WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) tool to quickly create websites. In March of 2018, WordPress websites made up about 30% of the sites on the internet. The site can be used for blogs, campaigns, company pages, personal profiles, and any number of other products. Innovationforchange.net is built on a WordPress multisite.
WordPress has a lot of features that make it a good choice for new web developers. These include:
- It is open-source software, which tends to be broadly used, relatively cheap, and secure.
- It is highly supported by developers, so there are a lot of guides, plugins, and other resources available to draw from to help achieve your vision.
- It‚Äôs flexible. WordPress websites power everything from political campaign websites to websites supporting protest movements. WordPress websites are almost all mobile responsive, so people can access your content from either a desktop or a mobile device.
Hosting a WordPress Website
There are two ways to build a WordPress website – to allow WordPress.com to do the building and hosting, or to host a website on your own server. Building a website via WordPress.com is the simplest and quickest way to get started – WordPress.com will take care of registering the domain name and hosting the files to your website, so you can focus on very quickly set up a space. The downside is that you‚Äôre a bit limited in what you can do on the site, which may be a bit constraining for more advanced users. Users with a little experience with WordPress may be more interested in using a WordPress hosting service like Pressable, WP Engine, BlueHost or DreamHost for more flexibility.¬†