WordPress is a free open-source content management system that was originally aimed at creating an elegant publishing environment for the blogging community. Today it supports over 24% of the world’s websites; from single-page personal sites to complex Fortune 500 e-commerce sites.
It is run collectively by thousands of people around the world, constantly working together to make it better. The software is installed on your hosting provider’s server with your own domain.
Easy To Use
WordPress gives you complete control of your site and the ability to make simple changes using an intuitive graphic interface. Your website can be accessed from any computer with an internet browser including mobile tablets and smart phones.
The look and feel of your site can be fully customized exactly to your liking. The design can be for a personal blog, business portfolio, community newsletter or full e-commerce store complete with PayPal checkout. Choose from a long list of free or reasonably priced themes and plugins to enhance your site design and functionality.
You can easily upload images to your WordPress site. Simply drag and drop them from your computer onto the uploader window and they are quickly added to your site. Just add alt text, titles and descriptions and you are good to go.
WordPress is the world’s leading environment for posting and managing your published content. Blog posts can be made both public and private with password protection. If you can use Microsoft Word, you can write a WordPress blog.
Google Loves WordPress
WordPress makes search engines feel welcome. The code is designed to be clean, simple and easy for search engines like Google to read. Special SEO plugins are available for more in depth setups.
Audio & Video
Video files like Youtube and Vimeo can be embedded and played straight from your WordPress site, keeping your visitors connected with you. Audio files and podcasts can be played on your site one at a time or in playlists. Great for listening to excerpts from albums.