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The Basics Of Wordpress: Learn To Blog Part-2

Updated on June 29, 2013

The basics of WordPress: learn to blog i think this is something every person who wants to earn money online should do, or if you want a simple website or blog for your personal use then WordPress is the one for you. Okay in the last few hubs i showed you how to get everything you need to start a free blog site, if you have not read them hubs and come straight to this one then, i do strongly recommend that you should check them out. I will put a link to them at the bottom of the page.

In this hub you will be learning how to change the default theme on WordPress to the one of your choice, i will also show you a few good plug-ins and widgets for you to use on you blog and maybe some extra bits as-well, WordPress offers a wide range of themes that are easy to install, in fact it just does it for you, all you do is choose and press install. There are themes available for every different type of website like if you wanted a shop site or a social network site then there are themes that will help you with this, but for now we will stick with some of the simple themes as this will make it easier for me to teach you and easier for you to learn.

Okay now that we have WordPress installed and all sorted, you are going to login to your wordpress back-office admin area to do this you can either type in your domain name of you site (this is your websites address) then login using the login button, here below is an example so you can understand this better:

To get to this page, type in your sites address in your browser for example: (www.yourdomain.com).
To get to this page, type in your sites address in your browser for example: (www.yourdomain.com).

Or there is another way of login in to your wordpress, which is ( www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin) if you put this into your browser it will take you to the back-end admin area, where you make changes to you blog site, in the example where i have yourdomain you will replace this with your own sites address but still leaving wp-admin in front of it. Once you are logged in it should look something like this:

Okay the first thing you are going to do is to change the theme so it can look and feel the way you want it to, plus wordpress is a popular software and many people use the same themes, but don't worry as most themes that WordPress has to offer you, can be customized to your liking and make it look different from the other blogs that are out there. But first we will stick to learning the basics of installing it, then we will learn how to change it so it fits your preferences.

Al-right changing a WordPress theme is very quick and easy to do, first thing is to go to the Appearances menu on the left hand side, click it and it should show a drop-down menu with at least seven options to choose from. One of these options is the themes it should be the first option, this is where you choose you theme that you would like to use. Have a look at the picture below for an example:

Once you have pressed the themes button it will take you to the page below, with the options to manage the current theme or install another one. What you want to do is install a new theme of you choice, the picture below will show you how to do this:

Okay next thing is to go ahead and press the install button, once done then you can choose from thousands of WordPress themes.

Next you will be taken to the picture below, you have tow choices to choose, either type in the name of a theme or tick the boxes available. For example if you are after a pink theme with two colums and it will be used for photos then click all that apply to what you need.

After choosing your needs for the theme, you will be taken to the page below. This is the results page of the themes, here you will choose the theme you require. To install the theme just press the install button, if you want to check it out before you install the theme then press the preview button, this will let see what the theme looks like.

Source

Okay after you have had a little browse through the themes and have installed the one that suits you better, you are ready to post some articles, pictures and videos for you readers.

We going to go to the dashboard once again and iam quickly going to show you where you post articles, pictures and videos.

Posting Articles, Images, Videos and more.

Okay then iam not going to show you how to post an article or a picture or video because i found a few videos that explains to you how to do it all, it really make things quicker, and less boring to follow.

Have a look on the side and below at some of the high quality video lessons, there are lots of other videos on YouTube for you to learn from, most of them are very good at explaining how to do things, plus if you don't get it just watch it again:

WordPress: How To Publish a Blog Post

WordPress: How to Place Image in Post

How to Put Video On a WordPress Blog Post or Page

Okay i hope this as helped in some way, like i said in the beginning this is part 2 of the wordpress tutorial so i really suggest you check out the first part and also included some other hubs for you to have a look at, they are important if you don't know about domain names and hosting accounts that are needed to use WordPress , the links will be under this text.

Thank you for reading and wanting to learn.

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      Fernando Lacerda 

      6 years ago from London, Uk

      Thank you parrster, you know wordpress.org or wordpress.com can came in handy mate, it make me a reasonable income every month.

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      Richard Parr 

      6 years ago from Australia

      You put some great info in the hub and a lot of effort. I have a wordpress account which I haven't utilised yet. You have motivated me to do so. Voted up and useful

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