Getting Started with WordPress

This question/comment was from Dennis at

Hi there! I wonder if you could please assist me? I’m new to the internet and have just set up my personal new web site, but I don’t know how to do the rest of the design and and all that stuff. I discovered that WordPress is good for this and you can simply get theme’s. I actually like your theme and was inquiring if you could let me know where you got your theme, or if it is a custom one? Do also maybe know of any other places to get nice themes? Thank you for the help!

Hello Dennis! I actually wrote this theme, and I also use a bunch of different plugins to add the “bells and whistles” like the navigation bar etc.

As far as using WordPress for your new site, I recommend you go to and sign up for a free blog hosted there. Only because you say you’re a beginner, and you should make sure you are comfortable with the dashboard and blogging platform.

Installing self-hosted WordPress sites require knowledge of web development tools like PHP, CSS, and MySQL database setup. If you are comfortable with these languages, you can purchase some great blog themes at Berries and Cream Blog Designs, I know the coders and theme builders there and their code is clean and they comment well so that it’s easier to edit a bit if you like to tweak your own layouts etc.

Good Luck! Sincerely, Amber