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Is WordPress the Best Blog Platform for Your Needs?


wordpressWordPress is one of the most common software programs  available to blog owners.  WordPress is free software that makes it incredibly easy for users to publish their own blog. This software is easy to use, provides a variety of templates and offer excellent support to bloggers.

There is a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.  While the software is free for both sites, WordPress.org also requires a host site, while WordPress.com hosts the site for you for free.  In this blog, I will be referring to the WP.org platform.

There are other blogging program options available to bloggers which offer different features but many bloggers are quite pleased with WordPress. This article will offer some useful information for bloggers who are considering starting a blog with WordPress such as reasons to choose WordPress, tips on starting a blog and information about the support offered by WordPress. Based on this information as well as their own research bloggers can decide whether WordPress is right for them or whether they should seek out a different blog platform.

First, I want to show you a video on a quick explanation of what WordPress is.

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Which Blog Platform Should You Use?


Blogging-PlatformsOne of the first things you need to do when you set up a blog is to have a place to put the blog. The two options are a FREE hosting platform, like WordPress.com or Blogger, OR you can get your own self-hosted blog, like WordPress.org, which requires you to pay a monthly hosting fee in order for a hosting company to maintain your blog on their server.

Some of the things you should ask yourself when deciding on a blog server include:

  • What will this blog be used for – business or personal?
  • Will this be a money-making blog?
  • Can I afford to pay a host server?
  • How much technical skills will I need?
  • How much flexibility do I need?
  • Would I like unlimited options on customization?
  • Am I able to put ads on my blog?

Look at this video to get an introduction to the three most popular blog platforms: WordPress.com, WordPress.org, and Blogger.com.

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