What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that many people use to manage and produce their blogs. But, WordPress isn’t just for blogs. The platform is flexible enough that it can be used to manage any website. On the front-end, users see a well designed website that’s easy to read, easy to navigate, and easy on the eyes. On the back-end, WordPress provides a simple, yet effective, content management system that is easily customized.
What is a WordPress Website?
The simple answer is that a WordPress website can be anything you want it to be. Whether you want to create:
- e Commerce site
- on-line magazine
- on-line portfolio for photography or graphic design
- a high profile website for a large corporation
- website for your small to medium sized business
- personal website
WordPress has the templates and plug-ins to create whatever you can imagine, and the content management system to keep the administration of your website simple.
WordPress was developed in 2003, and it’s the platform used to run more than 23 million websites. WordPress is used to manage the high-profile websites of companies like:
- Toyota Motors
- Glamour Magazine Italy
Businesses use WordPress for website management because it’s flexible and much less expensive to use than creating a website from scratch.
There are hundreds of free or very low-cost themes (layouts) and plug-ins available for use, and because WordPress is an open source platform developers can create customized designs, just for you. That flexibility means your WordPress managed website can look exactly how you want it to, and do everything that you dream.