Thing 1 (Part 1): Creating a Blog

For the purposes of 23 Things RHUL, we are all going to create WordPress blogs. WordPress is a clean, simple system and you can set your own blog up by following the instructions below. Good luck!

Creating a Blog in WordPress

1. Go to http://www.wordpress.com/ and click on the orange ‘Get Started’ button on the right hand side of the page.

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2. Fill in the details on the form  and click ‘Create Blog’ at the bottom of the page.

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3. To personalise your blog, you might want to pick a new theme (a template, which shapes how your blog will look). To do this, click on ‘Change your blog’s theme’…

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4. And then browse the available themes. When you find one you like, click on the ‘Activate’ button beneath it.

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You’ve now set up your WordPress blog – welcome to the blogosphere! To find out how to create your first post, read the next article in this series: Thing 1 (Part 2): Publishing a Blog Post

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