What is wordpress.

what is wordpress

what is wordpress

WordPress is the most widely used and a free open source website creation tool. It is used to create high quality websites. You don’t need to code to create a website with wordpress. It is the most easy to use Content Management System. But if you are a coder and would like to tweak things, you can tweak even the core of wordpress. Hostbarrack itself is created with wordpress.

You can easily install wordpress, select a free theme and your professional looking website is ready. You can find plenty of very beautiful looking themes created by developers all around the world. They are available for free or for a few bucks. Apart from themes, you can also find countless plugins.These plugins will take care of any kind of functionalities you might need from your website like music player, form submission, membership, forums, seo, etc.

WordPress provides you a dashboard from where you can manage and edit your website easily. From the dashboard, you can create or edit posts, create pages, style your
website, install or uninstall themes or plugins, check statistics and do all other jobs.

Here is a list of some of the goodies of wordpress :

1. Easy to install.
2. Easy to build a website and it takes no time. No coding necessary.
3. Plenty of ready made, beautiful looking themes available for free or paid versions.
4. Plenty of plugins available to take care of website functionalities.
5. Easy to use dashboard to manage your website.
6. Lots of security plugins available to fight spam, hack attempts, etc.
7. Ability to speed up website with plugins like caching plugins, zip plusins, etc.
8. Install forums and shopping carts easily with themes or plugins.
9. Countless tutorials available for free everywhere. Such as this site.
10.A large community to help you if necessary.

WordPress also saves a lot time in day to day activities related to websites. For example, you don’t need to add all the html markups to write posts or add images (though you still can if you wanted to), no need to develop your own plugins (there are lots of them already available), etc.

Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress.

For example, famous blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch are both on WordPress. News outlets like The New York Times’ blogs and CNN’s on-air personality blogs all use WordPress, too.

Check out wordpress site showcase. You’ll be impressed by the amazing sites built and by seeing how many top celebrities’ sites are built on wordpress.

So get your copy of wordpress and start your own website. You can download wordpress from wordpress.org. It’s free to use!

Read my post “how to install wordpress“.

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By Millo Lailang

I am a PHP/MySQL and wordpress developer and I write about it and other general webmaster and blogging tips on my blog rom-link.com. I also give free guitar lessons at http://www.mamamusicians.com

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