WordPress powers 18.9% of the web. Some of the largest, most popular websites and blogs run on WordPress. There’s a good reason for this. It’s powerful, reliable, and extremely flexible software for showcasing your online presence and publishing your own web content. WordPress has become the standard for online publishing.
What makes WordPress different from most other web software providers is that it is open source. This means that the software is constantly being improved by a community, not a corporation. There is no proprietary element to WordPress. Proprietary web software providers can’t keep up. They don’t have the advantage of thousands of developers constantly improving and innovating their software.
The challenge with WordPress is that there are so many options out there for setting up and building out your site that it can be very overwhelming.
I’ve learned a lot over the past five years of using WordPress myself and my goal is to share what I’ve learned with you in order to help you save time and money. Aside from graphic design and extensive coding, there isn’t much I can’t do with WordPress today.
If you’re thinking about using WordPress to power your website, blog, or a hybrid version of the two, here are some tips that can help you avoid the pitfalls that can cost you dearly over the long haul.