The downside is you are totally beholden to the WordPress dot COM site, restricted to using the tools and enhancements it provides and heaven forbid, if the whole site goes down, so does your Blog.
When you post in Blogger, you can only “ping” a limited amount of sites, whereas with WordPress on your own domain you can ping as many blog directories as you want, and start getting more traffic.
Once you find a plugin you like, just click the install button and WordPress will take care of uploading the plugin for you. If you do this method, you do not even have to upload the files yourself. It is really that easy!
If you are blogging on wordpress platform, there is a free Editorial Calendar plugin available and I highly recommend using it. You can use that as a sort of a notebook for your blog posts, and also paste in all links related to your post. When you are ready to finish the post, you open a draft, edit it and schedule or publish right away.
A church might choose a WordPress theme if there will be more than one person putting content on it. WordPress can be set up to allow multiple ‘authors’. That means that a church could have different people submitting content on different subjects.spreading the workload around, right?
Many of the premium WordPress themes available come complete with search engine optimisation marketing tools which are important for creating SEO friendly pages and articles, the ability to do this means that every post you create within your blog can be tweaked accordingly to rank well in the search engines.
Now you will want download and open Artisteer. This software makes it easy to create a custom theme for your website. You will be able to add your own header and completely customize the site with colors, fonts, columns, and other settings that you choose. It is a pretty simple program to learn and does not involve any coding. When you are done with the theme, you’ll want to save it as a wordpress template. Second, export the theme as a zip file. Then log back into your WordPress admin area and upload your theme using the easy upload feature. Preview your site to see how you like it. You can always tweak the template using Artisteer to make changes.
One really great plugin is called Widget Logic. Widgets are just another tool that WordPress uses besides all the plugins. Widget Logic allows you total control over how the various widgets you use appear on your blog. You can choose to have links to certain pages appear only on particular pages of your choice, such as your contact page or admin pages.