New to WordPress or WordCamp? We’ve put together some useful tidbits to help you get started.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free web publishing tool that powers millions of sites (big and small!) around the globe. Originally created for blogging, WordPress has evolved to become one of the web’s most dominant Content Management Systems (CMS). More info on WordPress.
What’s the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
WordPress.org is free software that anyone can download and use. WordPress.com is a blog hosting service built on the WordPress.org software. WordPress.org is a good choice for individuals and organizations looking for a more powerful, customized WordPress solution. WordPress.com is good for those who simply want to start a blog. More info – .ORG vs .COM.
What’s a WordCamp?
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences focusing on everything related to WordPress. Each WordCamp is a little different, but they all share a similar goal: provide an opportunity for people to come together and discuss their common interest in WordPress, learn from each other, network, and have a great time doing it.
What is WordCamp Central?
Although WordCamps are organized by local user groups, “WordCamp Central“, which is managed by a non-profit foundation, controls the use of the WordCamp brand, and provides guidelines to ensure a successful event and a consistent experience for attendees.