WordPress is free and powerful software to develop websites. It’s a CMS (Content Management System) for managing content without getting involved in the complexities of the web architecture. It is very simple and easy to use, even for beginners.
41.4% of the top 10 million websites & 60% of all CMS are powered by WordPress. These impressive stats continue to dominate the web development industry. In 2003, it started as a blogging tool, now it has become the platform to build any kind of website.
“WordPress.com is the only service of its kind that not only lets you export your data, but gives you an open source package you can run on pretty much any web host out there to run your own instance of the software. So the freedom is really in your hands.”
Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic Inc.
To get started, all you need is a domain name and a hosting provider. Domain name is the address of the website (example - andolasoft.com) and hosting provider is the server where all the files are stored.
WordPress uses themes and plugins to control a website. Themes enhance the look and feel of the site, whereas plugins add interactive functionalities. Its open-source, which means the themes and plugins are customizable, according to the needs of the user.
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