If you want to create a good and solid website, you need a good and solid plan.
Put pen to paper.
Put pen to paper.
Describe your site
Purpose for your site
- What am I going to do with this?
- Who is going to read this?
- What kinds of information will I be posting?
- Why am I doing this?
- Who am I doing this for?
- How often am I going to be posting and adding information?
Your idea is
“The website will be dedicated to providing news and information on computers, web pages, and the internet and cover the topics of computer tips, web page design, and internet news.”
Under Computer Tips (a Category)
Sub categories Software and Hardware
- – Windows
- – Linux
- – Mac
Web Page Design
- – Web Standards
- – WordPress
- – – Plugins
- – – Themes
Then you write about these. And expand Ram,motherboard etc
As people like uniformity there are the regular pages:
Welcome, About Us, Services, Gallery,Contact Us,
Just something to remember when you are working on the back end of a site what you do is not going to be the same as when you log out and see the site.
i.e. when you add a contact page you will see your name as the details, when you log out the tabs are clear of formatting. People get confused by this:so logout to see how your site really looks.
The advantages of a post is it is live. There is nothing to hinder your creativity. You just write add media and on to the next post. It is a stream of unconsciousness sometimes regrettably subconsciousness but mostly consciousness.
Yes some people have it set up to publish into the future,that’s ok takes the pressure off. Others have contributors.
If you keep a blog make it regular, consuming, exciting, informative, unique and not like the rest. don’t be afraid to be different be yourself. Same but different. Be regular pleeese.
The advantages of a page is it is there. Constant, available, telling,static. No changes necessary unless you need to update it.
Yourwebsite.wordpress.com versus .com
What is a domain? How is it related to my site?
A domain name is a name used to identify a particular website on the internet. Your site’s domain name is like your mailing address: it lets people know where to find you.
An example of a domain name is yourgroovydomain.com. When you register a domain (whether through WordPress.com or anywhere else) you pay for the right to use that specific domain for a specific period of time. There is only ever one yourgroovydomain.com on the internet. It would be pretty confusing if entering yourgroovydomain.com could take you to a variety of different places! Like your address.
Doesn’t make sense.
Your domain exists independently of your site, however. You can use your domain with another site, or you can cancel it, or you can let it expire, and through all of that, your site with all of its content remains unchanged.
Best of all you can register your domain with WordPress itself for a small recurring fee per year.
At WordPress.com, every site has a default web address that ends in wordpress.com (like yourgroovydomain.wordpress.com).If you register a custom domain for your site, both the original address ending in wordpress.com (yourgroovydomain.wordpress.com) and the new domain (yourgroovydomain.com) will take visitors to your site (although once they are at your site, they will only see the new domain (yourgroovydomain.com) in their browser address bar).
If your domain expires, your site with all your content will still be there at the original site address (ie, yourgroovydomain.wordpress.com).
What is a registrar? Is WordPress.com my registrar?
A registrar is an organization that sells and/or manages domain name registrations. For the most part, whoever you pay for your domain is your registrar. If you paid WordPress.com, we are effectively your registrar.
Think about your logo. Always remember KIS keep it simple.
http://youtu.be/SdbBzq5B9Es look for the negative space.
What is RSS?
Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS
When you come across a blog post that inspires you to write your own blog post, or which you want to cite, you can manually create a kind of link to it known as a trackback. It’s called a trackback because the link “tracks” back to the other blog. When you create a trackback, the blog that you’re tracking back to will be notified. How is it notified? It’s pinged, naturally! When you are writing a post in WordPress 2.5.1, you see the trackback area (pictured below) beneath the writing window.
Difference between Cloud and Self-Hosting