CHOOSING A
WORDPRESS
PLATFORM
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
AMONG THE REALITIES OF RUNNING A
BLOG TODAY IS CHOOSING BETWEEN TH...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
YOU WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE PLATFORM
YOU CHOOSE HAS ALL THE OPTIO...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
WORDPRESS IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT OFFERS
TWO VERSIONS OF ITS SOFTWARE...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
THE TWO DIFFERENT
VERSIONS OF WORDPRESS
ARE…
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
1. THE HOSTED VERSION AT WORDPRESS.COM
2. THE SELF-INSTALLED AND S...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
CERTAIN FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU
IN EVERY WORDPRESS BLOG SETU...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
THESE FEATURES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. QU...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
3. FULL-FEATURED BLOGGING CAPABILITY,
LETTING YOU PUBLISH CONTENT ...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
5. MONTHLY ARCHIVING OF YOUR POSTS,
WITH THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE A ...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
7. BUILT-IN GALLERY INTEGRATION FOR
PHOTOS AND IMAGES
8. MEDIA MAN...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
10. RSS
11. TOOLS FOR IMPORTING CONTENT FROM
DIFFERENT BLOGGING SY...
HOSTED VERSION
WORDPRESS.COM
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
WordPress.com is a hosted 
solution, which means it has 
no software requirement, no 
downloads, and no installation 
or s...
It’s a free service, and if 
downloading, installing, and using 
software on a web server sound 
like Chinese to you and a...
After you click on the orange 
Get Started button, all you 
have to do is to enter your:
1. E‐mail Address
2. Username
3. ...
After you do that you will see an option to use this address 
on your blog for $18/year. DO NOT DO THAT!
Just click on the...
The final step is to click on 
the Create Blog button, and…
YOUR’RE DONE!
You've just become the proud 
owner of your blog...
Everything is done for you behind the 
scene, and you don’t even have to worry 
about how the process happens.
CREATE YOUR...
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM
WORDPRESS.COM
It happens quickly, and before you know it,...
For example, you cannot 
install plugins or custom 
themes, and you cannot 
customize the base code files.
PLUGINS
THEMES
...
The URL (unique web address) of your blog will be something 
like:
www.yourblogname.wordpress.com
If you’re going to host ...
Even with its limitations, 
WordPress.com is an excellent 
starting point if you’re brand 
new to blogging, and a little 
...
That being said, much of the 
content of this video series 
(especially the videos about 
posts, pages, and widgets) are 
...
SELF-HOSTED
VERSION
WORDPRESS.ORG
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
The self‐installed version from 
WordPress.org requires you to 
have a domain name and a 
web server in order to install 
...
Using a web server is typically 
referred to as web hosting, 
and unless you know 
someone who owns a web 
hosting service...
You can usually obtain a good 
web hosting service for up to 
$10 per month.
However, you need to make 
sure that any web ...
In upcoming videos I will 
show you some important 
details you need to know 
about choosing and obtaining 
a domain name ...
The self‐installed version from 
WordPress.org also requires you 
to download the latest version 
from the official WordPr...
After you have the WordPress
blogging software  installed 
on your web hosting account 
you can start using it to blog 
yo...
The main reason why more than 26.000.000 people are 
downloading and using the WordPress.org software on their 
self‐hoste...
You don’t need design ability 
to make your blog look great. 
Members of the WordPress
community have created 
almost 1,80...
They have also created almost 
26,000 WordPress plugins, 
which you can download for 
free and install them on your 
WordP...
You also have full control of 
the core files and code that 
WordPress is built on.
So, if you are familiar with 
coding, ...
Hosting your own installation 
of WordPress won’t be much 
of a challenge if you have 
maintained a web site before.
If yo...
YOU HAVE THIS
SLIDE SERIES TO
HELP YOU!
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHICH
WORDPRESS PLATFORM TO CHOOSE
FOR YOUR BLOG IT’S THE RIGHT TIME
TO TALK ABOUT DOMAIN NAMES
www.Alek...
THIS IS WHY I INVITE TO READ THE
NEXT PRESENTATION CALLED…
www.AlekStanojevic.com
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – WHY W...
WHAT IS A
DOMAIN NAME
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
IN THAT PRESENTATION WE WILL
DISCUSS IN MORE DETAIL ABOUT
WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME
AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE
BEST ONE FOR YOUR BL...
BEFORE YOU
GO…
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
IF YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF
MAKING MONEY ONLINE BLOGGING
ABOUT SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE
PASSIONATE OR KNOWLEDGEABLE
ABOUT…
www.A...
…AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN
HOW TO START EARNING THE INCOME
YOU DESERVE, I INVITE YOU TO VISIT
MY PERSONAL BLOG AT:
ww...
www.AlekStanojevic.com
www.alekstanojevic.com/work‐with‐alek
THANKS FOR READING
CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK
www.AlekStanojevic.com
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http://www.alekstanojevic.com/choosing-wordpress-platform/ Choosing a WordPress Platform is the 5th video from the "Create Your First Blog With Alek" video series.

