What is WordPress? WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) in the world with over 72 million users. It is estimated that 17% of websites globally are powered by WordPress. A CMS is software that enables non-technical users to edit their site's text and images to start with and so much more as you slowly learn your way around the back end. So don't worry, you don't need to know how to write code or know an online language like PHP or HTML or know how to edit your CSS. All you need to know here is how to find your page and how to use Word because the back end has a text editor which is very similar to using Word.

WordPress started life as a blogging platform but gained traction as an all purpose content management system. It is based on PHP and requires a MySQL database.

WordPress' extensive fan base is a good indicator of its quality.WordPress oozes flexibility and functionality and there are countless amounts of plugins, themes and apps which can add new functionality to the platform. It is excellent as a blogging platform.

WordPress is a pretty solid CMS, but of course, downfalls do exist. Thanks to its immense popularity, the system is exposed to SPAM, viruses and other security attacks. To avoid these issues you need to regularly update your version of WordPress. However, the problem with this is that any custom coding or customised plugins need to be updated too. Not always, but normally. This means that you may need our help in the future when making WordPress updates. If your site is very simple then you can probably set your WordPress updates on automatic and not worry about it.

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Install WordPress for Blogging and the power and flexibility to extend functionality.

Tips

Install a “Denial of Service” and/or a “Security” Plugin Download and use only the plugins your need.