Why Use WordPress?
WordPress is the most popular blogging tool on the market today. However, most people don’t realize that WordPress can be used for more than just blogging—it’s a very powerful content management system (CMS) and publishing platform — most importantly, WordPress is extremely user-friendly—the administrator dashboard panel is a cinch to maneuver through.
Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it.
WordPress — About WordPress
You can use WordPress to: build a full website, a blog, an eCommerce store, a memberships site, a classifieds site, a recipe index, and so much more — the possibilities are endless.
Open Source Software
This means it’s free for both personal and commercial websites. It’s built on PHP/MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
WordPress is designed to be search engine friendly right out of the box. It takes advantage of well-structured markup and when combined with a theme framework like Thesis, it’s unstoppable.
Manage every aspect of your websites content without any prior HTML knowledge. You never have to ask your webmaster to update a page again. You can create new pages and posts, edit existing pages and posts, and even change your widgets information all while using a simple rich text editor.
Admin Control, User Accounts and Roles
Manage virtually every aspect of your blog or website from inside the WordPress admin dashboard. Let users signup to your site and manage their roles — Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor or Subscriber.
There are thousands of themes available for WordPress so you’re not just limited to the default look and feel of a standard installation.
- Free themes from the WordPress Themes Directory.
- Custom Thesis Theme design.
- Premium theme customizations.
Plugins and Widgets
Plugins allow WordPress to do just about anything you can imagine. There are thousands of free plugins available as well as premium paid plugins like Gravity Forms. Widgets allow you to put blocks of code, text, images, etc. in a variety of different places on your webpage — most notably, the sidebar.
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