Welcome to WordPress
No more is a blog just a single page with a “what I did at the store today” kind of dialog. Blogs are the lifeblood of the Internet, bringing publishing to the masses. Gone are the days of individual page creation to post an entry, too. With WordPress you can have enterprise-level content management capabilities for your blog and Website, for the same cost as the air you breathe: Free!
So what the heck is WordPress, anyway?
WordPress is a Web-publishing platform frequently used for Web logs, or “blogs”, that focuses on speed, ease of use and one of the best user experiences available. With WordPress, you can manage anything from a simple personal site with just a few pages all the way up to a commercial site with hundreds of pages. The sky is the limit with WordPress, and thanks to that ease of use, it does not matter if you’re a Web expert or just to start. Anyone can create a fantastic website using WordPress.
WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your dog’s home page to a Fortune 500 website without paying anyone a license fee.
Started in 2003, WordPress has become the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
How’s it different from Quick Blogcast?
Both WordPress and Quick Blogcast are fantastic blogging solutions. But as with many things, the difference lies in the details.
Quick Blogcast is “turnkey” blogging. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s fast to get up and running. With a Quick Blogcast blog, we take care of all of the heavy lifting for you. Designs and themes are all built in and selected using templates. There’s no need to worry about hosting paths, and managing your blog is all through our integrated dashboard.
WordPress requires a little more tinkering, but also with that you get a lot more flexibility. Where Quick Blogcast is a blog, WordPress can manage your entire site. There’s no need to worry about integrating your blog in to your site. Since it’s all run from the same place. WordPress also o”ers no limit to its customization options. With literally tens of thousands of user-generated themes available on the Web, most of which are freely customizable. You can also make your blog or Website look like none other.
OK, that sounds great! How can I get it?
I bet you knew we would have an answer for that, right? Well, first you’ll need a domain name and a hosting account from Webdomainguru.com.
Got that domain name and hosting account burning a hole in your virtual pocket? Great! Let’s move on.