WordPress for Dummies: Plant Some Knowledge in Your Garden Business

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wordpress for dummiesIs your website as well laid out as your landscape designs? If you’re not using an easy-to-setup platform, it probably isn’t. Using WordPress helps trims uneven digital edges and keeps weeds out of your beautiful website design.

WordPress is one of the easiest and most popular platforms for beginners and experts alike. For those who aren’t sure how to choose, we’re exploring its benefits below. Read on to learn about WordPress for dummies.

WordPress for Dummies: Payment Plans

Building a site on WordPress is free, but that’s only the basics. Free blogs don’t have access to their own email campaigns, monetized ads, or add-on features like themes and plug-ins. Free blog plans can access 3 GB of storage space, free themes, and limited design customization options.

Paying four more dollars a month with a personal plan gets double the amount of storage space and a custom domain name. Personal plan payers can access email & live chat support along with WordPress for dummies design customization. This plan also removes WordPress ads and gets billed yearly.

The third most expensive (non-customized) plan is WordPress premium at $8.25/mo. It includes all the features of the personal plan, with upgraded options. For example, premium plans get 13GB of storage space to personals’ six. It offers unlimited premium themes, advanced design customization, and money-making ads.

WordPress’ business theme is the most expensive plan they offer. It provides unlimited storage space, live courses, SEO tools, plugin access, google analytics and much more. Business sites have the option to remove all WordPress branding, making the site 100% customizable.

With a business plan, you’d never know a company was using WordPress. Read on to learn their surprising biggest clients.

High Profile Clients

WordPress is capable of hosting huge national sites. Both CNN and the New Yorker use the platform. Other important clients include:

  • Facebook (Newsroom)
  • Harvard business review
  • NASA
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Forbes
  • The Wall Street Journal

In fact, there are more WordPress sites than any other management system on the internet right now. A study done by BuiltThis found that 31% of sites using CMS (content management systems) use WordPress, with WebEx Panel following at 12%.

WordPress ECommerce

Not to be outdone by Shopify, WordPress rolled out its E-commerce store offering in 2014. By 2016, WordPress and WooCommerce (owned by WP) had over 1.5 million active stores. People flocked to WordPress’ commerce offering because of the choices it provides.

There are no strict guidelines for store graphics and shops can change their storefront or URL at any time. People also like the number of plugins to choose from.

For example, WordPress offers a plug-in that directs on-site purchases to PayPal. The plug-in is free (though you’ll need a $24.92 business subscription) and gives customers a secure way to pay.

If a store was to sell LED grow lights, the store owner would get all of the profit. Unlike its competitors, WP doesn’t take a percentage of the item’s sale cost. It even offers its store users an easy way to transfer data were they to switch to another site, which is very rare on other platforms.

Wrapping Up

After this quick WordPress for dummies course, we hope you have enough information to choose WordPress as the platform for an upcoming project. It’s diverse, strong, and well priced. Ready to start a WP blog now? Look for step by step tutorials to get started.

Don’t wait any longer, start a new site today!