WordPress is often advertised as a one-stop-shop for all your website needs.
Want a site you can build and edit yourself? WordPress. Want a site which will stand the test of time? WordPress again. Want a site which has the flexibility to be a small, personal blog or a large e-commerce website? You’ve got it in WordPress.
Using the information above you’ve decided to go for a WordPress website. Brilliant. Now you can do everything from choosing hosting, a theme, building the site and installing plugins, all without having to leave the WordPress platform.
However, it’s not always a simple as that. Yes, WordPress is a one-stop-shop and great for beginners but what if you want a website which doesn’t look like it’s been built from your spare room in your spare time? Or you need more functionality on the site than your current setup allows?
The first thing to consider is whether you want to use WordPress.com or WordPress.org.
Even though they have the same name they are 2 different platforms. One allows you to do everything on their platform. The other allows you complete autonomy and freedom to build and maintain your own website to your exact specification.