Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
Designed to facilitate “blogging,” WordPress is an outstanding piece of software. It’s relatively easy to install; easy to use; flexible; and powerful. There is an active community that offers support. And best of all: its free.
This site was created using WordPress.
WordPress is a publishing system. It’s designed to offer an easy way to regularly add new pages to a website. The pages actually are stored in a MySql database and are delivered to your readers upon request.
WordPress offers tremendous advantages over the traditional way of creating web pages. The old way requires you to create a page on your own computer and then upload it to your host’s servers. With WordPress, you go online to your site, and log in. Then, you use a word-processor-like interface to type in the content of your new page. Once you’re finished, you click the publish button, and viola! A new page is created.
Even better: the program allows others to contribute to your site by adding comments to your posts. In this way, others will help you add content to your site.
WordPress allows you to organize your site by creating “categories.” If your site is on collecting glass mushrooms, you could create a different category for each mushroom type. A list of the different categories is posted on the front page of the site, and people can click on the category link to read all of the things you have written that fit into that category.
It’s also very easy to customize the look of WordPress. Alex King has a website where you can download any of dozens of different WordPress templates. With most of them, you can use the “Templates” function of WordPress to replace the contents of the wp-layout.css file with the contents of the css file in the downloaded file.
Search engines such as Google and Yahoo have no trouble finding and indexing pages of sites created with WordPress. You will find that your site created using this software will show up in search engines as readily as sites created by any other method.
If you’re just starting out, and you don’t feel confident installing your own software, you can get a hosting account with HostRocket.Com and they will install it for you on your hosting account.
To install it yourself, you can get WordPress here.