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How to Start A Website Using WordPress

So are you ready to launch?….let’s get a website started.

There are hundreds of different website building platforms and website builders around the market like WordPress, wix, drupel and many more.

If you want to get started with websites they are 2 main things to be done

How these things are to be done:

  • Very first you have to buy a domain name for your particular website(like Bunkerspoint.com)
  • After getting up with your domain name you should buy a server(i.e Hosting).[these things are mentioned briefly on our Article (Click Here)

Where To Design My Website

  • WordPress, Wix, Joomla and many more but as a survey from my end WordPress is the easiest platform I’ve ever worked with and also it is free content management system.
  • it can be used to develop any kind of website, be it for a small business or for a large enterprise.
  • My team has worked on this website for more than 10 years and after completing more than 150+ websites, we can vouch you that there is no other CMS better than wordpress

Why choose this CMS? What is so great about WordPress? Why is it the right choice for your business?

So If you’re still not convinced, read on – we’ll give you six solid reasons why WordPress is our CMS of choice

  • WordPress Is Free and Open-Source
  • Friendly CMS
  • Easy user management
  • SEO benefits
  • Pretty permalinks
  • Social media features

1. WordPress Is Free And Open Source:

                 One the most important and frequently asked question by the user is “Do I have to pay to use word press?” We tell them it is completely free and open source. Open source gives us the freedom to use, modify and redesign the page in your convenient way without paying even a single penny. However, there might be costs involved in other areas. We will discuss the cost of using the open source WordPress software later in the next article.

2. Friendly CMS:

                Content management system is important thing it can make or break your entire business.Content management in wordpress is flexible which means it provides the developer to design a website in a easy and convenient manner and without any complex code writing.

3. Easy User Management:

              WordPress comes pre-loaded with a basic user management tool. But if you want to manage complex user roles & permissions, in that case, you will have to deploy user management WordPress plugins on your website. User management plugins are advanced plugins which helps the developer to create, edit and access permissions.  it can be used and managed by anyone even without any technical or coding knowledge. Its functionalities are easy to understand and it comes with a host of themes, tools and plugins that aids in making a beautiful website.

4. SEO Benefits:

           Is WordPress good for SEO, and why should you use it instead of another content management system like Joomla, Drupal, or even Squarespace?

           All the wordpress sites initially comes up with seo features like  the ability to allow search engines to crawl content, ping search engines when content is published, and other SEO features. It’s Mobile Optimized is the best feature because with the rise in the number of mobile users. If you don’t have a website that is mobile-friendly can severely affect your site’s traffic and conversion rate.

5. Pretty Permalinks:

                    WordPress comes with the ability to use so-called “pretty permalinks.” That means links to posts and pages can contain keywords so search engines and visitors understand what they are about.the internet is full of opportunistic and malicious-minded people who are indeed to access and harm the website therefore the wordpress provides you with solid security tools.

6. Social Media Features:

                     Social media has become the significant factor for online businesses. WordPress allows easy integration of various social media accounts through the use of widgets & plugins. Engagement with your audience is of most importance factor  if you want to improve your brand’s credibility. By using social media tools from WordPress, you’ll be able to easily engage with your audience, anytime, anywhere and gather brand visibility as well as traffic.


                 So there is no doubt that WordPress is the best CMS platform to work on. WordPress has been around for over a decade, and none of that time has gone to waste.

Hence, if you were in doubt why to use to use WordPress as your CMS then I think so this post has given you enough reasons to use WordPress for your website or blog. Thanks for reading and if you have any questions about WordPress please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do our best to help you out!

.com vs .org

WordPress.org v/s WordPress.com

Did you know that WordPress.com and WordPress.org are actually two very different platforms? Often beginners confuse the two which leads them to choose the wrong platform. We’re often asked by our users which is the better platform: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

In other words, one is going to give you an entirely different  “thing” than the other. So I have worked on it and have created a most comprehisive comparison on WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

WordPress.org – “.org” stands for “organization”

WordPress.com – “.com” stands for “commercial”

Key difference between Org and Com

         If you download WordPress from WordPress.org, YOU host it. You set it up with your own hosting provider and use it on your own website, which gives you a ton of flexibility. This is why WordPress.org is often also called self-hosted WordPress.

On the other-hand WordPress.com is blog/website platform based on wordpress.org software. Instead of downloading the software  and hosting it by yourself you can just sign up for a WordPress.com account and have a working website right away.

How Much Does a Website Cost on Each Platform?

What’s confusing in the WordPress.com vs WordPress.org debate is that both ways of creating a website are touted as free,But in some cases cost are to be paid.

WordPress.com does allow you to set up a website entirely for free, but there are some downsides to this:

  • You cannot remove WordPress.com’s own ads and branding from your site
  • A blog cannot be manetize.
  • You get limited disk space of 3GB

If you do want to use your site for a commercial purpose, you will have to pay at least $8 / month on your WordPress.com plan + the cost of a custom domain name usually in the range of $15 / year. In total, this means at least $111 annually to run a site on WordPress.com.

  • With WordPress.org, on the other hand, you can launch a completely functional website at $35 for the first year and then $50 every year after that.

     To make that happen you first need to pick up a host,For this you can refer my previous article about hosting which will be giving you the wide detail.

Website Setup and Management on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

Even though a hosted and a self-hosted site are built on the same software, there are still vast differences in site setup, management and maintenance.

