Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Know More About WordPress

Once used chiefly as a blogging platform, WordPress is now just about the most popular website publishing and content management tools on the web. According to Tech Crunch, about 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the U.S. run WordPress. What’s more, one of the most popular publishers in the world uses WordPress.

Here are 7 things you should know about WordPress:

    With WordPress it is not necessary to rebuild your pages eachtime you want to update your site. Updating your content is fast and easy, as WordPress has dynamic page generation.
    You can build a free subdomain in seconds. You can register at to get a free website (e.g. This is great if you don’t have the funds to spend on external hosting and domain services.
    The ‘Famous 5 minute install’. For those who have already purchased and are hosting your domain elsewhere, WordPress can be installed quickly and easily. And have no fear – coding is not necessary.
    For those with their own domain and hosting account, WordPress has some minimum requirements. Essentially you need to ensure you have a complying version of PHP and MySQL on your server. The advantages of meeting minimum requirements are that you will receive precise WordPress support if you have an issue.
    To help make your site look good, there is an wide-ranging selection of templates, called “themes”, available on the internet. Some are free, while others are not. Regardless, using these you are able to easily and quickly tailor your site to your liking.
    WordPress has centralized management. Which makes managing your pages, posts, as well as your users simple with WordPress.
    WordPress encourages e-commerce. There is an abundance of plugins that have already been designed that allow you to accept payments, advertise, and more on your website. The easy plugin search keeps these options at your fingertips.


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