WordPress Content Management System
Most websites today are built in WordPress and I have no reason to buckle the trend. WordPress works very well whether its for a big content magament system site or a personal blog. The ongoing development and global community supporting WordPress will keep it to the fore of web design for a good while yet.
So What is it?
WordPress is a free opensource contents management and blogging tool with is highly customisable and provides huge functionality while still easy to use. Theres lots more to read baout it on wordpress.org
Note: I can also rebuild your website in WordPress keeping its exisitng style and functions while providing all the extra functionality you get with WordPress.
Why use WordPress?
WordPress has has built its success on its intuitive user interface which even without a tutorial you can see right away how you can add a new article or edit existing information. Add an image or gallery, align it on the page, give it a link… all carried out in a handy editor that looks a bit like the MS Word interface.
Unlike many online content services such as facebook, twitter or free hosted websites WordPress can be installed on your hosting server ensuring your content is safe and can be presented any way you want it.
If you want your website to be found easily, WordPress allows you to add your own page titles, meta tags and search engine friendly urls (web page address). Search engines can easily index any page (you allow) on your site which is key to being found on the web.
Much of the ‘ready to go’ functionality in WordPress comes from its extensive range of plugins. These are easy to install and expand the functionality of you website. Most are free and functions can range from adding an image gallery or contact form to backing up your website database.
When your website is completed you will have all the predetermined functionality already installed and tested.
There is so much WordPress can do and so much functionality it can add to your site. You can use it as you choose. Allowing easy expansion of your website’s capacity and functionality, because the content of your site is stored on a seperate database it means you can change the look and feel of your site without compromising your content. There is a huge support community and many websites sharing all sorts of information about how to do anything with WordPress.
With WordPress you can have multiple account users that can access you company website. Each account can be given various levels of permissions.
WordPress seems to be ina constant state of evolution and gets better with each update. Most of these make using it even easier and more secure and the updates are always free (as is wordpress itself)