WordPress is a Content Management System for the web. That means it helps users separate the text on a website from the design. You can enter text for a page in a friendly visual editor, and not have to worry about things like layout, colors, menus, or fonts. Because the text is stored separately from the design, it’s easier to edit the words on your site – and easier to change the design too. You can often change the entire look and feel of your site with a click of a button.
WordPress is well known as the platform of choice for bloggers, as it easily supports a newspaper-style news feed. A blogger can post updates or reports on any topic, and WordPress takes care of the organization of the posts, helps you categorize your writing, and supports easy RSS feeds.
It’s not just for bloggers anymore, though. Now supporting a wide variety of static page types and styles, and allowing for full customization of home pages, WordPress is the growing platform of choice for business websites. Anyone who needs to create a web presence – be it with static information, an updating news feed, or both – will find WordPress to be a powerful solution.
The WordPress interface is straightforward and easy to learn. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be able to add your own pages or posts with minimal technical skill. You no longer have to be a programmer to read or update a web page.
If you’re new to WordPress and not sure if it’s for you, I’d love to give you a tour of its interface. I can show you the platform at work, and answer any questions you may have.