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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | personal publishing platforms | Scoop.it

I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.

 

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

 

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

 

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/17/how-to-setup-a-wordpress-blog-in-5-minutes/#bU4ViejLGudrGCSo.99


Via Martin Gysler, Ken Morrison, Evdokia Roka, Jacob Broadhead
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Self-hosting a WordPress site is the next step, after folks feel they've outgrown the free wordpress.com sites.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Brilliant step-to-step simple summary. I'm thinking in starting a Wordpress Blog more easyly now. Thanks!!!

Paul's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:04 AM

I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM

Both org and .com variants of Wordpress are a delight to use, I have sued them for years, had to abandon my hosted Wordpress blog when I upgraded my website.  I miss it.

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Wordpress et cetera [ScoopIt topic]

Wordpress et cetera [ScoopIt topic] | personal publishing platforms | Scoop.it
Des plugins, des tutos et des astuces pour Wordpress et son extension sociale Buddypress
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sarspri's curator insight, January 19, 2013 7:55 PM

Hone your WP skills and brush up on your French, all in one fell Scoop!

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How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | personal publishing platforms | Scoop.it
The increasingly popular free digital media sharing app offers plenty of possibilities for educators. Guest post by Sam Peters. Tumblr is a web based

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 25, 2013 3:18 PM

Tumblr is a web based social media platform that was designed to make it easier for people to share digital media with each other. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, where conversation is a common mode of communication, Tumblr is more about sharing content. It is a great resource and tool for people and professionals of every stripe. Teachers are finding it useful too. Here’s some of the ways they’re using it.

Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 28, 2013 1:00 AM

Personally, I have been using tumblr for intro to soico class to write my class journal. 
Tumblr is very easy to create personal blog, so it is very accessible for students. WP might be too hard (buf fun definitely!) for students.