Tutorial Set up an Indie Website Using WordPress Com

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will walk through every single step to set up an up to date instance of WordPress.com.

You will need: You will get:
  • A Macintosh, Linux or Windows computer with a web browser.
  • About an hour of time.
  • A small budget:
    • WordPress.com sites are free but if you do not want adds, tracking, and your own domain plans start at $4.00 a month
  • An Indie Website you control at the domain name of your choosing.
  • Easy set up that doesn;t require you to touch code to launch
  • That syndicates all of your posts to Twitter, and pulls comments people make there back on your site.

Overview

Here is what we will be doing:

  1. Tutorial: Sign Up for WordPress.com
  2. Tutorial: Write a Post on WordPress.com
  3. Tutorial: Adding webmentions with Brid.gy
  4. Tutorial:Privacy and WordPress
  5. Tutorial: Add an h-card]


Click on the first item, and work your way down! Before you know it, you'll be on the Indie Web.

Additional Resources

WordPress.com