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WordPress is a well-known content management system that the web has adopted as one of the most used systems out there. When it comes to an easy to use CMS that caters for many of the requirements users tend to need, WordPress ticks the boxes.
There are a hundreds of content management systems available as open-source software to choose from. They range from the likes of Joomla, Drupal, Magento etc, but WordPress appears to be the most favoured amongst users with a whopping 61% market share.
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Before the dawn of WordPress came into existence, the CMS was known as B2 cafelog - a blogging system that generated pages dynamically from the contents of the MySQL database.
At the time, it was created by Michel Valdrighi, a French programmer who developed the weblog by gaining inspiration from other blogging platforms.
In 2003, developers Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg created a fork of the b2 cafelog and released, what people know today as... WordPress. That's now grown into one of the most popular CMS systems available and is used by millions of users worldwide.
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Side note - the image above displays the downloads of the version 4.6 rather than the whole of WordPress but it gives you an idea of the scale of the system.
Since the release of this popular CMS, it has become and still currently is an open-source software tool that is freely downloaded without having to worry about copyright or payments. There is also a commercial arm to the project now, which is based over at wordpress.com.
When it comes to WordPress, there are many interesting fun facts out there. Here are a few that are worth knowing.
These fun facts are certainly something to remember and could come in handy one day! For more fun and awesome facts, have a look at the source links as they provide many more facts.
When it comes to using WordPress, there are many opportunities to get creative starting with the likes of designing, developing a theme, adding plugins or even developing full custom websites.
There are many reasons why WordPress is as well-known as mentioned in the above sections - however, one of the most common reasons is how it's able to use ready made themes.
Implementing themes doesn't require an advanced knowledge of programming languages (unless you’d like to get creative with design).
When it comes to choosing the perfect theme, it can be a tricky and time consuming process process. To help you see some of our favourite themes, we’ve released an article containing 20 WordPress themes we think are certainly worth having a look at.
At times, many users tend to stay away from using ready-made themes and decide on having a custom built theme. There are many reasons as to why a company would decide to do this. One could be that there are no themes available with all the functionality needed within the website or they may just want a one off design.
As a team of designers/developers who are specialised in many CMS platforms including WordPress, we create custom themes on a daily basis - have a look at our case studies to see some examples.
WordPress is not just a blogging platform or a portfolio based website platform. It also supports e-commerce, through use of plugins such as WooCommerce.
It allows businesses to set up online stores quickly from either ready-made themes or on a custom development project. With an easy to use CMS and a great community behind it, the support behind any issues found is great and they are normally answered by someone in the community pretty quickly on the likes of stackoverflow.com.
With the technology advancement over the years, we’ve seen a quite an increase in mobile usage when it comes to website browsing or any other activities. Recently a new article released by guardian showcases a staggering statistic of how mobile has overtaken desktop when it comes to surfing the world wide web.
For WordPress, whether you decide to go for a ready-made theme or custom developed, the responsive feature is pretty much a must these days.
When it comes to benefits of using WordPress, it’s safe to say there are many and here are a few that are worth knowing:
As far as the drawbacks are concerned, there can be quite a few for WordPress. It is crucial to be aware of them and here are a few that are worth knowing:
As with all CMS system, there are pros and cons and it is crucial to be aware of them so you can choose the best system suitable for you..
We hope you now know what WordPress is and what it can do for you. We hope this will have given you a better understanding when it comes to making the decision whether you'd like to use it or not.
When it comes to WordPress, our experienced team of designers/developers can help create a design whether you decide to go for custom development or ready-made theme. Get in touch and find out what we can offer you.
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