A brief idea about WordPress and how to use it for blogging.

Are you one of those who want to build a career which is flexible, exciting and doesn’t follow a monotonous routine? If yes, then this blog is for you all.!

Gone are the days when only Google was the main source of getting information. 

In the current era you can find anything of your interest and share anything you want to all around the world.

Even until 10 years ago, smartphones and a constant internet connection which allowed us to be in touch with everyone 24/7 was unimaginable. But in less than a decade, things have changed drastically for the internet world especially in India.

The Internet also gave birth to a whole new industry of business and advertising popularly known as digital marketing. Influencers and bloggers around various platforms are booming like never before.

Blogging and content writing has now become a mainstream job and a source of income for many people around the world.

Everyday more than thousands blog posts show up online with an aim of making money.

New bloggers dive into making blogs and search ways to become a better writer.

There are various platforms on which you can showcase your write ups and get acquainted.

We are going to show you one of the easiest yet popular ways to publish your blogs worldwide.

There are various platforms available online using which you can begin your blogging journey.

If you are a newbie and don’t know how to create a website, get your hands on this popular software named WordPress.

What is WordPress?

In a layman’s language, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog.

There are over 37.6% of websites on the internet created using wordpress including well known entities like Microsoft, The new yorker, time magazine, Sony, Disney and many more.

In slightly technical terms WordPress is an open source website creation and content management system written in PHP licensed under GPLV2 and uses a MySQL database, meaning anyone can create and modify the wordpress software for free.

People often confuse between wordpress.com and wordpress.org but we would like to clear the doubt about the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Both of these are completely different products with different owners.

WordPress.com uses the same software as wordpress.org but it is hosted for you and operates more like a website builder similar to Wix.

With wordpress.org you can host your own site wordpress.com on the other hand takes care of all this for you and is easier to start.

WordPress.com is a complete all-in-one website blog solution in which no hosting is needed, it comes with free and paid plans. Also the availability of domain is optional and is less technical. It takes less time to set up.

Whereas, wordpress.org is an open source website software which is free in which you need hosting and domain name before you can launch your website and it also takes a while to go through the steps. It gives you much more customisation options than wordpress.com. You are in full control of your website.

Both of these are safe and secure to use.

WordPress.org is also known as self-hosted wordpress is used by most bloggers.

Matt Mullenweg, an american entrepreneur and web developer is the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

How wordpress can be used for blogging?

Massive expansion of digital media has made a way to broaden horizons for new bloggers.

Today, social media influencers and bloggers who possess deliverable knowledge are minting money like no other. Approximately 5.8 millions new blog posts are created everyday.

If you are non-tech savvy and still want to start your blogging journey by creating your own website then WordPress is the perfect platform to start with.

Here are a few points providing you how you can use it for blogging and why?

You can create any type of website with wordpress-

  • Make a business website 
  • Blog or personal websites 
  • E-commerce
  • Educational websites 
  • Lifestyle 
  • Portfolio websites and what not!

You can easily start a blog in less than 30 minutes on WordPress.

Yes, you read it right. You can create your website on WordPress and start publishing your articles.

You basically need two things, first a domain name and second web hosting to install it.

A domain name is the address of your website on the internet. Your users can just type your domain name in their browser’s address bar to access your website.

Web Hosting is your website’s house where all your website files are stored.

WordPress is user friendly even for beginners, you need not necessarily have technical expertise. You can create and customise your WordPress themes to your liking. There are thousands of premade WordPress themes available that you can install on your site. Some of them are free and others are paid. You can also change your theme layout and activate different themes and look of your choice.

Once you finish writing your first sample blog post, you can add other usual elements on your website such as contact forms, galleries, sliders, newsletter subscription form, etc. To add all these additional features, you need to use plugins. WordPress Plugins are apps that allow you to add new features to your website.

There are over 55,000 WordPress Plugins are available in the free WordPress plugin directory.

Another functionality of WordPress is WordPress sites tend to rank high for their keywords, because they’re constantly being updated and because WordPress includes a variety of tools and plugins for optimizing content for SEO.

With WordPress, you can add a shop to your blog, create a membership website, and add tons of marketing tools to your blog, and earn money.

To summarise we can say that, the thing that makes WordPress so amazing is that it’s easy to learn, flexible enough to expand as you grow, and is SEO friendly. With themes and plugins, you can make your own site look stylish and professional without even having to learn how to code. Besides you can easily port your wordpress site to a new host and change domain name or even move your site to another content management system.

Above mentioned points are just the crux of how and why you should consider WordPress if you are upto blogging.

Isn’t it a boon to new bloggers?

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