Ever heard of WordPress but have no idea what it is? You are not alone. If you are interested in launching a website or want to start blogging, WordPress is a platform to consider for its easy and seamless user interface. If you possess basic computer knowledge and know how to send an email, you can use WordPress to manage a beautiful website without any coding knowledge.
WordPress is a free and open-source blogging website creation tool. Developed in 2003 as a user-friendly content management system (CMS), WordPress currently powers more than 60 million websites and is indisputably one of the most powerful website management systems you can find today. It allows you to focus on the content (words and optionally pictures) while letting the WordPress engine (and website designers such as ourselves) manage the technical aspects of your website for you.
Easy Account Creation
One of the most attractive advantages about WordPress is that it offers a simple yet solid website solution for those who do not have much computer programming experience. Creating a WordPress account is very similar to creating an email account. All you have to do is follow the instructions, fill out some personal questions (name, email address, date of birth and etc.) and click submit. Here at EnvisionIT Solutions, we can do this part for you, but we like for all our clients to know that they can make changes to the websites we create for them quickly and easily.
Once you have a WordPress account, and log in, the "Dashboard" is the first thing you will see. It is the administrative overview of your website, and it is the place for you to get an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening with your website. You can see the total number of pages and posts you have so far, check out the site statistics to monitor your traffic, or do some brainstorming for your next blog post.
Some of the WordPress content management options you will see will include posts, pages and media. Media is your storage place for pictures, music and videos. Posts will help you manage blog posts. Pages helps you manage your web content such as the home page, service pages and so on.
Seamless Content Publication
When it comes to publishing new content, WordPress offers you the options to save drafts, preview posts and even schedule publishing dates. Spelling and grammar check is automatic, while your published posts are immediately sent to the WordPress Reader for other WordPress users to see. If you offer content of value, you will soon enjoy a group of loyal followers on WordPress.
Beyond Content Management
In addition to its simple content publication and management features, this amazing website creator also makes developing a web design a possibility for all. On the left of your Dashboard, you will come across a section called "Appearance." This is where you can find WordPress themes and use their pre-built styles to develop your own web design without any coding on your part. WordPress not only supercharges your ability to manage your website's content, but also helps you to present your content with style, it just takes practice.
If you'd like a customized theme to truly represent your unique business, give us a call. EnvisionIT Solutions offers professional website design services. If it's the right solution for your business website, we use WordPress to make website maintenance and content management both simple and affordable. This allows you to focus on what you do best, your business! We know technology so you don't have to!
Written By Mike Tungate
Hello! I am the Web Services Manager @ EnvisionIT Solutions. I create beautiful websites, branding and marketing systems for businesses. Let me know if you have any questions. I am an avid photographer and a lover of musical instruments.