Origins…How to Build a Website

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Originally, I built this site for church workers wanting ideas on how to build a website on a church budget; for a lot of churches, that means little to no money. Unfortunately, I had to destroy my sight because it was hacked. So I have been rebuilding it.

So in keeping with my original intent of this website, I will be starting a series on how to build a relatively cheap website using WordPress. If you scroll down, you will notice this website is a WordPress site. I have built two other websites using the process I will outline in future blog posts. The two other sites are  http://birthrightfm.org/  and http://www.nativitycatholicchurch.net/ .

The interesting thing with the Nativity website is that is actually several individual websites (each ministry area is a separate website).  That way each ministry can change things within that area without affecting the entire website. I also don’t have to worry about storage issues.

The reason I use WordPress is:

  1. IT IS FREE
  2. It is updated regularly (so security holes are patched)
  3. You can give permissions to users so they can post but not change the settings
  4. It is user friendly – meaning there isn’t the need for a lot of tech support on my end

There are two versions of wordpress out there. WordPress.org is a hosted sited and wordpress.com is for self-hosted sites. (More about the differences in my next post.)

I Am More of A Survivalcraft Person…But

A Japanese temple created in Minecraftt

I find Survivalcraft more appealing than Minecraft, but I found picture in my Google+ today and have to give the person or persons responsible this build some publicity.  There is a lot of time and creativity to build such a  structure.

What are Minecraft and Survivalcraft?  Both games designed around worlds in which you look for resources while avoiding various characters and other hazards. Everything has a block like structure to them…image a world made out of Legos. There is really no goal to the game except to see what you can do with the resources you have on hand. In other words an exercise in creativity rather trying to meet the game designer’s goals.

While I stared with Minecraft on my Android, I have drifted over to Survivalcraft and play it more often. The reason for my change…I like the graphics and the challenges more on Survivalcraft.

You can find information on Minecraft at http://minecraft.net/ and Survialcraft at http://kaalus.wordpress.com/

Recommended Article: How to Set Up A PC

Rather than rewrite or rehash a perfectly good article, I suggest the following article from Maximum PC. It show you how to clean up a brand new computer and then configure it they way you want it. It is a lot cheaper than paying someone else to do it.

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How to Set Up a PC

 Posted 07/08/2013 at 5:45pm | by Gordon Mah Ung and David Murphy