What is WordPress and how does it work?

What is WordPress and how does it work?

WordPress is an open source CMS based on the PHP programming language. Initially, it was used as a blogging platform where users could create a blog themselves on a domain owned by WordPress. Nowadays, more and more companies use WordPress as a CMS solution for their websites. WordPress can be used both by service companies and other companies, for example an e-commerce. In other words, this means that the possibilities are many and they are governed by the needs of the business.

Most people who use WordPress as a CMS usually do so because the system is user-friendly and flexible. Not much knowledge is required before you can get your website up and running and the maintenance is often done automatically as their developers constantly update the code. WordPress is also SEO friendly and has many good features that support the work in terms of search engine optimization.

Since the whole idea is based on open source, this means that there are many great plugins and themes that you can use freely, at no extra cost, to get more flexibility with your new web. Some plugins come with a cost but usually offer better support and updates. These can be subsystems that you need to integrate, for example a payment solution to a third party. These extensions are usually better from a security perspective, but since all extensions are developed by third parties, it is difficult to guarantee the security of all code.

Many advantages of choosing WordPress

  • WordPress is free.
  • One of the market’s oldest CMS.
  • User-friendly and stable.
  • Continuous updates from WordPress.

That said, there are many benefits to WordPress and we at Awave are more than happy to help you discuss whether this is the right system for you. We have many years of experience in combining WordPress with other systems to get a good web. In our portfolio, we have many companies, small and large, that use WordPress as their CMS. Take a look at these and let us know if you have any questions.