As an experienced blogger, I can say that most of the new bloggers make a mistake is that they don’t provide a way of contacting them to their visitors. It’s one of the common and stupid mistake a blogger does. One may ask that why is it important to provide the contact point, when any visitor can leave a comment on a blog post. There are lot of reasons for that and here are some of them :

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I’m sure you must have come across the error “page can not be found” some or the other time while surfing the web, I have and everyone has seen that page for sure. We get to see that error or page because the page which we were trying to visit to was either removed or it was linked incorrectly by someone. In simple words, it means that the website is accessible and functional however just that page isn’t available on that website any more.

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In the last post, I spoke about that why one should choose WordPress as the content management system or as the blogging software and now I’d take up the slight technical issues which might give trouble to new bloggers or may be the ones who are moving to hosted solution for the first time.

Let’s start with installation of WordPress :

There are two ways of installing WordPress; automatic & manual (hah! you thought there was something else too?) Well, I’ll cover both of them to ensure that you get to understand each and every bit of it. Needless to say that automatic way is far simpler than the manual way, however manual way isn’t difficult too -

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When you decide that you want to start a blog, the question which haunts most of the people is that which blogging platform would be the best and the biggest question is this one :

1. Should I go for hosted blogging service like Blogger, Vox, WordPress.com etc. or
2. Should I go for the self-hosted solution like WordPress, Drupal, Expression engine, Movable Type etc. ?

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