WordPress is the most popular blog platform in the world today. If you want to master blogging or even just to create a simple website consisting of a few pages, WordPress is the best out-of-the-box solution you will ever need. Other than minor SEO-glitches like duplicate-content problem (this issue has long been discussed among WP users) WordPress offers state-of-the-art web technology, leverage and a user-friendly interface to kick start your online venture.
WordPress.com is where you can create a blog at WordPress servers. If you want to install wordpress on your own domain and host elsewhere, then you must download the latest version from WordPress.org. Most hosting services provide wordpress installation from their user panels. cPanel hosts have “SimpleScripts” which include WordPress.
Never say impossible if you blog with WordPress. Because of the vast array of plugins and themes in the WordPress repository, there is no single functionality or look that you cannot wish for your blog/site. Best of all the whole package is open-source, which basically means FREE. Whether you need a simple blog (single or multi user) or a complete shopping cart for an online store with custom membership solutions, WordPress’ got it all. I mean there are plugins which can convert a WordPress blog into a review site, brochure site, membership site, image gallery, multimedia site, news site, classified site or even an ecommerce site, you name it.
I fell in love with WordPress the first day I used it. I loved it so much that I channeled all of my web design projects through WordPress. The core engine of WordPress is built upon PHP and theme development is extremely easy on it.
If you want to install WordPress locally in your computer you would need a local server installed first. Try the links below to install a local server:
Once you have a local server installed, download the latest version of WordPress:
Although wordpress and all the plugins and themes in the repository are free to use, many companies have founded profitable businesses surrounding the top blogging platform. Some of the businesses include:
- Creating and selling premium wordpress themes
- Creating and selling premium wordpress plugins
- Providing support for themes and plugins
- Integrating with other API’s for business ventures (Google, Facebook etc.)
- Developing and flipping wordpress blogs
- Deliver SEO services using free or premium plugins
- or simply blogging which generates income too
So when you think about it, majority of the internet marketing products found at ClickBank relates to the WordPress platform in one way or the other. If you haven’t played with it or used it, then its time you jumped in on the train before its too late. Besides we are living in an era where every 5 year old knows what a blog really is.
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