If you’ve searched for WordPress, you might’ve noticed that there’s two options – WordPress.org and WordPress.com. What’s the difference you might ask?
Hosting is where your blog ‘lives’. It’s the server where your blog files, images, videos, and content is stored so that you can share it with the rest of the world.
Content management system (CMS)
The definition of a CMS is an application/software (more likely web-based), that provides capabilities for multiple users with different permission levels to manage (all or a section of) content, data or information of a website.
Domains are web addresses used to communicate on the Internet. Once you register a domain name, you can use it as your website address or as an email address. Examples www.google.com, webtechmag.com, firstname.lastname@example.org etc.
For example, you could create a subdomain for pictures on your site called “albums” that is accessible through the URL albums.yourdomain.com in addition to www.yourdomain.com/albums.
A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a your WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.
A WordPress theme provides all of the front end styling of your WordPress site. Here are the main differences between free and premium themes:
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The recommended option is to choose a premium theme from the start. You can do more with it, and you’ll also have support should you need help with anything.