17 Sep What is WordPress
WordPress powers more than 24% of the web and this figure is continuing to rise. It is the framework behind many of the websites and blogs you visit every day and is a platform that is simple to use and can be customized to best suit you and your business.
Formally known as the platform for blogging, WordPress has evolved into a versatile content management system (CMS). This means that whilst it is still great to use as a blogging platform, it can also be used to create other fully functioning websites and mobile applications.
WordPress is a popular platform for websites and many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, companies and celebrities use WordPress. For example, metro news uses WordPress, as does TechCrunch, CNN and Time.
WordPress has many great features that need to be taken into account when thinking about your own business. These features include:
Easy to set up, manage and update - WordPress is becoming ever so popular because of its ease to use. You don’t need to be an expert in the internet or an HTML coder to be able to use WordPress for your business. The back end is simple to use, meaning you can update the content of your website easily.
Responsive Websites - As more and more people are using mobile devices to access the internet, websites need to be responsive. Websites can be developed in WordPress to be responsive, also the WordPress content management system is designed to work on smartphones as well as full sized PCs. This means you can manage your website wherever you are.
WordPress is easy to use - Clients can’t believe how straight forward the wordpress system is to change content and publish articles.
WordPress plugins - these plugins add complex business features to your website. If you need some additional functionality on your website then there is a plugin that can help you. These plugins extend the core wordpress system and as a result saves time which saves you money.
WordPress is mature - WordPress has been around for over a decade and as a result is a more matured tried and tested system.
The latest version of WordPress, WordPress 4.3 is a named “Billie” after the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. This version introduces a number of new features which are aimed at enhancing the user experience. One of these features is the introduction of a selection of password strengthening features to help keep your website less vulnerable to hackers. WordPress 4.3 was launched on August 18th 2015.