Starting a website or a blog is not easy at all using the codes and programming language. Thanks to WordPress platform which can make our task very easy and quick to create a website. Without using WordPress, creating a website is like a challenge but with the use of WordPress, this can turn itself into The Quick Start Challenge which also ends very soon. You can install it within a minute and can have your website up and running within hours.
WordPress is a widely used CMS platform for making blogs and websites but a user must have some basic knowledge of PHP language and understanding few tips and tricks to make excellent use of WordPress. When I started online, I had an upper edge of understanding this CMS platform because of my engineering background.
I have outlined in this post, some essential requirements of understanding the WordPress platform and various useful links of resources that I personally use at times. You can bookmark this post for later use.
There are 2 kinds of WordPress sites viz
- Self-hosted websites that make use of wordpress.org and
- A blogging platform which uses wordpress.com
If you are installing WordPress on your self-hosted blog (a blog which is hosted on your paid hosting plan), then it uses WordPress.org but if you are using domain.wordpress.com then you are using WordPress.com as a blogging platform. The difference is very clear – Self hosted blogs provide you more flexibility, power and control of your blog compared to a site hosted on wordpress.com e.g. domain.wordpress.com