How to create your WordPress Account using wordpress.com?
Now in this post we will make a WordPress account. Once you’ve got a basic idea about the identity of your blog and you’ve picked some potential names for the website address, you’re ready to create your site. The following steps take you through the process for making your WordPress account:
If you’ve ever stumbled through eight pages of forms to buy something online, you’ll appreciate WordPress.com’s single page signup. You need to supply just four critical pieces of information to create WordPess account: a website address and your user name, password, and email address.
2. Fill in your email address.
WordPress uses your email address to send its activation message when you finish signing up. If you don’t enter a valid email address, you won’t be able to activate your account and start blogging.
3. Choose a user name.
You use your user name and password to log into WordPress when you want to add new posts or manage your site. Sometimes, WordPressers use part of their blog name for the user name (for example, if your blog address is “lazyfather.wordpress.com”, your user name might be lazyfather ). WordPress has some rules about user names. You need at least four characters, which can use a combination of numbers and lowercase letters only. If someone already has the user name you want, a brief message appears under the user name box stating, “Sorry, that user name already exists!” It’s up to you to pick something unique before you continue.
4. Choose a password.
Take the time to pick a password that’s different from the passwords you use on other sites, not found in the dictionary, and difficult to guess. If you’re not sure how to do that—or why you should bother—check out the box below.
5. Type the website address you want into the Blog Address box.
If you want to use a free .wordpress.com domain, type in the first part of the name (for example, “RebelPastryChef” for the domain (RebelPastryChef.wordpress.com). Your address needs to have at least four characters. If you want to buy a custom domain, which gives you the flexibility to move to a self-hosted site later, click the drop-down arrow to the right side of the Blog Address box. Then pick the top-level domain —that’s the final part of your domain name after the period, such as .me, .com, .net, or .org. Once you do that, type in the first part of the domain name, like “RebelPastryChef” to get the domain name RebelPastryChef.me. (As you probably already know, capitalization is unimportant in a domain name, so there’s no difference between RebelPastryChef.me and REBELpastrychef.ME, for instance.) As explained earlier, if you already own a custom domain name, you can use that for your new WordPress blog. To make this work, you need to go through a process called mapping. The first step is to pick an ordinary .wordpress.com website address. You then associate this to your custom domain name after you finish the sign-up process, by visiting the WordPress.com store and following the steps on our next post. In this situation, the .wordpress.com website address that you pick isn’t terribly important, but you may as well try to get one that’s similar to your domain name.
6. Wait while WordPress checks to see if your domain name is available.
A few seconds later, it reports the answer. If your first choice isn’t free, try a variation or change the top-level domain using the drop-down list on the right. Finding a good domain name requires equal parts effort, creativity, and compromise. Demonstrate the below figure.
7. Different types of WordPress.com accounts
Scroll down to the table at the bottom of the page, which describes the different types of WordPress.com accounts. WordPress.com gives you the choice of three account types:
WordPress.com Beginner. This gets you a free WordPress.com blog, with all the essential features. If you’re not sure which WordPress account to choose, this one is the best starting point. If you still need a bit more, you can buy individual upgrades (like the highly recommended Custom Domain upgrade, for a reasonable $18 a year).
WordPress.com Premium. Formerly called the WordPress Value Bundle, this option includes the same world-class free blogging engine as the WordPress.com Beginner account and a handful of small upgrades. While several of these enhancements are worthwhile, the overall package doesn’t quite justify its $99 price tag for most people (see the box below for a more detailed analysis).
WordPress.com Business. This choice has the same features as a WordPress.com Premium account, with a few more frills thrown into the mix, like the ability to get live chat technical support. Unfortunately, you’ll pay for these modest improvements with a hefty $299 a year fee.
8. Press the create Blog button.
Click the Create Blog button. Or if you’re buying one of the two enhanced types of WordPress.com accounts, click the corresponding Upgrade button instead.
The initial stage of your WordPress account setup is complete. What WordPress does next depends on whether you chose to buy a domain name.
9. Blog customization (Optional step)
If you chose a free .wordpress.com domain in step 5, WordPress invites you to do a bit of blog customization (see the below image). To help you get a jump-start on your blog, WordPress leads you through a series of pages that request more information. Although this step is optional, you can save time later by supplying three key details now: the title you want to use for your blog, a descriptive tagline that will be displayed just under your title, and a theme that will set the visual style of your entire site.
10. Custom domain name registration page
If you picked a custom domain name (in step 5), WordPress sends the signup proces by presenting you with a domain registration form (see below figure number 5). Fill in your contact details and click Register Domain. This registration information includes your name, postal address, and email address. WordPress submits this information, on your behalf, to the Domain Name System (DNS)—a key part of Internet bookkeeping that tracks who owns each piece of web real estate. Domain name registration is public, which means that anyone with an Internet connection can look up your domain and find out that you own it. (Interested parties also get your phone number and email address.) Usually, this isn’t a problem, but it does provide an opening for spammers to hassle you. If you don’t want your public details exposed, don’t try to fake them with incorrect information. Instead, tick the box that says “Make my personal information private for this registration.” It costs an extra $8, but it gives you guaranteed anonymity—at least until you start posting. Finally, WordPress asks you to pay up. Fill out your payment information and click the “Purchase and Register Domain” button. WordPress will email you a receipt.
11. Check your email verification.
Check your email for an activation message from WordPress. The message includes a button named Confirm Email Address or Log In. Click the button to activate your site. Clicking the button launches your web browser and sends you to (http://wordpress.com), the central administration station for all the blogs you create with WordPress.com. You’ll learn your way around in the next section.
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