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WordPress is a CMS (content management system) that is used for approx 35% of the web. Think of it as a graphical user interface for creating a website. It was even used to build our site.

It’s notorious for it’s easy learning curve and flexibility. It’s an open source product so developers have created thousands of themes and plugins to extend it’s capabilities.

.com vs .org is hosted on their server while .org is hosted on the one of your choosing. I recommend using a hosting platform and installing wordpress through them.


SEO – I prefer Rank Math over Yoast

Visual Builder – I’m using Elementor pro in combination with JetEngine for my design and dynamic content


  • Wordfence
  • Loginizer
  • Let’s Encrypt (free SSL)


  • SiteGround
  • GreenGeeks
  • WpEngine


  • Smush
  • Cloudflare
  • SG Optimizer (if you’re hosting with SiteGround)

Backup – Updraft


  • Flexibility
    With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. You can make your website beautiful with themes, and extend it with plugins. You can even build your very own application.
  • Publish with Ease
    If you’ve ever created a document, you’re already a whizz at creating content with WordPress. You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of a button your content is live and on the web.
  • Publishing Tools
    WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password.
  • User Management
    Not everyone requires the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, and let others simply be part of your community.
  • Easy Theme System
    WordPress comes bundled with three default themes, but if they aren’t for you there’s a theme directory with thousands of themes for you to create a beautiful website. None of those to your taste? Upload your own theme with the click of a button. It only takes a few seconds for you to give your website a complete makeover.
  • Extend with Plugins
    WordPress comes packed with a lot of features for every user. For every feature that’s not in WordPress core, there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms.
  • Built-in Comments
    Your blog is your home, and comments provide a space for your friends and followers to engage with your content. WordPress’s comment tools give you everything you need to be a forum for discussion and to moderate that discussion.
  • Search Engine Optimized
    WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of SEO plugins to take care of that for you.

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