Putting it all together: The new jamierubin.net

Doug twittered me the other day asking if it was difficult for me to put together the new website. Since I couldn’t answer his question in 140 characters, I told him I’d send an email. When I got around to composing the email today, I decided it would make a better post, as there might be a few people out there other than Doug who are interested in this. So this post is all about how I put together the new jamierubin.net. It is a kind of half-sibling sequel to my earlier post on consolidating my on-line presence.

Wow!  I accidentally delete about 1,200 words out of this post and it was between auto-saves.  I think it was my fault and not Word Press.  Anyway…

What Doug needs to do to manage and maintain his own site

You probably don’t need as much integration as I do so things might be a little easier for you. Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Find a domain registrar to register your domain (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Find a domain host, to host your domain. I use DirectNic and I like them. I’ve also heard good things about 1and1.com, and I believe they have direct support for WordPress and MySQL.
  3. Get Word Press installed and configured on your website. Use their famous 5 minute installation.
  4. Browse themes and find one that is close to what you like. You may be able to use it “out of the box” without any modification. Otherwise…
  5. Customize the theme until you get it looking the way you want
  6. Integrate it with other applications (like twitter or youtube, etc.)
  7. Start creating content
  8. Let people know it’s out there

And of course, if you need any help, give me a call.

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