This is a very simple post not even a lot of words its just for you to understand what you are getting into, then make a
WordPress.com. WordPress.com Business & WordPress.org
So there are really 3-ish different types of WordPress, down worry I will break them all down so you can understand what I mean. The gist is one is completely free, the other is paid and the other takes some skills
This allows you to really just focus on the content and then WordPress takes care of the rest. You will have them host, backup and secure your website and you have the option to upgrade from their free domain name to your own custom and of course you can purchase through them or through GoDaddy.
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- Having hundreds of themes to chose from with minimum manipulation you can have your blog up and ready for the first post in under 20 minutes.
- Integration with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google +, if anybody still uses that, is very easy.
- The major drawback is that there is no detailed analytics with your views and there is NO SUPPORT. Your site breaks down you are on your own for sure
- You are NOT ABLE to download
- No SEO available
You get all of what the free options offer with a bit more pizzaz! Focus on content and let WordPress Business do the rest as they so aptly describe.
- All of WordPress.com Free
- Able to Install PlugIns – therefore you can have you own Woocomerce Shop and even instal Mailerlite for building a subscription list
- Live Support chat and email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year long.
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WordPress.Org & Siteground
This is the gritty down and dirty way to go about blogging or website management. You get your hands into everything. You are in complete control over your website. Plug-ins, domain name, look and feel and your themes.
Getting to WordPress.org can be a little tricker so put on your thinking cap. Here are the steps:
- Get your domain name first of all and the name of your blog. Grab that from GoDaddy.
- Head to Siteground for hosting, you can also purchase your domain name there. For Siteground set up you can go here
- Siteground will provide you with a Nameserver that you will need to replace in your GoDaddy account. Trust me its east. You can go here for that info and walkthrough. It may take 24 hours for your change to take place.
- Next, you want to then auto install WordPress from the Siteground platform. if you have an issue this is the right time to try out their Chat Support feature. They are so awesome they can do that whole portion for you. However, you can go here for more details to do it on your own
- Start researching a WordPress theme you can upload. There are Elegant themes which rock as well as FREE themes you can use to make your site epic.
- Once all that is finished you can start
edittingyour website and start your blog
I will and forever recommend wordpress.org with a combination of Siteground for hosting to you I have been using both for the last two years and I wonder how I never did this before. I also have realised a major jump in my views and traffic to my site. Here’s why I still continue to use this combination:
- I have 24-hour support with experts that walk me through everything
- I have complete control over all my plugins
- I have complete control over my SEO Tools
- Control over Themes and entire look and feel
- Able to install Google Analytics
- Able to instal and completely manage my resources on sale through my shop with Woocommerce
So now you have been armed go forth and start to blog. Happy Blogging Love!