WordPress – Blog Software Second to None
Be cautious and start your blog off correctly. It’s difficult to change directions and begin all over again.
Hire a website host for your blog if you can afford it, and verify that WordPress can be run on your server. “No Fee” blogging? A word to the wise: you get what you pay for.
Unless you are a computer wiz, be sure that whichever hosting company you select to host your blog includes WordPress and Fantastico in the package. WordPress is automatically installed with Fantastico. The other option is to download and install WordPress by yourself, which is difficult.
WordPress is easy to use and you do not need to be a computer programmer to be able to use it. It works as soon as it is installed, and you can begin blogging right away.
What makes WordPress better than others? WordPress has the most users. WordPress has been established for some time. A wide variety of themes are available in the WordPress library. (The appearance and feel of your blog can be altered with themes.) Unless you want to alter a function that cannot be done with ‘canned’ plug-ins, it is unnecessary to have any knowledge of designing or coding.
Plug Ins: You can add things to your blog with plug-ins. If you know PHP, you can make your own or you can select third-party plug-ins. The WordPress website offers plug-ins. There are quite a few of them and they do everything you can imagine — there is even a plug-in that will generate an XML sitemap of your site for Google.
You have the entire administrative control with your blog when you use WordPress. There are so many things that you can do. The user management functions of WordPress are excellent. For instance, authors can write articles and, upon approval, editors can publish those articles, while administrators can alter the design of the blog — but none will have “premisions: to do or alter the work of others.
Don’t waste hours of your time only to have to tear it all down and convert it over to WordPress.