Wordpress is a content management system like few others. It is the most popular CMS and it is estimated that about 20% of all websites are using Wordpress today and this number only continues to grow. Wordpress has over 50% of the CMS market share, with the second closest content management system being Joomla. There is good reason why Wordpress is so widely used and below, we will explore its advantages.
The code that makes up the Wordpress framework is open-source, which means developers and businesses that decide to use Wordpress as their CMS can access its "guts" so-to-speak. That means virtually every part of the software can be customized, including the back-end adminstration panel. This is what has led to the thousands of plugins and themes that are available for free and developed by contributing software developers around the world that were not apart of the Wordpress development team.
WYSIWYG stands for "what you see is what you get" and it's used to describe an editor that allows you to add bolding, italics, underlines, bullet points, hyperlinks and other useful features to text. There's no programming or code involved and Wordpress makes adding website pages or blog posts incredibly simply. It takes only a second to publish your new page or post on your website.
Have a new idea for your website? Check the Wordpress plugin directory and there is likely to be a free plugin that can already accomplish your task. Can't find it? Search the web and there may be a paid plugin that has been developed as well. Wordpress benefits from a huge community of developers that regularly provide themes and plugins. They can be installed and activated in seconds, allowing you to enhance the functionality of your website or improve its look and aesthetics. Themes completely change the layout and colors of your website and there are thousands of free themes available for Wordpress.
The Wordpress CMS is extremely powerful but the software has remained simplistic and easy to use. Wordpress is a great content management system for businesses, ecommerce websites and everything in between. If you have any questions on web development, please contact us.