WordPress is a publishing platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online, and proudly powers millions of websites. It comes in three flavors: the fully hosted WordPress.com or OPTe.network and the self-hosted version, whose software is available for free at WordPress.org.
Focus on your beautiful content, and let us handle the rest.
Get your hands dirty, and host your website yourself.
|Get Started||Visit WordPress.org|
|Premium hosting, security, and backups are included. You can even map your custom domain, like YourGroovyDomain.com.||You’ll need to find a host, and perform backups and maintenance yourself. Jetpack offers VaultPress for security and backups.|
|Choose from hundreds of commercial themes like Divi by Elegant themes.||Install custom themes. Build your own with PHP and CSS.|
|Integrate your site with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networks.||Install a plugin, like Jetpack, to enable sharing functionality on your site.|
|Popular features like sharing, stats, comments, and polls are included. There’s no need to install plugins.||Install plugins to extend your site’s functionality.|
|Personal support and the OPTe.network forums are always available.||Visit the WordPress.org support forums for assistance.|
|You must register for an account on OPTe.network and abide by our Terms of Service.||No registration with WordPress.org is required.|
|Get Started||Visit WordPress.org|
WordPress is a community-driven project that’s developed by and for people like you.Many thousands of people from around the world contribute to the project, and many millions of websites are powered by it — 28.6% of the web, in all. From large company websites to personal blogs, and everything in between, everyone can publish with WordPress.
There are two ways to get started with WordPress. You can host a WordPress installation on your own server, or you can host your site here at OPTe.network and let us handle the technical bits.
Hosting your own WordPress site can be fun and rewarding, but it also requires some technical knowledge and places more responsibility on you, the publisher. You can download the WordPress software for free at http://wordpress.org, but it must be installed on a web server before it will work. You will need to research and install your own themes and plugins. Many hosting providers offer a one-click installation of WordPress — here are a few examples. There are also many web development agencies that specialize in building WordPress sites.
OPTe.network is different. Here at OPTe.network, you don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server. You can instead focus on creating wonderful content, and let us handle the rest!
OPTe.network is a great choice for designers, small businesses, eCommerce, do-it-yourself, web professionals — almost anyone. However, techies that prefer to develop their own theme, should consider hosting their own WordPress installation. We provide a large number of themes and built-in plugin functionality so you won’t need to upload your own – though you can, if you are using OPTe’s Designer platform.
OPTe.network is a commercial enterprise owned by OPTe, a company started by awesome people and staffed by full-time developers, designers, and support engineers. We regularly contribute back to the WordPress system so that the entire community can benefit.
Not sure which way to go? Find out more about WordPress.org to see which is best-suited for you.