It used to be that creating a website took years of training and specialized knowledge as well as being immersed in geek speak which the average person would need a dictionary to understand, however, that is no longer true.
While Wordpress is only one of the solutions to creating your own website, and won't fit every situation, it is a good way for new webmasters to create their own website on their own domain. Wordpress is relatively user friendly, and once you understand the structure of how a Wordpress website/blog operates, you can create your own blog or site.
I'm going to refer ti this page as I set off on my new adventure Thanks!
I love how powerful WP is, and yet not out of reach of anyone who has the time and patience to get to grips with it.
SimeyC--You can add most plugins unless they are premium ones to most Wordpress themes, free or paid, and adding Adsense I know can be added to free sites. For the best flexibility and functionality you need to use the Wordpress.org version of Wordpress. When you use Wordpress.com, you do not own the site.
I really have to dive fully into Wordpress one day! It seems to have a lot of functionality - but even simple things like adding Google Adsense seem very difficult! I understand there is a plugin - but can I find it? Noooo! LOL I guess you have to have a 'paid' template or a hosted site though to use Adsense?
It's all about time though - I simply don't have the time to invest in Wordpress and as my blogs and articles are doing well there doesn't seem to be enough ROI for me yet!
Pam, I do not consider you clueless at all. After all, I do not have a clue how you do such lovely work on Zazzle. :) If you folks, haven't seen Pam's work, look here. http://www.zazzle.com/blue_hydrangea_...
I have WP blogs and want a website. I want a site where I can sell my Zazzle products - I've seen your StudioPress themes and love them. I need you to write about how to specifically do that (pretty please). I just don't get the hosting, and all that. (You know me Paula - please write to my level - I can't be the only one who is so clueless about all this... can I?)
@Sunforged Ahh well, since you have taught me so much, I am sure that we will break even at one point. :P I think I am still in debt to you. I actually need to update my list with a few more that I have been working with.
Well written. I was just looking for my own article in the search function here and was a bit mortified to find that I seemed to have replicated the basic structure of an existing article and I even KNEW the person. After reading through I feel a little better as we went in different directions, and figure I get away with the rest of it as your referral ;p You have a few plugins listed that I am unfamiliar with, so am off to dig deeper into them. (right/left)
I am slowly learning wordpress, and I do appreciate your information - especially the plugins list. Some of those are new to me!
Well, well. Didn't know you could create WordPress websites. I have a freebie from Webs.com (pretty pitiful but it's my fault more than theirs). May need to investigate this further.