I love working with WordPress. So many templates available with options for 1, 2 and 3 columns and a whole lot of extras. Makes changing the look of your blog almost as easy as changing your clothes – you could do it daily if you wish(the blog I mean)! And so, my new look blog – for a while at least. On my ‘to do list’ when I have nothing else to do 🙂 I might actually spend sometime learning php and then create my own template from scratch. But for now there are enough choices out there to keep me happy.
If you haven’t yet explored operating a blog for your own business, you can get a free account at http://wordpress.com/ or, if you have your own website you could ask your web host if it’s possible to install WordPress on the server. I do my own through Fantastico which was installed on my server by my host. Now I can set up WordPress on any domain I set up for hosting and it’s quite easy to do. Not to mention in learning a new skill like this, it means I can also provide it as a service for my clients, as my proficiency increases. Something to think about, isn’t it? KMT
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Love WordPress!! The best thing about it is that it’s installed on our own servers, so it brings more traffic to your own domain.
Yes, that’s one additional benefit I didn’t mention! Thanks Demetria!
I agree! WordPress is fantastic. I added a pluggin that keeps a static front page, and the layouts are wonderful. It was quite a learning curve though. Using Fantastico when you’ve never used it before is time consuming (ie tweaking the pages requires PHP knowledge, and one little error in code sends the whole thing out of whack), the final result is great – but took lots of really late nights figuring it all out. Its at http://www.expertpa.com.au and I just love the look of it. Cristina
Your blog (and site) looks great – I would never have recognised the template you used. You’ve done a great job.
Good grief, I am absolutely stumped with this WordPress thing! I don’t find the WordPress website very helpful in stepping me through the learning process. I have the same system as you Kathie in that I installed it through Fantastico which came with my hosting. I’ve got that bit done BUT I don’t want my blog pointing to my home page, I want a separate page called netsecretary.com.au/blog – and I can’t work out how to do this! Do I do it through WordPress or do I create a html page called blog? I’m so frustrated with this thing! Is there some simple instructions somewhere that can get me started? I don’t see the WordPress template at all when I click on View Site in the Administration Panel – all I see is my home page! Grrrrr!
Hi Deanne, when you installed Worpress at the Fantastico control panel, there is a field where you can tell it what folder you want to put it in – it will create that folder for you. In this instance, you just needed to put in the word blog with no brackets or anything and it would have done that for you. Perhaps you need to go back and remove the program from where it is (there is a remove link) and then reinstall in a new folder called blog. It does tell you that the folder needn’t already be established – it will do that in the process. Good luck!
Deanne, re having a static front page on a WordPress installation, with a separate page for your blog, please feel free to contact me via http://www.expertpa.com.au/ – use the “Contact” page, and I’ll explain it to you. I hope I’m not too late to save you hours of work. KathieMT, thank you for your lovely comment – it means a lot. Sincerely, Cristina