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What is WordPress?

WordPress for beginners.

WordPress is fundamentally the most straightforward and well-liked way to start your own website or blog. In actuality, WordPress is used by more than 43.3% of websites on the Internet. Yes, WordPress is probably used by more than a quarter of the websites you visit.

WordPress is an open-source content management system that is GPLv2 licenced, which implies that anybody can use or modify the WordPress software without charge. A content management system is essentially a tool that makes it simple to manage crucial elements of your website, such as content, without having any programming experience.

As a result, WordPress enables anyone to create a website, including those who aren’t programmers. However, there is a huge difference between creating your own WordPress website or having a professional WordPress Website Developer creating it. This will also determine how well your business grows as certain factors must be taken into account such as; design and layout, functionality, user interface, usability and most of all SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

What kinds of Websites can WordPress make?

WordPress was largely used to generate blogs rather than more conventional websites many years ago. But it hasn’t been the case for a while. You may now develop any kind of website with WordPress thanks to enhancements made to the core code and the platform’s enormous ecosystem of plugins and themes.

For instance, WordPress not only powers a great number of company websites and blogs, but it is also the most widely used platform for building eCommerce stores! WordPress allows you to create:

Business Websites
eCommerce Stores
Online Booking Websites
Marketing Websites
Membership Sites
Education Websites
and much more

WordPress is open-source software, so nowadays it’s made by a huge community of contributors. But if we were to trace WordPress’ origins back to its roots, its original creation was a collaboration between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.

Since then, Matt Mullenweg has largely become the face of WordPress. And he’s also the founder of Automattic, which is the company behind the for-profit WordPress.com service.

The history of WordPress between its founding as a blog platform back in 2003 and today is a long one…

But suffice it to say, WordPress has pushed forward and, thanks to its contributors and huge community, developed into the most popular solution to create any type of website.

Who uses WordPress?

Almost everyone uses WordPress, from small enterprises to large corporations. Right away, let me say that we utilise WordPress! So WordPress is used to power the website you’re currently viewing. Many other well-known organisations also utilise WordPress. Here are a few examples of well-known WordPress websites:

  1. Whitehouse.gov – The official Whitehouse.gov website is powered by WordPress.
  2. Microsoft.com – Microsoft uses WordPress to power its official blog. It also uses WordPress to power blogs for specific products like Windows and Skype.
  3. The Rolling Stones – Even famous bands love WordPress! The Rolling Stones’ website is powered entirely by WordPress.

So, as you can see, you are in good company by using WordPress to develop your business website.

Why should you use WordPress?

WordPress is used by more than 43.3% of all websites on the Internet, including well-known organisations like the White House and Microsoft.

What about you, though? Why use WordPress, you ask?

There are several benefits to using WordPress, regardless of the type of website you wish to build.

The largest are listed below:

  1. The fact that WordPress is open-source, free software is one of its main advantages. While you will have to pay for hosting, unlike with competitors like Squarespace or Wix, you will never have to pay to utilise the WordPress software.
  2. There are a good of open-source plugins and themes to alter the appearance and functionality of your website. However, at TAD Media, we do not use themes for the simple reasons that we build our custom websites according to our client’s business needs and requirements.

WordPress is flexible

WordPress is fantastic because it enables you to create virtually any form of website, as we’ve already touched on. Even better, your website may change as your business grows.

Want to upgrade your current WordPress website with an online store, CRM or membership area? We can do all of that and much more due to the flexibility that WordPress websites have to offer. 

Using WordPress means you are never forced to stick to one design of functionality for your business – you can always change and improve.

Our expertise in efficient WordPress website maintenance enables our valued clients to scale their website at any time as their business grows.

How do I start?

Save more time and money while enhancing site performance with our WordPress websites. Our expert WordPress development team are always there to help. To discuss and choose the right WordPress website that is best for you and your business, contact us at TAD Media and speak to our friendly experts.

Telephone: 020 8125 3058 or email [email protected]

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CRM - Customer Relationship Management, E-Commerce, Online Shops, Online Stores, Plugins, Shop Online, Web Design, Web Develoment, Website Design, Website Development, WooCommerce, WordPress

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