WordPress for starters

This is an article for a wordpress newbie or someone willing to learn about the WordPress. A short introduction to the most popular Content Management System in the web world at the moment. A recent survey had shown that 1 out of every 6 websites is running in WordPress.

SO what does this mean to the new wordpress user or someone who doesn’t have programming knowledge. What makes wordpress so popular? Here are some of the main reasons I am listing down.

Ease of Use

WordPress as a CMS or blogging platform is relatively easy to use. A person who have very limited knowledge can upload and edit content easily.

To top it up, the user interface and the admin dashboard is very user friendly and easy to manipulate around.

The basic concept of wordpress content revolves around the idea of pages and posts. Pages being the content that are more likely to remain static in the future and posts being article or blogs that are being added or updated frequently.

SEO Friendly

WordPress is designed and developed with SEO in mind. By default the setting of the wordpress comes with SEO optimisation. For example post title being assigned h1 tag, which is quiet important for SEO purpose.

The dashboard is friendly for SEO to, with all the media elements such as images accepting SEO friendly format inputs.  If you want to go step further and experiment with SEO, I would like to recommend a plugin by Yoast called WordPress SEO.

Flexibility

WordPress was initially developed as platform for uploading and updating blogs. Then over the time it grew up and developed. At the time of writing WordPress had evolved as the CMS.

With customisation, WordPress can be and had been used in high complexity websites too. But adding extra functionalities within wordpress had never been easy before. There are numbers of plugins that can be found in wordpress repository that can add extra functionalities to any website.

WordPress is always up to date with latest technologies

One of the best thing I like about wordpress is the way it keeps up to date with the latest trends. One of the example being the latest theme, 2012 , is otpimised for responsive layouts. This is one of few examples.

Summing up, these are few of the things that might help you to choose WordPress for your next projects. I hope this article help you in some way.


About Author

I am Robin - WordPress Developer based in Sydney. I work as Digital Developer. I do some projects now and then, and love blogging about WordPress and Web Design.