Lately I’ve come across so many unsuspecting people that have fallen into the WordPress trap. Yes that’s right. If you’re a newbie and you have decided you need an online presence but want to take the plunge and create your own website good on you. But make sure you have all your facts and go in with your eyes wide open.
For starters you probably have heard a lot of chatter and people recommending that you build your website on WordPress however what they may have not told you is to build on wordpress.org. WordPress.org is the most popular platform that is used by thousands and thousands of businesses.
WorPress.org is free however you do need to organise your own hosting which can be done for as little as $6.95 per month. Once you have set up your hosting and domain installing WordPress.org is free and can generally be done through your hosting provider, with this platform they have many free themes and plugins for you to use to create your website.
However sometimes the themes aren’t exactly user friendly and may require you to purchase a paid theme to customize.
I’m writing this post in the hopes that atleast a couple of people will become aware of the differences, because it can be daunting enough starting your business but then add creating your website on top of that can make you totally overwhelmed.