What is wordPress?

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s incredibly the easiest and most strong blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

 

Many years ago, WordPress was primarily a tool to create a blog, rather than more traditional websites. That hasn’t been true for a long time, though. Nowadays, thanks to changes to the core code, as well as WordPress’ massive ecosystem of plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress.

For example, not only does WordPress power a huge number of business sites and blogs, it’s also the most popular way to create  eCommerce stores  as well! With WordPress, you can create:

  • Business websites
  • eCommerce stores
  • Social networks
  • Blogs
  • Portfolios
  • Resumes
  • Forums
  • Tutorials
  • Membership sites
  • …pretty much anything else you can dream up.

Who uses WordPress?

You’re in good company if you use WordPress to publish on the web. Many famous news outlets, blogs, music sites, Fortune 500 celebrities and companies    are using WordPress.

As an example, famous blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch are both on WordPress. News outlets like The New York Times’ blogs and CNN’s on-air personality blogs all use WordPress, too.

If you’re ever curious about who uses WordPress, head on over to the WordPress site showcase and you’ll be impressed by the number of well-known sites and famous people using WordPress to power their websites.

How do I get started using WordPress?

Now you’re probably asking, “how do I get it?”

WordPress is free. Yes, that’s right – it’s 100% free.

WordPress can be downloaded for self-hosted installations from WordPress.org or it can also be used as a hosted service via WordPress.com.

So, what are you waiting for? Go get WordPress today to start creating your awesome website.

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