WordPress.com Product Video
WordPress.com is a website publishing platform that allows individuals and businesses to create and publish a website.
Website hosting is included in the subscription plan for WordPress.com, and hundreds of website themes are available to choose from, as well as extended functionality from popular WordPress Plugin software.
WordPress is a very popular and well-known service, and powers over a quarter of all websites on the Internet (including BusinessKitbag.com!). It is very well supported with an active and enthusiastic community - help and advice is always available.
Wordpress is also offered under the WordPress.org banner. Although both versions use the same WordPress technology, WordPress.org is not a hosted service - you need to use an external website hosting service.
Features & Options of WordPress.com
- Custom domains: Add a custom domain to carve out your own space on the web, and manage it right from WordPress.com.
- Plans for any budget: Start free. Upgrade for advanced customising or business tools. Or stay free!
- Blog, website, or both: Build a blog, a full website, or a combo. Personal blog, portfolio, business site – it’s up to you.
- Hundreds of themes: Choose from hundreds of customisable themes, with new additions weekly.
- Mobile friendly: Create a mobile-friendly site with a click, or choose from a wide selection of responsive themes that look great everywhere.
- Fast, friendly support: Support is available 24-7 via email and our community forums. For folks with an upgraded plan, Happiness Engineers are available via live chat for real-time assistance.
- Write without worry: Our editor is fast, intuitive, and saves your work every few seconds, so you never miss a word.
- Upload or embed media: Drag-and-drop images into posts and pages. Create designer-worthy photo galleries. Embed audio, video, and more.
- Mobile and desktop apps: Update your site from anywhere with mobile and desktop apps for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux systems.
- Own your content: Whatever you create on WordPress.com is yours alone. Export your content at any time — wherever life takes you, your content follows.
- Built-in social sharing: Automatically send new posts to Twitter, Facebook, and more, and add social tools to help readers share their favourites.
- In-depth stats: Learn more about your visitors – where they’re from, what they read, when they visit – with rich, easy-to-read stats.
- Search engine optimised: Make it easy for new fans to find you with built-in SEO. All you have to do is publish.
Website Builder Plans:
- Free: WordPress.com subdomain, community support, free themes.
- Personal: $2.99/month – best for personal use. Custom domain name, email & live chat support.
- Premium: $8.25/month – best for entrepreneurs and freelancers. Advanced design customisation, monetise your site, VideoPress support.
- Business: $24.92/month – best for small business. Unlimited premium themes, Google Analytics, no WordPress branding.
Payment Discounts: None – subscriptions payable annually.
Trial/Warranty: Free plan – unlimited time.
Support: Community support articles, direct email, live chat, VideoPress.
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