Is WordPress Really FREE?
Holding breath…. Drum roll please Is WordPress Really FREE? The definitive answer is Absolutely YES. Anyone with a computer is welcome to go to WordPress org and Freely download a copy of the complete WordPress core files system.
WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms. WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or later).
But wait! there’s more. Along with the WordPress software you will need a theme, some plugins and some inspiration. OK yur saying here’s were you get me, Now I have to pay. Along with WordPress there are hundreds of Free themes and Free plugins just for you. Alright let me explain it this way. You’ve got your copy of WordPress. All you have to do is install it on your server or server service you can rent monthly or yearly. Now you need to think of WordPress installed, as your house with the four walls up and the roof on. Now you need inside walls, drywall, electrical, plumbing, that’s were the theme comes into play. The plugins are pre written code that allow you to add extras onto your website such as fancy contact forms, mailing list and way more than can be mentioned here.
So we are finally ready to sum up all we have learned. Does WordPress cost anything? The WordPress program, some themes, some plugins are all FREE. Now I no you have been waiting on it , there is a cost evolved. If you no absolutely nothing about WordPress, CSS, HTML then you will need to invest some time and effort to learn something about these things or Hire a developer to help you with your website. WORDPRESS IS FREE …… Putting it together and making it work the way you want, is not. You will need to invest some time or money to make it all work the way you want.
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