What Is WordPress?

2017-10-15T22:10:45+00:00

It’s Not A Website Builder!

What is WordPress? It is a software used to create and maintain websites through unique themes, custom functionality and a wide network of tools and support. It is not a “Website Builder”. A website builder like WIX or GoDaddy’s GoCentral often have rigid designs, limited to no customization and lack the ability to grow with you or your business.

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“WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.”

WordPress.org

WordPress an open source tool; meaning anyone can use it and contribute to the its development. Its future is in the hands of those who use it. WordPress comes in two forms, a blogging site or an external installation on a website host.

With several popular website creation tools, why WordPress?

WordPress is not the only software that will help you create websites. Tools like Squarespace, Drupal and Joomla can each be used to build a website. Unlike its competitors, WordPress is the one tool designed with everyone in mind – contributor, developer and visitor. WordPress was designed with you in mind, from the beginning. In its beginning, it provided people an outlet on the web to share stories, facts and opinions through blogging. People quickly found that they could do more then just setup a simple blogging page and could establish a decent website.

Today, WordPress still provides a simple blogging solution. What people may not realize is that behind that solution is a robust structure that will let you create a custom website unique to your store, organization and company.

How Can I Use WordPress?

WordPress can be used to create a website with pages, blog posts, calendar of events, shopping cart and much more. It can be a personal or professional blog surrounded around your subject matter. It can be a web-based app on your computer, phone or tablet. You can use WordPress to create, engage and communicate to the the world.

We love WordPress so much that we use it for any new website that we build.

Take a look at our client’s websites for ideas on what you could do.

Insider Louisville
Louisville Cardinal
The Pressbox
International Center
Community Working Group

For additional inspiration, here are other websites that are all built within WordPress.

Angry Birds
Vogue
Herald Sun
Houston Zoo
This Is Finland

If you have questions on how we can update your current website or create a new WordPress website for you, let us now.