Discussion in 'General Advice' started by dbmoney306, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. dbmoney306

    dbmoney306 New Member

    I am trying to enhance my website building abilities.

    Am I correct in assuming that using wordpress.org I can create a website and not just a blog?

    For example could I use it to create my sales and thank you pages for my ebook?

    I have downloaded the software from wordpress.org, I guess I have to host it to my domain before I can begin editing my site?

    Am I understanding this correctly? Should I just build my sales and thank you pages using Kompozer instead?

    I built my other site using Website Tonight on GoDaddy. I was not unhappy with the product, I just feel I need to be more versatile.
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Technically, a blog is a website. You could host your blog at Wordpress.org, but they will often delete it if you are promoting something from it, so yes, you should get a domain and hosting for it.
  3. dbmoney306

    dbmoney306 New Member

    I believe wordpress.org MUST be hosted on your own domain, I am just questioning how customizable the wrodpress software is...
  4. johnjimat

    johnjimat New Member

    what is that software?is that wordpress script?
  5. BobFirestone

    BobFirestone New Member

    Wordpress is a fantastic way to have a good looking website up and running quickly.

    WP.org runs on your server and on your domain. On a .org install you can do just about anything you want.

    WP.com is a free hosting service and the site will have a domain something.wordpress.com. There are restrictions on what you can do and what plugins you can install.

    If all you are building is a sales page WP is probably the long way to get the desired result.

    If you are looking to build websites with all the bells & whistles and don't want it to have the blog feel take a look at Joomla. The learning curve is a bit steeper than wordpress but you can do some extremely elaborate things.
  6. rosa41

    rosa41 New Member

    Fairly new to the internet world and was wondering if someone could explain further about exactly what is, and also the difference between wordpress.org and wordpress.com. I'm at WP.com and don't really understand what I can do with it yet.
    Any help is much appreciated.
  7. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    rosa41: I'm at WP.com and don't really understand what I can do with it yet.
    With wordpress.com you can build blogs - however many you want, but you are limited to what you can do with it. It is free to use and simple. I have made sales by linking to other sites thru wordpress blogs that are actual sales pages...

    With wordpress.org you have to download the blog software that you can then upload to another site or to your own domain where you can have all the benefits of wordpress as far as getting organic traffic ( organic traffic is where people find you through search engines ) but you can also add a whole lot extras....

    Hope that helps a little...I am not too techy myself [​IMG]
  8. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi dbmoney306,

    WordPress from WordPress.org is a free blog software download.

    You host it on your own server and you can do what ever you want with it.

    WordPress.com is a free blog hosting service as M5 mentioned. As she also mentioned, there are some limitations via rules.

    WordPress from ".org" is highly customizable. You can create static sites with it by disabling commenting and a few other tweaks to make it look just like a traditional site.

    If you aren't very technically inclined and don't plan on becoming so, consider using it in that fashion.

    You won't be required to learn much coding though I would recommend that you do - at least the basics of HTML and CSS. It will help to understand a little PHP (server side programming) as well later on since all WordPress blogs are a collection of PHP templates.

    You'll still need to know about webmastering and online marketing though. Be sure to take the time to learn about it.

    Good luck,

    ~Newbie Shield~
  9. andreaevens20

    andreaevens20 New Member

    [​IMG]I like word press a good way to get traffic .
  10. paolo4

    paolo4 New Member


    I have downloaded wp opt-in from plugins but could not direct it to my website.

    Can anyone advise where or how I can lead it to my website?

  11. yahia

    yahia Member

    dbmoney306: For example could I use it to create my sales and thank you pages for my ebook?
    I have a suggestion for the sales page. Pick the theme that you like and activate it. Then go to "edit" and copy the theme code and paste it into an html editor. Change what you want and copy it and paste it back in the theme "edit" box.

    You can then post your sales copy as with any other blog posts.

    paolo4: I have downloaded wp opt-in from plugins but could not direct it to my website.
    This link should help:

  12. paolo4

    paolo4 New Member

    Thanks a million.

    This will definitely help.


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