Setting Up a WP Site

WordPress is mostly known as the leading blogging platform, which in essence is a basic content management system. However, it is much more than just a blogging tool. With some customization, tweaking and plugins, you can use WordPress as a complete content management solution, including as a main website. In other words, you can use WordPress to create, publish, store and manage all of the content for your blog or website, in one location.

Because of its flexibilty and user friendly components, you can use WordPress to create different types of sites and manage the content the same way from a single location:

  • personal blog
  • business blog
  • customer service site
  • information site
  • e-commerce site
  • membership site
  • photo gallery
  • media library

This list is by no means exhaustive but reinforces the flexibiltiy of the WordPress platform.

One of the best features of the WordPress platform is that it is completely FREE to be used by anyone! Every WordPress site is built around a THEME and there are literally hundreds of FREE themes to choose from. Usually many of these can be cusomized to suit your needs. Or, you can invest in WordPress themes software that gives you even more flexibilty and control over the customization of a theme for your blog or site.