Getting Started with WordPress « WordPress Codex

The Indie Writer’s Network is built on the WordPress platform. This means that if you already know how to use WordPress, you should find that much of it looks familiar.

New to WordPress? At first it may feel a bit overwhelming. “Why oh why did I get myself into this?” you might ask. The answer: it’s worth it. In my experience, WordPress blogs get more hits on average than other blogs, and IndieWriteNet blogs get even more hits because they have the power of the entire network helping to boost the search results. (I’ll explain all this in a later blog.) Also, once you get the hang of WordPress, you’ll also find that it’s much more customizable than other blogging platforms. As a creative person, this seems to suit writers well.

So, where do you get started? I’ve posted a few articles here already that I hope will help, but I also recommend the WordPress codex. This is basically the instruction manual for WordPress. You’ll probably find much more than you bargained for here, but they have the basics as well. I invite you to explore:

Getting Started with WordPress « WordPress Codex

Have fun! (And feel free to leave questions below.)