WordPress.com:

                    Refer our previous article of domain and hosting to setup a account in wordpress.com. Hosting is included and your site created automatically. No need to fiddle with an FTP server, hosting control panel, database or anything like that. You can jump right into customizing your site and creating content. The technical parts are taken care of for you.

WordPress.org:

   For Creating a website with WordPress.org, on the other hand, is a little more complicated. Here are the steps:

  1. Download the software from WordPress.org
  2. A Database should be created in your hosting account
  3. Unzip and upload WordPress to your server
  4. Run the installation script.

If you are a regular user of computer you would be having no problems accomplishing it. Sure, it takes longer than WordPress.com, but you can still get it done in 15 minutes.

Can You Install Third-Party Extensions on WordPress.com?

           For the longest time, the answer to the question was a hard, no. Now, recent changes make it a bit murkier, though the answer is still no for the majority of WordPress.com users.

          WordPress.com users who pay for the $300 (per year) Business plan have the ability to install third-party WordPress themes and plugins. That gives those users basically the same power to install extensions as self-hosted WordPress users.

Users on all other plans, including both free and paid, are not so lucky. That is, users on Free, Personal, or Premium WordPress.com plans cannot install third-party themes and plugins. This is one of the major downsides of WordPress.com

Can You Install Third-Party Extensions on WordPress.org?

With WordPress.org, you can install any one of the tens of thousands of third-party themes and plugins on your site. You have 100% control of what happens on your site.

CMS

What Is Content Management System (CMS)?

A content management system is a system software application that is used to create a website and manage digital content.  It typically supports multiple users in a collaborative environment.

     Word Press is a Content Management System that allows you to create and publish your content on the website. The beauty of a good content management system is to allow any user to create and manage their content without any technical know-how. A content management system will organize and store files, and provide access to their data that is version controlled. Rather than word press there are drupel, joomla and many other cms which are used to create a website.

If you’re just getting started with digital marketing and you don’t know which CMS (content management system) acts powerful in all marketing platform, Word Press is the best, I bet.

Features of CMS

        What features do you need in an enterprise CMS? Which cms is the best? What features a good content management system should have?

                     Features can vary among the various cms offerings but the basic core functions remain the same for all.

The some of the basic features a cms should provide are:

  • Built-in seo tools
  • Advanced security management
  • Social media support.
  • Updating website
  • Accessible from anywhere:

1. Built-in SEO tools:

            The particular content management system which you prefer should have seo ranking tools that make your website to rank at the top level in Google search engine.

2. Advanced security management

            The first thing that comes in the mind of every freelancer is which is the best cms that provides vast security feature?

           Security is mostly dependent upon the user’s common sense and the precautions and measures taken by him/her.

           I have worked on many content management systems, mostly net based like drupel, joomla and many more but word press is the best cms when we compare with other. It provides the advance security management factor. The Word Press security team is made up of experts, including lead developers and security researchers. Given the number of sites running off Word Press is around 75 million and accumulates up to 27% of the entire net.

3. Social media support:

                   Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram are the main social media platforms that guide most of the traffic from a wide audience. The best CMS will include everything you need to implement an integrative online strategy.

                  There are now more than 2 billion active social media users in the world. A good social media strategy can bring you in touch with at least some of them, while the social capabilities offered by some content management systems (CMSs) can be a key tool in your efforts to increase engagement as well as provide invaluable insights. By connecting all your social accounts – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – to a CMS with integrated social capabilities, you can automatically publish any content from the platform directly to those networks.

4. You can update your website on your own terms:

              Let’s say you wanted to quickly add an image to one of your web pages. If your website was hand-coded by a third-party web development company, you’d have to ask them to add the item. Rather than being held hostage by your web development company, a CMS cuts out the middle man and enables YOU to update and edit the content of your website. By this you can make your website more dynamic and with vast functionalities. The main and biggest advantage is that there is no coding required for updating or adding an event into your website.

5. Accessible from anywhere:

                         A CMS allows users to control, manage, and structure their content in real-time. A CMS allows website content to be accessible virtually from anywhere, using any computer device that’s connected to the Internet. This is a very convenient feature as the ability to work remotely and on-the-go is increasingly important nowadays.

                        Well now let’s have a look on the pros and cons of the CMS .Building website can be very easy. You can use templates from the internet to come up with interactive content for your audience or hire a professional to help you build.

Pros:

1. Reaching a wider audience:

               Building your own website will enable you to attract more customers from a wider market. Having an online business will allow you to grow and expand your business.

2. Fresh content:

              Building your own website will enable you to promote your business. Having fresh and informative content can attract the attention of your customers.

3. Tool for advertising and publicity:

            Website can be used as a way of advertising your business and through website you can do publicity for your own product.

4. Viral marketing:

            You can use viral marketing as a way of marketing your business through the social networks. Links shared through the social media can lead to worldwide recognition of your business.

5. Create brand awareness:

                      In today’s competitive market, you need to strategically position your business. Building a website will enable you to securely protect your business brand online and limit cybersquatting attacks.

Cons:

1. Reliability:

            The information updated on your website should be informative and updated with frequency otherwise it won’t reach the target audience

2.  Spamming:

            When customers register with a particular website, they receive junk emails from some of these websites.

3.  Not reaching the target audience:

              With the growth of the internet and other competitors, sometimes it gets difficult to get the right audience for your business.

4. Bad publicity:

             A website can build or destroy your publicity. If customers are unsatisfied with your products, they will give a negative review of the business and this can have an impact on your reputation.

5.  Website crashing:

              Sometimes your website may crash making it unavailable and customers will not be able to find information about your business.