Maybe you remember building html based websites. Or perhaps you have never built a website before and now want to get one online.
If you remember the days when you had to create sites manually and code html it was a pain. You had to focus on coding and on graphics and also on the actual content. There was a lot to think of.
Then along came….
Content Management Systems
Content management systems were a salvation. They allowed you to “easily” create websites and the best thing was it was easy to update the sites. Now some of these content management systems were really expensive to buy, or if they were free they were not very good. Until WordPress came along.
WordPress revolutionised CMS’s. WordPress started as a blogging platform. So let’s try and understand what a Blog is. A Blog is like an online journal. It allows you to easily update your online journal on a daily basis. There’s no need to worry about complex coding etc.
However suddenly people began to realise that a Blog was also a good platform to use for traditional websites. Why? Because it was easy to set up and even easier to add new content. However there were other advantages. The main one being Search Engine Optimisation. WordPress is optimised to ensure that if you provide good content it will get indexed by the search engines quickly.
This is essential if you want to rank well in the search engines.
Advantages of WordPress
Apart from the SEO advantage of WordPress there are many others:
Easy to install – WordPress is really easy to install
Themes – WordPress allows you to change the design of your website really quickly using themes
Plugins – these are little “plugins” that extend the functionality of WordPress. You can do nearly anything with plugins!
Updates – WordPress is continually being updated and improved
Free – did I mention it was also free!
It’s time to get started
It’s time to get started with WordPress, so why not download my free WordPress guide here