How to Use WordPress

This is the last article in our new step-by step guide on How to Start a Free Blog in 6 Easy Steps. This article provides information on How to Use WordPress to help you get going with your new blog.

You can read all other articles in this series:

  1. Introducing: How to Start a Free Blog in 6 Easy Steps 
  2. How to Select a Blogging Platform 
  3. How to Choose a Web Host
  4. How to Sign up with Bluehost 
  5. How to Install WordPress 
  6. How to Use WordPress<<You are Here>>

Now that you are the owner of a new WordPress blog, you can do many things with your blog. Although blogging may mean different things to different people, it requires willingness to learn new things. People sometimes get overwhelmed with technology however as you would have experienced, setting up a new blog is very simple. Through this guide, I would walk you through the basics of using your blog, including making your first post.

Remember, if you sign up for Bluehost through our special offer then you will get up to 60% discount + free domain name.

Quick Recap

You would have received an email with login information for your WordPress Dashboard. Please keep these details handy as you would be using the WordPress login information frequently. The email would also contain a  link (URL) for your WordPress dashboard and it would look something like:

http://yourdomainname/wp-admin

I would suggest that you bookmark this link for your WordPress Dashboard, as it is the main interface for managing your WordPress blog.

We will now focus on different aspects of how to use WordPress.

Important Settings

In this article we talk about important settings that you need to make to your blog first time after installing WordPress.

Changing the Design

This article will help you customize the design of your blog a bit and choose a WordPress theme.

Installing WordPress Plugins

Plugins allow you to add functionality and features to your blog. In this article will you through the process of installing plugins through WordPress Dashboard

Writing Your First Post

Writing new posts in WordPress is quite easy. This article will walk you through the steps required to write a new post.