What is WordPress? Read our comprehensive step-by-step guide to get the answer! This blog covers everything Whether you are a beginner or a professional WordPress developer.
WordPress is a web related CMS (content managing system). It was historically discovered as a tool to publish just blogs but later on it was further developed to support the publishing of other web related content, like traditional websites, emailing, internet communities, galleries, membership sites and many more related to the web. Nowadays, it has become a leading CMS which hosts about more than 40 percent of the websites in the world.
This platform or CMS is based for creating and publishing new content on the internet. This content can be self hosted or fully hosted. You can choose one of these. If you choose a self hosted platform (wordpress.org), it is completely free. You can build your website and can spend little money (not more than 20$ per year) to host it on the server to make it live.
What if you choose fully hosted content? (wordpress.com) If you choose fully hosted content you can get your website built and hosted live on the internet with extra security and premium features. You have to pay around $60-100$ per year to host the content.
While using WordPress.org, you have to host your own site (we recommend this). You’ve to purchase your own web hosting service from a hosting provider (i.e., Hostinger, GoDaddy) and install the WordPress software on that hosting. On the other hand, WordPress.com takes care of all of this for you (easier to start, less freedom). But this requires a good budget. So, you’ve to make the decision whether you can go with .com or .org.
What is WordPress?
Is WordPress good for beginners?
Absolutely yes, WordPress comes with the simple and easy to configure dashboard with all the options listed in the sidebar. It contains all the features which are quite enough to create any website whether it is a business website, portfolio or personal website, a membership website or it is an LMS. To enhance the functionality of your site, you can install additional tiny extensions from the wordpress dashboard without coding and absolutely for free. So, the beginners can also access WordPress easily.
Is WordPress free to use?
WordPress is an open-source platform, so it costs nothing to use and build your website. But in order to make your website available online (on the internet), you’ll have to pay a little amount of about 20$ per year. You have to purchase a domain and hosting. You can pay for premium themes and plugins to get advanced features and eye- catchy appearance if you want.
But if you are building an average website you can go for the free versions of plugins and themes. These are more than enough to give your website a professional look and advanced features ability.
Is WordPress a website or app?
You also haveWordPress as a free app for Android in the Google Play store.If your website is on WordPress version 3.5 or higher, you can install the app and start managing your site’s content from your Android devices.
Who Discovered WordPress And How Long Has It Been?
WordPress was made as a standalone project in 2003. As WordPress is an open-source software, nowadays it has a vast community of users and developers. But if we trace WordPress’ discovery, its original creation was a result of the intellectual mind of Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.
After that Matt Mullenweg became the face of WordPress. He’s also the founder of Automattic, the company behind the for-profit WordPress.com platform.
The history of WordPress as a blog platform back in 2003 and today is a long one…
But it is sufficient to say that WordPress has pushed forward the website trend and blogging also. Thanks to its contributors and vast community, Who developed WordPress into the most popular solution to create any type of website.
Who Uses WordPress?
WordPress is used by individuals and big businesses, and everyone in between! On an immediate note, we use WordPress! So, the site that you’re looking at right now is built in by WordPress. Lot of other well-known companies and organizations use WordPress as well. Here are some of our favorite examples:
The official government website Whitehouse.gov website is powered by WordPress:
Microsoft also uses WordPress to power its blog. It uses WordPress to publish blogs for specific products like Windows and Skype.