WordPress For Websites

There are plenty of websites telling you how to configure WordPress for websites. This isn’t one of them.

Instead this site gives you some background on what WordPress is and how to use it.

What Is WordPress?

Today, more than ever, WordPress is simply a website builder. In fact, in a matter of minutes you can create an account with WordPress.com and end up with a solid, fast hosting solution with the same website template you’re seeing here.

Below are key elements to know about using WordPress for your business:

What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

WordPress.com is a sitebuilder that uses the WordPress framework to let you build your own website. It is a simple to implement freemium website buildier service. You can set up a site for free but it has limitaitons.

WordPress.org on the other hand, uses the same WordPress framework to build websites, but to use it you first need to obtain a hosting platform, load the WordPress framework, and then build your WordPress site.

What are the limitations of WordPress.com?

The basic limitations of a free WordPress.com site are you can’t have your own custom URL, you can’t add functionality with plugins, and you can’t load custom themes.

Can I upgrade WordPress.com and get added functionality?

Yes. WordPress.com offers tiers of service. In fact, at the highest tiers of WordPress.com there is no limit on what you can do technically with WordPress though there are buisness model limitations.

What are some WordPress.com business model limitaitons?

Essentially WordPress.com doesn’t allow multilevel marketing, porn, hate, affiliate marketing, or sites off the beaten path of accepted social norms.

For most small business websites like HVAC, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters and the like, your business is welcome on WordPress.com

What are WordPress plugins?

WordPress plugins are snippets of code you add to the WordPress framework to add functionality. The fact is many plugins are poorly written and slow down your site or open it for hacking. Frankly, there are only a few plugins you need.

What is a custom WordPress theme?

Custom WordPress themes are packages of template code that make your site look different by giving you different layouts, colors, and fonts. But, for purposes of speed, simpicity, security, and functionality, the latest WordPress theme called 2021 is what we reccomend you use.

Can Building Websites Plus still help with WordPress.com

Absolutely! In fact call us for some free consultation. Whether you choose WordPress.com or WordPress.org, you will still need the set-up. Pages need to be made, links need to be set up, and content needs to be written.

Building Websites Plus is primarily about content marketing. So we craft your site around your content and build it so your visitors and the search engines like visiting.