What is WordPress? A Guide

Once upon a time, WordPress in its simplest form was a way to create your own blog or website. As of 2020, more than 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress right now.

On a more technical level, WordPress is an open-source management system which means that anyone can modify or use WordPress for free. This style of content management system means it’s easy to manage important elements of your website without needing prior knowledge of programming. This is why it’s such an appealing platform that allows website accessibility to everyone – not just qualified developers.

WordPress doesn’t stop at traditional blogs and websites; it’s also a trendy way to create an eCommerce store too. Some websites you can create with WordPress include:

  • Business websites
  • Membership sites
  • eCommerce stores
  • Blogs
  • Forums
  • Portfolios
  • Social networks

Benefits of WordPress

WordPress Is Free And Open Source

One of the best benefits of WordPress is that in its basic form, it’s free open-source software. Of course, you’ll need to pay for hosting, but you won’t have to pay to actually use the WordPress software.

WordPress Is Expansible

Thanks to WordPress’s huge system of plugins and themes, you can easily find ways to modify and adjust your website with ease.

Plugins – these will change how your website functions. This could be in the form of something small such as a pop-up form, or lazy loading, or something larger like building an eCommerce store.

Themes – these will change the overall look of your website.

There are currently over 54,000 free WordPress plugins and thousands of WordPress themes, so you’ll never run out of choices for personalising your website and making it function to your needs.

WordPress Is Easy To Install

You don’t need tech qualifications to create a WordPress website. Anyone can create a website, and they walk you through what needs to be done.

Nowadays, most web hosts either:

  • Will offer to preinstall WordPress for you to ensure that your website is ready to go from the start.
  • Provide you with specific tools that make the installation process beginner-friendly.

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