WordPress is an open-source content management system. It was released in the year 2003 on May 27. WordPress is an online website creation tool written in PHP and it can be used to create a beautiful website or blog. It is perhaps the easiest and most powerful content management systems (CMS) in the world today. Since its release, WordPress has become one of the most popular web publishing platforms and today more than 30 percent of the entire web is powered by WordPress from small blogs to some of the biggest websites. WordPress is a community software and is maintained by a large group of volunteers, majority of which are WordPress consultants having active interest to contribute to WordPress. WordPress contains hundreds of themes and thousands of plugins which make your site elegant. Design elements are packaged as themes and functionality of the website is increased by the help of plugins.
There are many reasons because of which web-devcelopers prefer to use wordpress as their tool, some of them are:
- WordPress is cost effective. It is free to install but you have to pay for your domain name and web hosting services.
- WordPress is easy to use and learn. People quickly adapt to wordpress because it is easy to use and people with very basic knowledge of HTML and CSS can create a website using WordPress.
- It is extendable by using themes and plugins. As mentioned earlier, there are thousands of plugins which can help you to add different features to your website. Themes in WordPress can be customized easily and they have options that allow you to change theme colour and background, upload a logo, create beautiful sliders etc.
- WordPress is search engine friendly. WordPress is written using standard compliance, high quality code and produces schematic markup which make your site very attractive to search engines. There are various SEO plugins in WordPress which make your website SEO friendly.
- WordPress is easy to manage. WordPress comes with built-in updater with the help of which you can update your plugins and themes with just one click.
- WordPress is safe and secure. WordPress is considered quite safe as it is developed with security in mind. So it is secure to run any website on wordpress.
- WordPress can handle different media types.
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