What is WordPress?

Feb 5, 2022

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It’s the best way to build a website!

WordPress is the world’s most popular website builder, powering over 43% of the world’s websites from Fortune 500 companies to bloggers and small businesses.

It has become so popular because it is easy to use and completely customisable, you can grow your website when and as you need to. You can add more pages, more articles, more functions and capabilities without knowing any code. 

So, what is WordPress exactly?

WordPress is a content management system (CMS). A content management system is basically software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website. The software doesn’t cost anything, it runs online, you don’t need to install anything onto your computers. Anyone can install, use, and modify it for free.

WordPress has been around since 2003 and has been growing ever since, regularly upgrading and improving the system. In the beginning, WordPress was mainly used to create blogs but now it is sophisticated enough to run e-commerce stores, mobile apps and membership/learning sites.

WordPress was built for non-techie people, You don’t need any coding knowledge or any other skills in order to use your website.

Why use WordPress for your business website?

WordPress is a site builder that has been around long enough for it to be reliable and trusted by many. Thanks to its flexibility and security, WordPress is really the best site builder for small businesses. 

There are tons of free, plus freemium and premium, tools to unleash WordPress’ power for businesses. With plugins for SEOlead capture, analytics, and more, you’ll be able to integrate and grow your business using WordPress.

Plus the various tools allow you do things like integrate your business with third-party apps like email marketing and payment gateways or customise WordPress in multiple languages!.

Is WordPress secure?

Security is a major concern for businesses these days and you want peace of mind that your data (and your customers’ data) will be protected. WordPress offers several features to safeguard your website, like logging out idle users and adding two-factor authentication. You can do even more by purchasing plugins or downloading free ones from the store. Please note though, WordPress and its plugins regularly get any security issues fixed, their functionality improved and updated! It’s important that we check in every so often to update these as well as assess them all together for optimisation purposes.

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