What is WordPress and How Does It Work? Simply put, WordPress is the easiest and fastest way to create any type of dynamic website that you can think of including but not limited to …
- Membership sites
- Business websites
- eCommerce stores
- Social networks
- And more
Nowadays, thanks to the free open source software (WordPress.org) and the extensive collection of WordPress plugins, widgets and professionally pre-designed themes, anyone can create dynamic websites without learning a single line of code.
How WordPress Works
Now, I suspect you’re reading this post because you are thinking about using WordPress to create a website of your own. In which case, I’m guessing you don’t want to know the technical ins and outs of how WordPress works behind the scenes. But if you do, see this post. Otherwise, keep reading. 🙂
Then, you’ll login with the username and password you entered during installation and use the simple built-in WordPress editor to create posts and pages with no code required.
With that said, it’s important to note that just like anything new, if you’ve never used WordPress before there can be a learning curve involved in using it. But you can easily learn the basics of WordPress in as little as 60 minutes or less.
Is WordPress Right For You?
If you’re looking to make money with your website or blog, then yes, WordPress will be a good fit for you. But note that I am referring to WordPress.org – not WordPress.com
What’s the difference?
WordPress.com hosts your website for you on their servers at no cost, so you’ll save money on web hosting, but they also have strict terms and conditions that basically say you are not allowed to monetise the website with your own products, affiliate links or even Google Adsense banners.
If the team at WordPress.com feel you are breaking the rules in any way, they will just delete your website and close your account with no prior warning or explanation, and that sucks, I know because it happened to me when I first started my online business.
WordPress.org on the other hand is a self-hosted platform, so you can do anything you want with it, and thanks to WordPress plugins and widgets, adding website features like email opt-in forms, affiliate programs, forums, eCommerce stores and more is a whole lot easier.
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Kerry – The Blog Mechanic