How to Install WordPress in 5 Minutes - for Non-Techies

The Basics of Installing WordPress When you install WordPress, you have a basic choice of setting up your site where you have little to no control at www.wordpress.org or you can install your WordPress site where you have absolute and total control. When you set up your site at WordPress.org (free),  your site is actually a subdomain of their website.  So if you choose the name for your WordPress site or your blog as "Joesblog," your website address will be www.joesblog.wordPress.org. If you use the second alternative, where you host your own site (explained below), then your website can have the name www.joesblog.com.  Not only do you have a more custom and personalized website address when you host it yourself, but you you will have many more options such as selecting different WordPress themes, selecting and using many plug-ins and a variety of other control features that you do not have when you have your site hosted at WordPress.org.  Most importantly, if you devote any resources to driving visitors to your site, why would you want to drive them to a site that you don't control i.e. WordPress.org? WordPress hosting - Difficult Way If you are a tech geek, you […]

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Posted by - January 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

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Install WordPress for Non-Techies Video Illustration

You can find a transcript below      Visit Bluehost                           Transcript Here's a 5 minute video that shows how a non-technical person like myself can set up a WordPress site from scratch. I happen to use this hosting company called Bluehost for the simple reason that for $5.95 a month I can have an unlimited number of blogs and since I'm a business person and make money from these blogs, I want to have 100 or 200 and all for $5.95. I login here to my account obviously it'll take a few minutes the first time you set up your account.  Over here you'll notice there's a little WordPress button we will get to that in a minute but that's how you install WordPress -- just click here.  I already registered a domain www.retirementage.us I could've registered it at Bluehost but I already had this domain and I am having Bluehost host it for me.  So I click here and create a new directory down here and click add domain. Now all I want to do is go back here I want to click this little WordPress […]

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Posted by - February 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

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Install WordPress and the HeatMap Theme

If you would like to profit from AdSense on your blog, I highly recommend that after you install Word press you also install the HeatMap theme. The two of these tools combined have superior efficiency in terms of formatting your blog, placing your AdSense and turning your blog into a moneymaker. Possibly the greatest benefit of both tools is an import export function.     In WordPress, the import export function allows you to take an existing blog and export all of your settings such as custom fields, terms, navigation menus and custom posts.                     Similarly, the heat map theme has an optional plug-in that allows you to export all your Heatmap theme settings including HeatMap Theme Options, Ads, and Widget Settings. Utilizing these to export tools, you can quickly create blog after blog in minutes with the exact same layout settings so that you don't waste time replicating all of your hard work. All you need to do, is adding new content. As an aside, should you ever move will blog from one URL to another, an additional feature in the WordPress export will even allow you to export your […]

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Posted by - February 21, 2012 at 11:33 pm

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Install WordPress and Gain These Six Benefits

You may install WordPress because you've heard that Google indexes WordPress sites quickly or that it's easy to maintain a blog using the WordPress content management system.  But there are distinct other benefits you'll enjoy when you install WordPress. You don't need to know HTML, PHP or any other alphabet soup in order to have a very good-looking website that is super-functional.  Because WordPress is so widely installed, there are thousands of designs, plug-ins and widgets that allow you to add almost any function you can think of to your WordPress site. There are thousands of WordPress programmers who will work very inexpensively should you need something really custom for your WordPress installation.  You can find these programmers by posting a job on Elance.com or Find WordPress programmers on oDesk.  Expect to pay $10-$15 per hour. You can easily monetize your WordPress site not only by joining the Google AdSense program and running Google's ads but there are dozens of services that will pay you to allow posts, comment links and contextual links placed on your WordPress installed site.  My favorite is Postlinks (disclosure- I am a postlinks.com customer and affiliate and they compensate me for referrals, as they will […]

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Posted by - January 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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Why Every Non-Techie Should Install WordPress

Why Install WordPress Do you want to know html codes?  Do you want to know about metatags and css and other issues that have nothing to do with your business or objectives? If you don't want to waste time on things you should not need to know to have a voice on the web, then install WordPress.  Because so many millions have installed WordPress as their tool for publishing on the Internet, it is extremely refined. It automated so many details. Not only does the basic program have "one-touch" functionality, but programmers have created thousands of plug-ins that allow the non-techie to add functions with a few clicks.   Why Install WordPress Plug-ins As an example, here are some of the installed WordPress plugins on my sites: 1. quick adsense:  allows me to tell wordpress to place adsense after the 3rd paragraph in ever post I write 2. all-in-one-seo: has a number of features that allow you to write your posts for humans but have them appear better-catered to search engines 3. all-in-one-webmaster: allows one place to enter codes so that you can use the tracking features of Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools and the similar offerings of Bing and […]

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Posted by - January 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

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Install WordPress Themes

When you install WordPress, there is a default theme, i.e. a default design that will appear.  Likely, it is the twenty-eleven theme.                   If you are not graphically sensitive, this theme may be fine for you.  However, you may want to install a WordPress theme that is more aesthetic or one that is more functional.  For example, some themes have designs that are optimized for different purposes such as maximizing clicks to Adsense or generating comments from readers or getting readers to subscribe.  If you are focused on one of these or other objectives, you'll want to install a WordPress theme best designed for your objective. Where to get WordPress Themes Most WordPress themes are free.  You can install WordPress themes of many varieties and designs from this collection:  Http://wordpress.org/extend/themes. Another option is to subscribe to a library.  These are privately designed themes but you can subscribe to a collection of say 500 for under $50 such as here: http://www.wordpressthemes.com. Yet another option are themes that are specialized such as one with a lot of custom elements that help double or even triple the clicks you get from Adsense such as the […]

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Posted by - January 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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Why Install WordPress

If you're putting up any kind of small site or blog, WordPress is the easiest, best developed method for a non-technical person. Because of its widespread use, many developers have created plug-ins (95% are free)  that automate most everything you will ever want to do with WordPress.  Therefore, you need almost no technical knowledge in order to be a facile blogger or maintain a website that looks like any standard HTML site. Another reason to install WordPress is that the Google search engine apparently finds it very easy to crawl.  That results in your posts and your blog being readily indexed by Google. WordPress comes with tons of built-in functions so that anything you likely want to do is already included and you don't need to create it.  If there some task you don't know how to do, just do a search on Google and within minutes you'll find somebody who has already answered your question. Because widespread installation of WordPress, there are thousands of themes i.e. designs available free and some that do cost although prices are small.  Therefore, all you need to do is supply the content and you can select an already existing beautiful design that somebody […]

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Posted by - January 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

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