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Of course it is very nice to have your own free Coolname.BikeTravellers.com blog, but maybe you already had a shorter or more descriptive domain name, like http://WorldOnaBike.com.
Good news! We have enabled the possibility to add your own domain now.
This means you can still register a free blog, like coolname.biketravellers.com but the URL (the part you see in the address bar of your browser) could be coolname.com or any other domain you would like to use (so you can loose the nice but interesting ‘biketravellers’ part).
The example above (http://WorldOnaBike.com), works like that: the original blog address was http://harry.biketravellers.com, but WorldOnaBike.com was easier to share and to remember! Note that the original address still works, it will redirect automatically, so you do not have to worry if your old address is already ‘out there’.
There are a few things you need to do in order to use this service:
- Of course, first register a free blog, like coolname.biketravellers.com
- Register any domain at any of the main registrars, for example from Dotster.com or GoDaddy.com or Networksolutions.com in the USA or 123-reg – the UK’s No. 1.. This can be any .com. net .nl or whatever domain.
- Once your registration More >
All BikeTravellers are powered by the Open Source WordPress system, but we have already done the installation for you! WordPress is packed with many amazing features. So now that you’ve got it installed, what should you do? These are the instructions as also to be found on the WordPress site (all links will lead you to the detailed info on the WordPress.org site.)
Let’s take a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and learn about how all the different functions work and how to make your new site your own.Starting from the Top
Begin by logging into the Administration Panel. This is the brain behind your website, the place where you can let your creativity explode, writing brilliant prose and designing the best and most lovely website possible. This is where the organization of your site begins – and this is just the start. You can use the “Admin Bar” you see on top or can always type: yourblog.biketravellers.com/wp-admin.php
From the Administration Panel, from the top of the screen menu choose View Site. Like it? Don’t like it? Doesn’t matter, just look at it. This is where you are going to be spending a lot of time over the next few minutes, hours, More >
So you opened your new blog, turned on the anti-spam plugin and now what? How do you write a page, change your theme etc? You can just try out a lot of things by going in your admin menu (yourname.biketravellers.com/wp-admin) and browsing through the different menu options.
You can also check out this excellent overview of video instructions for those of you that like a bit more guidance.