A Beginner’s Guide To WordPress

Whether you’re blogging for a hobby or for a living, you may came across WordPress. You may also came across positive reviews from people who tried and are using it

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source software, which means that its source code can be inspected, modified, or enhanced by anyone. As an open source, anyone can study the source code of WordPress and enhance it by testing it, reporting bugs, and submitting patches (a patch is a part of a software designed to fix or improve it).

Many people consider WordPress as the easiest and most flexible content management system (CMS). CMS pertains to a group of programs used for creating and managing digital content.

Contrary to what many people think, WordPress is more than just a blogging tool/platform. With thousands of plugins and themes, you can turn your WordPress website into anything – a fully-functional website, an online store, multi-site, forum, social networking site, etc.

Why a lot of people use WordPress?

There are several reasons why people opt for WordPress:

1. It’s an open source software.
Thousands of people all over the globe are inspecting, testing, and constantly tweaking WordPress to make it better..and the best part of it, you can take advantage of these improvements for FREE.

2. It’s easy to use even for complete beginners.
Like other websites, WordPress is created in HTML (a programming language that uses tags/instructions to format the look or content of the site). However, unlike other websites, you don’t need to know about HTML to get started with WordPress.

You can install the WordPress software in your server in less than 10 minutes and start uploading your content or change your website’s looks or features with the use of themes and plugins.

3. It’s very flexible.
Thinking of adding a store in your site? Easy. With thousands of plugins to choose from (free and paid), you can easily add features in your WordPress website. There’s a plugin for almost anything you can think of – adding events, forums, a store, etc.

4. It’s SEO-friendly.
These days, it’s not enough to have an online presence. You need to be on the top of the search engine results page (SERP) to get your desired results.

With WordPress, you have everything you need to make your content efficiently optimized for the search engines.

5.  It’s easy to manage.
Starting a business cost money and if you’re tight on budget, WordPress can be one of your go-to platforms for establishing your presence online. You don’t need to hire an expert webmaster as you can manage the pages and your content easily. As long as you know how to navigate basic formatting tools, you’re good to go!

Want to know more about WordPress? Grab my FREE guide for WordPress Beginners here.

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