To make your blog stand out it is always good practice to create an interesting WordPress personal profile. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform today. Due to its huge network of users and ease to install; not to mention the many plugins available to users. If you wish to create just a private blog for your friends and family or a large network of blogs to make you a fulltime income then WordPress could be for you rather than a traditional HTML site.
To access the profile page on your WordPress dashboard click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the ‘Users’ menu; then click the ‘Your profile’ submenu link so you are then taken to the profile page.
On this page there are several settings the first being ‘Personal options’, this is where you can set preferences for your blog. You can use the visual editor to for the formatting option of choice when writing posts, this is clicked by default. The next setting is the ‘Admin color scheme’ this sets the colours in your WordPress dashboard. The standard colour is gray but you have the choice to change to any colour you like. The next is ‘Keyboard shortcuts’, this will allow you to use shortcuts on your keyboard for any comment moderation.
The next section is the ‘Name’, you can input your personal information such as your name, nickname etc. You just need to complete the required fields. Then you will come to ‘Contact info’, you can provide your email address for visitors to contact you. You can even provide your chat ID for internet chat programs such as MSN or AOL.
Lastly you are brought to the ‘About yourself’ section. Here you can provide a biography of yourself. Just proved some information so that your visitors can get to know a bit about you and what you do on your blog. Below the ‘About yourself’ section is ‘New password’, you can change the password of your blog and WordPress will alert you if it think it is a poor, medium or strong password. I would recommend that you change your password frequently as there are many unscrupulous people on the internet who will make it their business to hijack websites and blogs. Try and keep to the tradition of changing your password monthly to lower your risk of any hacking threats.
Once you have finished setting up your WordPress personal profile, do not forget to click the ‘Update profile’ button to save your changes.