Introduction + Why WordPress?
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Video Summary + Some Common Questions:
In this video, we will be introducing our WordPress Video Course, explaining what exactly we will be learning and making throughout the entirety of our course. If you’d like to see a general working copy of the site we’ll be making, feel free to head on over to our demo site at:
Why Use WordPress
In our video, we mentioned a couple major points as to why we should use WordPress.
- It’s Super Easy to Use
- Highly Customizable
- Very Flexible
- It’s Free!
All in all, it’s the software I use to create every website I own and is what I recommend to my friends, family, and everyone who asks me. Plus, through our course, we’ll teach you exactly how to master WordPress like a pro.
WordPress.org vs WordPress.com
Throughout the video course, I will be showing you how to create a WordPress website, using the WordPress.org software on our own hosting account, which powers the social blogging community WordPress.com. WordPress.com is similar to tumblr in that you are able to create a microblog, in this very large community of bloggers, for free (if you opt for a domainname.wordpress.com URL). So why aren’t we using WordPress.com?
Well, you can read exactly why in my 1000 word post, where I compare when you should or shouldn’t use WordPress.com. However, to sum it all up, I don’t generally recommend WordPress.com because it:
- Isn’t actually free (there’s a lot of hidden add-ons)
- Not flexible
- Not easily customizable
- Very restrictive
- You don’t technically “own” your content/website
However, you can be the judge which one works best for you by reading the post here.
In the next video, we’ll be learning How to Install WordPress.