WordPress is a content management system (CMS) used to build and maintain, design, publish, and update websites.
While there are many other platforms that can be used to create a website, statistics show that WordPress is the most popular by far with the top 10,000 sites in the world using it more than any other option.
What types of websites can WordPress make?
Many people believe that WordPress is a blogging engine, but the truth is that, since 2003 when it was first released, WordPress has become a full-fledged CMS capable of handling any type of content and gives developers the ability to create the most customizable designs and functionalities you can think of.
If you own a shop and want to add an online store, or you want a website to provide people with a service, WordPress is ideal for you.
The very website you’re looking at right now is a WordPress website.
WordPress themes and how they work
Themes are what allow web developers and designers to customise the look and functionality of a website without changing the core code or content. Sometimes called “templates”, themes take the content (data) stored by WordPress and display it in your browser.
One of the beautiful things about WordPress is that it separates data from design; so if one day you want to change the look and feel of your website, you will not lose your data and start from scratch – you just change how your already-existing content is displayed.
Managing your content
It is very easy to manage your content with WordPress. The “back office” is very intuitive to use and you will be able to manage your website with just 30 minutes of familiarising yourself with the interface.