Choosing a WordPress platform is one of the most important steps you need to do in order to start creating your first blog. In this video you will discover what are the two most used WordPress blog platforms, and how to decide which one is the best for your needs.

Now that you know which WordPress platform is the best option for your blog, I have two questions for you:

1. Do you like the idea of making money online blogging about something that you are passionate or knowledgeable about?

2. Would you like to learn how to start earning the income you deserve from the comfort of your home?

If you do, I invite you to visit my blog at:

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If you are like me and dream about being your own boss and working from the comfort of your home this is where you will find some very interesting information about one business opportunity I'm involved in, and why this day could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship and partnership.

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  1. 1. CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com
  2. 2. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com AMONG THE REALITIES OF RUNNING A BLOG TODAY IS CHOOSING BETWEEN THE VERITABLE FEAST OF SOFTWARE PLATFORMS TO FIND THE ONE THAT WILL PERFORM THE WAY YOU NEED IT TO.
  3. 3. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com YOU WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE PLATFORM YOU CHOOSE HAS ALL THE OPTIONS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.
  4. 4. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com WORDPRESS IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT OFFERS TWO VERSIONS OF ITS SOFTWARE. EACH VERSION IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE VARIOUS NEEDS OF BLOGGERS.
  5. 5. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com THE TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF WORDPRESS ARE…
  6. 6. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com 1. THE HOSTED VERSION AT WORDPRESS.COM 2. THE SELF-INSTALLED AND SELF-HOSTED VERSION AVAILABLE AT WORDPRESS.ORG
  7. 7. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com CERTAIN FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN EVERY WORDPRESS BLOG SETUP, WHETHER YOU’RE USING: - THE HOSTED VERSION AT WORDPRESS.COM - THE SOFTWARE FROM WORDPRESS.ORG
  8. 8. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com THESE FEATURES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: 1. QUICK-AND-EASY INSTALLATION AND SETUP 2. TOPICAL ARCHIVING OF YOUR POSTS, USING CATEGORIES
  9. 9. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com 3. FULL-FEATURED BLOGGING CAPABILITY, LETTING YOU PUBLISH CONTENT TO THE WEB THROUGH AN EASY-TO-USE WEB-BASED INTERFACE 4. AUTOMATIC SPAM PROTECTION
  10. 10. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com 5. MONTHLY ARCHIVING OF YOUR POSTS, WITH THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE A LISTING OF THOSE ARCHIVES FOR EASY NAVIGATION THROUGH YOUR SITE 6. COMMENT, PINGBACK AND TRACKBACK TOOLS
  11. 11. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com 7. BUILT-IN GALLERY INTEGRATION FOR PHOTOS AND IMAGES 8. MEDIA MANAGER FOR VIDEO AND AUDIO FILES 9. GREAT COMMUNITY SUPPORT
  12. 12. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com 10. RSS 11. TOOLS FOR IMPORTING CONTENT FROM DIFFERENT BLOGGING SYSTEMS SUCH AS BLOGGER, MOVABLE TYPE, AND LIVEJOURNAL
  13. 13. HOSTED VERSION WORDPRESS.COM CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com
  14. 14. WordPress.com is a hosted  solution, which means it has  no software requirement, no  downloads, and no installation  or server configurations. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM
  15. 15. It’s a free service, and if  downloading, installing, and using  software on a web server sound  like Chinese to you and are things  you’d rather avoid, the WordPress folks provide a solution for you at  WordPress.com. WORDPRESS.COM CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM
  16. 16. After you click on the orange  Get Started button, all you  have to do is to enter your: 1. E‐mail Address 2. Username 3. Password 4. Blog Address 1 2 3 4 WORDPRESS.COM CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM
  17. 17. After you do that you will see an option to use this address  on your blog for $18/year. DO NOT DO THAT! Just click on the link that says: No thanks, I’ll use the free address 5 CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM
  18. 18. The final step is to click on  the Create Blog button, and… YOUR’RE DONE! You've just become the proud  owner of your blog within the  FREE WordPress.com service!6 CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM
  19. 19. Everything is done for you behind the  scene, and you don’t even have to worry  about how the process happens. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM
  20. 20. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM It happens quickly, and before you know it,  you’re making your first blog post using a  free blog solution at WordPress.com!
  21. 21. For example, you cannot  install plugins or custom  themes, and you cannot  customize the base code files. PLUGINS THEMES CODE FILES CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM LIMITATIONS
