So as I wait patiently for anyone to sign up I do have a second site using the service.

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So, I know that folks are wary of free offers, hackers and evil other crap on the Inter-web, but as luck would have it I finally found another taker to use some of the wondrous 25 gb of space I am offering for free here.

The latest site, which is against my rules of Americans only, is still acceptable, because the writer is from Australia, a friend and trustworthy. So, here it is, the site is called A Bra Fitter’s Blog. So check it out and see how easy it can be to at least try to learn something.

Tim


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I just added our first real site yesterday.

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Of course it was one of my own sites, but I figured, what the hell, why not move a dynamic hosted site on a domain that raises flags all over the planet earth to a real, defined domain.

 

So say hello to tablets.yourfreewordpress.com. It isn’t new, it isn’t amazing, but it works and so could your small website. I will keep hammering away till someone actually takes me up on my offer of a free website and 1-gb free space to learn, play and grow.  If this doesn’t appeal to you, move on, nothing to see here but opportunity.

It still puzzles me that no one in the USA has at least inquired about my offer. I know, there are wonderful hosts out there who can do far more than me, but rarely will you find one with low restrictions and the offer of free help.

Tim


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In case ANYONE ever signs up for a server…I have increased disk capacity!

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When I first thought of this insanity I figured I would get maybe 3 or four volunteers. Then it hit me, I might get a few more than that and using an 8 gb server just wasn’t going to hack it.

So I have increased disk capacity to 25 gb total available space. That doesn’t mean you get any more than 1 gb to start with, but you will damn sure have a better chance of being allowed a bit over.

Of course if you happen to be the first to sign up..I will give you 2gb, space. [Note here: screw around, use the space for anything illegal and I will delete you faster than John Wayne killin’ a bad guy.]

Moving on….sign the hell up, and send a PM.

Thanks,

Tim

 

 


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First things to do when you are all setup.

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There are any number of things you should do when your site is first running, but number one is to set up a few basic settings and install a few plugins.

Step one is to go to your Dashboard and go to the settings section and set your general settings and then Writing, Reading and Discussion sections.

Next is to install a few plugins. There are literally thousands to choose from, but the few must haves as far as I am concerned are:

  1. Jetpack – gives you stats and allows for automatic publication to a variety of Social Media.
  2. Google XML Sitemaps – a small plugin to help generate a sitemap of your site, helping the search engines find it.
  3. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – keeps folks from signing up using bots.
  4. Sendgrid – if you want to allow folks to sign up at all, you will need an email host.

Next thing you may want to do is download and play with a few themes to see if they fit your vision of how you want your site to look.

Those are the basics of your first few hours playing around with WP and it should keep you busy for a day or so.

Tim

 


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How to use your free site. Basics 101

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Assuming that you have posted a comment or contacted me requesting a site and that I have approved it and set it up for you there will be a few steps you will need to take.

I will ask you for a username/domain name. This name will be used to create the subdomain assigned to you. For example, if you requested “superconservative”, your domain will end up being “superconservative.yourfreewordpress.com“.

I will then setup a database and username/password for it and send you that information. All the WordPress files will be awaiting you at the address you requested. (your user/domain name). So based on the example above, you would simply go to superconservative.myfreewordpress.com/ and you would arrive at the install screen. From there on you need only follow the onscreen instructions and use the correct database, username/pass for that database.

Once installed, your site will be up and running. It is just that easy. If you need to setup email, you will need to use Sendgrid.  You will need to signup for a free account and probably explain to them what you are using your website for. They will give you 400 free emails per day, although I would hope that in trade you would see fit to throw a few banners up for them.

Once you have everything installed you will want to go to wordpress.org and search for plugins, at which time you can sign up for a wordpress.com account and then install the Jetpack plugin. It is probably the best plugin to start out with.

Now those are the basics.  If you have comments you are encouraged to make them.

 

 


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I need one volunteer..just one, to try the system out…ok..3 would be better.

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I have posted and shared and posted some more, but no one will even take me up on my offer of a free WordPress host site. I know, everyone thinks there is a hook somewhere, a scam, an angle, a plan. Well, you all are wrong. I just need someone to try the system out so I can make sure that I have all or most of the bugs worked out.

So I am asking my Google+ friends for one single volunteer to try the site and spread your conservative word if only for a week or so if that is your wish.

Who knows, you may find out that you really like WordPress as a blogging platform and eventually learn enough to create your very own server, with your own domain name.

I’ll be here for a few hours every night offering support/help and guidance.

So just register as a user, then send me a PM, after reading the “basics 101” post on here. (Look in Featured Posts)

That is all,

Tim


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