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Register/Log-in Screen for WordPress

Starting a WordPress.com blog

This is the first of a long list of posts on how to start the process of blogging with WordPress.com.  This platform is easy to use, free and allows you to have a good amount of control on our content.  First go to www.wordpress.com.

There you will find this screenshot.

Register/Log-in Screen for WordPress

Register/Log-in Screen for WordPress

 

If you have never signed up for WordPress, you will need to click on the “Get Started” orange button.  Here you will develop your url name through the WordPress platform.  This is seen here:

URL development for WordPress

URL development for WordPress

This is an important step.  Here you will create all your access information, but more importantly, you will create your blog address.  This is the web address people will use to find your blog.  It will be a reflection of you and your concept.  Please make sure you put some thought into this title.  Once it is created, it is final – you can’t change it without creating another blog site.  Once you are done doing this, you will see the “dashboard” page (shown below).

The control panel or "dashboard" for your blog.

The control panel or “dashboard” for your blog.

I am currently developing a blog for our farm and have used it as an example. If you see in the web address line after the farm name it reads “wp-admin”.  You will use this full web address to log directly into your blog from now on.  This is an alternative to going to the WordPress page.  WordPress does a good job of walking you through on how to get started in the light yellow box.  It would be recommended to spend some time here.  In subsequent posts, I will list some things I’ve learned writing posts and beginning the blog process.