What Is WordPress? (A Beginners Blog)

What Is WordPress? (A Beginners Blog)

Chances are if you’re reading this blog you have heard the term WordPress thrown around when people are discussing possibly creating a website or a blog.

But what exactly is WordPress? And How can it help you? These questions will be answered today, and clear up any confusion that might be lurking in the back of your mind.

What is WordPress Exactly?

Simply put WordPress is a web publishing software, that millions of people use to create websites. The software helps to deliver content to its readers, subscribers, and customers.

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WordPress was released in 2003 and since then has become a monumental, revolutionary technological breakthrough. And Today powers more than 32% of the web!

This includes everything from websites from hobby enthusiasts, to some of the most important websites on the internet.

WordPress allows you to build and manage your own feature-rich website, using only your web browser (Chrome or Firefox, etc…) without having to learn complex programming languages or pay thousands of dollars.

For starters, if you’ve ever created a Microsoft word document then you will be very comfortable with the WordPress editor.

How To Get Started

When you are ready to get started using WordPress you begin by selecting one of the many hosting companies, that pre-install the WP publishing software for you.

these hosts also maintain and monitor your website 24/7 so you can relax and just focus on creating valuable content and building or reaching your audience.

Another Option

If this isn’t your first rodeo using computers and you are savvy, and you prefer to download the WordPress software separately from WordPress.org you can absolutely do this.

Doing this means you will be installing the publishing software onto your own computer(this option requires you to have your own webserver).

5 Reasons To Choose WordPress

1. Open Source: This means you can download and use the WordPress software any way you choose too. This also means that there are thousands of volunteers working on the ecosystem, to improve it every day.

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2. WordPress is easy to learn: You don’t need to hire anyone when you want to make a change to your website. In contrast, you can easily update your content without having to learn how to code.

3. Completely Customizable: The freedom to create an amazing website is at your fingertips. With thousands of themes and plugins available you can create dynamic and remarkable content. And change the entire look of your website in minutes. Even adding features previously missing.

4.Community: If you ever have any problems or you want to add some customized features your not familiar with, It is easy to find support. There are thousands of WordPress developers and designers that can help you. The official WordPress support forum is a great place to start.

5. You are in control and own your content: You can import your content from other platforms(Blogger, Wix, etc..). Most importantly you can export your data if you for some reason choose to move away from WordPress. You have the power!!

Conclusion

This is something easy to use, it will help you build your very own website or blog. No code required.

There is no other software that makes it this easy and is this flexible. A support system like no other that will securely, ensure that your website will continue to grow with you in the years to come. What more could you ask for?

We hope this has helped you understand a little more about what WordPress is. If you have questions please leave a comment below. For more beginner content please visit our YouTube channel.

Until next time,

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Rockey Simmons

Writing about software and technology is my passion. When I am not writing, I am building responsive webpages, learning about marketing, or reading about business. As a Saas and technology copywriter, my obsession is to continue learning my craft and offering unique and useful content to businesses, entrepreneurs, and WordPress beginners.

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