 AM by antonamoto
Wordpress is the de facto standard in blogging. It has a lot of features that you can manage very well. See it for yourself.
Jul 4th 2010 at 5:14 AM by bspates
Love you article keep on writing great information my friend.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 11:01 PM by zeus8894
I am a real fan of both WP and WPMU and we build our own themes. The one thing I love is that safe knowledge that the minute I hit send a article is saving me hours of footwork and the engines will have me indexed in short order. It's pure SEO Gold, I just wish WPMU were better secured against sign up SPAM.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 10:51 PM by vitalwebs
WP is a great platform! The .com version is great for beginners and the .org version is perfect for those ready to host their own and to have more control. Mike, nice article and great job on your blog "Word Press Made Easy" Anyone wanting to get going with WP would do well to check it out.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 6:56 PM by thomaslknapp
@4incomefreedom: I've done some looking and haven't found the type of thing you're looking for. I'll keep looking, though, and if I find it I'll let you know!
Jul 3rd 2010 at 5:55 PM by teambuilder
I have done hubpages and squidoo. They don't have the functionality that WP has. Plus, there are many plug-ins that can be added to a WP blog.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 2:45 PM by 4incomefreedom
@thomaslknapp - sites are hosted with host you mention, i'm looking for a simple way to convert what amount essentially to static sites to a Wordpress platform and be able to retain - basic look and feel (layout & graphics) of sites currently. I've found numerous video help files to setup wordpress sites, nothing with specifics re: configuring or taking a current site and applying, at least, the basic look & feel (layout & graphics) to a WP layout (or possibly theme). If I knew enough to create my own WP layout (theme) at this time it would save me a lot of time and grief.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 2:22 PM by thomaslknapp
Not an affiliate link or anything, just a word of advice: If you want to use Wordpress, choose a web host that gives you the cPanel control interface and the Fantastico install utility (the one I use is hostgator.com). That makes installing and upgrading Wordpress a "one-click" task instead of a manual process of database creation, config file editing, etc. Hostgator in particular also offers a number of other "easy installs" (Drupal, shopping cart programs, classified ad programs, etc.) through its Fantastico interface.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 1:03 PM by 4incomefreedom
I'm looking at moving to Word Press from static sites. I'm wondering if anyone know if there anything out there that would help me convert sites to Word Press.
Jul 3rd 2010 at 12:12 PM by PLMJax
I'm consider going to wordpress blogs now ^__^
Jul 3rd 2010 at 10:22 AM by redhwanict
Wordpress have many plug in that will make your Blogging experience smoothly.
Jul 2nd 2010 at 3:48 PM by Joel
Yep, I use WordPress for all of my sites now, it just makes it so much easier. Just to be clear, I believe you are talking about the self-hosted Wordpress.org right, and not Wordpress.com?
Jul 1st 2010 at 2:57 PM by tonyn13
So... how does Wordpress compare to hubpages or blogspot? What are the advantages of this as a blogging platform over the others?

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