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August 30th, 2018

2019 WordPress Step-by-Step

So here’s where you start:

Use your RWU Google Account to create a WordPress Account

Step 1: Fill in the form… put your RWU UserId in the first field and then use my suggestions below for the rest of the fields.

Step 2: Put your User ID in the first field and then scan down to the first FREE option and select that. NOTE: Do not choose an extension like .com, etc. That will put you into the paid options!


Step 3: Choose the FREE (Best for students) option.

Step 4: Create your wordpress account using your RWU email address, RWU UserID and a password you won’t forget (maybe your RWU password?)

Step 5: You will have to go to your RWU email account and confirm your address.

Step 6: Activate your account by clicking on the link in the email you received.

Step 7: You’re all set — create your first blog post… or do any of the other items in the list EXCEPT purchasing a domain name. You don’t need that now.


There are a few ways to do this. The simplest way is to click on “Categories & Tags” in the right side menu.

Then click on “Add new category”. That’s it.