WP, What the hell is it and how do I use it!?? Newbie here

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All I hear is Wordpress this and Wordpress that and I kinda understad that you can make a website using it (correct me if I am worong) but how do I go about doing this? Can any videos be provided? Is this ideal for a affiliate site?

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Diamond
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    Here's a tip. People here at the Warrior Forum will be much more likely to answer questions and be helpful if you demonstrate that you've done some digging on your own. Google is your friend.

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    You need to tell us which wordpress you're talking about. One is the free blogging service which is very useful for building niche sites.
    The other is wordpress.org which provides CMS(content management system) solutions to you site provided your web-host has the option to install wordpress, most good web-hosts do.
    Both will do perfectly for affiliate pages, but I suggest you to just build a normal wordpress free blog and put up all the products you're an affiliate of in that blog and then try to build as much traffic as you can.(you might consider buying a TLD or top-level domain, because they usually tend to get ranked higher on SEngines than sub-domain sites like .blogspot or .wordpress.

    p.s: don't trust me completely,since I'm new myself. Wait for another experienced member to answer your question.......or better, go do some google research!!!(btw, I'm most probably correct!!)
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Diamond
      Originally Posted by SiddFisher View Post

      You need to tell us which wordpress you're talking about. One is the free blogging service which is very useful for building niche sites.

      The other is wordpress.org which provides CMS(content management system) solutions to you site provided your web-host has the option to install wordpress, most good web-hosts do.

      Both will do perfectly for affiliate pages...
      No. They won't. WordPress.com, which is the free blogging site, strictly prohibits commercial, promotional content. If you post content there promoting affiliate products, your account will be banned in a second.

      If you want to use WordPress for commercial purposes, it has to be self-hosted on your own site. You can get the software from WordPress.org, but most hosting accounts have a much easier way to install it through Fantastico.

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