Origins…How to Build a Website

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Originally, I built this site for church workers wanting ideas on how to build a website on a church budget; for a lot of churches, that means little to no money. Unfortunately, I had to destroy my sight because it was hacked. So I have been rebuilding it.

So in keeping with my original intent of this website, I will be starting a series on how to build a relatively cheap website using WordPress. If you scroll down, you will notice this website is a WordPress site. I have built two other websites using the process I will outline in future blog posts. The two other sites are  http://birthrightfm.org/  and http://www.nativitycatholicchurch.net/ .

The interesting thing with the Nativity website is that is actually several individual websites (each ministry area is a separate website).  That way each ministry can change things within that area without affecting the entire website. I also don’t have to worry about storage issues.

The reason I use WordPress is:

  1. IT IS FREE
  2. It is updated regularly (so security holes are patched)
  3. You can give permissions to users so they can post but not change the settings
  4. It is user friendly – meaning there isn’t the need for a lot of tech support on my end

There are two versions of wordpress out there. WordPress.org is a hosted sited and wordpress.com is for self-hosted sites. (More about the differences in my next post.)

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