What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open-source website creation. It is the easiest website Content Management System (CMS) to use. You can use it blog, making an e-commerce website to business and portfolio websites, WordPress is a versatile CMS, designed with usability and flexibility in mind, it is useful for both large and small websites.
WordPress powers both the back-end of the website (the interface where a user logs in to make changes or add new content) and the front-end (the visible part of the website that your visitors see on the web).
There are types of websites that you can build using WordPress:
- A Blog
- An E-commerce website
- A Business website
- Membership website
- Portfolio website
- Forum website
- Event website
- E-learning website
- Wedding website
Benefits of WordPress
There are a lot of benefits of WordPress but I’m just going to list 5 of them, to find out more click here.
- It is simple and easy to use.
- The cost is free.
- It is extendable with WordPress plugins.
- It is highly customizable with WordPress themes.
- There’s loads of free plugins but if you want better designs there’s also premium plugins.
Same with the benefits of WordPress, there’s also loads of WordPress Features. I’m going to list only 3.
- The SEO allows your website’s content to be found via common search engines such as Google or Bing.
- It is mobile-friendly.
- Easy-to-use user interface.
WordPress began in 2003 when Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg forked a little-known blogging tool known as B2/cafelog. Little and Mullenweg sought to create a better blogging platform, built on the original B2 code base, but with more robust features and more consistent development.
The result is WordPress. First a tool for blogging, WordPress quickly grew to be an extensive content management system (CMS) able to handle a variety of websites.