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First let me wish you all a happy holiday season and I hope the upcoming year brings you the best!
It seems that Media Temple was exploited yesterday evening and you may be in danger. As you know, Armeda is on Media Temple and I really enjoy their service.
Last night I received an email which was followed up this morning with a second communication that their was some irregular activity:
Your new domain name and hosting account is all set up. What now?
Now we get to the meat and potato’s. You now have your domain sitting on your hosting account. It’s time to get WordPress downloaded, uploaded to your server, and installed. You’ll know what I mean by the time you are done reading this post.
I initially wanted to create a post that went from registering your domain name, to installing WordPress, to publishing your first post. It became apparent quickly that it would be better to segment the HOW TO into multiple posts. This is the second post in the series, and the follow on will include plugin installation, theme upload, and WordPress personalization.
The great thing about WordPress is its following. If it exists in WordPress, it has probably been written about. Using your resources along the way, will help make anything possible.
Blogs aren’t popular, are they?
Having your own blog, whether personal, or for business is important. Blogs provide the tools needed for free expression. So if you are talking about what your cat is doing, or building the next Twitter, expressing your thoughts and opinions is very important.
If you are looking for your very own, out of the box, hosted blog, there are great options like WordPress.com or Blogger.com. Although these solutions are simple to create and manage, what about for those who crave a bit more flexibility, and want to host their own website? I see the question all the time, should I use a hosted solution or build my own?
I have also heard many times, no way, it’s to expensive and I don’t have the technical skills to make it work. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier than you think.