Interested in setting up your blog online? Well then think about using WordPress.
Official definition: WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. In layman term, it is a cool blogging platform that’s easy to use and well maintained by professional developers.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since then the blogging software has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. There are hundreds of thousands of blogs, including this one you’re reading, are built with WordPress.
My experience with WordPress
Personally, I run tons of blogs and websites using them and yes, I’m a big fans of WP. There are so many reasons why WordPress is so popular. The blogging software is easy to use, SEO friendly, and there are wide selections of plugins and designs available online (build by professional developers and fans). Also, in association with Akismet, WordPress provides the best comment-spam control.
WordPress at Bluehost
At Bluehost, you can auto install WordPress via Fantastico and SimpleScripts. The installation process is very easy and the whole setup can be done in just couple of clicks. Attached below is the WordPress installation page on Bluehost’s SimpleScripts.
A final note about WP is that you must make sure that you are using the latest version of WP. This is crucial as WP, being such popular, often draws attacks from hackers. Using the latest version WP will assure all the security loop holes are fixed. At this time of writing, the latest version of WP is 2.7.1, which is now available at both Fantastico and SimpleScripts.