Should You Use WordPress?
Of course my answer would be yes but let’s discuss the two most common ways to create a website today.
They are using the WordPress platform or by creating an HTML website. Out of the two HTML sites have been around the longest, they were the first type of website that was available.
The biggest issue for people about HTML websites is that you need to create coded files that have to be uploaded. That’s not something the average entrepreneur knows how to do. Every time you want to make even the slightest change you would have to edit and re-upload the files.
This causes two issues:
First, you need to take the time to learn HTML coding practices. Just reading that makes you cringe!
Second it takes time to constantly make changes. If you hired a designer for your website, you have to use them each time you want to add new content. This can cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
That’s what happened to me with my first website. I had to wait days for changes to be made and it seemed like every time I turned around there was an additional fee.
WordPress sites came out in 2003 and was first used by bloggers. Today they have advanced into static websites, at the touch of a button, which can easily be updated by anyone.
One of the local Chambers in our area is using WordPress, enabling them to go in and change important information such as event dates whenever they need to. By switching to WordPress they also were able to save quite a bit of money because now everything was done in-house.
Once you have installed a WordPress site it is very easy to login to your dashboard and make changes within seconds. You can publish videos, add new posts and articles, change out your affiliate links and add images without the need to upload any new files.
If you are looking for the easiest way to construct your website then I highly recommend using WordPress. While there is a learning curve, it won’t take you long before you are creating the site you envision. Once you spend a little time familiarizing yourself with how things work, you are going to enjoy the flexibility and ease of use.
The best way to set up your WordPress site is by registering a domain name.
Then you will need to open a hosting account such as Blue Host, Host Gator or another company. There are a variety to choose from. Once your account is set up you simply go into your Cpanel and install WordPress.
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Once set up you need to select a theme for your site, this would be the design aspect in a HTML site. There are hundreds of free themes that you can use to get started. A theme can always be changed later on.
WordPress is very easy to use and set up. It can be customized as little or as much as you wish. Plus you can use WordPress for any type of site, from a simple blog to a complex ecommerce site.
Being able to create your own website and make needed changes whenever you want will be a liberating feeling.
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