WordPress – Review
We are living in the era of technology, and there are more than 1.000.000.000 websites out there (internetlivestats.com). Besides, 74,652,825 of these sites are made by WordPress which makes WordPress the most popular website creation tool.
There are a lot of ways for you to create your website. If you are a professional, then you can write your own website using HTML, or if you do not have any knowledge, then there are services such as Weebly or Wix which are very easy to use. However, if Weebly is too limited for you, and if you do not want to labor with writing your website from scratch, then there several services like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. In this case, WordPress is the most popular one.
WordPress is a tool to allow you to create a website. The difference between WordPress and its competitors is that it is easy to use, and yet there are a lot of features.
What Is the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
There are two WordPress services that you can use. First one is WordPress.com which is for the people who do not want to use a separate host. However, if you use the wordpress.com, then do not expect to see many features. There is also wordpress.org which cannot be used alone since it requires a separate host meaning you need to either build your own server or rent a host. After you find a host, then you will need to download WordPress. After you download it, then you are ready to go.
First, most obvious difference between two WordPress services is that you can create your website using wordpress.com without spending any money, but you will obviously need to spend some money either to rent a host or to build your own server. To sum up, wordpress.com is the competitor of Weebly and for basic users. However, if you want something more professional, then go with wordpress.org.
WordPress is all about plugins, so there is nothing much to say about its features. However, there are millions of plugins which make a lot of things easy for you. For example, you can show GIFs, create tables, build your own social media platform or forum in your site with plugins. There are both free and paid plugins, but all plugins in the store within the wordpress.org are free. Downloading a plugin is even simpler and easier than downloading an app to your phone. You just need to click download, and then click to “activate”
Similar to the plugins, there is a built-in market for the themes using which you can download whatever theme you want. After downloading the theme, you can change its user interface either by using the available features or by actually editing the codes of the theme. Again, similar to the plugins, there are paid and free themes. You are also not limited to its theme market, you can download themes from the internet or you can even upload your own theme.
Even if you are a basic user, services like Weebly are too limited for which I recommend you to use WordPress.org. Why, wordpress.org and not wordpress.com? Because, it has more features, and it is totally free if you already have a host. If you do not have a host, you can rent one from $3 per month, so it is not a big deal.
As a result, WordPress is the best tool to create a website because it is fast, easy to use and there are a lot of features.
- Easier to use than Joomla
- There are a lot of plugins and themes
- You can even change the codes of the plugins and themes
- You can upload your own plugins or themes
- It is free if you have a host
- It has a large community
- It can use so much RAM
- Still, it is hard for some users.