Getting Started


This is a brief introduction to getting your Tidyblog site up and running.

We believe this is the easiest way of getting a website up and active in short order without having to buy or learn complicated programs! We suggest you work through these steps, we’ll take you through all the stages you need to visit, and your site will look great and be live in a few hours!

There are lots of help resources for WordPress (the system that TidyBlog is based around) on the internet, however, many of them are about how to install and configure WordPress – which you don’t have to do coz we’ve done it all for you – how to manage upgrades, updates, and security patches – which we do for you –  and how to find and install plugins and widgets and – yes, you’ve guessed it – we do that for you! So we’ve written this page to guide you through the bits you do still have to worry about.  The full WordPress Online Manual is here – feel free to browse it!

To Blog or Not.

As you go through this document remember there are two sorts of Page you can have. “Ordinary” pages, you create the text, add pictures, links, etc.  and “blog” pages. A blog (sort for WebLog) is a “diary” type page where you put “Posts”. Each new Post appears at the top of the page and pushes any existing posts down, so viewers always see the most recent entry. You don’t have to edit the page every time you add a post, you just create a new “post” and the system automatically inserts it.

On the default site, you only have one page, and it is to this page that “posts” are put.

You don’t have to have “posts” at all. And if you do, the “posts” page doesn’t’ have to be the “main” page. If you are not going to have posts, you can ignore any option, widget, or theme element which relates to posts, categories, tags, etc. As we go through, this will make more sense. Also, as with almost anything on this system, you can change your mind later!!

OK, to get up and running, we suggest you work your way in order down the “sub pages” of this Getting Started page. If you hover your mouse over Getting Started on the menu at the top you’ll see a long list of pages starting with Get An Account  or click here or if you already have an account learn how to login.