What is WordPress

WordPress is a free and open source website creation tool based on PHP and MySQL. But in non-geek words, it is the most powerful and most popular blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in the world.

There is a massive online community and tons of plugins and themes to assist in maintaining, adding options and keeping WordPress websites up to date.

What kind of businesses use WordPress

At this moment around 25% of the top 10 million websites. Many famous blogs, media outlets, music related sites, Fortune 500 companies are using WordPress.

For example, famous blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch are on WordPress. News outlets like The New York Times’ blogs and CNN’s on-air personality, and other businesses such as The Rolling Stones, Coca Cola  and Xerox all use WordPress too.

If you’re curious about more companies who use WordPress, take a look at the WordPress site showcase and you’ll be impressed by the number of well-known sites and famous persons using WordPress to power their websites.

A glance at a WordPress dashboard

A glance at a WordPress dashboard

Easy to Manage

WordPress is much easier to manage than a html website. You don’t need to be an Internet expert or an HTML coder to use WordPress and add text or images to your website.

Because WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet and open source, the platform is very well supported and it’s easy to find manuals and tutorials to help you manage your site.

Search Engine Friendly

WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark up which makes websites that are very attractive to search engines.

By design WordPress is already very SEO friendly, and I can make it even more SEO friendly by using WordPress SEO plugins and other search engine optimising techniques.

Easy to Maintain

Websites are no longer a “set and forget” part of your business. As technology evolves, it is crucial that website software is constantly being updated to make it more secure, faster and more visible to search engines.

It is much easier to keep a WordPress website up to date with their one-click update option than a traditional static website.