WordPress is my favourite publishing platform for blogs and websites and I wanted to share with you some of the benefits of using WordPress.
There a couple of elements that make WordPress a fantastic tool to use.
1) Easy to manage using the Dashboard
The Dashboard is the main control panel from where you have full control of your blog. From here you can easily manage:
- Your blog posts
- Your static pages (i.e About me)
- Your media content such as images
- The appearance of your blog using easily available free themes
- Your plugins
- Your users and
- Your general settings
It is so easy to manage it that you don’t even need a manual. You can start experimenting and playing with it straight away.
2) Using Themes
Themes allow you to customise the look and feel of your blog. There are literally thousands of free themes out there that suite everybody’s taste. What I like about themes is that you don’t have to deal with code or HTML. You just go to dashboard, select a themed.zip file and instantly your website will change to the new layout and design.
To find free themes just search for “Free WordPress Themes” on your favourite search engine.
Plugins are essentially add-on features you can add on demand to your website. There are right now over 9,000 plugins covering features such as SEO, Social media, image management, page management and many more. This allows you to add features to your website as and when you need them. You can even use your WordPress dashboard to search for relevant plugins and install them straight away. No need to worry about FTP, and all that malarkey.
4) Posting new pages
It is unbelievably simple to create new pages on WordPress. Just click on “Add New” under Pages or Posts on the Dashboard. You have a visual editor where you can add all sorts of content including text, images, video and sound.
WordPress is an simple yet powerful publishing platform for your website or blog. It is simple to use, yet flexible and extensible and is the perfect combination for today’s fast pace of life.
You can find more details for WordPress at www.WordPress.org website.