In a world in which technology advances in the blink of an eye, WordPress really does make
building websites easy — and free! How else can you get your content out to a potential audience
of millions worldwide and spend exactly nothing? There may be no such thing as a free lunch in
this world, but you can bet your bottom dollar that there are free websites and blogs. WordPress
serves them all up in one nifty package.
The software’s free price tag, its ease of use, and the speed at which you can get your blog up and
running are great reasons to use WordPress to power your personal blog or business website. An
even greater reason is the incredibly supportive and passionate WordPress community. In this
chapter, I introduce you to the WordPress software so that you can begin to discover how effective
it is as a tool for creating your blog or website.