Blogging with WordPress comes in two versions. WordPress.org software (recommended) is open source and free but you need to pay for hosting your domain and other premium services. Blogging with WordPress CMS allows you to build websites for online stores, portfolios, businesses, blogs, etc. using WordPress themes and plugins. Monetization and customization of your website are possible. After installing WordPress make sure you choose a strong username and password. Back up your site and store it off your server. Run updates for plugins, themes, files, etc. and a WordFence security plugin can help.
Alternatively, sign up for a free plan of WordPress.com and use it for your blog or portfolio website with a WordPress.com branded URL e.g.: sapcanvas.wordpress.com. As your site grows and you want to use some advanced features e.g. accessing premium themes and live chat, additional storage space, etc. then you need to upgrade to a premium plan.Continue reading “Blogging with WordPress”