There are as many different blogs as there are bloggers, and when it comes to kinds of blogs and their contents, WordPress.com bloggers are limited only by their imagination, and the types of blogs allowed and what’s not allowed on WordPress.com blogs, including some restricted code.
If you are a business blogger it’s important to note that WordPress.com blogs cannot be equiped for ecommerce transactions. WordPress.com bloggers selling their own creations (not retailing or reselling the creations of others) may use contact forms, and Paypal donation buttons can be used on WordPress.com blogs. If you want to monetize a blog then your best bet is to hire a web host and get a free software install from WordPress.org.
The Learn WordPress.com Tutorial
If you are new to WordPress.com or if you are interested in supplementing your knowledge I can recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series:
- Get Started – Get your own WordPress.com user account. Choose a unique username that will identify you in the WordPress.com community, and register your blog. Set up your Dashboard and your General Settings.
- Get Focused – Tips for deciding what type of blog you will create, and which niche your blog will be in by determining what subject matter you’re going to blog about.
- Get Customized – Guidance and advice about choosing a theme, adding widgets, a blogroll of links, and creating a unique personal design for your blog.
- Get Published – Creating and publishing your first blog post, using the Visual editor, creating and publishing an About Me page and learning the differences between posts and pages.
- Get Flashy – How to upload photos and media to your blog including creating an image gallery, adding videos, and slide shows too.
- Get Connected – Use to tips for using resources that the WordPress.com community has. assistance with locating your own community of bloggers using the global tagging pages, and making your own content easy to locate by assigning relevant categories and tags to your posts, and promoting your blog in the WordPress.com community, as well as where to locate help and support when you need it.
- Get Famous – All about comments, links, social media, blog subscriptions, polls and stats.
- Get Mobile – How to use your mobile phone, to capture images, record video, and either create and publish a post from your mobile’s WordPress.com app, or to email it into your blog via mobile blogging.
- Get Heroic – The conclusion of the series inviting feedback by email to email@example.com.
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