It's been 8 years since I started creating websites with WordPress. (as of October 2014)
Our customers span a wide range of genres, including designers, galleries, restaurants, automobile sheet metal shops, fresh fish shops, metalworkers, used car shops, building maintenance, and nursing care facilities.
In most cases, if you manage your business properly (updating your blog regularly), you will definitely receive inquiries, which will lead to sales.
In this course, we will reveal in detail how to actually create a homepage using Wordpress on site and give advice on its operation.
If you follow this course and create and operate a homepage, you will definitely increase the exposure of your products and services and increase your sales.
I will write it as clearly as possible for beginners, so please put it into practice one by one.
However, sometimes I end up using technical language, but I don't want to leave things I don't understand alone.
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Why use WordPress?
I started creating homepages in earnest about 7 years ago.
At that time, Wordpress was not yet popular and MovableType was often used.
I also used MovableType when I first started.
However, there were various disadvantages such as having to pay for commercial use and not being able to use plug-ins after upgrading.
Due to these circumstances, MovableType users are now migrating to Wordpress.
It is now said to be the most used CMS (Contents Management System) in the world.
The proof is in the statistics of Google Trends, a major blogging tool.
You can see that there are overwhelmingly many Wordpress users.
Good and bad points of WordPress
Now, let's take a look at the good and bad points of WordPress.
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- Free to use
- Version updates occur frequently
- Even people without specialized knowledge can update their homepages from anywhere.
- Easy to customize
- Easy to install etc.
1.The best thing about it is that it is free to use. Some CMS are distributed for a fee, and some require a fee for commercial use.
2.Wordpress was originally a tool for creating blogs, but now it is also used to create homepages. User convenience and vulnerabilities are frequently improved, so you can use it with confidence.
3.Wordpress can be easily updated, added, deleted, and changed by anyone who can use a blog, as well as anyone who can use writing software such as Word. Wordpress can be updated not only on a computer, but also on a smartphone or tablet.As long as you have an internet connection, you can update from anywhere.
4. Installation can be done in 15 minutes once you get used to it, and configuration is easy.
WordPress is a great tool, but it's not all good.
You may need to be careful in the following areas.
- I need to rent a server
- Spam and viruses targeting WordPress are increasing.
- It takes a long time to display the homepage
1.Wordpress uses PHP and a database. Therefore, WordPress cannot be installed on a free server provided by a provider. You should rent a server by paying an annual fee.
2. As Wordpress becomes so popular, spam and viruses targeting Wordpress are increasing. Some rental servers also support this, and you can use settings and plugins to prevent spam and viruses.
As mentioned in 3.1, Wordpress uses PHP, so it takes longer to display than a homepage written in the HTML language. Instead of using a cheap rental server, you can speed up the display by using a rental server with reasonably good performance.
I've written about the good and bad things about WordPress, but it's clear from seeing everyone using it that it's a useful tool.
Next time, let's actually install Wordpress and create a homepage.