Need help with WordPress basics
July 31, 2008 2:09 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out WordPress, but I'm not sure I'm getting it. In fact, it's making me feel stupid (bad WP, baaad). Going through the AskMe posts isn't helping either, because you are all
so ahead it further extends my confusion. Please help!
posted by neblina_matinal to computers & internet (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the deal: I'm running a regular blog for a small business, and I want to buy a domain and map it. I know WP does this directly just by pressing a button, but they don't offer e-mail (or the possibility for it) and I want it (via Google Apps, most likely). Can I just register the domain and then map it to the blog? Is it as easy as they claim or will I get lost in a bunch of settings I don't understand? Is there a clear HowTo that I don't know about?
Also, will that give me the ability to alter the blog's code, or in order to do that do I need to get it hosted outside WP? From my understanding, the answer is yes - so if I decide to stick to the free WP for now, and later decide I want the full flexibilty, can I transfer it easily without loosing everything or having to start from scratch?
(Remember, I'm not a programmer. I am a bit techy, but obviously not enough... *Sigh*)