Hello once again, tadpoles! We’re into the final stretch. This is the third and final, in a three part series of posts, in which we aim to guide you through the process of setting up a self-hosted WordPress blog, from scratch, without pain or bruises. In the first week, we covered the issue of hosting, as well as downloading and unzipping the WordPress software. Last week, we dealt with Using an FTP program, and then uploading the WordPress software to your site, and installing WordPress. Today, we’ll cover installing your shiny new theme, and then familiarise you with the all important WP dashboard.
So you can jump around to any of the parts of this guide, here’s a roadmap to ALL the items we’ll cover, and you can use this to directly navigate to any of the topics you need help with.
- A home for your blog
- Getting WordPress
- Using an FTP program
- Installing WordPress
- Installing a WordPress theme
- Navigating the WordPress dashboard
Installing a WordPress theme is not as difficult as it sounds, as long as you have a capable frog to guide you. We do this all.the.time. so it’ll be no surprise, that we have a great tutorial lined up for you! Scoot on over and we’ll wait here for you…
Looks like that went well! Now, to help you get familiar with the awesome eFrog Options Panel, here’s a little video we put together:
So, we’ve shown you around the eFrog Admin Panel, and what you can do there, to tweak your theme. As a final step in this series, we’d like to give you a tour around the Admin Dashboard of the fantastic WordPress software. It’s the nerve center of your blog, so give it a good look-around…..
Well tadpoles, that brings us to the end of this little journey. Congratulations are in order… You’ve successfully setup your own self-hosted blog, with a great eFrog theme, and you are On Your Way! Now it’s up to you. You have the stage, you have the outfit, now DANCE! Make us proud!
*signature froggy foot-wave, misty-eyed*