Once upon a time there was a man who had a secret recipe that turned chicken into the best meal in the world. Despite his ability to make chicken taste so wonderful that people salivated at the mere mention of his name, he had yet to earn a penny.
WordPress is the ice-cream of website development software with two different flavours to choose from. The vanilla, if you like is the free and hosted version you’ll find at wordpress.com (like this particular blog); the strawberry is the self hosted version you download and host yourself that you can pick up for … well ……
There are many benefits to using wordpress software (as opposed to the free blog from wordpress.com) and this short post outlines the top 15 – in my opinion of course!
The widgets I’m referring to are those you can find on Wordpress.com. So many widgets, so little time. Just which ones do you pick to make very best use of the opportunities that arise. I can’t make my mind up between displaying pages or not, having a category cloud or a category widget (I’ve gone for the later incidentally). The problem is that each widget you use makes your page longer and longer, that’s not a problem on the home page as I display my most recent 10 posts, but when a reader visits a page like this, then there’s an awful lot of white space at the bottom of the page.
Many small businesses fall into one of three camps when it comes to their own online piece of real estate; they have either had a son, sister or friend build a site as a favour; they might have bought something like Front Page and tried to do it themselves or they have paid a web design company to do it for them – and then continue paying every time they want to update something.
There are many reasons why a business might decide that they need to have their own website, for instance:-