WordPress

You may be surprised to learn that more than 25% of all websites currently use WordPress. Statistically speaking, if you visit four websites, there’s a chance at least one of those sites is affiliated with WordPress. Such popularity is a testament to the growing appeal of Content Management Systems. A Content Management System (CMS) is a computer program (also referred to as an application) that allows users to create, edit and delete content on a website without proficiency in Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML. This is important because many people are not familiar with HTML and would be unable to fully contribute online without a head start. Offering templates through CMSs therefore increases the number of people who can share ideas in cyberspace, for better or for worse.

WordPress comes in two forms: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The latter affords users more control, which in turn requires more responsibility. Unlike its commercial counterpart, WordPress.org gives its users the opportunity (or the burden, depending on your perspective) to self-host. This requires more technical knowledge and special software. Users do not have to register for WordPress.org; however, registration is mandatory for WordPress.com. Luckily, registration is simple, quick and a good indicator of the experience to come using WordPress.

Registration begins by registering a domain. Those registering can select a WordPress domain for free or a standalone domain for a monthly fee.

Registering at WordPress.com Source: Screenshot of WordPress.com

Registering at WordPress.com. Source: Screenshot of WordPress.com

Next, select the plan befitting your preference.

Registering at WordPress.com. Source: Screenshot of WordPress.com

Registering at WordPress.com. Source: Screenshot of WordPress.com

Finally, input your email address, pick a username, and create a password.

Registering at WordPress.com. Source: Screenshot of WordPress.com

Registering at WordPress.com. Source: Screenshot of WordPress.com

Once registered, you’re able to choose a theme, customize as desired and share your story with the cyber world.

Check out the step-by-step video, found on YouTube.

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