Want to build your own website? You can’t go wrong with WordPress. WordPress is proven to be the simplest and most popular among users wanting to create their own websites and blogs. Today, an average of 35% of websites on the internet are made using WordPress, making it a leading website development platform.
On the technical aspect, WordPress is an open-source, most flexible and powerful Content Management System (CMS), written in PHP, paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database and licensed under GPLv2. Content Management System is basically a tool that makes the management of the important aspects of a website – like content – easy, without needing to know anything about programming. With this feature, anyone can use or modify the WordPress software.
Features that your WordPress websites support:
Easy customization and update
Wide range of themes and plugins
SEO friendly websites
Supports different media type
Easy to manage
Safe and Secure
Let’s understand WordPress at its core
Types of Websites WordPress can make
WordPress was introduced in 2003 by two web developers Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. It was initially used are a tool to create blogs. However, it has evolved over the years to also support other types of web content along with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes. You can create any type of website with WordPress.
eCommerce or online stores
Mailing lists and forums
Learning management systems (LMS)
Anything else you can think of!
There are two different platforms hosted by WordPress:
“The real WordPress”, is an open-source popular website platform that is 100% free for anyone to use. All you need is a domain name and web hosting. This is why it is also referred to as self-hosted WordPress.
WordPress.org is simple to use but is also limited in what it can do and hence it is majorly used for blogging and microsites creation by users.
WordPress.com is a paid hosting service created to support multiple website types. It is powered by the software of WordPress.org and is also simple to use. But you lose much of the flexibility of the self-hosted WordPress as it has many other technical functionalities that can aid the creation of a wide range of websites as per the user requirements.
With WordPress.com you may require a web development expert to create and handle your website. Webmantra’s team of experts is fully skilled and can support you with the WordPress website development for your business. We understand your business type and suggest the best WordPress commercial plans along with themes and features that may best fit for your website.