Setting up a website

(Andrew Chapman writes…)

Here are a few key links relating to my talk last night:

  • WordPress.com – the main site recommended for free hosting of your website (of the kind http://yourwebsite.wordpress.com)
  • learn.wordpress.com – the site’s very simple (slightly gushing) beginners’ tutorial
  • en.support.wordpress.com – the site’s extensive support section (key advice on setting a static page instead of the default blog as your home page is here)
  • en.forums.wordpress.com – also, forums where other users are usually very willing to help

The self-hosted version of WordPress is available at WordPress.org (free) but you will need web space that supports a MySQL database, and the process is more technical. This Writers in Oxford site runs on it, as does the Oxfringe site.