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.

WordPress Tutorial 6 – Basic Blogging Tips 1

As I have promised before, I will not only teach you how to blog using WordPress, but also help you how to “grow” it. After all, what’s the use of a blog when you are the only one, or only a handful of people are  reading it.

We have learned the basics of WordPress blogging: We have learned how to register a WordPress blog,  write a draft article and publish a post,  how to link to other documents , and how to embed videos for Youtube.

Before continuing the series, let us learn some of the basic things that we should consider before starting to blog seriously. It is important that we know from the start what we want write than think about it later.  Note, however, that I am no blogging expert. All the tips that I will discuss are from personal experiences in growing Mathematics and Multimedia.  As you can see, Mathematics and Multimedia is only fifteen months old, but despite being a math blog (which supposedly has a handful of readers), it has reached about 200,000 hits as of this writing, so I suppose that I must be doing something right.

In the following discussion, I have used Mathematics and Multimedia as context. This will make it contextual and not too » Read more

WordPress Tutorial 4 – Linking your posts to other online documents

One of the basic features of blogging is linking to other articles on the internet.  You can link your post to other posts within your blog, or link it your post to articles from other websites.  You can also link to a document from an online storage for download. For instance, to save space in your blog, you can store your documents in Google Docs and just place a link on your post.

In this post, we will still use the blog that we have created – the Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. We will select a particular text and then link it to another blog. » Read more

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