WordPress Blogging Tutorial 2 – Typing Your First Blog Draft

Before we post our first blog, let us first familiarize ourselves with the environment of WordPress. The Dashboard (Figure 1) is the environment where we will always work . The Right Now panel contains the number of Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, and Themes. The QuickPress panel will enable us to publish short posts quickly.

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Below the window are different panels: Recent Comments, Recent Drafts, Stats and others. Do not be overwhelmed by these panels; we will use each of them as we go on. For now, we will concentrate on the basics. Try to familiarize yourself with the environment.

In our first post, we will copy the post Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in my cousin’s blog Polymath Central (Figure 2).  As we can see, we will need the two pictures of right triangles. You can go to the blog and download them before proceeding. Those pictures came from one of my posts; you are permitted to use them in your blog for the sake of this tutorial. Of course, you can create your own first blog if you wish. » Read more

WordPress Blogging Tutorial 1 – Registering a WordPress Blog

1.) Go to http://wordpress.com, and then click the Sign up now button. This will display the Sign up window shown in Figure 2.

Figure 1

2.) Fill up the Username and Password, Confirm your password., and then fill up the email address, read the terms of service and check the checkbox to agree. Click the Next button to, then click the Next button to display the window shown in Figure 3. » Read more

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