I prefer building websites using WordPress as the CMS (Content Management System/Software). The main advantages are that the CMS is free, there are hundreds of free (and premium) mobile-ready themes, thousands of (mostly) free plugins, and the system is open source – meaning that innovation and updates are regular.

WordPress is also highly scalable in the way that it can manage a lot of content. This includes things like web pages, blog posts, images, videos, pdf, form submissions, social media and newsletter integration, and other types of web content.

WordPress.org (aka “the real WordPress”) was created in 2003, the same year that I started publishing magazines. But don’t confuse it with WordPress.com, which is owned by a company called Automattic, founded by a co-founder of the real WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. The former is the open source software itself, used to build and maintain a website on your own, while the latter is for “managed” websites.

However, that doesn’t give you a complete picture of what’s needed to launch a WordPress.org website. To do so, you’ll need to purchase your own domain name and find a good WordPress hosting company.

That’s where I can help. From advising on top level domain (TLD) options, to name search availability, hosting package options, amending or migrating DNS (Domain Name System) to IP addresses, and building your website.

To better understand the process, take a look at this website case study or click an image below to view the website in a new browser window.