What is WordPress ?
Have you ever dreamt of having a website? But the questions like how will I design my website, How much effort I have to put to code? How many months will it take before my website goes live? How will Google be able to rank it?
A simple solution to all your questions WORDPRESS is for your rescue. Currently, more than 6 crores websites are made using WordPress, it is that popular and reliable.
WordPress is a website creator tool. Get your domain name and a hosting plan. Get your WordPress software installed and Magic you are website is live, anyone can access it across the globe. Simple wasn’t that. The entire process takes only half an hour.
With WordPress, There are thousands of templates(themes) of site design you just have to install them and start adding your content.
To help you further there are plugins which can be installed as per needed.
For example, Ohh I need to avoid spam comments, I will install the Akismet plugin and it will stop them all. I need my website to appear easily on Google search, just install SEO plugin like Yoast SEO.
Is it FREE?
WordPress is FREE, FREE and FREE!
It’s both free to use and free to modify. So, if you are the sort of person like us(We are engineers) go ahead modify the code as you wish. It’s an open source project.
Obviously, there are companies out there who do offer paid themes and paid plugins. But till you are site is not a big hit you can avoid them.
Hold on. WordPress is free but you need to pay for your domain name and hosting service(space where you will install your WordPress and store all your content). How much will it cost?
Which Websites Can I Build?
Without writing a zero line of code you can get fascinated websites made. It’s best suited for the following category of sites.
- Blogging sites: It’s a heaven for Bloggers. As you have to just focus on your content.
- E-commerce website: Want to make your own smaller version of Amazon. Install Woo-commerce plugin. Then some research of useful plugins and a fully operational e-commerce store is up. ( Nostalgia: We made a jewelry e-commerce store when we were in the final year of graduation, it’s that easy.)
- Question answer websites.
- A brochure site displaying your services.
What is WordPress technically?
Wiki says, “WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.”