Have you heard of WordPress? For those new to the world of building websites, WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS). It was first released publicly in 2003 and has since become one of the most popular and powerful website platforms. Powering over 40% of all websites, worldwide.
This website (Cliffords Webhole) is powered by WordPress.
Here are some other popular websites that run on the WordPress software.
- The Huffington Post: A news and opinion website that covers a range of topics, including politics, business, entertainment, and lifestyle.
- TechCrunch: A popular technology news blog that covers topics such as startups, gadgets, and social media.
- Smashing Magazine: A web design and development blog that provides tutorials, insights, and resources for web designers and developers.
- WPBeginner: A WordPress resource site that offers tutorials, tips, and tricks for beginners to get started with WordPress.
- Yoast: A blog that provides SEO (search engine optimization) tips and tricks. As well as insights into WordPress development and design.
WordPress provides its users with a user-friendly interface and a wide range of customizable themes and plugins. Allowing them to create a website without needing advanced technical skills. Users can choose from thousands of pre-designed templates. Add content such as text, images, and videos, and use plugins to add features. Such as contact forms, e-commerce functionality, and social media integration. There are free themes and plugins available to use with your website. However there is also a large market of commercial themes and plugins for sale.
The bottom line is WordPress is a highly flexible free website builder. Making it a suitable solution for everything from small personal blogs like this website, to large enterprise websites. It is also continuously updated and improved by a large community of developers. Ensuring it remains secure and up-to-date with the latest web technologies. Updating your website is a click of a button. The same goes to updating plugins and themes.