The WordPress Blogging Tutorial Series

WordPress is considered by many as one of the best blogging sites and platforms today.  The WordPress Blogging Tutorial series is a series of step by step tutorials on how  to blog in WordPress.com. This tutorial is dedicated to absolute beginners, so it is easy to follow.
The WordPress Blogging Tutorial Series
  1. Introduction to the WordPress Blogging Tutorial Series. An introduction why you should read this tutorial series.
  2. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 1 – Registering a WordPress Blog. A step-by-step guide on how to register a WordPress blog.
  3. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 2 – Typing Your First Blog Draft. This will familiarize you with the WordPress Dashboard environment and a tutorial about creating  a first post.  This includes adding a new post, inserting an image, and saving your post as draft.
  4. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 3 – Publishing your First Blog. This tutorial includes is about publishing your post.  It also includes tips on how to use categories and tags.
  5. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 4 – Linking posts to other online documents. A tutorial on how to link posts to other websites, documents and other blogs.
  6. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 5 – Embedding Videos and More. A tutorial on embedding videos and other media on your blog post.
  7. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 6 – Basic Blogging Tips 1. Basic blogging tips for beginners.
  8. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 7 – Changing the Theme of Your Blog. A tutorial on how to change the appearance of your blog.
  9. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 8 – Working with Widgets. A tutorial on how to install widgets and gadgets to you blog.
  10. WordPress Blogging Tutorial 9 – Finishing Touches.  A post on how to modify general settings, what widgets to include, organizing categories and tags, and publicizing and sharing.
I will also create a tutorial on how to blog using Blogger.

How to add a Paypal donate button to your blog

Many bloggers nowadays are monetizing their blogs. Some sell ebooks, some through advertisements, and others, especially blogs that do charity monetize through donations. Paypal is an easy way of doing accepting payments through transactions or even donations. In the tutorial below, we are going to learn how to place a Paypal button, just like the one shown at the right.

1.) Log-in to your Paypal account. If you don’t have one, just register. It’s free.

2.) Once you have logged in, go to Merchant Services tab.

3.) In the Merchant Services window, select Donation from the Key Features from the Paypal Website Payment Standards section. » Read more

WordPress Blogging Tutorial 9 – Finishing Touches

We have had eight WordPress tutorials and I think those tutorials are enough to keep your blog rolling.  In this post I am going to give you hints on the things that you should do before making a lot of posts. Here are the finishing touches you should before you get going:

1.) Set up your General Settings. The General Settings (Figure 1) enables you to change the name of your blog, your tagline, your email address, and other information.

Figure 1

2.) Set up your Widgets. We have already discussed how to work with widgets.  Of course no one is limiting you how many widgets to place in your blog (see the right part of my window to see my widgets), but you must prioritize the important ones. The widgets that the most important are the Calender,   Recent Posts,  Links, and Blog Subscriptions, Top Posts/Top Rated» Read more

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