When I first started entertaining the idea of starting a website/blog about building an online business. There were areas in my knowledge that were gray.
My expertise is in computers but not in the world-wide web systems. Whether you are computer literate or not, you don’t know what you don’t know. Are you willing and able to learn? So as I learn you can learn also and we can make this work together.
In the past I had heard a lot about WordPress. I knew WordPress was a blog site where you can create a blog for free. What I did not know, was that WordPress is a complete CMS (Content Management System).
Wikipedia defines CMS as the following: A content management system (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems of content management provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment.
I am the kind of person that I have to know exactly how everything works and functions and even with that definition I still did not understand exactly what WordPress was. So here is my definition and maybe it will help you.
WordPress is a template system that provides all kinds of layouts for your site and has a nice friendly interface for modification of the template.
You can choose basic layouts from hundreds of choices and then modify the settings by adding plugins and then drag and drop to change the basic interface.
If you want to learn it without any cost you can start by creating a blog on the WordPress website for free. I personally learned how to modify similar templates by creating a free blog on Blogger which is the Google free blog site.
I personally like Blogger because it allows the adminstrator to monetize the blog. To create your own free blog on Blogger click How to Create a Free Blog using Blogger
The best way to learn is just jump in and try it out on one of the free ones out on the great world-wide web.
The next question was, do I want to use WordPress and the answer is “Yes”. The reason to go with WordPress is it has become an industry standard. Another compelling reason is the alternative options to WordPress such as Frontpage, HTML, PHP, Joomla, and that is just a few. All of which have a significant learning curve.
With WordPress, you can and may use some HTML and possibly even PHP but even if you do not know one lick of either, you can create a great looking and professional website with just the WordPress interface.
If you have any questions I will be happy to help you so just post your comment and I’ll do everything I can to help you.