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Wednesday, 20 December 2006
WordPress
Learning curve: Easy
Time to master: less than 1 hour
Tool rating (1 to 10): 5

Available: http://wordpress.com


WordPress is a powerful blogging tool. This is a useful tool especially to those who has limited knowledge in creating or designing a website. WordPress is a great tool to start a basic website with a ‘professional look’. It is simple and easy to manage, thus recommended for those who want to build their website in less than 1 hour.

To set up a WordPress account, simply head to the WordPress website (http://wordpress.com) and register a free account. By registering, you can start writing the contents through accessing the ‘write a post’ option in the ‘Dashboard’ link located at the top. Also you can customize the ‘look’ (template) of your website by clicking the ‘Presentation’ tab found at the top link again. Several default templates have been made available by WordPress. Pick the one that you like and save it. Also you can choose your desired domain name such as mybusinessname.wordpress.com or mynameis.wordpress.com. However, the free WordPress account has several limitations such as it cannot be customized with Google Adsense and also you can’t put a JavaScript button (PayPal) on your posts. So if you are thinking of selling your products online or earn some money through Adsense, don’t count on the free WordPress account.

On the other hand, if you wish to access WordPress’ full functionality, try renting a web hosting service. Most of them are now offering WordPress as part of their package. WordPress is an open source software and can be downloaded through the following link http://wordpress.org/download. However, most of the web hosting company offers a fast and easy installation of WordPress through accessing their ‘available software’ option.


If you wish to add Adsense into your WordPress, you will need some basic HTML knowledge in order to determine the location to place the advertisements. To edit the source code for your WordPress, simply click on the ‘Presentation’ link found on the top links and then ‘Theme Editor’. Your will see multiple file names on the right side of the screen. These files represent the coding for the current theme of your WordPress website. Some of the files that you can edit are index.php, single.php and sidebar.php. Word of caution, always save the file that you intend to modify on your computer – just in case something ‘wrong’ happen.

 

Take a look at this example of a website that integrates Adsense into the template – http://dotmyspot.com/wordpress.

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