WordPress is a Platform
When you want to create a blog or a website online, you need some kind of system to organize all of your pages and content. That is what a “CMS” does for you and WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS. WordPress is capable of creating any style of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. You can even use WordPress to create an online store that accepts payments!
With WordPress, it’s easy to build your blog without writing a single line of code or knowing anything about HTML.
Who uses WordPress?
WordPress powers nearly 30% of all websites online – that is HUGE! Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress.
To mention a few top personal bloggers that use wordpress, there is: Zoella, InTheFrow, TheLondoner, TheAnnaEdit and many others! If you would look at the top 100 bloggers in the world, I will bet that 90% of them are using WordPress!
WordPress is Free!
WordPress is a 100% free blogging platform. I’m not talking about the blog you can create for free on WordPress.com, I mean the actual platform itself.
This is why it’s important that you know the difference between WordPress.com (The business) and WordPress (The blog software).
Now keep in mind, WordPress – (The blog software) is free and has no limits on its features. The only thing you need to install this version is a blog-host. That’s why people sometimes refer to it as “Self-hosted WordPress”.