Updated WordPress.com – Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Blog

18 04 2011

Chris Abraham walks you through how to join the fastest-growing and most elegant free blogging services, WordPress.com. Go from the simple acts of joining all the way through set up and administration. Become a blogger in less than and hour. Most folks only need the first 15 minutes to get you started. Chris is a professional blogging instructor. Enjoy! All of you have been asking me to update my step-by-step tutorial on how to use WordPress.com as a blogging platform — please check it out and please let me know what I have missed.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

http://www.boyinaband.com – head over to my website to see the text version of the tutorial, grab some samples and check out my other blogs and tutorials! Dave from boyinaband explains how to arrange a dubstep song, including a bit on dubstep song layout conventions for day 5 of the dubstep 7 day song tutorial! The song was inspired by Rusko, who is frickin’ awesome – you should youtube him. Sweet!
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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18 04 2011
hype7ion

this post is one of the most annoying tutorials ever. his web access breaks. he goes through a thousand photos of himself to find one he likes. he types in this long annoying post.

it’s a tutorial; the creator forgets that the job he’s trying to do is to help users rather than show off his personal creativity. not recommended.

18 04 2011
cybergrace7

@arnst19 hopefully you will go away; most of us want to be here and want a slower, in-depth tutorial

18 04 2011
cybergrace7

@arnst19 hey, most of you tube is of video tutorials of people talking waaaay too fast to actually learn something well; please go to one of those sites; and chris, thanks for talking in real time, while you are making the site mindfully, and slow enough that newbies who actually want to follow you can … thanks!

18 04 2011
eArtrash

Thanks and Nice ads btw, I checked them out :]

18 04 2011
eArtrash

@shaishav1979 If you have a clean track record on youtube, you may be selected for uploads over 15 mins. also, if you are a youtube partner you get it . I have it🙂

18 04 2011
00CaylaMarie00

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is awesome!
and thanks, I actually stumbled across word press and really liked it but didn’t feel like clicking every button to figure it all out. Other than the slow computer speed it was great.

18 04 2011
TheMeta1

What a fantastic video…..it has opened up a whole new world to me……
just a quick question. I have a website that is pretty basic, and i want to use go-daddy to set up my blogs etc separatley. which packages do i need from godaddy to add a new domain name to my blog (hosting/websites etc, I am new to this as my current website was set up by BT/google and i had nothing to do with it….)

I hope you can help

thanks again for the tutorial

christian

18 04 2011
ellenaHeathgwft

I am sick of listening to complains that my coworkers have. They have no right of complaining as long as there are methods of making money such as ez-casino(dot)com.

18 04 2011
shaishav1979

Hey chris,

Just one question. How did you manage to upload a video more than 30 mins on youtube.

19 04 2011
shaishav1979

Hey chris,

Just one question. How did you manage to upload a video more than 30 mins on youtube.

19 04 2011
arnst19

Nice info. That being said, considering you have 800 videos, you should of realized by this point that we can hear every swallow, licking of licks, saliva etc, which is extremely annoying. Also as someone else said, the tutorial could be literally 50% shorter- you would get more views this way.

19 04 2011
arnst19

Nice info. That being said, considering you have 800 videos, you should of realized by this point that we can hear every swallow, licking of licks, saliva etc, which is extremely annoying. Also as someone else said, the tutorial could be literally 50% shorter- you would get more views this way.

19 04 2011
helpandassist

Outstanding Chris. *****

19 04 2011
schkuba

If you register a domain name AFTER you already have subscribers to your blog, do you need to tell them to re-subscribe by email, or will they just automatically be re-directed to the new “wordpress-free” domain name?

19 04 2011
SBRecordsBlog

Cris, quick question how do I get a like box on my wordpress and how can I get a soundcloud drop box?

19 04 2011
bubble4471

The nasaly voice, heavy breathing, and listening to the host try and hide taking giant gulps of fluid on occasion….gross. Make cue cards and have your wife read it pleasantly next time.

19 04 2011
balling049

I don’t have the plugins on dashboard sidebar ?wordpress…. how do I get the manage plugin on my dashboard. balling049@gmail.com
Thx

19 04 2011
LachyMcLachlan

What were you on when you made this?

19 04 2011
redsub93

You sound like Duke Nukem !

19 04 2011
abbiduu

omg i cant believe i watched this….dude i actually really wanna learn how to use this….you bored me to TEARS!!

19 04 2011
WolfyFantage

Your entertaining ! idk u made this funny

19 04 2011
dreammerguy

Check this amazing theme:
youtube.com/watch?v=ZyTz77aw1oU

19 04 2011
bplavljanic

Great video man!

