[Intro] How to setup a free (or not) WordPress website
The idea for a personal website has been on my mind for a while now, but with the multitude of variables involving domains, hosting, CMS systems and the like, it took me a while to actually form a solid path to getting a website up and running.
The next few posts in this section will detail how this site came to be and the options available for others who want to get themselves online. I’ve had to do quite a bit of research regarding hosting and domain options as ideally, I wanted it to be a completely free website. Now, while this is possible, there are obviously some pitfalls when it comes to no-pay services as opposed to the paid services that charge you (a normally minimal fee) but allow you to tweak the site, database and everything above that to your hearts content.
It really isn’t complicated to get a stock standard website up and running as most processes are automated through cPanel (The “backend” of a website… we’ll get to that later). The real fun comes in with plugins and getting to edit the CSS and php code so that you can get your site to look exactly as you want, which is limited mostly (as I am) by your own level of creativity.
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Next up on the list : Domains and Hosting discussion.