Hosting Your Own Website, Part 2: The Dashboard (Control Panel)

WordPress log-in page to your own website dashboard

Access to your own website dashboard (c0ntrol panel) is all you need to edit your blogs, save them in the queue, post them, or schedule them for a future day.

Your dashboard offers many functions and options, like editing text, adding art, adding (embedding) links to related Internet pages, automatically posting your blogs to Facebook and Twitter, and search engine optimization (SEO), a system for attracting Google searchers to your blog,

It lists all your past, current, and future blogs, and lets you save a work in progress. It

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Having Your Own Website, Part 1: Learning to Speak “Website”

It’s best, before you start your own website, to state in one or two simple sentences what it will be for. You can always change, add, or subtract from that, or have more than one purpose, but starting a big, ongoing project without some goal or direction is a good way to drift or get lost.

Hosting your own website amplifies your presence

People are more likely to become regular visitors to your site if they can identify its purpose(s).

Hosting your own website is fun and empowering. Many people are terrified of the idea, and see

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