What Is WordPress? Explained for Beginners

What is WordPress? WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog.  Most of the websites over 35% of websites are using WordPress today.

WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means you can use WordPress for free. It’s developed in PHP. if you don’t know what is PHP check out what is PHP?

What is the content management system?

A content management system is basically a tool or framework to manage your website content, media, and other things without knowing how to write programming code. By using this anyone can develop a dynamic website without programming knowledge.

A content management system also called CMS. CMS helps users to create, manage, and modify content on a website easily.

Basic features of a CMS

  • Can create the content
  • Stores media
  • Workflow management (Multi-user environment)
  • Publishing (Takes content to live)

Benefits Of A Content Management System

By using the massive number of WordPress plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress. Like a blog, eCommerce, social media website…

  • Business websites
  • eCommerce stores
  • Blog Websites
  • Portfolio Websites
  • Resume Websites
  • Forum Websites
  • Social network Websites
  • Membership site Websites

Some of the examples for CMS

  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Magento
  • ModX
  • Squarespace
  • Wix
  • Weebly
  • WordPress

How to build a website with CMS

If you want to create a website using CMS follow the steps

First, you need to purchase web hosting and a domain name from a good hosting provider. After that upload your CMS website into webserver which you purchased. Link your domain with web hosting. That’s it your website is ready to live.

Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?

WordPress.org is for self-hosted WordPress and it is free. You need to download open source software and install it in your own web server.

WordPress.com is a paid service that is powered by the WordPress.org software. It’s simple to use, but you don’t have that much control and flexibility on your website customization.

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