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  1. I'm just learning about blogs and I had a question. I've read a bit about this but still not so sure

    We intend to have a blog with several features:

    blog entries with videos, rss feeds, opt-in form, and a few static pages (about us, information, etc). Primarily it will be a blog site, but over time there may be other features added on.

    I have a host who allows free add-on domains so this will be technically not on the primary domain, but for all intensive purposes it will (it has it's own separate domain).

    so my question is, do I install WordPress on the root level, or on a sub folder or on a sub domain. And to make things more complicated, I'd prefer to keep the WP main files in a subfolder of the main root folder so that it's not cluttering that folder.

    any suggestions?

  2. As someone who is a hobbiest blogger, for less than a year:

    if you choose to do a selfhosted blog take a look at the wordpress partners

    http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    These partners of wordpress have easy push button installation of the wordpress blog builder.
    otherwise you will have to check out the complicated installation of mySQL and PHP.

    i will throw out another option:
    you can start by using a wordpress.com blog

    if you wish to get into self hosting, you can always export your wordpress.com blog later.
    as you gain expierience.

  3. I will point out also, a cheap site offered me domain space with wordpress.org blog.
    It was a total technical disaster. different hosts offer different challenges.
    I was much much happier when i tried self hosting by selecting one of the hosts from the link above.

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