As a non-technical person, the first time I tried to install my first real website it really sucked. I did something stupid and had two domains running and couldn’t figure it out. After a lot of attempts, I can now install a site and customize it very quickly.
I wanted to offer a course showing others how to do this. I mean a very simple, step-by-step guide that shows you how to install the site, what plugins to use, and easy customizations.
By the end of this course, you will have installed your very own, real website and will have a beautiful blog ready for you. This is for non-technical people and you will get video instructions from the first click to final customization touches.
The course will use WordPress.
WordPress is one of the most powerful pieces of machinery a writer has ever had access to. I’m not talking about WordPress.com (the more popular consumer version), but WordPress.org, the professional version that you have to install on your own database. I mean there are solo writers out there building audiences of millions and turning down publishing deals (I rejected one last month as you don’t really need a publisher anymore, I figure).
There are tons of free options (like Tumblr, Squarespace, Blogger), but there is nothing to compare with WordPress. This blog runs on WordPress.org.
There are three reasons for this: