WordPress is now one of the most widely used and popular web building platforms available today. It is used by millions of people across the world and is ranked the most preferred platform by individuals, businesses and organisations of all sizes. This is not surprising, simply because this powerful platform is much easier to use and more functional compared to other blogging and CMS systems available. As a matter of fact web developers and beginners alike rave about how the platform contains everything they could ever want and need for the creation and maintenance of their own sites. Not only that, what makes it even better is, this system is continuously evolving and growing, making WordPress more useful and functional almost everyday. This is largely based on the fact that WordPress is open source, giving it the power to grow limitlessly and making it better than your average blogging and website building platform.
So, what makes WordPress so great?
Firstly WordPress is free for anyone with access to the Internet to use. You can simply go to WordPress.com, create an account and start posting, which is a great option for absolute beginners. Secondly it can be installed on your own domain usually from within your hosting dashboard with a few clicks of your mouse. Alternatively it can be downloaded and installed manually. After you have chosen the most suitable way to install WordPress for your needs you can begin taking advantage of all of its powerful features straight away.
Themes & Plugins
To improve the look and feel of your WordPress site there are wide variety of free & paid themes as well as free and paid plug-ins that you can install and use to make building your site quick and easy. For instance, there are plug-ins that will help facilitate sharing, bookmarking and sending e-mails to help promote social sharing of your content. Plug-ins that will help you manage content, display video, password protect and set up membership sites with ease.
There are also thousands free themes and high-end paid themes offered through third-party providers at minimal costs that provide a multitude of features for full customization, which was very well elaborated on this website too. Once you begin exploring your options you will find that you can easily choose specialized themes according to specific topics, design and function. You can also use WordPress widgets to help increase functionality. These handy little widgets can be quickly added to your websites sidebar to make your website more interactive for your visitors. The great thing about them is that you don’t really have to know anything about how they work, all you do is drag and drop them where you want them and they do all the work for you.
And that’s just the beginning, there are virtually thousands of options available that will give you the freedom and control you need to set up your site exactly the way you want it.