What is a WordPress Website?

A WordPress website is any website that uses WP as its content management system, or CMS. To explain, WordPress controls all of your back end website design. It controls and designs your content, themes, interface, etc. In addition, it also helps with the front end of your website. Your sites layout, appearance, how well users interact with the website content, etc. are all on the front end. Many front end features are designed in the back end editor.

WordPress Dashboard

Here you can see the main dashboard for WordPress. The dashboard is where you control all elements of your website. You can control your pages, posts, and any other customization from here.

What Site Can I Build in WordPress?

With WordPress you can make any website you can imagine. Some examples are:

  • Blogs
  • Business Websites
  • Portfolios
  • E-Commerce websites for shopping
  • Event websites
  • Many more!

The opportunities are limitless. There are a variety of themes, plug-ins, and other tools that allow you to design each website to your specific tastes.

What are the Benefits of Using WordPress?

Creative Freedom

There are many benefits to using WordPress for your website, blog, or any other project you’re working on. The main benefit is that WordPress isn’t a “website builder.” You might be wondering why you would want to use something that’s not a website builder for your website. What we mean is it’s not exclusively a website builder. To expand, you can build a website in WordPress but you can do so much more. You can make blog posts, post videos, edit your themes and many other things! Not only do you have complete creative freedom with WordPress, it’s also very simple!

Simplicity

Simplicity is another huge attraction of WordPress to new users looking to design a website or start a blog. WP makes it possible to quickly create and publish your content to your audience with little to no barriers. Additionally, it’s very easy for new users to catch on and use. Just by watching a few tutorials you can be on your way to being a master of WordPress!

Search Engine Optimization

Last, but certainly not least, we have search engine optimization or SEO. WordPress allows its users to track their website’s SEO performance and adjust their content accordingly. Not only that, but it also allows for the installation of plug-ins to track SEO for your webpages, posts, articles, etc. Yoast SEO is one of the most common SEO plug-ins that people use. It allows for real time SEO updates as you’re creating your content. It also allows you to quickly and easily tailor your content to your audience’s needs!

WordPress as a Whole

So, you may still be asking yourself, why WordPress? Why not another easy-to-use website builder such as Wix or GoDaddy? Well the easiest way to put it is the simplicity, freedom of customization, and many other reasons are why WordPress is one of the fastest growing content management systems out there. It has allowed both new and experienced crowds to migrate and still meet their creative needs. It allows you to have complete creative control of your content, theme, pages, and there’s absolutely no trade-off in simplicity.