Beyond the stuff you can easily find online about WordPress, essentially it’s a free content management system. It’s based upon the idea of a blog where you post your ideas, thoughts and feelings online. It’s designed to be very time oriented in a sense that as you post more and more info, older info will slowly filter into the background, out of site.

Take a look at the following diagram:

Wordpress Diagram

You’ll see that you will be writing content into two types of web pages;

  1. Pages
  2. Posts

Pages are designed to be something on your blog that will be a constant. This could be your ‘About Me’ or ‘Privacy Policy’ page. Pages cannot be put into a category and they are not archived.

Whereas, posts can be in categories. As a matter of fact, you can put the same post into multiple categories if you wish.

So WordPress is a great medium to store postings into. You dont’ have to worry about programming or linking or any of the messy coding required to make a website. Also, you can plug into wordpress, so thing called ‘themes’. A theme is the look and feel of your website. If you’d like to see what I mean about how a website can look specific for a reason, take a look at one of my sites: www.christmasstockingcollection.com.

This is pretty much, technically as this WordPress blog with one exception. It has a completely different theme. My total programming time? About ten minutes to find, install and switch to this theme.

Next you can very easily extend the functionality of WordPress, and to me, this is the real power of this platform. For example, looking at my Christmas site, you’ll find that it’s snowing! This is something called a plugin. Quick, easy instant snow! And I don’t have to shovel the stuff!

Plugins as give you great advantages such as search engine optimization, posting to information repositories, capturing information from other sources, displaying specialty ads for monetization and the list just goes on and on!

If you are looking for a great and simple to setup platform to host your future website, WordPress really is the best way.

If you are looking to make it just one step simpler, I do provide setup, hosting and management of WordPress sites for individuals to permit you to monetize or just simply enjoy your installation. Nicest thing is the cost to you is only $5 per month per blog site, plus a $20 setup charge. Your only other costs would be the cost of registering your domain name.

Please feel free to leave me a message at the end of this post if you’d like more details!

Cheers,

Frank

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