I’m going to make my blog here. Just to write about things i like etc.
;))

19 04 2011
DavesterVideos

your awesome……… you help me a lot its easy to follow

19 04 2011
dwaynedibbly

@chrisabraham I think that would be ugly.

19 04 2011
Gkidmusic

@jimmytango Your wrong, its Flying Colours…

19 04 2011
Nathrockz123

at like 3.40 onwards are u talking in bar on purpose

19 04 2011
AndyWix

@rkristjanson and thanks btw

19 04 2011
AndyWix

@rkristjanson i create the wobble in in an LFO1 lane in the subtractor using the dots and connecting the lines, it sounds fine but when i exit edit and go in2 song mode i copy the patten loop and paste it next to it then when i play back the 1st is fine but as it hits the second block (loop) it doesnt sound the same as the 1st block (loop) it sounds off and in need of editing ??????

19 04 2011
rkristjanson

@AndyWix
are you drawing in an automation lane ? when you get the the wobble at the speed you like take note of the value of the rate knob on the lfo. right click on it and “edit automation” it should create a new note lane. draw in a block in the sequencer and double click it or click the edit button. there is a slider on the side of the screen where you can set the speed or a better option is start drawing with the connect the dots style automation. does this help ?

19 04 2011
AndyWix

HELP ME…when ever i create a wobble in subtractor editing the lfo rate it sounds perfect on a loop but when i copy and paste it next to it, the lfo rate on the copied pattern seems to drift all over the show and doesnt match the 1st pattern?

Any Ideas?

19 04 2011
k0ma1337

OMG UR VID IS SOSO AMIANZIG I AM PRO I LEIK TO MAKE DUBSTEP NAWO!!! THANKS U MISTER DAVE FRUM boyinaband.

19 04 2011
EddyWallyFan

where can i find this track?

19 04 2011
fabiuh991

@Supuhman888 yeah same here

19 04 2011
fabiuh991

dude, using the modulation whell on a eg. midi kbd to control the depth of the wobble would be awsome if im making me clear.. do you know what i mean? sorry for my sloppy english =P

19 04 2011
totalytal

Dave you’re an amazing person

19 04 2011
williamc1231

@TheJungleRabbit: i use native instrument komplete 7 and reason 5 as plugins with logic, this dude dave makes wobble bass look so easy to make!! haha

19 04 2011
TheJungleRabbit

@williamc1231 yeah, it’s been a while since i wrote that comment and ive learnt alot since then. logics a HELL of alot better for mixing and edititing, but for actually creating sounds i think reasons better. but then again, i cant really afford much plugins for logic, so i’ve never tried creating sounds in it. logics amazing for recording to.

19 04 2011
williamc1231

@TheJungleRabbit maybe you havent yet revealed yourself to all the goodies logic has to offer. logics my main daw i love it more than anyting

19 04 2011
RickyBobby92492

You should name your song Electric Caterpillars.

19 04 2011
GlobalCP50

@krinkpuff That’s American. Not everyone is American.

19 04 2011
krinkpuff

@jimmytango fail. its flying colors.

19 04 2011
ElectronicIntervals

@Supuhman888 You can click record and move it by hand as the track goes a long if you like, or if you go down to where you put the note in, click on the track with the thor [or whatever synth you’re using] and up where the draw tool etc is you’ll see a icon that says “show automation” when you hover over it.Click on it and another track will appear beneath your notes.You can select lfo 1 from in there & draw in automation with the draw tool. You can automate everything from here, even quantise!

19 04 2011
TheJKo89

look @ my kanal i made a crazysound ‘ Silence be4 the Storm’ you tell me what style it is…. ????

19 04 2011
Supuhman888

hey, can someone explain to me how to automate the LFO 1 rate? I’m pretty confused…

19 04 2011
Rami2145

when you said naming your drums helps them be distinguished, you can also colour code them. just sayin

19 04 2011
afkhajiit

@jimmytango no it’s not.

19 04 2011
TheJungleRabbit

@jimmytango ahah good point.

19 04 2011
jimmytango

@TheJungleRabbit … its fly AND color. just sayin

19 04 2011
artysmokes

@sosavidz That’s just not true. It doesn’t actually matter what software you use. You can’t tell which app was used when you hear the finished song. For some things, FL Studio allows you to get quicker results than any other program, and the latest version has tools and plug-ins that aren’t replicated in Reason, Cubase or Logic. Have you seen the Gross Beat plug-in, for example? It makes making glitch or drum n’ bass beats a cinch.




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