How to Start a Blog

Looking to start your own blog? Use this beginner’s guide to starting a blog using the WordPress blog platform.  WordPress is used by 27% of all websites and it powers everything from personal blogs to some of the most visited websites online.

WordPress is designed to be user-friendly, so even a beginner to setup a simple blog in a matter of minutes.

How to Build a Website

Building a website doesn’t need to be complicated.  In fact, with today’s variety of website builders and CMS software, you don’t even have to know how to code to get create a beautiful website. These programs come with simple drag and click editors, and include WYSIWYG text editors as well. You start the process by choosing a template for your site, and then you need to spend some time customizing things. This includes changing text and photos, and you even switching the layout around if you want. It’s best to choose template that looks very similar to what you want your website to look like in the end. That way you don’t need to do much in the way of customization, which is typically the most time-consuming part of the process.

There are a variety of website builders you can choose from, like Wix and SquareSpace. CMS solutions include WordPress and Joomla, although there are many more options. Typically, it’s best to go with one of the bigger brands, as they tend to have the greatest variety of templates.