WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WordPress is an open source based on php and mysql developed by Automattic, designed as Content Management System so that the users can create posts and other features like on the blog. However, there are many popular brands also using wordpress to build websites. Among other is Microsoft news, Facebook newsroom, Mercedes-benz, BBC America, Bloomberg professional and many more.
- Developed by professional team.
- Most popular cms.
- Easy to use.
- Free open source.
- Themes selection (design).
- Plugins to add some feature.
SUITABLE TO BUILD?
- Business website.
- Ecommerce website.
- Photography website.
- News website.
- Event website.
- Personal website or blog.
- Forum website.
Yes,you can download cms on wordpress.org for use it in own server or localhost PC/laptop and do not need to purchase license, this option commonly referred as self hosted. The developer also offer free wordpress server on wordpress.com so we do not have to manage the technical stuff for wordpress website, the drawback in this option is very limited feature need upgrade to the paid version to use own domain.
|Free Version||Paid Version||Self Hosted|
|Link||Sub domain||Custom domain||Custom domain|
|Storage||3GB||Start from 6GB||Variant|
|Plugins||Listed on WP||Variant||Can use from 3rd party|
|Support||Comunity||Email & Chat||Variant|
Can use 3rd party means can download or buy premium plugins from another website to use in wordpress website. I recommend to use self hosted from HOSTING RAJAWALI the prices start from RM30 for 1GB.
HOW TO START ?
Register on wordpress.com to get blog services from developer directly, there are 4 plans to choose Free Personal Premium and Business. In the Free plan we can only use subdomain like http://rozak.wordpress.com, access to hundred free theme and basic customize. We must subscribe the Premium or Business plan to get unlimited premium themes and advanced design customization.
Buy hosting or buy vps then install wordpress, this option is very popular for many reasons like cheaper than wordpress.com developer services.
Go to learning wordpress.