WordPress is one of the most widely-used website creations tools in the world. Learning how to use WordPress to build websites is a great skill to have. If you are a total beginner, you’re probably asking what is the best way to learn WordPress? WordPress is an easy platform to get started with. What I’m about to show you here is a hands-on tutorial on how to use WordPress. I will show you how to get started using WordPress without having to set it up yourself. You can get started using WordPress today for free. Are you ready?
From my own experience, I’ve learned that the best way to learn how to use WordPress is to just start using it right from the start. But you might ask, how can I use WordPress if I don’t know how to install it? Well, guess what WordPress is available for free to use on their own website wordpress.com. No need to install anything. You can start playing around with it and get the needed experience in using it in a short period of time. You will encounter things that you can look up and learn about along the way. You will discover the things that you can’t and can do with WordPress while you are using it hands-on. I think this is the best way to learn WordPress.
So, are you ready for the best way to learn WordPress? The first step is to create a WordPress account. Go to https://wordpress.com/. When you get there you will see a button like the one below. Click the “start your website” button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Once you’ve signed up. Go go to https://wordpress.com/create-blog/. When you get there the page will look something like the picture below. Click the “start your blog” button and follow the on-screen instructions.
The next page will look something like the image below. I’d skip this step for now. After this initial account set-up, you can create the name in the program itself.
Choose a theme for your blog. Just select one and get going, you can always change your theme later. After you select a theme, it will redirect you to the next page.
Quick note: On the top left-hand corner of your browser you will see a dropdown menu that looks like the image below, asking you to choose a domain. Ignore it. It will redirect you to buy a domain name. You can buy your own domain name later. For now, you just want to learn how to use WordPress and get familiarize yourself with its features.
On this page, it will ask you to select a pairing font. Just select one from the font options on the left side of the webpage and press the “Continue” button located on the top right corner of the page. By the way, all these options can be changed later from your dashboard once you start using WordPress.
Once again, during this initial account set-up, you will be given the option to buy a domain name. Just click “skip for now” and get started using WordPress for free.
On the following page, you will see options to choose a plan. See the image below. Here, you want to choose the “free” option.
After you chose the “free” plan, you will be redirected to your dashboard. You will get a couple of pop-ups on your screen, don’t worry about those. Just close those pop-up windows for now. On the top right corner of the page, click “Complete setup”. See the image below.
Once again, you are given an option to choose a domain name. Here just select the “subdomain” option. What you choose here will become your website’s internet address. It will look something like this: yourblogtitleorusername.wordpress.com. That’s all you need for now. Select the “subdomain” option and press “Continue”.
We’re almost done with the set-up process. On this page, you are given an option for a webhosting plan. Once again, you want to choose the “free plan”.
Finally, you’re almost ready to launch your WordPress website. On this page, You will see a list of your website’s info. You are given options to change your info here. Don’t bother, just click the pink “Launch your site” button and get going. You can edit all your info later from your dashboard.
Once you click the “Launch your site” button, WordPress will start building your site. Be patient, it may take a minute or two for it to build. Once it’s built it will redirect you to your dashboard. Your dashboard will look something like the image below:
Now that you’re set-up with WordPress all you need is to write your first blog. To learn how to write a blog, check out my Pinterest board about blogging: https://www.pinterest.com/lazarus7777777/learn-about-blogging/.
That’s all for now. I hope that you’ve learned something from this blog. Good luck and happy blogging.