It seems to me that many people feel WordPress is either too difficult to use, or simply not worth the effort. Well, in my opinion, it all boils down to the fact that there are four secrets which most people don’t even know about.
1. WordPress.com and WordPress.org – this is where the confusion starts.
The first one, WordPess.com, hosts on their own servers while WordPress.org on the other hand, allows you to decide where you want your blog hosted, which effectively puts you in full control.
Hey, isn’t it wonderful to know that you own the blog and not somebody else?
2. WordPress is nowhere near as difficult or as confusing as many people tend to believe.
What most people overlook is the fact that WordPress makes two platforms available. Hey, if you’re anything like me, and you have some technical skills or IT skills, then simply choose the advanced platform and leave the basic one to all those non-techie people out there.
Really, at the end of the day we can’t complain because both versions are free.
3. Does the thought of making money from your blog sound appealing to you. If it does, then you need to use a blogging platform which offers plug-ins which will allow you to take advantage of AdSense and other affiliate programs.
Another point which so many don’t seem to know about is the fact that WordPress.com doesn’t allow commercial blogs. If you want to monetize your blog, you’ll need a self-hosted platform, in other words, you’ll need the.org version.
4. The WordPress.org platform is virtually maintenance free. Installing plug-ins is a complete breeze, as is backing up your blog database. Even moving your entire blog to an alternative server couldn’t be any easier.