WordPress is a free and open source software which can be used as a blog software, content management system, or website. It is easy and simple to use, and provides you with a way to manage and edit your own website without needing to consult an expensive website designer. Even those who have never encountered website design before can use WordPress for their website, because using WordPress is as easy as using a word processor.
With WordPress, you can use a theme of your choice to give your website the right look and feel to it and create pages and posts to build up your website. Depending on the theme you choose, you can customize your website layout, colours, and content placement. There are themes available to suit just about any business or brand, be it online stores, bands, artists, schools, small businesses, large companies, professionals, hobbyists, consultants or freelancers, there is always a theme that will fit your vision.
Posts are standard blog entries that can be shown on any page of your website that you choose, the homepage, a specific blog page, newsletter page, or any other page of your choice. You can post blog entries as often as you like, weekly, monthly, or even daily.
Pages are the basic foundation of your website, they are added to menus and they display static content, content that does not require frequent entries and updates. They are no different from the standard web pages you see on most websites, but easy to create and edit. Pages and posts can link to each other if you want to create links from one page to another, or from a post to a specific page. This way your site fits together seamlessly, with visitors able to move around and explore your website quickly and with ease.
With a vast variety of plugins, WordPress is easily customizable. Plugins are extra software that can be installed into WordPress to extend its default available functionalities. Plugins are created by third parties. Downloading,Installing, and activating plugins on WordPress is easy.
Another useful feature of WordPress is the Widget. Depending on your chosen theme, widgets let you customise the content in the footer of your website and the sidebars on your pages. You can use these widgets to place contact forms, newsletter subscription boxes, recent blog posts, or even twitter feeds, in sidebars, or in footers.