  22. 22. The URL (unique web address) of your blog will be something  like: www.yourblogname.wordpress.com If you’re going to host a blog for professional reasons, you  may not want to advertise the fact that you’re using a free  service. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM LIMITATIONS
  23. 23. Even with its limitations,  WordPress.com is an excellent  starting point if you’re brand  new to blogging, and a little  intimidated by the configuration  requirements of the self‐ installed WordPress.org  software. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.COM LIMITATIONS
  24. 24. That being said, much of the  content of this video series  (especially the videos about  posts, pages, and widgets) are  valid for both ‐ blogs hosted on  WordPress.com and self‐hosted  WordPress.org blogs. WORDPRESS.COM LIMITATIONS CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM
  25. 25. SELF-HOSTED VERSION WORDPRESS.ORG CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com
  26. 26. The self‐installed version from  WordPress.org requires you to  have a domain name and a  web server in order to install  the Wordpress.org blogging  software. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG DOMAIN NAME + WEB HOSTING
  27. 27. Using a web server is typically  referred to as web hosting,  and unless you know  someone who owns a web  hosting service, hosting  generally isn’t free. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG DOMAIN NAME + WEB HOSTING
  28. 28. You can usually obtain a good  web hosting service for up to  $10 per month. However, you need to make  sure that any web host you  choose to work with has the  required software installed  on the web server. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG DOMAIN NAME + WEB HOSTING
  29. 29. In upcoming videos I will  show you some important  details you need to know  about choosing and obtaining  a domain name and a web  hosting account. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG DOMAIN NAME + WEB HOSTING
  30. 30. The self‐installed version from  WordPress.org also requires you  to download the latest version  from the official WordPress web  site at: www.wordpress.org/download  …and install it on a web server. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  31. 31. After you have the WordPress blogging software  installed  on your web hosting account  you can start using it to blog  your content. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  32. 32. The main reason why more than 26.000.000 people are  downloading and using the WordPress.org software on their  self‐hosted blogs can be summarized in one word – CONTROL CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  33. 33. You don’t need design ability  to make your blog look great.  Members of the WordPress community have created  almost 1,800 WordPress themes (designs), and you  can download them for free  and install them on your  WordPress blog. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  34. 34. They have also created almost  26,000 WordPress plugins,  which you can download for  free and install them on your  WordPress blog to improve its  performance and functionality. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  35. 35. You also have full control of  the core files and code that  WordPress is built on. So, if you are familiar with  coding, you can work within  the code to make changes  that you think would be good  for you and your blog. CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  36. 36. Hosting your own installation  of WordPress won’t be much  of a challenge if you have  maintained a web site before. If you’re new to domain  names and web hosting you’ll  have a learning curve, but... CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM WORDPRESS.ORG
  37. 37. YOU HAVE THIS SLIDE SERIES TO HELP YOU! CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com
  38. 38. NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHICH WORDPRESS PLATFORM TO CHOOSE FOR YOUR BLOG IT’S THE RIGHT TIME TO TALK ABOUT DOMAIN NAMES www.AlekStanojevic.com CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM
  39. 39. THIS IS WHY I INVITE TO READ THE NEXT PRESENTATION CALLED… www.AlekStanojevic.com CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – WHY WORDPRESS
  40. 40. WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com
  41. 41. IN THAT PRESENTATION WE WILL DISCUSS IN MORE DETAIL ABOUT WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ONE FOR YOUR BLOG www.AlekStanojevic.com CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK – CHOOSING A WORDPRESS PLATFORM
  42. 42. BEFORE YOU GO… CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com
  43. 43. IF YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF MAKING MONEY ONLINE BLOGGING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE OR KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT… www.AlekStanojevic.com
  44. 44. …AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO START EARNING THE INCOME YOU DESERVE, I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY PERSONAL BLOG AT: www.AlekStanojevic.com
  45. 45. www.AlekStanojevic.com www.alekstanojevic.com/work‐with‐alek
  46. 46. THANKS FOR READING CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com www.alekstanojevic.com/work‐with‐alek
  47. 47. CONNECT WITH ALEK CREATE YOUR FIRST BLOG WITH ALEK www.AlekStanojevic.com

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