WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that enables creating websites even for non-developers. With it, you can establish your online shop, blog, or landing page without spending a fortune. In this article, we answer the most important questions.
Is WordPress free?
Yes. It is an open-source system you can use for free.
Is WordPress itself enough to start a website?
No. You need also:
- a domain (website address, e.g. “www.astratic.com”)
- a hosting (a cloud space for database and file storage)
- a theme (element responsible for front-end appearance)
*Sometimes you need to pay also for premium plugins but it is an individual issue so we won’t put it in the overview.
These elements (WordPress + domain + hosting + theme) together make a functional website. WordPress is a system that helps manage content. Domain and hosting are needed to establish your website on the Internet. The theme is the element responsible for visual appearance.
How much does a website cost?
The full cost of creating a website may vary from 100-130 USD to a few (dozen) thousand USD (if a website is fully created by a developer). Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages. If you think about creating a small online business or just start in the online world – we recommend using WordPress instead of hiring a developer. Recommendation about where to buy a domain and hosting you will find in this article.
Is WordPress easy to use? Can I handle it myself?
We believe you can. It is very intuitive and easy to use. If you aren’t sure if WordPress, here you can check how the WordPress admin panel looks like in this introduction.
How to launch your first website?
Find a name for your website. Then buy a domain. Next, choose the best hosting provider, choose WordPress as a website system, and note login and password. Then log in to the WordPress panel, choose a theme, set up things (logo, fonts, title, etc.), and start designing your website. Yep! It is that simple! For more detailed guidance go to this article.
Do you have any questions? Let us know in a comment below 🙂