What Is WordPress?

by | Sep 3, 2017 | What is..? |

Everybody is doing it: What is WordPress?

If you are just getting started with a website your best, and most cost-effective bet, is to go to WordPress.

WordPress will host your website and they offer different hosting packages. They will also host your website for free if you use their name in the domain name (www.[yourdomainnamehere].wordpress.com).

WordPress is flexible and simple to use. It is a great way to go if you are starting your business and don’t want to be overwhelmed by the minutia of technical details.

For more information about WordPress click on the image below to visit their ‘About’ Page.

Over a quarter of the internet runs on WordPress. In fact, WordPress.org claims that 27% of all websites run on their software.

If WordPress is so popular – what is it?

First and foremost, Wordpress is software used to manage your website. You might compare it to a banquet, where the website is the banquet and WordPress is what you, as the attendee, don’t see.

WordPress is the hallway behind the banquet room where staff are frantically running around to deliver plates. It’s where all the work is happening so you, the guest, enjoy a lovely meal and calming ambience.

What you see and experience as a banquet guest is the website.

The chaotic atmosphere behind the scenes is where our analogy breaks down.

WordPress is easy to use. It is like the calm banquet host who knows exactly what needs to happen and when. Her banquet staff are quiet, show up on time, and are low-drama.

Here is where WordPress gets even better – it is free!

WordPress is an open source software that anyone may download from WordPress.org.

People all over the world develop tools and plugins (more on plugins in a future article!) to make the software better.

A word of caution, WordPress is free, but there are other costs associated with hosting a website that you should consider.

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Now, if you download the software, you need a place to host your website.

A website host is like the hotel where our banquet takes place (we’ll dive more into hosting in another article). You have to have somewhere to put the website. There are a variety of hosting services, and most will cost money.

WordPress is flexible and simple to use. It is a great way to go if you are starting your business and don’t want to be overwhelmed by the minutia of technical details.

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