June 29, 2009
Your first blog has the same name as your username – probably a bad idea as you want your online identity (username) to be different from your blog name.
This is easily solved as you are allowed multiple blogs and can therefore create a second blog with a name of your choice.
Create a second WordPress blog
Under ‘My Account’, you choose ‘My Blogs’. Here you will find the ‘Create another blog’ command.
My blogs - primary blog
Under ‘My Blogs’ you can specifiy which blog is your primary blog by clicking on the appropiate radio button.
May 26, 2009
When you create your blog for the first time it is not clear what the difference is between your username and your blog name e.g. my user name is kitchencabinet100 but my blog name is deadmenhavewhitecollars.wordpress.com.
For this reason you may find that you end up with the wrong blog name. This is easily solved . . . just go to the left hand pane and click on the Dashboard drop-down menu. Select ‘My Blogs’. From that dialogue box, choose ‘Register Another Blog’ and give the new blog the name of your choice. The first blog (with the name you don’t want) remains dormant (or you can use it to experiment with themse, widgets and other settings).
You can have as many blogs as you want. Each has its own unique name but they can all be edited with the same user name and password.
Your list of blogs will appear on your dashboard under ‘My Dashboards’
March 27, 2009
For those of you that STILL have not started a blog, here is a most excellent guide . . . short . . . sweet . . . and to the point. This post is hosted on another blog called the South Jersey Line presented by MBG Journalism
Click here to view
Custom header of the blog South Jersey Line
March 23, 2009
The website http://support.wordpress.com has a huge amount of information to get you going. Below is an excellent starter guide to WordPress.
If you prefer to listen rather than read, WordPress.tv offers help in video format (http://wordpress.tv)
Another easy form of help in text format is to be found at http://faq.wordpress.com This frequently asked section (FAQ) is a great resource.
FAQ topics organized in categories
FAQs are also organized in easy to read questions like the ones below
FAQ topics in easy to read question format
If you cannot find what you are looking for there is always the trusty old search button
Search button on faq.wordpress.com
March 21, 2009
Blogging with WordPress.com
WordPress has a series of online tutorials that will teach you all you need to know. The address is http://wordpress.tv (no www or com). Follow the ‘How to’ and ‘Blog’ items on the menu at the top.
Many topics from easy to very complex are covered in short, easy to follow tutorials. Start with the sections called writing, publishing and blog managment. Each section has a ‘more’ link to additional material
Wordpress tv offers how to tutorials