What Exactly is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. In lamen’s terms, it’s the easiest, most powerful blogging and website CMS (Content Management System) in existence today!

WordPress is used by many popular blogs, news outlets, music sites, foodies and many Fortune 500 companies. You can find out who all use it by visiting here

Why should you use WordPress?

  • Instant and easy setup: It doesn’t take a computer wiz to work with WordPress. With SpexHost it’s nothing but a mouse click away in your cPanel and your site will auto install. No HTML code needed!
  • Good for both your website and blog: Though initially built for the blogger in all of us, WordPress has now evolved into a full featured web content management system that you can use to freely and easily manage any website.
  • Hundreds of thousands of website themes (mostly free!): You don’t even have to create your own website, there are themes for you to pick and choose and you can search many of them within the WordPress system!
  • Plugins for everything and anything: If you want your website to function a certain way chances are there is a plugin for that. With so many to choose from you will be able to set up your website exactly how you want it!
  • Popularity: At least 23% of all websites online today are powered by WordPress! Chances are you have been visiting many of them without even knowing they were!
  • WordPress Community: With millions of users, there are forums and communities everywhere! Connect and learn as well as voice any opinion about WordPress.
  • Search Engine Friendly: WordPress automatically fixes tons of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) issues making your site extremely search engine friendly allowing you to get the right people to your website!
  • Mobile Ready: Everything now is turning mobile. From smartphones to tablets to many other media devices. If you think your customers are visiting your website from a Personal Computer all the time, think again. Many themes have this in mind and come mobile friendly.
  • Open Source: What this means for you is a free from commercial restrictions and limitations environment that means you can use the software how you want and the way you want, anywhere, anytime! It’s also a big reason why over 10 years later it is still growing and evolving to better your website needs!

 

When you choose WordPress you have complete control over your website, whether it is a blog about your favorite recipes, or a business website selling high end soap bars. It is by far the CMS of choice for many people online AND it also comes for free with any hosting package through SpexHost.

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