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I just had about 7 blogs disappear permanently after a free blog hosting site got hacked. I will not mention the name of the service because I know it was not the webmaster's fault... Sh*t happens.

But I had no way of backing up all my blogs so I lost everything and am starting from scratch again.

I tried wordpress but it seems pretty complicated to use. Also I would have to get dedicated hosting to run WP on my domain as I understand.

Any WP experts out there that can give me some advice on starting up with WP?

Some of my blogs were adult themed but most are dating/relationship advice.

Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Hi

    You don't need dedicated hosting for Wordpress and it is very easy to use after a short learning curve. The new 2.7 is especially good.

    The beauty is that you can also add a back up plugin so you will never loose your info again.

    Quentin
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  • Profile picture of the author NashRyker
    Wordpress just takes a little bit to learn how to use it. Once you do though, you'll never go back to anything else :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rupps
    There are so many low-cost and free tutorials on using Wordpress. It really is worth learning. You'll be using it well in no time.
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    • Profile picture of the author loubo44
      I plan to have several blogs, will I need hosting for each WP blog, or can they be on subdomains. I currently use webmasters.com but looking to change to hostgator. Does Host Gator support WP well?
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      • Profile picture of the author zimzalabim
        Originally Posted by loubo44 View Post

        I plan to have several blogs, will I need hosting for each WP blog, or can they be on subdomains. I currently use webmasters.com but looking to change to hostgator. Does Host Gator support WP well?
        Get yourself a reseller account with a hosting company with cpanel and "one click" worldpress install - Hostgator for example - and then you can have a separate domain name for each blog for relatively little cost in terms of hosting.

        ATB,

        Andy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Woodside
    Its just like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. Free doesn't always mean free! I have to pay for my blog, and I think it's much more robust and user friendly than wordpress. everyone says wordpress is easy, but people say strange things when they're smoking crack pipes.

    For me, it's brilliant that godaddy has come up with a third party source to host blogs. I've only been blogging for 30 days, and I'm getting hits, and listens from all over the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author milamber
    Wordpress needs abit of time to master the whole process.. Unlike blogger blogs. Just drag and drop.
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  • Profile picture of the author esr
    I've just been learning Word Press and put up my first blog with it in the last two weeks.

    It WAS very hard to learn. My problem was, I was comparing it, unknowingly, to other free blog services that I had used. But, Word Press is a totally different animal.

    You have to look at it as a "software program" and learn it accordingly. And, this one tip may help you out because it was the hardest thing for me to learn/realize, when you install WP on your webhost, you're not just installing the "web pages" as it were, you're also installing the "admin interface," the pages that make it possible for you to manage your blog and make changes to it.

    In fact, once it's installed, you'll never need to go to the WP site again, unless you want to for the forums and plugins, but you'll never need it to maintain/build your blog. It'll all be on your domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    Originally Posted by loubo44 View Post


    I tried wordpress but it seems pretty complicated to use. Also I would have to get dedicated hosting to run WP on my domain as I understand.

    Any WP experts out there that can give me some advice on starting up with WP?



    Thanks,
    That is what am thinking when I was just starting on using wordpress. Once you get used to it you would see that this is the most easiest platform since there are lots of plug-in which will help your site.
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