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What is WordPress / a Content Management System?

by | Web design

To define a content management system, the clue is really in the title: it is a system (software) that assists in the management of web content – i.e. the creating, editing, organising and publishing thereof. This means you can easily add content (like text and images) to the website and change the design and display features without having to break your back in coding it.

Websites need to be updated regularly and a CMS makes this an easy job to do. Whether you want us to take care of this ongoing polishing or decide to do it yourself, a CMS will save you time and money both ways.

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in the coding language, PHP. With its powerful interface and thousands of plugins to extend its functionality, we create beautiful designs with powerful features. It gives us the freedom to build anything you want.

Many years ago, WordPress was primarily a tool to create a blog, rather than more traditional websites. That hasn’t been true for a long time, though. Nowadays, thanks to changes to the core code, as well as WordPress’ massive ecosystem of plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress. Business websites; eCommerce stores; Blogs; Portfolios; Resumes; Forums; Social networks; Membership sites and pretty much anything else you can dream up.

WordPress is now by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by approximately 75 million websites. There are endless possibilities for your site’s look and functionality. WordPress is able to host an array of media types and compliant to web coding standards.