One: The blogging platform is very easy for anyone to use. It is designed to be simple for even beginners to use. When you make a post, you will write the post in the WYSIWYG editor, which allows you to save drafts and publish at your convenience.

To make your first blog post, you will want to go to YOURDOMAINNAME/wp-admin (on WordPress). This will take you to the page called “Dashboard” where you can log in and do anything you want to your blog. This is where you will create new pages, add new blog posts, add new features like calendars or opt in boxes for collecting email addresses, adding photos or videos, and an incredible number and variety of other possible features. On the left side of the Dashboard, under “Posts”, click on “Add New” and you can enter in a title and content for your first post!

Job boards are becoming prevalent, especially among bloggers. This is because job boards offer an easy way for bloggers to make additional money from their blogs by charging companies to post job adverts. Using the wordpress platform is one of the cheapest ways to get a full featured job board made fast.

One of the great things about WordPress being Open Source is the fact that updates are often available. Whenever a bug is reported and fixes, an update is created to address the problem. This ensures you that your blog or website is secure and free of any bugs or technical issues.

When you are ready to start flexing your blogging muscles and really tweaking your theme to specifically fit your business or purpose, keep in mind that you can search Google and YouTube for text and video answers to most of your questions. So many people are blogging now that I have found literally all possible questions I have asked have already been answered by someone in either a support forum or a YouTube video. This in and of itself is reason enough to use a popular platform like WordPress. You’ll never be without support, and it’s free!

Both can be used for blogging, but are less popular (at least for pure blogging) than the above two powerhouses, simply because they are much more than mere blogging platforms. Still, if you anticipate the need to go beyond a highly-targeted blog-only approach, you might consider them. Many people are doing just that.

Now you will want download and open Artisteer. This software makes it easy to create a custom theme for your website. You will be able to add your own header and completely customize the site with colors, fonts, columns, and other settings that you choose. It is a pretty simple program to learn and does not involve any coding. When you are done with the theme, you’ll want to save it as a wordpress template. Second, export the theme as a zip file. Then log back into your WordPress admin area and upload your theme using the easy upload feature. Preview your site to see how you like it. You can always tweak the template using Artisteer to make changes.

With WordPress however, the sky is the limit. As cliche as that may sound, not only can you get themes, additional “plugins” and advanced tools, you can also extend WordPress to far beyond just a blogging platform.