Category: WORDPRESS

Top 10 Plugins Your New WordPress Website Needs

Top 10 Plugins Your New WordPress Website Needs

  Do you know the #1 reason I’m over-the-moon obsessed with self-hosted WordPress?   PLUGINS!   Plugins are what make WordPress websites so insanely customizable and functional. Anything you want your website to do – trust me, there’s a plugin for that!   *This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. For my full disclaimer, click here.*   So… What are Plugins? I know plugins can seem a little complex when you’re new to WordPress, so I’m gonna try to break it down in simple terms.   First, I want you to visualize your WordPress website as being like a large chunk of code (CSS and […]


WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: 7 Major Differences You Need to Know About

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: 7 Major Differences You Need to Know About

  When I first started thinking about moving from Blogger to WordPress, I had no idea that there are two different “versions” of WordPress.   Thank goodness I stumbled across that tidbit in an article somewhere. Otherwise I most likely would’ve ended up on WordPress.com without even knowing there was another option!   And don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing bad or “wrong” with WordPress.com. But moving to WordPress.org (the self-hosted version) was the one thing that made all the difference for me, my blog, and my business. If I’d ended up on WordPress.com, Blog Beautifully probably wouldn’t have grown half as quickly as it has!   There are some major differences between the .com and .org versions, and […]