We believe in the independent web, one where you control everything that you do and retain full ownership and rights to all the work that create.
Are you an artisan wordsmith? A crafter of pixels? A photographic genius? A small business entrepreneur or a coding wizard?
Regardless of where you fall on the creative spectrum you know how special it is to share your work with others, by showcasing your raw potential made manifest through sweat, blood, and tears.
Why, then, would you willingly give up 100% control of your work when you don’t have to? That’s why we believe in WordPress, a free and open source publishing platform that allows you to create to your heart’s content without the heavy burden of exploitive privacy policies, inane terms of service agreements, and broken big-business promises.
And we are here to help you find and create a new home for your hard work. We’re here to help you make use of Pressgram and WordPress to the utmost.
1. Get Hosting
The first thing you want to do is find the best hosting solution that will fit your particular need. There are tons of options out there but we’ve found great success for all types of budgets with the following solutions:
(These 5 options are listed in order of pricing)
Once you sign-up for one of those services you’ll be able to install WordPress and use Pressgram!
2. Install WordPress (Free Setup Available!)
All of these solutions have what we call a “1-click install” process that allows you to get up to speed very quickly. There are incredible support documents available for all of the above hosts which should be easily accessible.
3. Choose a WordPress Theme
Now for some of the fun parts! The next step is to choose how you’d like your WordPress blog to be styled. For the uninitiated, these “templates” or designs are called “WordPress Themes” and there are many that are free and many that are paid.
We believe that a small investment goes a long way, especially to support your growing brand, business, and blog! If you’re not interested in paying for a WordPress Theme then there is really only one place that is 100% trustworthy to download from and that’s the official
- WordPress.org Theme Repository. Don’t just “Google” for themes!
If you’re interested in premium themes, here’s a curated list of themes that we believe showcase images, photos, and your creative work really well:
- Themeforest (examples like this, this, and this)
- AuthenticThemes (examples like this, this, and this)
- ElegantThemes (examples like this, this, and this)
- StudioPress (examples like this, and this)
- ThemeFurnace (examples like this, this, and this)
- Obox (examples like this, this, and this)
- WPZoom (examples like this, and this)
As you can see, there’s a ton of great options out there for you!
4. Setup Pressgram
Now perhaps the easiest part!
Just install and boot up the app and then head to your Profile Settings >> Blog Options >> Add Blog and then enter your login user ID and password!
Here’s a quick video to show you exactly how easy this is:
That wasn’t too hard, was it?
5. Download the WordPress Plugin
Oh yeah, we have an official WordPress plugin for you to use too! This will help you de-clutter your homepage from all of those great images you’ll be taking!
This video helps provide some context:
Go for it! Download here.
5.1 Download 2 More Pressgram-Related Plugins!
These two have even more refined control!
6. Have Fun!
Now the best part: Publishing. You can feel great since you’ve got your own self-hosted copy of WordPress and will never again have to worry about losing your hard work or creative content!
Enjoy, and please tell others about your awesome success!