What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free Content Management System (CMS) which an be used for almost any online purpose, from regular blogs, portfolios and news sites to fully functional online stores. WordPress is an open-source platform, which makes it free for everyone. You can easily download, install, modify, extend and distribute it, even for commercial purposes.
There are plenty of CMSs you can go with. Common choices are Joomla and Drupal, yet the most popular platform on the Web (over 60 million sites) is WordPress and its share of the market keeps growing. Why? WordPress is the easiest CMS platform you can find.
Being simple, it still has huge customization possibilities. People sometimes get confused and give up on other CMS engines, but I can’t recall having a single client who thought WordPress was too hard for them. What makes WordPress popular is that it will work both for your small business niche website and for big corporation.
In WordPress, you can add a new entry to your site with just two clicks. Click New-> Post from your front end and Publish the post when it’s ready. It doesn’t get easier than this.
Competition between developers
Since WordPress is the most popular site engine in the world, there are thousands of people writing content about it, creating extensions and themes for it, helping improve it significantly in each new update. It’s the most competitive platform for developers, which is a good thing for the end user, as there are ready-made solutions for almost anything you can think of.
Ease of access
As long as your hosting is up and running, you can access your admin panel at your-url-here.com/wp-admin and customize the site from any computer or mobile device with Internet access.
The days when the only way to put a page online was to create HTML, CSS and JS files, etc. are long gone. With WordPress, you do not need to know coding or hire a web developer. Its user-friendly admin panel allows you to work on your site while sitting in a boring meeting or a class. Everything is logical and to the point. Pages are edited in the Pages section, widgets in Widgets. I feel that even my toddler brother could do it if he could talk or write.
Analyse your content performance
An author needs an objective asset to see what their readers share and enjoy reading more and what – not so much. The sharing and commenting functionality lets you monitor users’ engagement. And if you feel like some comment is inappropriate or spammy, you can trash or unapprove it. Nothing appears on your site without your blessing.