WordPress is a popular CMS (Content Management System), originally created to host blog content. Today, many companies use WordPress to build and host custom websites, that include a company blog. BBC News, TechCrunch, and The New Yorker are just a few brands that use WordPress to host their blog.
For the average consumer, most people use WordPress.com, a website that you can log into to create and manage your website. For $300 annually, WordPress.com will host a completely custom website for your brand. However, developers have access to additional tools.
Through WordPress.org, developers can download the free, open-source WordPress software to create custom WordPress websites that are easily managed via the powerful WordPress CMS. With WordPress.org, a developer can create a custom WordPress theme, and host it on their private server free of charge. The client can then manage the website through the WordPress CMS without knowing any code.
With WordPress, you can create powerful websites that host the following features:
- Add images, links, and videos to pages or blog posts
- Install themes to create a uniform appearance across your site
- Use WordPress plugins to add interactive functionality without code
Individuals with basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP can create their own custom WordPress themes and install content via a local server. You can also customize the WordPress interface to add custom fields and a navigation panel on your website.