For assignment two I’m creating a wordpress.org site before beginning I had to look up all the requirements to actually start.
Here are some sites that I found useful for setting up and also as a sort of reference point that you can check all the stages.
This is like a wordpress guide for dummies, it outlines all the stages of creating a wordpress site and also recommends certain plugins and provides other useful tips. Would really recommend checking out their “comprehensive checklist”.
Similarly to Smashing Magazine this site provides a detailed description of the stages for setting up a WordPress site. The cool thing about this one is that they use a more graphical approach that breaks down the stages in easier to read chunks.
Finally looked on wordpress for information on how to start.
A bit of background on what exactly Web Hosting means and the best hosting sites.
This helped me distinguish the differences between wordpres.org and wordpress.com. Also describes the stages to move from getting a domain/hosting service and starting a wordpress.
Another mashable article that looks at wordpress, however this one outlines the benefits of using wordpress as a business and further clarified what wordpress is for.