What is WordPress?

WordPress is a software used to manage websites, also known as a content management system (CMS). WordPress has been around since 2003 and is considered to be the most popular CMS on the market. In fact, WordPress powers at least one-third of all websites on the internet.

What is WordPress used for?

WordPress can be used to manage business websites, eCommerce stores, blogs, and much more. And because it’s an open source software, thousands of developers around the world contribute to updating and refining it, ensuring it stays current with modern web standards.

What makes WordPress a better platform for managing a website?

WordPress is considered the leading CMS on the market and is an excellent choice for anyone looking to build and manage a high-quality, high-performance website. Here are a few reasons why:

It’s flexible and customizable

The ability to build custom themes means there is no limit to what you can create (at least if you’re coding themes from scratch, discussed below). You can also further customize the design and add functionality by adding plugins to your website. Just be sure to choose plugins wisely as adding too many can really slow down your page loading time, negatively impact SEO, and can introduce security risks (if the plugins aren’t reliable and secure).

It’s SEO friendly

There is a myriad of factors that contribute to search engine optimization (SEO), and WordPress delivers on many of them. For example, the Yoast SEO plugin (commonly installed on WordPress sites) makes adding metadata (title tags and meta descriptions) a breeze. Metadata tells Google what your web pages are about and helps it crawl and index each page.

Websites properly built and integrated with WordPress are also capable of quick page loading, which plays a huge role in page ranking on