WordPress Makes Great Websites
Lately a few people have asked how to develop a site like this. Well, this website is technically considered a Blog. It is powered by a CMS (Content Management System) called WordPress. WordPress is an Open Source Software which offers free use of the product. This is awesome for a low budget business or individual. To learn more about WordPress or there terms visit their website (wordpress.org).
I will assume you have already purchased a domain name and had a hosting account set up with a service provider. Many service providers are willing to go as far as installing WordPress for you now. WordPress is great, but you must also learn about how websites work. Beginners should start by learning HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS.(Cascading Style Sheets) These two computer languages basically cover how things are arranged and displayed on a page. You should also understand how the FTP protocol is used for transferring files to your HTTP server. Once you have got a good feel of HTML, CSS, HTTP, and FTP you will be ready to start exploring WordPress. It allows you to change the look and feel of your website through a backside control panel.
You will find that WP is very robust and scalable. It can provide a solution ranging from a single web page to an expansive multi-page website. Another cool thing about WP is how it offers database solutions like, pages, categories, comments, etc. You can use it like a Blog or you can create static web pages. I am a huge fan. I have tried JOOMLA, but I still prefer WP.
There is a lot to learn when you are considering building a website. I have been using WP for about 5 years and I am still learning. There is plenty of documentation available on the net. If you are in need of a website, and you are starting this from scratch, I would recommend hiring a developer. But if you can accomplish learning this you will be able to build a good website solution for almost anyone.