New To WordPress – Where to Start

If you are new to WordPress and you are worried about where to start, you have come to the right place! Here is a very simple step-by-step plan for getting started with WordPress. Please remember, if you need help along the way, plenty of options for assistance are listed in this article. Welcome to the exciting world of WordPress!

New To WordPress – Where to Start

If you are new to WordPress and you are worried about where to start, you have come to the right place! Here is a very simple step-by-step plan for getting started with WordPress. Please remember, if you need help along the way, plenty of options for assistance are listed in this article. Welcome to the exciting world of WordPress!

Step One – Read

Before you invest your valuable time and energy into installing WordPress, there are some documents you need to read. WordPress is a great product; it easy-to-use, it quite powerful, but it is not necessarily the right software for everyone. Just like building a house, you have to use the right tool for the right job.

  1. About Weblogs – What is Blogging all about?
  2. What is WordPress?
  3. WordPress Features
  4. Before You Install WordPress

Step Two – Make a Plan

Based upon the information you have just read, including instructions on installing WordPress, you should have a list of the things you need, and the things you need to do. If not, make that list now–you all want to make sure it includes the following information:

  1. Website Host Requirements Checked and Verified
  2. Versions of PHP and MySQL Checked and Verified
  3. Web Host Compatibility with New Versions of WordPress
  4. Your Website Username and Password
  5. Text Editor Software
  6. An FTP Client Software
  7. Your Web Browser of Choice

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The following documents will help you understand more about how WordPress works and how to make a plan for your WordPress site:

  1. WordPress Features
  2. WordPress Semantics
  3. First Steps With WordPress

It is important to make a plan about how you want to use WordPress on your site. Here are some questions to ask yourself. Make a list of the answers so you can add to your plan.