Ever heard of WordPress, but don’t know what it is? Learn the secret website developers use to make your website with no code.
Website are insanely complicated. There are hundreds of things to think about, and that before you even get to the coding! Form generation, e-commerce, user roles and permissions, content scheduling, community management, the list goes on.
I doubt you want to spend the next year learning all of it. So instead, I’ll show you a way to skip all that, with one powerful (and free!) tool.
What is WordPress? Your All-In-One Website Tool
WordPress is an amazing tool that does hundreds of thing to help make your website. It’s called a content management system (CMS) because it organized the content (words, pictures, video, and pages) of your website. Instead of coding, you can use their tools to add words, pictures and videos to pages with drag-and-drop tools.
And, it’s completely free, made and maintained by enthusiastic volunteers.
Many Great Features
So what is WordPress? What does it do? WordPress makes it easy to add a contact form to your website. Or an e-commerce store to sell things online. It can help you with little stuff, like adding social media links to your pages. It can help you with big stuff, like creating a blog where people can post comments and engaged with visitors. There’s no coding (unless you really want to).
With it installed on your website, you just search for features you want on your website, and click to add them. WordPress calls these features plugins, and there’s over 56,000 free ones.
It also has thousands of free website designs you can easily add. They have designs for blogs, online stores, professional portfolios, fan sites, hobby sites, and everything else. You can do a search for free designs here. And, they’re all customizable.
How to Install WordPress
The part most people don’t understand is how to install WordPress on their website. I created a free detailed guide for beginners on how to install WordPress, and all the other things you need, like getting hosting and a domain name.
WordPress is used by one-third of all websites on the internet. It’s easy to see why: no coding, infinitely customizable, and totally free. Give WordPress a try the next time you are making a website, you will be pleasantly surprised.