Why use WordPress? And what is the difference between .com and .org?

 

WordPress has been popular for a while now and doesn’t look like it is going to change in the near future. One of the main reasons it is so popular is that it is Open Source. Meaning that it is free, therefore loads of people not only use it but develop for it too. It also means there is lots of help out there.

A lot of our clients want websites that they can easily edit content and WordPress has become our preferred choice. The user interface is fairly easy to use and if you are struggling there are lots of online tutorials available, including ours. We also offer one to one tuition if required.

Another reason for WordPress is there is lots of evidence that it is Search Engine friendly and plugins like Yoast make it easy to control your meta titles and descriptions. If you haven’t got Yoast for SEO installed on your site let us know and we will see what we can do.

What is the difference between WordPress .com and .org?

The main difference is .com is run from the WordPress server and .org you download the files and host them on your own. If you have your own website hosting I would recommend you go the .org (self-hosted) route as you have much more flexibility to change theme templates and personalise your site and add additional plugins.

If you want to read up more here are some articles you might find useful:

About WordPress
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

You might be asking if WordPress is free and Open Source, why would you pay someone like us to do your website? There is a simple answer – time! We know what we are doing and know how to do it well. You might not have the time or the inclination to do it yourself, also our design skills will give your site the personalised look that engages your business with your clients. We always try to tailor our services to our client’s needs. If you are working on a tight budget and want to do some of the work yourself that’s fine with us we are happy to start you on your way.

If you would like to find out more about our services and just to have a chat contact us.

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