What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

Wordpress Icon in SVG Format

WordPress is Content Management System (CMS) that was first released to the public in May of 2003. It was primarily used for Blogging but over the years had matured into being used for eCommerce and other aspects of websites.

There is a trade-off when using WordPress as it is not as flexible as a Custom Website. Flexibility is present but at a cost. For instance, Themes are used to Style a site. The theme expects that you will set your content in the manner for which the theme was designed. If not, you’ll need to modify the theme and this is where things start to slow down.

Additionally, WordPress offers Plugins that do all sorts of wonderful things. The trade-off is that the plugins (and their raw source code) are also available to hackers. This means that if Hackers find a vunerability, you could find yourself the victim of a hacked website.

Being careful which Plugins you use as well as keeping them up-to-date, which can go a long way to protecting your site from getting “hacked”. Smaller plugins with a simple specific purpose are less likely to get compromised. If you need something unique or data-intensive, this could point to a Custom Website as being a better alternative.

Additionally, a Custom WordPress Website could be a good choice if you are looking to blend some custom features with the functionality that makes WordPress a good choice for Bloggers.

In summary, a WordPress site is one where the Customer does not need a lot of technical knowledge to be able to administer and publish their content.

We offer WordPress sites as well as Custom WordPress sites if you are looking to upgrade or start a put your business online today. Please Contact us if you have questions or are ready to start on your new website today.

Deprecated: trim(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\SGDesign.com\words\wp-content\plugins\simple-lightbox\includes\class.utilities.php on line 545