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. It allows us to build websites in whatever format we want - business, blogs, news, media etc.
WORDPRESS.ORG is the central location for the WordPress software project. You can download a WordPress installation package and install it onto your own hosting account. You can then install whatever plugins and themes you want to make the website 'your own'.
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 right from wordpress.com. For a first-time user this can be ideal but for more experienced users who want to add more functionality including multiple plugins etc, this may be a little more restrictive.
If you have the required tools and the know-how, you can set up and install WordPress yourself, but you could also get a professional to do it.
By using a professional to build your website, you pay for the experience and knowledge of someone who builds websites multiple times over and can possibly host and manage your website in an ongoing capacity as well.
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 little support to help you along the way.
Here at Miniwebs, we have nearly 20 years experience building, hosting and managing websites.
If you want just WordPress set up on a hosting account so you can do the work - we'll get that happening for you.
If you want us here at Miniwebs to host, build and manage your website, then yes, we can do all that as well - its what we do!
Call us on (07) 3804 1891 or email using our contact form.