Blogs have become one of the most popular ways of communicating with others on the Internet today. They have evolved into either a great supplement to an existing web site and can even be a great way to manage your entire web site’s content as a complete web site. My web site is based on the WordPress platform and it has many page of content and many sections in the blog. Many large national companies have blogs to share new technologies or products coming out. Politicians use blogs to get their point across to voters.
Here’s what makes a WordPress Web Site helpful:
- It’s the easiest way to have a web site you can manage
- They’re easy to create and maintain
- They’re search engine friendly
- They’re a great way to convey your knowledge & experience
- They allow you to interact with your client base via comments
- Word Press offers many free plug-ins that extend functionality
- The interface is similar to Word, making it very user friendly
You can create categories and add blog entries by category, so visitors can find what they’re looking for. This is a good option if you’re on a budget AND you frequently make updates to your site.
What makes a blog work? I install Word Press (the industry standard free software) on your server. It’s open source (free) software that gets you started blogging. Because the blog is located on your web site, every time you add a blog entry or page you’re adding unique quality content to your web site, so it’s great for the search engines.
Word Press uses themes to control the look and feel of your blog. They’re easy to install, and somewhat easy to customize. You can change the colors and images, customizing it to your business or organization’s needs. You can see examples of themes by visiting their theme viewer below.
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