How to Make a WordPress Blog

This project will show students how to make a blog using the popular software, WordPress. We will learn how to install and setup WordPress, manage content and comments, and customize the design and functionality of a blog. By the end of the series you should have everything you need to start making your own blog and blogs for other people.


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Getting Started with WordPress

Getting Started with WordPress

Before we start building our blog, we are going to learn about the software we will be using to make our blog: WordPress. Two versions of WordPress exist, and We’ll learn the differences between the two and how to access which is better for a project. Finally we’ll walk through the process for installing WordPress online.

Configuring WordPress

Configuring WordPress

Once WordPress is installed there are a number of settings in the WordPress admin panel that are important to know about. We’ll talk about each of these as well as suggest default settings to use for a blog. WordPress comes with a built in upgrade feature that we will also discuss.

Managing Comments

Managing Comments

Comments are an essential part of building a community around your blog. They allow readers to respond to your posts and allow you to get an idea of what people think of your content. We’ll look at how to configure and manage comments on your site as well as how to post comments as a visitor and as an admin.


  • Zac Gordon

    Zac is the WordPress teacher at Treehouse. He has an extensive background in web design and WordPress education, having taught and help run college and high school web programs. You can often find him attending and speaking at local WordCamp meetups.

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