One of the ups is a self-publishing tool called WordPress. It’s the best blogging (web logging) software there is. I use it exclusively for all of my own sites and also those of my clients.
What does it do?
If you need a webpage or a blog, then it does what you need, from displaying the most basic info page to interactive flash graphics, streaming video and music.
The software sits inbetween your web host and your users. Via its intuitive admin backend, you manage your site and create content. You can also
- choose from hundreds of beautifully crafted but free themes (like these)
- browse for a plugin that will extend WordPress if you need to
- manage users (yes, you can have multiple users on your blog, be they just ‘members’, ‘editors’ or ‘authors’ like you)
- and manage comments on blog posts or pages – WordPress can be a two way channel for communication.
Is it hard?
Using WordPress to maintain a website or blog couldn’t be easier. Over five or so years WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging tool into a powerful blogging tool. But it has always been easy to use.
If you want to see what WordPress can do, take a look at some professional sites that use WordPress. This site is built with it too.
I started work on the Blog Frog website yesterday and I’m already happy it. It’s easy to get content live and choosing a visual theme is a simple process. All Blog Flog customers will have access to the same intuitive interface.
At the end of the day it’s not about WordPress, but what your online visitors experience. WordPress is just a great, easy and free medium for you to speak – and listen – to the world.
Stay tuned for my upcoming post Blogging Basics, things will be clearer than ever.