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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

    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 blog

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

  3. I will point out also, a cheap site offered me domain space with 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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