AK Writing Project

October Retreat Blog Address Archive

WordPress Tutorial in 10 Steps:

  1. Go to WordPress.com
  2. Click Create a Blog at the bottom center of the page.
  3. Click Get Started 
  4. Next, select a theme (this is the look of your blog). It can always be changed.
  5. Then, Enter a Domain. This will be the name of your blog.
  6. You have the option of paying $18.00 per year to get rid of the WordPress in your web address. It’s best to start with the free version. You can always pay for your domain name later.
  7. Enter an email address you check often–this is required to register your blog.
  8. Login to the email you provided. Follow the directions in the WordPress email to activate your blog.
  9. Now you can see your blog. It will be mostly blank, but may contain a model post.
  10. You can now customize your blog. The title will appear at the top of your page with the tagline. I like to use a favorite quote for the tagline. See the video below for more in depth customization.

Here’s a quick video that sums up the above steps & provides a more thorough overview of the process, including how to title your blog, create a tagline, change your about page, and much more.