Getting Started With WordPress
WordPress powers more than 42% of all websites on the internet, which makes it the most popular website builder on the market.
There are two types of WordPress websites. First, there is WordPress.com which is a web hosting company. Then, there is WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. To learn more, see our guide on the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.
Through out this article, when we say WordPress, we are talking about self-hosted WordPress websites. We recommend using WordPress.org because it gives you full access to all WordPress functionality out of the box.
To get started, you’ll need WordPress hosting and a domain name.
We recommend using Bluehost. They are offering a generous discount + free domain name to WPBeginner users. Basically, you can get started for $2.75 per month.
We have a step by step guide on how to make your website with WordPress.
That being said, let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of websites you can create with WordPress.