What Is WordPress?
WordPress is a Content Management System, or CMS for short. Years ago, WordPress is what people used to create blogs. Over the years it has evolved into a full-fledged website solution. Today, WordPress is used for all types of websites from personal blogs to big company websites. Some popular brands that are powered with WordPress are…
- The New York Times
- General Motors
- Wall Street Journal
- General Electronic
- Ben & Jerry
- People Magazine
It’s a simple, yet immensely powerful script that helps you create, manage, and share your content easily around the world.
- Search Engine Optimized (When the head of Google’s web spam team says that WordPress is a great choice, taking care of 80-90% of the mechanics of search engine optimization for you, you know you’re onto a good thing.)
- WordPress powers more than 17% of the web.
- Everything from simple websites, to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, and even applications, are built with WordPress.
- WordPress sites are very scalable. Your site can grow as your business grows
- WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly.
- You can easily extend the functionality of your website with plugins. Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
- You can login from any Internet connected computer and manage your site.
- WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all.
Today WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day.
~ This story appears in the September 24, 2012 issue of Forbes.
WordPress is highly customizable from designs to functionality. WordPress can be easily changed to fit almost every need. Even better is that WordPress can be extended with a multitude of plugins, many of which are free. A community of developers is always creating plugins to provide interesting and powerful features. Popular plugins include shopping carts, social media publishing tools, share features, polls, custom forms, image galleries, and wide variety of others.
~ Jason Stearns, Amprewave Media