Okay, I’m not trying to sound annoying or anything, but I have been trying for months to figure out this whole “self-hosted” wordpress.org thing.
Okay, if you haven’t already guessed I’m using the hosted WordPress.com platform or whatever you want to call it. I don’t like how I can’t customize much or use Rafflecopter on my blog… I also don’t like how I can’t add my own plug-ins! I’ve been trying to add them when I first started then soon figured out that it’s not allowed on hosted.. I literally know nothing about setting up a website or anything so I’m completely clueless as to what I need to do to make my blog self-hosted.
I don’t plan on doing this until at least the summertime, because I do know I’m going to need money.. Well, at this point I’m kind of broke! I can’t afford to spend $100 to however much it costs to make a self-hosted blog and keep it going.
The last couple months I’ve been researching different blogs that make their own layouts and everything and have found some people. Well, I guess that’s a good start, but I have no clue what to do. I’ve bought the WordPress for Dummies (yeah I know.. Laugh all you want) book and have been going through it every now and then. But, it just isn’t making sense. I’m still having trouble processing what the heck is PHP and MySQL or however it’s spelled.. I think that’s right?
I don’t know where to start and where to go from here. I’d really like to start slowly transitioning to self-hosted.
Does anyone have self-hosted? Thoughts?