WordPress is a website building tool built using PHP. It is one of the best web publishing tool available. In non-technical terms we can define WordPress as a software by which a user can publish their website without too much information about how coding is done.
Whether you want to start a blog or build a online store WordPress is the go to platform. About 26% of the websites on the web are powered by WordPress. WordPress is a very powerful tool and it allows users to publish their website in as low as 30 minutes.
WordPress is open-source. It means it’s 100% Free. Yes you have read it correctly. It’s absolutely FREE (Cool isn’t it?) thanks to the team WordPress. The team behind this CMS (Content Management System) is very active and they are working constantly for improvements and bug fixes.
In my opinion it is the best platform available for creating a website and you don’t need to be an experienced web developer to get started.
How do I get started with WordPress?
Now we move on to the biggest question. How can i get started? As already mentioned above that it is completely FREE so it means you have to invest ZERO penny to get started. All you need to do is to either visit wordpress.org to download the latest version of WordPress package for self hosted version or go for a hosted version at wordpress.com. If you are wondering what to do next carry on reading.
Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org:
The most important difference between .com and .org versions is who is hosting your website.
WordPress.com is a service which is provided by the team WordPress. All you need to do is signup and that is it. YUP that is it. When the signup is complete you will be assigned a link to your web address. It would be something like this xxxxx.wordpress.com*.
With WordPress.org you will be hosting your own site and you have to install WordPress on your own.
Pros and Cons:
Although both versions are great but both have their own Pros and Cons
WordPress.com is easy to setup as compared to WordPress.org. On the other hand if you need more control and features than WordPress.org comes in handy.
The .org version allows the users to install new themes, plugins and unlimited customization options depending upon the level of the skills. On the other hand .com version has limited features like a user won’t be allowed to install new themes and plugins.
So what you are waiting for? Start using WordPress and get your website online in minutes. Happy Creating.