How to Blog (Using WordPress)

January 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

How to blog?

How does one go about blogging? Well, first read Poles Apart Design’s article What is a Blog? Why Should I Blog? Who Blogs? This article should especially help you in deciding if you should blog and why. Now that you’ve decided to blog, you want to know how to go about it. Well, here’s a somewhat comprehensive list on how to blog:

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Tags: Blogging · Essentials · Tools · WordPress

How to Find a WordPress Blog Web Host

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

So you’ve decided to transfer your free WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog and you have no idea which web host is needed for your blog. Well, picking a web host for your WordPress blog is like picking your web host for a regular website in most ways. You just have to know how much space you need, what kind of scripts and tools you’ll need and so forth for your WordPress blog to work. Now, you’re probably asking, “How am I supposed to know what I need for my blog?” Well, there are only three requirements for self-hosting your WordPress blog:

  • PHP version 4.2 or greater
  • MySQL version 4.0 or greater
  • The latest version of WordPress.org to install on your web host’s server downloadable here

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Tags: Blogging · Tools · WordPress