This article is part of the WWW 101 Series which provides an introduction to small business websites.
WordPress is a free (open source) content management platform that you can use for a blog, website, or both. It is one of many options available to create a small business website. So how can you decide if WordPress is the best solution for your small business website?
WordPress may be a good option for your small business website if you…
Each theme contains different features and functions. For example, some themes include a featured post widget and some don’t. So the plug-ins you install will vary based on the theme you select.
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If you are comfortable using computers and seek a do-it-yourself option, it is possible to set up and create a WordPress website without having a technology background. The only limitation will be if you wish to customize the theme’s appearance, e.g., colors, font, etc, because these must be done in the stylesheet (code). Even if you are really into computers, it will take some time to learn the features and how to manage the website in the Admin console. If you wish to save time, a web developer who has experience using WordPress can do all of the set up and teach you how to manage your small business website.
So what do you think? Is WordPress right for your small business website?
Are you a small business owner who knows the value of launching a website, but don't know where to start? Or, maybe you haven’t had a chance to spend much time learning about the web. Or, maybe you are not very comfortable with technology. I created the WWW 101 Series for you! The articles provide a high-level introduction to websites, blogs, search engine optimization, and website analytics in easy-to-follow, every day language.