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Using WordPress.com to Create a Website

Using WordPress.com to Create a Website
With WordPress.com, it’s easy to create your own website or blog in seconds. For definition’s sake, a blog is a type of website that shows the newest content at the top of the page. A blog can also be one part of a website with multiple pages. Here are some suggestions on how to get started: Find Inspiration Check out our theme showcase for some great examples of all the different blog/website styles that are possible with WordPress.com. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Create a Home Page With a default blog setup, your front page will display your latest posts. Add More Pages Many blogs have a single page or two, with one for posts and the other for an “About Me” section. If you have a theme that supports Custom Menus, you can: Change the order of pagesNest pages to create sub-menusDisplay posts on different pages by creating category pagesAdd custom links to the navigation menu Comments can be a great way to solicit your readers’ feedback, but sometimes you want to keep things super simple. Related:  Writing

Learn How to Build a Website-Starting Today Website Hosting Services, VPS Hosting & Dedicated Servers - HostGator Custom Fonts Custom Fonts are part of the Custom Design upgrade, at $30.00 per blog, per year, and it allows you to easily add Typekit fonts to your blog. You can customize the fonts on your blog in a few clicks—no coding required. Getting Started To select custom fonts, go to Appearance → Customize → Fonts in your blog dashboard and click the font name to see a list of available fonts. Fonts are set in pairs, one for headings and the other for body text. Headings: Choose a font to use for all of the headings on your blog. Each time you change a font, the live preview will refresh so that you can see how that font will look on your blog. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Adjusting Font Size and Style Font style To adjust the style of your heading fonts, click the option above and to the right of the font. Font size To adjust the size of your fonts, click the number option above each selected font. Saving Fonts Once you are satisfied with your font selections, click the “Save” button. Changing Fonts

The Features You’ll Love We think WordPress is awesome, but don’t take our word for it. Have a look at some of our favorite features, and learn how to build the site of your dreams with WordPress. Sign up to build your site. Get Social Share your work with the world. Track Your Popularity Learn more about your readers, where they’re from, and how they found you. Go Mobile Don’t be confined to the desk. Need More? You’re in Good Company TIME, CNN, TED, Boing Boing, and TechCrunch are all hosted on WordPress.com. Your Content is Your Own Wherever the future may take you, take your content along for the ride. Safe and Secure Your site is hosted on our servers spread across multiple data centers. Choose Your Audience Keep your blog private or share your thoughts with the world. Awesome Support Whether you’re searching the forums, reading our support pages, or chatting with a Happiness Engineer, you can always find a helping hand. Say Goodbye to Spam Follow Your Favorites

How to Make / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide to Starting a Website The essential step by step guide on how to set up a website by Christopher Heng, thesitewizard.com This tutorial shows you how to make or create a website. The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Website Get Your Domain Name The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. Conclusion Naturally the above guide is not exhaustive. Copyright © 2006-2016 Christopher Heng. Do you find this article useful? This article is copyrighted. It will appear on your page as: How to Make / Create a Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide Copyright © 2006-2016 Christopher Heng. How To Design a Website – The Steps to Designing a Website As with most design projects, the first step when creating a website is to perform research. Some of this research will be done with the client to get an understanding of their needs, and other research will be done to learn more about a specific industry. When meeting with your client, you’ll be looking to discover as much as possible to help you develop an outline for the site and eventually design it. What to Ask Clients

Themes Overview A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying, unifying design for a blog. WordPress.com currently has a very diverse collection of over 250 gorgeous themes (and we’re always adding more!), which you can browse in the Theme Showcase. To activate a theme, visit Appearance -> Themes in any blog’s dashboard. You can change your theme as often as you like. Here’s an example of a theme: The Coraline Theme To view all the themes available, visit the Theme Showcase or access the Appearance -> Themes menu option in your blog’s dashboard. From Appearance -> Themes you can see your current theme. Please note that the currently selected theme will not appear in the results when browsing or searching for other themes. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Browsing Themes Searching Themes Looking for a particular theme or a theme feature? Note that the search results will be sorted according to your viewing mode. Feature Filters Premium Themes

Learn WordPress.com Fanfic demographics - Google Forms 15-Step Checklist To Creating The Perfect WordPress Website Advertisement There is no doubt that WordPress is the best content management system (CMS) for your website. Sure, countless CMS’ are available, ranging from open-source to paid, and you’ll hear evangelists on all sides swearing that their choice is the best. It’s no wonder that Web developers have built over 50 million websites on its sturdy back, or that so many designers would never dream of using anything else. Choose A Domain Without a domain, users wouldn’t be able to find or share your website. There are four key elements to a domain: top-level domain, root domain, subdomain and subfolder: Top-Level Domain The top-level domain, or TLD, is the end of the domain. There are many different TLDs, some created exclusively for organizations (.gov, .edu), some specific to countries (.co.uk, .us, .es) and some used most often as an alternative to .com (.net, .org .info). Root Domain Unlike the TLD, you have full control over your root domain; example.com is a root domain. Subdomains Subfolders

Blavatars Blavatar is a term we came up with by combining Blog and Avatar. Blavatars are used in a number of ways. It will be displayed as the favicon for your blog, which shows up in a browser’s address bar and on browser tabs. It will show up in the comments section of a blog if you send out any pingbacks. If you create a bookmark on your browser or shortcut on your iPhone/iPad home screen to any blog with a Blavatar, it will also be used as the icon. Here are a few of examples showing a Blavatar: Upload a Blavatar You can upload a Blavatar by visiting Settings → General in your blog’s dashboard. On the right side you should see the section for Blog Picture / Icon. Click on the button for Choose File or Browse depending on the browser you’re using. Blavatars look best if the image you’re using is square and at least 128 x 128 pixels in size. Don’t worry if your image isn’t square, though. Move the crop area and change the size to match the area of the image you want to use. ↑ Table of Contents ↑

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