Hello WordPress

When installing WP for the first time, it automatically publishes this standard hello world post. I usually delete this post and start fresh, but not this time.

This time I thought why not take this opportunity and talk about WordPress for a while.

WordPress is by far the easiest way to get up and running with a website. All the top web hosting providers support automatic one-click WP installs.

In many cases WordPress will be an ideal fit for your next website. But there are some instances where WP should not be used:

  1. You don't wish to blog on this new website. WordPress is after all a blogging system.
  2. You need something lightweight taking low resources. WP comes with loads of bloatware and takes many 3rd party plugins for even simpler websites.
  3. You are not planning on managing the site yourself, you can let a tech person handle it.
  4. What you need should be specialized and have a unique interface. You need something custom made, and not a modified version of a theme or plugin.

My reason for using WordPress is to put together something really quick and start writing. Once I have a custom solution up, I can easily move the whole thing in a subdomain and use the main domain for my custom site.

So over to you..

Are you using WordPress or building something custom?