If you Google “What is WordPress?” this is likely the expalaition that you will get: WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. But what does all that mumbo jumbo mean?
Essentially, WordPress is a free software that you can download onto your website that gives you an easy and simple way to manage and build your website. Here at Impact Creative Media, we build all of our websites using WordPress due to the functionality that it provides. Anyone can use and build with WordPress whether you have no technical skills or background or if you are well versed in writing code!
Below are our top 4 reasons why WordPress is a great solution for all.
- The software is free and open-source. First off, who doesn’t like free? But beyond that open-source software means that it is accessible to all and the entire world has the ability to contribute and extend the functionality of the software. This means that WordPress is always improving and advancing, thus providing the most leading edge solution to your website needs.
- It adapts so you can make any type of website. WordPress powers over 30% of the websites on the internet. So essentially, if you can dream it, you can build it in WordPress.
- It’s easy to learn and has a huge community. If you have a question regarding something about WordPress or something that you are trying to accomplish using it, Google it! I can almost guarantee that you will find the answer and probably a few YouTube videos walking you through the solution.
- You can scale up and expand your website with themes and plugins. Plugins are amazing tools created by thousands of developers that extend the functionality of your site. If you are new to WordPress, think of them as apps that you download onto your smartphone. When you get a new phone it comes as almost a blank slate. In order to customize it and add the functionality that you want, you download apps such as Facebook or Spotify. In the same way, you can add plugins to your WordPress website to add the functionality to your site that you need.
Have more questions about WordPress? Give us a call today and we would love to discuss how we can help you build the site of your dreams in WordPress.