Why use WordPress?
WordPress is more than just a blogging platform. Download and install on your own website, using your own domain name if you want, and use WordPress as a powerful CMS.
If you don’t already have a web server or host provider we can recommend several.
remember, you will need to perform backups and maintenance yourself. We highly recommend VaultPress for security and backups.
You can install a range of themes – hundreds are free, some have worthwhile paid-for extras. You can even build your own with PHP and CSS.
Install powerful plugins to help extend your site’s functionality, including SEO tools, calendars, and e-commerce modules.
Find detailed instructions at
which includes the famous 5 minute install guide.
here are some key links:
After the Install – Getting Started with your new site
Once you have installed WordPress you will need to log in the Admin panel or the back-end of your website. Visit your site’s login page by placing “wp-admin” after your domain name (e.g. http://example.com/wp-admin). You can also place “login” after your domain. Some themes may provide a “login” link or form on the front end as well.
Now log into WordPress using your username and password.
Now all you have to do is create great content that people will love to read. Create your pages, tailor your site’s menu, and of course start blogging with regular posts.
Want to know some of the technicalities?
Here are some great links from the team at WordPress: