WordPress is the most popular CMS, or content management system on the planet. Seriously, the internet is huge, right? And WordPress runs 27% of the whole internet. So why is WordPress so popular?
For one, it's a versatile platform like no other. You can use WordPress to build a simple personal website or blog, or to power a large organization. For example, the New York Times runs all of its blogs on WordPress. And major online publications such as TED, CNN, and Time.com also use it.
WordPress is free, open source software centered around an amazing community of developers and users who help each other out. On one end of the spectrum, small business owners, artists, organizations, and individuals build WordPress sites without touching a line of code.
On the other end, developers create and improve WordPress software, themes, and plugins, and provide support and education for the rest of the community.
Where do you start with WordPress?
WordPress is a CMS, or content management system. That means you don't have to edit any code as you add content, features, and updates to your website. You simply use the WordPress dashboard to create, edit, and publish new content in the form of blog posts or pages on your site.
Your website begins with a theme. WordPress themes are basically website templates that have been created by a developer for you. Developers create themes for all purposes. There are blogging themes, real estate themes, small business themes, photography themes, portfolio themes, church themes, charity themes, and way more.
WordPress themes come packed with options, which you can configure without using code through the WordPress dashboard.
It's like choosing the shape, style, fabric, and color of your clothes by selecting different options in a user interface.
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