I like to think of myself as a “maker” with WordPress; it’s a piece of free, open source software used for nearly a quarter of all websites (it’s good). It enables websites to be created without too much expense and with a hugely powerful back end to control and customise the website whenever necessary. It’s actively maintained by some of the best web programmers in the world, making it very secure and reliable, too!
Standard WordPress Features
- Unlimited everything:
- Blog posts
- Totally customisable settings for the site and the way it looks
- Drag and drop “widgets” for sidebars, etc.
- World-class security
Doing more with WordPress
One of the greatest strengths of WordPress is its plugins system. This gives developers (like me) the tools to expand the functionality easily and without compromising security. With plugins, it’s easy to…
- …add more widgets
- …change the way the admin end looks
- …create and manage mailing lists and newsletters
- …make whole online shops (eCommerce)
- …enhance community with forums, profiles, etc.
- …link into social media accounts
- …create extra post types such as for a portfolio
- …take payments for subscriber-only content or donations
- …do pretty much anything else you could imagine
Want to know more?
I have years of experience crafting WordPress websites for myself and clients: I know my way around the software and the community, even writing about WordPress. If you have a project, I’d love to hear about it: