WordPress: What is it & How Can You Use It To Your Advantage?
According to the WordCamp site, there are currently over 75 million sites that use WordPress.
To answer " What is WordPress? ": WordPress is a FREE and open-source content management system (CMS) that gives you all the possibilities to create, manage, and maintain a stunning website, blog, etc. But, how can you use WordPress to your advantage?
WordPress categorizes its functionalities in different categories to make things easier for its users:
In WordPress, there are +100,000 plugins available to help you with whatever you need. Imagine plugins as an extension to WordPress. These plugins which have a wide variety of use, such as security plugins, UI Design plugins, content management plugins, analytics plugins, and much more, are available for FREE for WordPress users and in some cases, they may ask users to pay for a "premium" version to benefit from all the features.
Themes are the next important tools that give you the opportunity to design and create stunning and creative looks for your website. Many themes nowadays support "Drag&Drop" features which make things very easy for its users. Themes are available for free, but if you'd like to have an all-in-one template that looks great and performs even better, you will have to pay for it.
On any website, "Content" is like the front decoration of a shop. If you have valuable content on your website, you are bringing visitors to your website and you are building trust between you and your community.
With WordPress' "Pages/Posts" you can manage the content of your website, write articles, manage blogs, answer to comments, like, dislike, etc.
The developers of WordPress have kept this open-source platform alive with regular updates that fix previous bugs and provides new functionalities, better UI design, and easier UX experience for its users.
We hope to see you around!
As mentioned before, WordPress is free to install and use on your website. If you want to learn how to create your FREE stunning website with WordPress, click here.
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