What is WordPress?
WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) used by more than 75 million websites across the internet. WordPress and Gutenberg blocks gives greater flexibility with the style of a website and its features.
WordPress allows designated users to easily update the content of a website without the need to have any knowledge of coding. This is due to it overhauling the classic back-end editor, giving content editors ways to see the site in a more visual and intuitive way.
It is open source software, which means it is free to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute. This is made possible because it is a community project where tens of thousands people have made contributions to create the software.
“WordPress is free?” I hear you say; well, the off-the-shelf version of WordPress is only really a starting point. One of the main attractions of WordPress is that it can be modified and extended relatively easily to meet the needs of small and medium sized web projects. It also has a huge support community around it.
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
It’s worth noting that there are two types of WordPress websites. There are websites hosted on wordpress.com and then there are self-hosted websites using the open source software available on wordpress.org.
WordPress.com offers free and paid versions and are easy to pick up and start building. But this route is limited by template, SEO and scaling issues, basically you don’t have full control over your site.
WordPress.org gives you almost unlimited options, and is scalable, as your business grows. If you go for this option you may need help from a web developer or agency, because there are as many opportunities as there are potential pitfalls, especially if you’re not well-versed when building WordPress websites.
WordPress Web Development
If you need any help or advice relating to WordPress then we’re here to help. Our team have years of experience in WordPress web development and have created websites for clients across a wide range of industries using the platform.
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