Getting Started with WordPress
In This Chapter
Signing up for a blog
Familiarizing yourself with the Dashboard
Understanding important options to set before you begin
If you’re just starting out and don’t want to spend money purchasing a domain name and hosting your site with a third-party web host, WordPress has a great solution for you.
This book takes a complete look at the hosted service offered at WordPress, and in this chapter, you discover how to create a free blog through this service. You also find out how to get your hosted blog up and running.
Creating a WordPress Account
To create your WordPress user account, follow these steps:
1. In the address bar of your browser, enter the URL
2. On the page that appears, click the Get Started ...