WordPress is one of the most flexible and easy-to-understand publishing tool available for personal and commercial use. You can use this platform to make websites for your dog, for your tech blogs, for your travels, for your Amsterdam bike rental business, and others.
But like any other tool around, you have to experience how to use it to actually know and be expert on it. Fortunately, you have this article to give you a heads-up on what you can expect from this powerful tool.
The Free or Paid version
You have two options that you can choose from when it comes to starting your website.
The first one is the free version. You would say, “Yes, I will choose this one because it is free!” It is free alright, but it has does some limitations. One, it has wordpress.com at the end of your URL. If you are sensitive with your domain, then you probably have to pay extra for it and link it to WordPress.
When you use WordPress.com, you are telling yourself that, if you want to upgrade, you will be using their hosting, and their security, and other stuff.
The other version is WordPress.org. When you pick this one, you will need to pay for it. In addition to that, you will also have to look for your own hosting and domain.
Setting up your account
For discussion purposes, we will use WordPress.com. You will be prompted to input your email address, a username, and a password. You can also opt to connect your Google account to WordPress. You will then be asked a series of questions that describe your website.
This can be easy or frustrating depending on your website name. Because of the numerous accounts that use WordPress, it can be quite troublesome to use the usual terms for a site. Typical business names may already be registered. So you have to get creative with this one.
Once you finished answering the questions, you will be brought to the WordPress.com dashboard. Here, you can try to click on some options to get to know the functionalities of WordPress and how you can maximize this tool to create your site.