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[[Image:SamuelOdio.png|thumb|right|300px|Build your own website with this tutorial]]
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==So you want a website?==
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This tutorial will walk you through building a decent looking site using [[Main Page|BluWiki.org]].
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===It's '''Fast''', '''Fun''', and '''Free!'''===
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The best part is, you don't need to know HTML or how to use a text editor.  BluWiki uses the MediaWiki markup, so if you've ever contributed to [http://wikipedia.org WikiPedia], you'll feel right at home.  And if you haven't, that's OK - everything is easy to learn.
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==Lets get started==
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===Step 1: Create your site===
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This step is pretty easy, just go to http://bluwiki.org/start.php and choose a name for your site.
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Once you've found a name that's free, write it down.  The site name I've chosen is '''"Foo Bar"''' - that's what I'll use for the rest of this tutorial.
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<div style="border: 2px solid #61B329; color: #000; background-color: #DDFFDD; float: left; width: 21em; margin: 10px 10px 10px -25px; padding: 2px;">
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'''Clean URLS:'''
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These are URLs that don't have '''any BluWiki formatting at all'''.  When users go to the URL, all they see is '''your content'''.  Pretty cool, eh?
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*http://bluwiki.org/site/Title_Here
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*http://bluwiki.org/clean/Title_Here
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</div>
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===Step 2: Your BluWiki URL===
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You have a couple options for your URL.  Pick one and stick with it:
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*Standard BluWiki page:
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**http://bluwiki.org/go/Page_Title_Here
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**http://bluwiki.org/wiki/Page_Title_Here
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**Example page: http://www.bluwiki.org/go/ClaptonBoots (notice the blue title bar, and edit links)
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*'''Clean''' BluWiki page:
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**http://bluwiki.org/site/Page_Title_Here
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**http://bluwiki.org/clean/Page_Title_Here
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***Example: http://www.bluwiki.org/site/SamuelOdio.com (notice there's no edit links, title bar, or toolbox).
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Basically, with the clean URLs, the only stuff displayed on the page is '''your content.'''  Choose the standard URL if you want your page to look like a wiki.  For my '''Foo Bar''' page, I'm going to use the URL '''http://bluwiki.org/site/Foo_Bar'''
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[[Image:Namecheap_Screenshot.png|thumb|right|300px|When checking out, look for the "SELECT DOMAIN REGISTRATION OPTIONS" page (pictured)]]
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====Got cash? Get a spiffy domain name====
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You can also buy a domain name - like http://SamuelOdio.com - from a domain name registrar.  But make sure your registrar supports '''URL forwarding (frame redirect)'''. I recommend [http://namecheap.com NameCheap.com].  At $8.88 / yr they're pretty cheap - and they have a ton of cool services.  I'm going to use NameCheap in this tutorial, but that shouldn't stop you from using someone else.
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Get a domain name with NameCheap:
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#Go to [http://www.namecheap.com NameCheap.com] and search for your desired domain name
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#Add the domain name to your cart and click '''Standard Checkout'''
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#Continue through the checkout, entering in your contact information
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#Once you get to '''SELECT DOMAIN REGISTRATION OPTIONS''':
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##Under '''URL FORWARDING SETTINGS''' uncheck "Use Namecheap's Default Forwarding URL"
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##Enter in your BluWiki URL in the field titled '''Enter URL'''.  For example, mine will be http://BluWiki.org/site/Foo_Bar
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##Optional: If you want to receive emails at your new domain name, create a default e-mail account and forward it to your email address.
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#Finish the checkout process
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===Last Step: Add Content===
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To edit your page, go to http://bluwiki.org/go/Your_Title_Here and just click the edit icon (http://www.bluwiki.org/skins/bluwiki_skin/Edit-small.png) in the top right hand corner of the page.
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For detailed editing help, check out [[Help:Contents]].
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