If you are cost conscious, there are a lot of free options that you should be aware of when creating an online business and building a website with WordPress is one of them. This blogging platform is extremely popular and there are many reasons why. Blogger from Google used to be the go-to option here, but, for many, it has been supplanted by the WordPress option. That’s because, not only is it free to use, it has an abundance of add-ons that can address almost every need and function requirement. So much so that WordPress is not just for blogging anymore.
A primary virtue of the WordPress platform is that it is Open Source, which means the underlying code is available to anyone. Various themes and add-on (known as plugins) can be created by anyone with the knowledge and desire to contribute. It some cases the contributions can be based on pure altruism or of testing and expanding one’s skills. Just as often, these themes and plugins can be developed and offered as a basic free version that can be updated to a paid version that has greater capabilities. While there is considerable competition here, in many instances, a discerning developer will see an opportunity to fill a gap not provided by others, or a better way to deal with functions and needs that already exist.
Building a website with WordPress is not limited to a personal blog. With the right theme (free or paid versions) and the appropriate plugins, you can not only create a blog but also build an online store that has a variety of attributes – from designing a t-shirt to adding a secure payment process through which the customer can pay for the item.
Most importantly, if you have even just bare bone skills when it comes to the internet, you can still tackle building a website with WordPress. Yes, there are a variety of coding options beneath the hood that can be tweaked by a skilled webmaster, but if your abilities are limited to handling a mouse or pecking on a keyboard, then you, too, can create a smoothly functioning website.
Still reluctant? Well, to be candid, there are just too many how-to articles and YouTube tutorials available for you to learn from, that there is no need walk away from any of this in frustration.
The bottom line is that, while there are many excellent website builders out there, they usually charge a monthly fee. Similarly, once built, changing providers or platforms can result in much of your work going down the drain. WordPress, is going to be around for a long time. It can be transported from hosting company to another, themes can be modified or replaced and it is now very rare to not to find a plugin that can address your changing needs and capabilities/
Give building a website with WordPress a try if you haven’t done so already. While you may be a beginner, you’ll soon find the resources to help you become a proficient webmaster in a short period of time.