I'm just going to go ahead and say it. WordPress is amazing. When I built my first web site about 10 years ago it was so laborious I was extremely discouraged. I felt like it was going to be impossible to maintain it at any level with new content or just to add a page that would talk about something current going on with my company. It was little more then an electronic business card and not a very attractive one at that. Boy have times changed.
I created a new website yesterday for my daughter. I did this based on a book I just read called "Crush It" by Gary Vaynerchuck . Gary talks about the importance of branding yourself in the New Economy and suggests securing domain names for not only yourself but your children as well. I did a search over the last week and discovered my daughters name was available in a .com so I thought now would be the time to get her up and running with her own site. You can go here and check out domain names for your kids. Domain Search.
I had my daughter time me to see how fast I could set up a WordPress website. I had her start the clock at the login to my hosting account to purchase the domain name and stop when I had the site up and running with WordPress and had changed the title tag of the site to show her name. 8 minutes and 45 seconds from start to finish.
Read on and watch the tutorial video about how to set THE MOST important plug-ins for your WordPress Site
Akismet Plug In – Mandatory To Set Up Immediately After Creating Your WordPress Website
Once you get your domain secured and get WordPress set up you will want to log into the dashboard and make sure you set up the Akismet Plug In to keep the SPAM from taking over your site.
Here is a quick tutorial I have put together to show you how to get this done.
Leave any questions or comments you might have below. Here is the Domain Search Again to check out domain names for your kids. If you don't want to build their sites yet you should at least secure the domain name.