Sure, WordPress is used by millions of sites and tens of millions of people every day, but how does it really stack up the others? You might be wondering why you would want to use WordPress to build your website. A lot of people think that WordPress is only for bloggers, but you’ll see it as a versatile web platform that can be used in a number of ways. From blogging to websites with ecommerce stores, to project image galleries, and much more! I found an article which describes just how WordPress stacks up as a website building tool.
Automatically Update Your WordPress PluginsThere is a plugin for everything. Really, this is true. I wanted to share this article which talks about updating WordPress Plugins whether manually or, yes, automatically. There is now a plugin to update your plugins. This is not carte blanche to go and install anything untested on your website. I always suggest loading any new plugins in your test area and making sure they work, before you change it on your live site. The article linked to here points out some really good reasons to update: These plugin updates often contain fixes that help keep your site secure. But this link is worth sharing. You can update your plugins automatically!! Read More About Updating WordPress Plugins
WordPress for the Non-Technical Business owner and Professional, Author, Blogger and Hobbyist WordPress started out as a Web Publishing Platform and it has been around since 2003. I think it is one of the best examples of a free Open Source software community. It has grown to be more than a blogging tool and fully featured websites, storefront, and more can now be built with WordPress.
You Can Become a WordPress Expert In the early days of the software industry, all this sort of information would be top secret and this would mean that you would need to hire an expert of a particular software background to do anything at all. Open source means you and I and the experts all have equal access to use the powerful tools in WordPress. Of course it has had many improvements over the course of the years, but there are a few key features which are very impressive within this platform. WordPress is combination of technical features with a MySql database, PHP, and HTML which allow you to easily setup a website and add basic functionality quickly. You don’t need a programmer to put it together as these features work together with drag and drop ease. The Open Source components are contributed to the WordPress community with no cost to you, for the most part. Some carry a fee, but the are a great deal of highly rated plugins and widgets which are totally free for you to use.
What does that mean if you are not of the tech world?
Open source means that anyone can find out how it works and contribute to it. Simply put, there is a community of people who contribute to making WordPress hum, and share their methods, with everyone. Equal access means more power at your finger tips. In the tech world, we would call WordPress a Platform. This is nothing more than a fancy name for a software tool that allow you to do a specific job or task.