WordPress is an open source web content management system written in the coding language PHP. In simple words, it is probably the most customizeable, web content management tool currently available.
So who uses WordPress?
When it was first created, WordPress was used primarily for blogging, but since it’s inception, the purpose of WordPress has altogether changed. Today, it is used to power websites, serve as client portals, and even as image galleries for some of the largest known organizations today. Businesses, individuals, celebrities and even government entities use WordPress because of how powerful and simple it can really be.
Here at WP Online Design, we don’t think it’s that unusual so many websites use WordPress. Designers and developers like ourselves love WordPress because it’s open source and free to the public to modify. This has encouraged website owners to transition from their old outdated platforms to one supported and used by millions of people around the world.
How can I begin to use WordPress?
Now you’re probably wondering “how do I get started with WordPress? Is it expensive?”
WordPress is 100% free to use and can be installed on some of the most well-known hosting providers including GoDaddy. At WP Online Design, we realize web designers can charge obscene prices for a simple 5 page website, and after they’re done, they leave their customers having to figure out how to keep their site up-to-date. This is why we approach web design from a different angle with a completely customized package so our customers know exactly what they’re paying for. You can get started by getting an online quote right now.
Why WordPress is the Best CMS
It is not clunky nor is it slow and for the average person, it can take as little as one day to be comfortable with WordPress. As long as you hire a professional to set up your site correctly with best seo practices in mind, you can always rely on tutorials to manage your own website for the long term. However, you might not have the time to manage your website on daily, weekly, or even monthly basis which is why we offer monthly maintenance packages here at WP. Our motto here is keep it Simple, Clean, and Smart and we aim to keep it that way for all of our customers.
With WordPress, you can create any type of web site that you can think of whether it’s just a personal blog, a portfolio for your photos, a website to display you accomplishments, an online magazine, or even a storefront for your business. WordPress serves as a flexible framework for your new site which can be added to over time with the use of plugins, images, and fresh content. Making a clean website for your idea with WordPress is simple because of the many needs WordPress caters to.
Blogging at the Heart of WordPress
Publishing content on WordPress couldn’t be easier. And we’re not just talking about any old, run-of-the-mill content either. With WordPress you can publish lengthy articles, infographics, and video just like the most popular websites do. Become an author and share your posts on social media. Within minutes, your post will be shared on the internet. But, even if you choose not to publish your post right away, that’s not a big deal at all. WordPress posts have a draft functionality that allows you to save previous revisions of all you posts so you can review them and publish at a later date.
Easy User Administration
Whether you’re managing your posts by yourself, with friends, or hiring someone to do it for you, user role management makes it extremely easy. Typically, users don’t need the same access as you on your website. What if they don’t know what they’re doing or touch something they’re not supposed to? User roles within WordPress takes care of all of that and more. The way it works, the administrators control the back end of the site, the publishers(editors) manage the content, authors and collaborators write the content, and the subscribers have usually serve as your readers. This allows you to build a community of different people that fosters collaboration and communication.
As web designers and SEO specialists, we couldn’t be more thrilled using WordPress for our customers because after we finish designing their websites, teaching WordPress is extremely simple.