WordPress is an open-source versatile content management system, CMS, for users to create easy functional beautiful looking websites that are found in search.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free open-source web publishing software content management system written in PHP a programming language that runs on your web server. It stores your website content in a MySQL, MariaDB, or SQLite database that runs on your web server as an application. The open-source architecture has facilitated a comprehensive suite of plugin architecture and a template system of themes to publish content online. Please note that the plugins and themes can have security vulnerabilities and bugs that can cause conflicts in the installation so please keep all the components updated and only install from reliable providers. WordPress allows you to create stunning websites that rank, using just your web browser and not having the experience to code. WordPress is open source, free, easy to learn and use, completely customizable and you are in control of your own content. The software is released under the GNU Public License making it free to download and free to use.
What is the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
WordPress.org is the free, opensource WordPress software you install on your own web hosting to create great functional websites that are search engine friendly. WordPress.org is self-hosted, versatile and flexible with full suite of 1000’s of plugins and customisable themes.
WordPress.com is powered by the WordPress.org software and is a propriety blog hosting service provider. WordPress.com is very simple to use, you lose the flexibility of the self-hosted WordPress.org, as you cannot install plugins on themes on your WordPress.com site.
You can use WordPress Websites as the following:
Business websites(Small to Corporates Business)
eCommerce Shopping Store
Content Management System (CMS)
WordPress Plugins and Themes.
You can easily update and modify your website with WordPress’ huge ecosystem of themes and plugins:
Themes – mainly change how your website looks and feels.
Plugins – mainly change how your website functions. Plugins functions can be essential like firewalls and security, intentional as in the Yoast SEO plugin or complex for ecommerce like Woocomerce Plugin suite.
There are approximately 50 000 free WordPress plugins and 5000 free WordPress themes and many many more Premium Paid Professional Plugins and WordPress themes in the repository to choose from.
The WordPress Plugin Directory is the largest directory of free and open source WordPress plugins.
WordPress Website Plugin and Themes recommendations.
I recommend the responsive versatile Divi Theme and Divi builder from Elegant Themes.
The Divi Theme is the ultimate all-in-one website building solution for WordPress. It comes with the Divi Builder pre-packaged and wraps it in a fully customizable theme that works perfectly with all builder elements. Divi is a completely new website building platform that replaces the standard WordPress post editor with a vastly superior visual editor. It can be enjoyed by design professionals and newcomers alike, giving you the power to create spectacular designs with surprising ease and efficiency.
Divi fully integrates and complements WooCommerce.
Build the eCommerce website you want. WooCommerce is a customisable, open-source eCommerce platform built on WordPress. Get started easily and quickly. Everything You Need to Start Selling Online. Add the WooCommerce plugin to any WordPress site and set up a new eCommerce store. Get secure payments, configurable shipping options, and more, out of the box – for free.
WordPress is easy to install as most Web Hosting companies offer a 1 click installation in the cPanel section of your webhosting. If you are unsure of cPanel or the installation setup, I manage this component of your business. In the cPanel I manage your WordPress installation, databases, PHP, your email setup and hosting.
What I love about WordPress the most is the proactive, very friendly, helpful and innovative community culture. Get active in the WordPress community through your local WordPress Meetup, WordCamps or the excellent WordPress Training Webinars and YouTube Channel
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I specialise in Digital Footprints for new Startups and Identities struggling to be found in Search.
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