One of the best decisions I have ever made was hitching my webmaster star to WordPress, the preeminent tool for building blogs and other websites. WordPress is notable for several things:
- It has the largest user community.
- It has wide hosting support.
- It has the largest and best collection of plug-ins that add additional features.
- It is updated frequently and while complete and stable it will continue to gain new features.
- It is a community-built, open-source software.
- It is free to download and use.
- Your friends probably use it.
On the other hand:
- WordPress requires its software to reside (be hosted) on a server. That costs money and can be a tad complex.
- I use ionos.com, the former 1&1, to host this site and several others, provide my email, and house about 30 domains I still own. I have been very happy with ionos, which will happily host and automatically update your WordPress installation.
- You can also pay WordPress.com to host your site. There are hundreds of companies that host WordPress. If this thought gives you the vapors, let WordPress do the DIY work for you.
- wpbeginner.com is a good place to start a WordPress education.
Writing an actual review of WordPress is beyond what I am able to do at present and there is plenty of information already posted online. Please accept my recommendation and use WordPress.
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