Using WordPress for a basic website

With a little savvy, you can launch and manage a simple site for your shop

By Mike Jackson

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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The “blog” (short for a Web log) has been commonplace on the Internet for many years. Typically, bloggers set up their blog site, then begin adding posts and a few photos on a variety of topics. Some are politically motivated and some totally whimsical—plus everything in between.

There are quite a few companies with servers capable of hosting a variety of different blogs, such as WordPress, Joomla, Coppermine, and many more. Do a web search for “blog hosts” to get more specifics.

A couple of years ago, I started a blog for my photography at via a WordPress blog. Soon it became apparent that it could be used as a standard website. Most people have the ability to copy links and upload images to sites like Facebook, right? WordPress blogs use those simple tools.

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Mike and Darla Jackson operate Golden Studios in Loveland, Colorado, and do a variety of sign-related projects. Mike’s website is His email address is You can see more of Mike’s photos at and

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