Sunday, November 15, 2009

Why WordPress

There is no doubt that the blogging has changed the internet as we know it today.

The days of boring, stale, static content websites are over.

Bloggers have become a source of fresh and interesting content for internet users across the world.

The blogosphere is constantly evolving and changing thanks to this seemingly unending stream of interesting information published by regular people like you.

The great thing about the blogosphere is that anyone can contribute to it.
You can start blogging and get your word out there today with a great open source blogging platform known as WordPress.

Install this software on your website and you can have a blog up and running in no time.

Never heard of WordPress? Well these top companies and publications have:

  • The New York Times
  • Yahoo's Corporate Blog
  • CNN's Political Ticker
  • Sony Playstation Blog
  • Southwest Airlines

The list goes on and on...

You're probably thinking: if all these huge companies use this software called WordPress,

it's probably too complicated for a beginning blogger like me.

That is just absolutely wrong.

WordPress is very simple to use and anyone can start blogging with it.

The reason why such large companies and small-time bloggers alike use WordPress is the simplicity, flexibility, and easy of use.

Ket's not forget WordPress is absolutely free and open source.

Here are some of the benefits of using WordPress as your blogging platform of choice:

  • An easy to use blogging platform. Write in a WYSIWYG editor, save drafts, and publish when you're ready.
  • A huge community full of support, free templates, plugins, and additional addons and modifications for your blog
  • A dynamic theming system, change the look of your entire blog with one click.
  • Generate "SEO-friendly" permalinks with the click of a button.
  • Built-in RSS feed functionality.
  • Categorize and tag your blog posts.
  • Create static pages.
  • Integrated search box.
  • Automatic pinging to the top blog ping services.
  • The possibilities are literally endless... With the thousands upon thousands of other blogs running WordPress, it's popularity is undeniable. Give it a test drive yourself by signing up for a free hosted blog at or take the plunge and host it yourself. Take advantage of the variety of free tools and resources associated with this popular open source blogging software. Happy blogging!
       Learn How To Install Wordpress Plugins & Themes

    Installing a WordPress blog

    WordPress is a fantastic piece of software, and what is even more amazing its Open Source, meaning it will cost you NOTHING!! And you get the source code too !!

    Although its not one of the easiest software packages to learn to navigate, it sure packs heaps of power under the hood and once you start to learn some of the basics of WordPress and blogging in general, you will begin to appreciate these features more and more.

    There are 2 ways to install WordPress.

    1. You can visit and download the full application here, and then manually install it on your server. If you do go down this path, then make sure you check out the following installation guides

    How To Install Wordpress Plugins & Themes


    WordPress’s Famous 5 Minute Installation guide

    (check it out at

    But an even easier way to install Wordpress is to install it using Fantastico that is included with just about every cPanel installation on the planet.

    You can log into your cPanel application, and at the bottom of all the icons you see on the main startup page is an icon with a “funny” name called FANTASTICO

    Fantastico is way to install all sort of open source application on your server for FREE.

    Find the WordPress link on the left hand side of the screen (in the blogs section), and click on it.

    Then move across to the right hand side of the screen an click on the word that say “New Installation” - It actually a link but it doesn’t have an underline under it.

    This pops up a very simple form (and the only form you have to fill out).

    Put in your blog details, like what you are going to call it, what you want as login details plus a few other bits and pieces and press the button at the bottom.

    Within seconds, you will be taken to another page that will show you the login details for your blog and away you go..

    It just could not be easier way to install WordPress..

    No messing about with databases, no FTP’ing files back and forth and no messing about setting file permission etc.

    It sure is easy.. Check it out..