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Know More About WordPress

Business Technology | February 17, 2012

Once used primarily as a blogging platform, WordPress is now one of 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:

  1. Updating your site content is simpler than ever using WordPress. With its dynamic page creation you can update your site effortlessly without using a large amount of storage
  2. You can obtain a free website at WordPress.com with subdomains. This can be a good way to cut costs if you don’t mind .wordpress.org at the end of your domain.
  3. If you have your own domain and hosting account, WordPress can be installed in minutes (WordPress calls it their ‘famous 5-minute install’).  No coding skills necessary.
  4. Are there minimum requirements? Yes, if you are hosting your own website outside of WordPress, there are some requirements to bear in mind. To obtain the appropriate support at some point, you must be sure you have the correct MySQL and PHP versions on your server.
  5. To make your site look nice, there is an considerable selection of templates, called “themes”, available online. Some are free of charge, while others are not. Nevertheless, using these it is possible to easily and quickly customize your site the way you like.
  6. WordPress offers centralized management for all of your pages, posts, multimedia assets, and reader comments. It’s also really easy to manage users and user profiles.
  7. WordPress has many plugins produced by users that make e-commerce simple. You can advertise, review, as well as sell products using these without having to look for additional add-ons.

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