@Tina Reed Johnson we love food and cooking up tasty Web sites! Let’s take a look at recipes and an Internet marketing tool for creating your site. Let’s see..one onion, four cups potatoes.. Oh wait, sorry, have to get my mind off food and back to WordPress! :-)
WordPress has become a very popular tool for Web site creation for many blogs and businesses today. The reason WordPress is so popular has a lot to do with the founders intent on simplicity and the nature of the open source foundation WordPress is built upon.
The easy Web site admin and simple Web site interface has made WordPress extremely popular with business owners and blog writers to get their names out on the Internet. Writing or publishing Web content is easier for the average writer when working with WordPress. The Web page or post has a very familiar look that most folks see when writing an email or word processing document.
Open source is another reason WordPress is popular in the Web blog or Web site space. Open source software gives developers all over the world the chance to contribute their know-how to make great software.
What, you’ve never heard of open source? That’s free software. WordPress continues a long line of free software programs that empower business and blogging. In fact, there are two WordPress versions out there–free and paid (WordPress.com and WordPress.org respectively). You can get a free WordPress blog and host it on WordPress.com, however, you do not have the freedom or control as you would if you hosted a WordPress.org blog.
WordPress.org is “self-installed” or “self-hosted.” With this setup comes a dollop of Web site management with your Web hosting company. With WordPress.org, the sky is the limit in terms of configuration and endless amounts of creativity with the look of your site. Also, it’s more portable if you want to move your site to a different Web host. With all that freedom and creativity, though, comes the care and feeding of your site (namely security, backups, hosting, troubleshooting, etc.).
If you are concerned about your appearance on the Web, you need control over your Web site. This is where many small businesses need help. The folks here at Tina Reed Johnson can help you create some good Web site business eats and get you cooking with WordPress. Not too well done, but just right.
– In the kitchen with WP_Dave