1. Introducing WordPress

WordPress is a free software application that enables you to quickly create a quality website. The flexibility WordPress offers makes it a suitable tool for everyone from a casual user with limited technical skills to an experienced developer looking to create a sophisticated, custom website.

If you’re new to WordPress—or to creating websites—this chapter gives you a quick overview of WordPress, web hosting, domain names, and website planning.

Understanding the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

WordPress offers two versions:

WordPress.com—Hosted, web-based ...

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