- Highly customizable design features and functionality. You have full access to WordPress codes that allow you to use and customize any pre-set themes and designs, and with many plugins and theme options you can add any feature or functionality to your website whenever you want. There are no limits!
- You can include third party tools to create the website you want. If you ever want to add a forum, a shopping tool, a member access area – practically any advanced feature – you can do so by installing third-party provisioning all tools via plugins or code snippets.
- You can control your hosting needs to help your website grow. WordPress is self-hosting, so you need to choose your own hosting partner (godaddy,Bluehost,Hostgetor,any)
- There is a great deal of knowledge available on the Internet, so you can find the help you need. Since WordPress is an open source and free to use, you can benefit from the knowledge of a large community of users and developers.
- You definitely need technical knowledge to set up and manage your hosting. Using WordPress means managing your own hosting (it is a self-hosting platform). Most new site owners are not aware of the complexity of managing your own hosting.
- You need coding knowledge to manage and resolve issues with WordPress. WordPress is an open source, which means that no one really owns it. So if you have a question about your WordPress website, you can contact customer service and get help. You need to rely on the community to help or find a developer who can solve your problem for a fee.
- You need coding knowledge to customize the design of your website. If you want to change the position of your header, you will need to change the actual code of the theme you are using. This means you need to know how to use and edit HTML / CSS / PHP or have the budget to hire a web developer to do it for you.
- There is a higher learning curve with WordPress. WordPress is not a “what you see is what you get” website maker, so it’s not so smart to grasp this with WordPress.
Overview of WordPress
WordPress is a very popular web builder and ultimately is used by over 80 million websites.
WordPress started out as a fairly standardized blogging platform (WordPress.com) but is a modern web developer (WordPress.com) that allows you to create any website you can think of, including membership, forum, e-commerce, business websites and much more. Changed quickly into.
Flexibility in WordPress allows you to turn your content, images, videos and more into a dynamic website.
Think of WordPress as Microsoft Excel. You enter data into a spreadsheet and Excel will generate beautiful graphs and graphs. That’s exactly what WordPress does, but with websites.
WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com
It is important to know that you have two versions of WordPress, the fully hosted and self-hosted version.
If you’re confused about what to use, let me explain how they change:
What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
WordPress.com – This is the full hosting version that manages hosting for you. Hosting is a service where the service provider stores your website content online so that people can access your website by typing in a website URL. It’s like renting an apartment so people know exactly where you want to look and the URL is your street name and house number. WordPress.com takes care of your hosting needs for a monthly fee (like how a webmaster like Wicks or Weebley does). This saves you the finding a separate hosting provider and going through all the technical support you need to start a website.
WordPress.org – This is the self-hosted version we are reviewing in this article. WordPress.com gives you ultimate control and flexibility through your website without any restrictions on WordPress.com. Be careful – what you leave out here is ease of use. You will need to work with all the technical/Developing aspects of owning, operating ,maintaining and Developing a WordPress website.
Like everything else, there is an upside down. Disadvantages of WordPress.com compared to WordPress.org:
1. You have limitations on the type of plugins you can use: Plugins are modules that can be used to add more functionality to your WordPress website in the same way that apps add more functionality to your smartphone. You can download and install as how many plugins as you want. However, not all WordPress plugins work on WordPress.com, so this may limit the flexibility of your site… It’s a major selling Tricks on WordPress!
2. You have no control over your hosting specifications: WordPress.org has a knack for missing sites with WordPress.com. There are many different types of hosts and hosting providers you can choose from to optimize the speed and security of your website. The speed and security of your site is of paramount importance as your site grows and receives more visitors. Loss of control over this can be a hindrance to your website in the long run.
In my opinion, the real advantage of a WordPress.org website is that it has maximum capabilities. Why deal with the advanced learning curve of using WordPress?
In short, WordPress.org gives you the ability to create a truly unique website beyond the scope of webmakers. WordPress.com is a lighter platform without the technical sophistication (no more headaches!) And helps to achieve similar results to other top webmakers like Vix.
Why is WordPress so flexible?
WordPress is one of the most flexible and user-friendly website Content management system.
If you come from a background of webmasters, you may be wondering why WordPress is so powerful and flexible.
Well, here’s why
1. Open Source code Access – With WordPress you have access to all the code that enables it. This allows you to customize or create new features as you like. So if you have a complex website that requires custom tools or additional functionality, it’s really easy, because having access to the WordPress code allows you to do this.
2. Large Professional Community – WordPress is so popular that it is very easy to find a good WordPress developer anywhere in the world. Not to mention that there are a number of online classes and tutorials that you can access to learn how to use WordPress. As long as you have the time and money to invest in the basic learning process, the larger community will be more accessible to WordPress.
3. Unlimited number of plugins – WordPress is an open source so anyone with coding skills can create tools, themes, plugins and features for it. So WordPress now has the largest plugin library of any web builder in the world – it is still growing! This large plugin library gives flexibility to WordPress and is one of its biggest draws. Need a product management tool? A payment tool? Maybe a member access tool? Another? Have a plugin for the functionality or feature you want to add to your site – how amazing is that?
Using WordPress plugins means you can push the boundaries of what kind of website you want to create.
However, the amazing freedom and versatility of WordPress is the main cause of headaches for beginners trying to use it. We discuss this in more detail in the pros and cons section below.
Because WordPress can do so much, you will find that it has a higher learning curve and it is harder to grasp.
If you do not have coding skills, customizing and designing is not easy, especially when compared to webmasters such as Wicks, Square, Weeble or Shopify.
This is not surprising considering how diverse WordPress is. With so many options and capabilities, it will definitely be harder to use – learning to drive your first car is more complicated than learning to ride your first bike.
How does WordPress work?
If you’re unfamiliar with how WordPress works, it’s helpful to think of it as an empty iPad. Depending on the apps you install, you can use your iPad as a book, gaming device, movie player, or notepad.
Like the iPad, WordPress is a platform for designing your content, website theme, and plugin placement.
WordPress is not barred from any platform-specific restrictions and this flexibility is its main selling point. Instead, with WordPress, it’s themes and plugins that determine what features are available on your site.
WordPress gives web owners like you great content management system control and flexibility because you can use themes and plugins to control the more then features of your website. You are not limited by the platform as in the example above.
Now that you have an idea of how WordPress works, I will show you how to add content in WordPress edit mode, yes?