It’s smart to start your blog on good footing. It’s difficult to change software and begin all over again. Blogging with “free” blog hosting? It’s true what they say, “You get what you pay for.”
Pay for website hosting for your blog if you can afford it and verify that your server can support WordPress.
When weighing your options as far as which company should host your blog, make sure that WordPress (and Fantastico unless you are quite computer literate) are included with the hosting that you select. Fantastico will automatically install WordPress for you. If it does not have Fantastico, you will have to do the difficult task of downloading and installing WordPress yourself.
WordPress does not require you to be a programmer. You can start it immediately after it is installed, and begin blogging in no time.
For what reason should you use WordPress, and not another type of blogging software? WordPress is the top brand. It has existed for quite some time. There is an wide variety of themes available through WordPress. (The appearance and feel of your blog can be altered with themes.) There is no need to know how to design or code, unless you want to make a change to “canned” functionality.
Plug-Ins – You can add intriguing functions to your blog by using the plug-ins. You have the option of selecting a third-party plug-in or, if you know PHP, then you can make your own. The WordPress website has plug-ins available. They have a wide variety and they offer multiple functions, including a plug-in that will generate an XML sitemap of your site for Google.
You are provided with complete control over your blog through WordPress. Your options are limitless. Great user management is available through WordPress. For instance, articles can be written by authors, and upon approval, those articles can be published by editors. Administrators can even alter the design of the blog.
Don’t waste hours of your time only to have to tear it all down and convert it over to WordPress.
Source by Stephen Grisham Sr.