As more and more people use the Internet and the social tools that are available, they’re going to want to share information with their friends and family. One great way to do this is by starting your own blog. Many users will simply join a service that offers them a subdomain address such as myblog.blogspot.com, but that can be difficult to remember and seems unprofessional if you’re trying to promote your personal brand or business.
We’re really big fans of WordPress and we think it’s the best blogging and CMS platform out there. We also consider ourselves to be WordPress experts and always recommend that users install this script as the basis for their web site. In fact, the blog you are reading right now is running off WordPress.
With millions of users running this platform, the community has developed thousands of plugins that extend its functionality. Over the next few months, we’ll profile some of those plugins and tell you how they can extend the functionality of your web site. In less than 15 minutes you could have a professional running web site to compete with some of the bigger players out there.