Intro to WordPress – it’s easy as…

WordPress is a platform from which you can build and launch your own website from easily.  The WordPress interface has been designed so that someone with the skills of using Word can complete forms and construct a site using the WordPress platform.

There are thousands of plugins available for WordPress which provide additional features beyond the core. Need a “Contact Us” form? Add the Contact Form 7 plugin.  Need an image Gallery?  Add the NextGen plugin, and so on.

Many web hosting providers have a one-click install of WordPress available so once you have subscribed to webhosting it can be very easy to get started with a WordPress site.

For those not wanting to go to the extent of hosting and installing your own WordPress site have a look at where you can setup your own WordPress site within a set environment.  Features are limited a bit compared to hosting your own, but this can be a good way to start.

Learning WordPress

There are loads of free training resources which you can access, for starters have a look at:

The Basics:

  1. free, easy to use
  2. most web hosts have a “one click install” feature
  3. plugins available to add many extra features
  4. supported and developed by a large community of developers and users