Tim Erinwright is a UK-based web developer at his freelance gig WRightDigital, and a self-professed tech geek and writer. When he’s not creating magic on WordPress, he can be found analyzing the “Song of Ice and Fire” books, and of course hiking.
Can I just create a website using bare bones WordPress? Yes, but . . .
Would Plugins improve my site? Yes
What kind of plugins do I need? That depends.
There are some excellent guides to setting up a WP blog, and you can build a website in WordPress without using any plugins, but it will lack some of the functionality users have come to expect from a modern site.
If you have big plans for your WordPress site, then you’d be wise as to invest in proper WordPress hosting. Here’s how to make the right hosting choice.