Getting started with WordPress

Here are some links to help you get started with wordpress.

Now that you have a WordPress website set up and ready to go, you are probably wondering what to do next?

What’s Next?

Once you have activated your WordPress.com account, you should login to WordPress.com using the login form at the top left of the http://wordpress.com/ home page. After you login, you’ll see a gray admin bar along the top of all WordPress.com web pages. The admin bar has quick links for getting to your account pages, blog dashboard, creating a new post, and more. Click on the My Dashboard link to get to the settings and editing pages for your new blog.

Using WordPress.com for a Website

You may want to setup a blog or you may want to use your WordPress.com blog as a website instead. If you would like to use WordPress.com for a website, you should create a static front page. See the Front Page help page for details. What you’ll want to do after that is create pages instead of posts. You should read the Post vs. Page help page so you know about the differences.

Step by step videos

Each topic below has a step by step video.  Take a few minute and read over the pages and watch the videos.  These will really help explain WordPress and all of its features.  Remember the content delivery is the easy part.  It is the content and keeping it fresh that is the hard part.

Your Dashboard

http://en.support.wordpress.com/dashboard/

Post vs. Page

http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

Add/Edit a Post

http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/

Categories vs. Tags

http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/

Post Categories

http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-categories/

Add/Edit a Page

http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

Page Visibility (password protect)

http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-visibility/

Add Widgets to you Sidebars

http://en.support.wordpress.com/topic/widgets-sidebars/

Blogroll (list of links)

http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/

Blogroll Link Categories

http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/link-categories/

Adding a link to a Page or Post

http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

Adding Images to a Page or Post

http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/

Manage Comments

http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/

Adding Users

http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/

User Profile

http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-profile/

Change Username

http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/

Change Password

http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/

User Roles

http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

Add a Contact Form

http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

Stats

http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

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