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.

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!

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, The Automated Method

We are super close to getting our first blog up and running.  All the pieces are in place except the last one... the Wordpress application itself.  So, let's keep moving and install Wordpress!

Step 1

Sign Up for a Hosting Solution

Now its time to find a place to host your blog.  For over 5 years I have been using a hosting service called A2 Hosting.  A2 has been great, so I have no problem recommending their service, (I actually host many web clients here also.)  This tutorial walks you through the signup process at A2, so let's go ahead and dive right in!

Step 1

Register Your Very Own Domain!

If you are thinking about starting a blog or already have one on a free service such as Tumblr or Wordpress, you may have the itch to get your very own domain name. The free blogging providers create a subdomain for your blog when you sign up for their service. For example, in this article we signed up for a service called Tumblr.