The Best WordPress Themes: Where Do We Find Them?

Now that you have your Wordpress blog installed and setup, you want to make your website look good and stand out. In Wordpress that’s done by downloading and installing themes (they’re basically skins or designs for your blog). What you will want to do is download or buy a theme, pop in a new logo, customize some parts of it to make it your own, and install some plugins. Let’s tackle themes first.

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How to Install WordPress

Once you have your hosting covered, go ahead and install Wordpress – it’s the best blogging system out there and every single professional I know uses it. If you are on Dreamhost, Nick does a great job showing you the process of installing it (video #2) via Dreamhost’s One-Click Installation Panel. If you are on VPS.net, ask their customer support to do it for you. If you are hosted elsewhere, just follow the instructions on the Wordpress site.

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How To Choose a Good Domain Name for Your Blog

Picking out (or buying) a good domain name for your website can take a lot of time & creativity (or money). There are 3 basic ways to get a good domain name. Alternatively you can buy a an existing website at a place like Sitepoint, but I would avoid this option unless you really know what you’re doing and are an expert at valuing sites.

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One Week Challange: Make a Blog in One Week

Follow me as I Start a Blog – and Take it from Zero to Awesome and Build a Profitable Kickass site from it – in 7 days (with very little money). This week I am taking everything I know and have learned over the past 8 years about web design, development, promotion, social media, and marrying it with a passion of mine – photography – to start a website from scratch with the ambitious goal of going from zero to 100,000 visitors.

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Thesis Skin: A Bright Idea

Blogging.com is happy to Release it’s first Thesis Skin: “A Bright Idea”. This skin was originally ported to Thesis for use at Auinteractive’s Blog, however once we saw how great it turned out we just had to release it. After all, “A Bright Idea” is such a great example of what Thesis is capable of. […]

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