WordPress is what's known as a Content Management System and is one of the most popular formats for websites on the internet.
If you have been looking into WordPress and have already done a little reading, you might be confused about the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
WORDPRESS is an open-source software package and is free to everyone around the world.
WORDPRESS.ORG is the central location for the WordPress software project. You can download it, view the documentation, ask and answer questions in the forums and more.
WORDPRESS.COM is a service that offers websites that run on WordPress. You can sign up for a free account and get a fully functioning website. You will only be able to use a WordPress.com subdomain — such as mywebsite.wordpress.com — but for a first-time user, the restrictions are minimal.
The situation is somewhat similar to servicing a car. If you have the required tools and the know-how, you could do it yourself, but you could also get a professional to do it. By using a professional to do the job, you’re not only paying for the oil and grease the car needs — you’re paying for the time and skills they have, to service your car.
If you want to test the waters and get started with WordPress with minimal fuss, then WordPress.com is a great way to go! But remember, there is no support or anyone to help you along the way.
Here at Miniwebs, we can also set you up with your own WordPress site if you wanted, and let you 'get stuck in'. We do charge a small fee to provide the absolute basics but if you then wish to stretch your skills a little more we can set up a hosting account and make your new website live!
But of course, if you simply don't have the skills, knowledge or time, then we can work with you towards getting a new website up and running. Talk to us today. Call us on (07) 3804 1891 or email using our contact form.