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:
- You don't wish to blog on this new website. WordPress is after all a blogging system.
- You need something lightweight taking low resources. WP comes with loads of bloatware and takes many 3rd party plugins for even simpler websites.
- You are not planning on managing the site yourself, you can let a tech person handle it.
- 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?