What is WordPress?
WordPress is one of the best one of many kinds of popular CMS (Content Management System). If we want to make a website within a short time, I will recommend using this one because of using no coding and completely free to use. Another great reason for the popularity of WordPress is a large number of collections.
The father of WordPress is Matt Mullenweg, and now it is operated and controlled by his company Automattic. The company Automattic created WordPress and created a new platform and plug inns among them most of are free. Let us look at what platforms and plugins we can use as below.
Jetpack: This is unique of plug inns where many plug inns are juxtaposed into a plug inn.
VaultPress: This plug inn is used for backing up of WordPress website/blog.
Gravatar: If you create an account on this website and complete your profile following all of the steps like adding a picture, social account profile, something about you, etc. your information using the email which has been used creating the account will be added in their all of the websites automatically.
Akismet: It is used to spam-free WordPress, which has no alternative.
Polldaddy: It is used for surveying or making answer-scripts in online.
Code Poet: this is a WordPress blog site.
WordPress VIP: This is a Hosting site of WordPress.
GlotPress: This is a blog site but like a forum.
IntenseDebate: It is used to comment on various kinds of blog sites.
After the deadline: It is used for correcting the grammar and spelling test.
Plinky: This a site for answering a question.
Ping-o-Matic: This site is used to ping a post so that a post can be found in different search engines.
P2 Theme: It is also a system of creating a blog site but looks like a forum.
bbPress: if we want to add WordPress with a forum, this plug inn can be used.
Word Camp SF: This is a blog site.
WP for iOS: This site is for iPhone.
WP for Android: This site is for Android.
WP for Blackberry: This site is for Blackberry.
WP for Windows Phone: This site is for Windows Phone.
The version of WordPress:
WordPress is a kind of CMS by which any web site or blog is possible, even E-commerce sites.
Day by day, the popularity of WordPress is increasing for the above content services. There are two versions of WordPress. They are wordpress.com and wordpress.org. There is some difference between the two versions.
Difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org:
Some main differences between the above two versions are as below.
1. WordPress.com is to create in their server and have to use their sub-domain. You may also purchase a domain from them, or you may use your domain instead. on the other hand, there is full freedom in wordpress.org to create a website using your domain, sub-domain, and server. You will not use their server even you want to use it.
2. There are some limited themes and templates in wordpress.com, which cannot make any changes or edit. On the other hand, in wordpress.org, many themes and templates you can change or edit as you want. If you can design a theme, you can always make a theme or template to use on your site.
3. wordpress.com is completely free to use, while wordpress.org is a free CMS, but you have to purchase the domain, hosting, and premier theme (if you want to use premier paid themes).
4. You may post an advertisement according to their terms and conditions in wordpress.com, while you may post any kinds of advertisement whatever you like in wordpress.org.
5. You will never have the right of full control over your website; you have to abide by the terms and conditions of wordpress.com always. On the other hand, wordpress.org is a completely free world of your own where you can make terms and conditions when you are an individual owner of your site. But if you share your site with other users, there may be some rules and regulations.
6. The control of the website will remain in the hand of wordpress.com, but you have to add the contents in the site while the full control of the site will remain in your hand in wordpress.org so that you can do whatever you like, but if you face any problem, it is your duty of the responsibility of solving the problem.
7. You cannot keep only your brand; there will be their name of the website and link in wordpress.com while there will be your full control of what brand/contents you want to keep in your site in wordpress.org.
8. Only a few plugins we can use; those are in wordpress.com. On the other hand, you can use many plug inns; even you may create new plug inns in wordpress.org.
9. they will control your site’s back up in wordpress.com while you will control the backup of your site in wordpress.org.
10. They will control the SSL and security of WordPress.org. On the other hand, you will control your SSL and security in WordPress.org.
Besides these, there are a few difference you will face when start making a website or blog using WordPress. So try to improve your skill using WordPress. It is an easy and safe process. Later on, I’ll try to publish another post on WordPress to create a website using WordPress.
You can learn more here: What is WordPress and how to use it in a WordPress Website?