Wordpress Categories, Basic Content Organization

Welcome to this tutorial!  In this exercise we are going to take a look at how to categorize the posts that are entered into your Wordpress blog. You may ask yourself... Do I need to categorize blog posts? The answer is yes! Categorizing information will make it easier for your visitors to find the information they are looking for. Let's get started and take a look at how Wordpress allows us to categorize information.

Custom Post Template for Wordpress, Let's Make it Interesting!

If you are reading this, it is safe to assume you already know how to create a post in Wordpress.  What we are going to look at in this tutorial, is how to create a more interesting layout for our blog post.  Entering mainly text or an image or two is okay, but what if we are trying to stand out... be different with the layout of a blog post.  The answer is simple... you need to learn about HTML and to enter code into the HTML editor.

Writing Your First Blog Post

Now comes the fun part.  Most of the configuration and installation work is behind us.  We can begin to get our thoughts out, written, organized, and posted on our blog!  World watch out... here we come!

Wordpress Administration

If you are new to Wordpress, you may look at your new blog and think... How do I add content to this thing?  What do I click on?  Is something missing here?  With Wordpress (and many other applications) there is a basic concept to understand... there is an administration area that is used to add content and manage your blog.

Login to Wordpress for the First Time

This is a short tutorial, but necessary if you are wondering how to find the Administration area of a new blog.

Step 1

Installing Wordpress

Now we have a lot of the base work out completed.  We have a domain, the hosting solution is locked and loaded... we are on our way to getting a Wordpress blog setup and ready to go.  The first thing to realize is... there is more than one way to install Wordpress.  Generally speaking, we can use automated tools that are supplied by our hosting service, or we can choose to install manually.  Each way works.  The end goal is accomplished by either route.  You may ask yourself...

Download Wordpress

If you made it this far, you're well on your way to hosting your own blog. This is an easy step in the process. In order to host the blog, we need to get the Wordpress files from Wordpress.org. This is the blog program itself. The steps below will help guide you through the process.

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Blog Master Series: The Contents

This is where we break down all the different sections and parts of the Blog Master Series.  If you are looking to read the entire series, or just find a specific area of interest, this is the place to find what you are looking for.  This page will grow and change over time as new articles and tutorials are written about blogging.  Thanks... and enjoy!

Getting Started: Is Blogging for You?