WordPress is an online publishing tool - both in text and in other forms such as photos, videos and the like. WordPress helps you connect to social networking sites without doing programming or even opening your page's source code. Think of it as your MS Word except that when it saves, it publishes it to your web site. Cool, right? The best of all,
WORDPRESS IS FREE.
How wordpress can help you?
WordPress helps you publish your stuff quickly - there is no need for you to cascade your content through a developer that will paste your text or images into an HTML file. WordPress does this for you.
Some other features of WordPress that may be useful to you on a daily basis:
Scheduled posts so that you can create and write all of your posts in one sitting and then schedule them for publishing later on (helpful for even distribution of your posts).
Edit texts that have been written elsewhere since they have a built in rich text editor.
Create image galleries without building the gallery itself. All you need is to just upload the files!
Link your site to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. With the help of the themes and the widgets, you can basically do whatever you need to do for your site via WordPress.
How to install Wordpress on iPage?
Having Wordpress on iPage is Easy.
1
Download
Download the latest version of WordPress on their official site.
2
Upload
Upload this downloaded version of WordPress to your host.
3
Unzip
Unzip the WordPress kit from there and click Install.
Learn More
Starting with a Wordpress page.
So now that you have your WordPress page up and running, what are the few things that you have to do so that you can let the world know that your site is up? You can do the following:
Choose a WordPress theme
There are lots of free themes out there but there are also paid themes. Remember that it is much easier to just change the font, the color and the size, even the color scheme of a theme. What is difficult is to change the layout – the positioning of the animated scrolling, the gallery functionality, the number of columns in a page, the structure of the menu navigation etc.
Do a test post
Once you have your theme, just try to post a simple text like “hello!” so that you can see how it looks. Try it with an image post, too. You can always erase these posts, anyway.
Import Content
Import content from an external site, if applicable, by installing widgets for it. for example, if you are importing your blog entries from Tumblr, look for the tool that does that. This way, you do not need to recreate all of your posts.