If you want to build blogs or websites then you must seriously consider using WordPress to do this, but don’t forget to get some free WordPress training before you start.
There are many free tutorials and in some case whole websites that provide free training in WordPress including the latest version 2.7
WordPress is just so easy to setup, use and maintain that you would be crazy not to use and of course this software is also Free!
To be honest there really is no reason to pay for your WordPress training as there is just so much available on the Internet – just go into Google and search for ‘Free WordPress Training’ and you will see what I mean.
As well as a great deal of text-only tutorials there are many other training resources available for WordPress, including step-by-step guides with images to clearly define what you need to do, many videos on how to configure the software and write content for your posts and pages and recommendations on the best plugins and free themes to use for your own websites or blogs.
WordPress is free open source software, originally developed as a blog platform, but now after much development and recent enhancements it has become the ultimate website builder and content management system combined.
There really is nothing to beat it and thousands of bloggers and website builders have already created a huge number of sites using this great software. And of course most of them will have had some training of some sort before they started.
Like all software though you will do a lot better and progress a lot quicker if your train yourself first and I must say that the learning curve really is not that steep and even for the novice or non-technical person getting to grips with this software is a quick, easy and fairly painless process.
Even if you have never used online software before you will be able to use this website builder – it really is no harder than using Microsoft Word or Excel.
Always pick the right training for what you want to achieve with your site. There is so much free WordPress training available that it may be difficult to know where to start.
Initially I would recommend that you go to WordPress.com and setup up a free blog. This will let you play with the software for free while you follow whichever training course you select. This no cost solution is an easy and quick way to get up to speed and test out what the training tells you to do.
The easiest parts to learn will be how to write your content and how to set out the layout of your new site. This will mainly include writing posts and selecting a theme that you like from the many that will be made available to you. Once you have written a few posts you will soon get the hang of it and before long you will become a proficient blogger.
The more difficult stuff comes when you want to have your own WordPress website using your own domain name at your web host. This will require installing the software at your web hosting company and creating a self-hosted WordPress site. You will then also have to decide which plugins to use and how to make the correct settings for you site.
Once again if you get the right free training before you reach this stage you will be all set for an easy and fast track path to creating your own website or blog with WordPress. Then before you know it you will become a website builder, webmaster and blogger all rolled into one!
Source by Dave Joa