What is WordPress, and what can it do for you?
If you want to get a new website, you need to know how you can use this tool as so many other companies do but customize it to fit your own needs.
According to its website, “Beautiful designs, powerful features and the freedom to build anything you want. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”
WordPress is open source (free) software you can use to create a website, blog, or app. In addition, it is a Content Management System or CMS — a software program that enables you to manage the various pages on your site. Before there was CMS, you had to edit the individual HTML pages in your FTP server to update your site.
Thus, WordPress is a free and powerful way to create and manage the content of your website. While WordPress started out as a blogging platform, websites use it for their regular non-blog type website.
How much does WordPress Cost?
It is completely free to set up and maintain the software. Because it is so popular, it is always updated with all the latest improvements and upgrades.
Can I use my own Domain Name?
You can even use your own domain name if you already have one. If you use WordPress.com, you need to host your site with WordPress, and your site will have a wordpress.com ending. If you host your website and use the WordPress platform, you can use any domain name you choose.
Do all WordPress websites look the same?
Not all WordPress sites have to look alike. If you style the elements such as the header section, navigation section, the main content area, a sidebar and a footer, you can have an original, interesting CMS website.
What’s the difference between WordPress and a “Regular Website”?
A WordPress site is just a series of HTML pages, styled with CSS. It uses a programming language to dynamically manage the pages of the website, and it provides a template that lets you add your own styling to make it look original. You can extend WordPress with more than 45,000 plugins to help your website meet your needs. Add an online store, galleries, mailing lists, forums, analytics and much more.
What is WordPress?
Most of today’s large companies use WordPress to drive their websites. About 28 percent of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online.
Anyone can customize a WordPress site to fit any design easily and inexpensively. It can be just about anything you need it to be.