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When choosing a web host for your Internet marketing business, it’s not always wise to go for the cheapest host, as we discussed in an earlier article in our “Getting Started with Internet Marketing” series. One important consideration, if you want to use every possible tool in your traffic manager toolset, is to get hosting that offers “Fantastico” as part of their service. This comes with “cPanel” control panel. Fantastico is an automatic script installer and it can automatically add content management systems, customer relationship software, bulletin boards, shopping carts, wikis, and these may also be very useful to your Internet marketing business. But Fantastico can also install blogs, very very easily.
Of the blogs available, WordPress seems to be the most the most popular for a couple of reasons. It’s popular with Internet marketing people because the search engines seem to like it best. But it’s also very customizable. There are thousands of themes that you can upload and use for free and you can now easily add information to your sidebar in the form of “widgets.” So, rather than having to go into the theme and manipulate PHP code, you can simply decide which widgets you want to use or which you want to customize and it’s very, very easy to do.
So, if you want a WordPress blog, now or in the future, and you aren’t tech savvy enough to do it from scratch, the first thing you want to do is to find cPanel hosting with Fantastico. Then, you want to log into your cPanel account. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a blue smiley face that says either “Fantastico” or “Fantastico Deluxe.” Click on it.
After you’re inside Fantastico, you’ll see a list of scripts that are available for you to install on your website. Scroll down to “Blogs,” and you’ll see a list, including b2Evolution, Nucleus, pMachineFree and WordPress. Click on WordPress. The next screen will show you how big the WordPress installation will be and how much disk space you have remaining. If you have enough room, it’s very, very simple from here. Click on New Installation. The following screen will ask you to fill in a few options, and then, you click “Install WordPress.” Done!
The next thing you want to do is to go into the blog and customize it to your liking. You can add or subtract widgets, choose a new theme, change colors of the old one, and so much more. Blogging is all about having fun and about being unique. Be sure that if you’re an Internet marketing person that you aren’t too outrageous with your theme or nobody will take you seriously. That doesn’t mean you can’t have sharp colors or cool pictures, just don’t use something that will put people off. Remember, even though a blog is fun to use and great for driving traffic to your main Internet marketing site, there are special ways to write posts so that the search engines will notice you. We’ll talk more about that tomorrow…
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