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Wordpress is software that allows you to create either a free or low-cost blog. Wordpress is the 500 pound gorilla in the blogging market. Some sources say that WordPress powers 23% of all websites on the Internet. As of this writing, that's about 74 million and counting. 

Wordpress comes in two flavors, as denoted by the domain names. WordPress.COM is a commercial entity that allows you to create free or low-cost blogs by using their service, similar to Blogger. WordPress.ORG allows you to download the WordPress software and install it on your own web hosting account. Many web hosting companies provide "one-click" install of WordPress, because it is so popular. 

 

First, let's look at the Wordpress.com offering. The signup process is quite similar to Blogger, and about as easy. You pick the url of your blog. It will be something like MyBlogName.WordPress.com. You enter your email address, and choose a user name and password. Then you pick a hosting plan. The plans that WordPress.com offer as of this writing are: Free, $99 per year and $299 per year. On the free account, WordPress will run ads on your site to make money. The paid plans give you more storage space, design themes you can use, and the top-tier plan also gives you e-commerce capabilities to sell products online.

In the process of creating your WordPress.com blog, you get to choose the look of your website. WordPress calls these preset graphical packages themes. Some of the themes are free, and some can be purchased for a one-time charge of $19 to $150 with most in the $69 to $75 range. Don't worry that you're stuck with your theme forever once you choose one. You can go back and change it at any time. Some themes are designed for certain markets. Some are designed for photographers to show off their photos. Others are set up for writing text posts, others for sports teams, travelogues, online stores, community groups, you name it. 

You can see our example site at WebSiteOwnersGuideBook.WordPress.com

 

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0 # Mariyah 2015-01-16 06:30
I take advantage of it on a regular basis.

However it is going to only work in case you use the identical area.
Thanks.
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