Things to Be Aware of When Building a Website on WordPress
I have spent many an hour with a furrowed brow and frustrated heart starting at the codex, which is like the whole “How to do everything on WordPress” user manual. Â If you’re searching for help on WordPress, you’ve probably already tasted some of the difficulty and frustration that can come with learning what is such a big and complex system. Â The thing to keep in mind is that’s what makes WordPress so amazing. Â It’s complex so that people can VERY SIMPLY add the most amazing slideshows and other effects to their sites. Â If you are new to WordPress, I hope that some of the topics below will help you acclimate to the dizzying heights that WordPress can take your site to. Â I am always working on new content and hope to have videos coming soon, so check back often.
- WordPress or Not?
In this page, I examine, although they’re pretty few and far between, some instances where you might NOT want to use WordPress for your site at all.
- WordPress.org or WordPress.com
There are actually two versions of WordPress. Â A light, free version at WordPress.com or a more involved, full, more powerful version at WordPress.org. Â Here’s an article that jumps into which one might be right for you.
- The Problem(s) With WordPress (They have solutions)
Wordpress is not all upside. Â It was pretty hard to learn, and I want to walk you through some of the problems I had with WordPress so that you can understand why I suggest the things that I suggest (specifically, NOT trying to build a custom theme from scratch, but rather customizing an existing theme)
- Hosting for WordPress
Hosting for WordPress works a little bit differently than hosting for a traditional HTML / CSS type of site you would build on FrontPage or Dreamweaver.