Hi guys today I am going to tell you about wordpress, Its features, advantages, disadvantages etc.
But before going to wordpress lets see what is Content Management System (CMS)
Content Management System or CMS is software which runs on your local machine or virtually available to you, which helps in building a website and managing the data dynamically. There are many CMS available on all over the internet such as WordPress, blogger, Drupal, Typepad, Tumblr and Joomla.
What is wordpress ?
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) and it is the most popular blogging platform on all over the world. One of Six website on internet runs on wordpress. Worpdress is both a publishing tool from WordPress.com as well as content management system for the self hosted wordpress blogs. Most of the famous website such as Wall Street Journal blogs, People Magazine as well as this website uses wordpress.
Its got a huge library of theme and plugins, which will cut your effort upto 70%. But let me also tell you what is theme and plugins in wordpress.
Theme :- WordPress theme is package of image and php files which allow a user to change the whole layout, look and functionality of their website in just a click and without loosing their previous data or posts. There is a huge collection of theme for wordpress, themes are available as free as well as premium.
Plugins :- One very popular feature of WordPress is its plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its abilities beyond the core installation. WordPress has a database of over 26,000 plugins, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customizations range from SEO (Search Engine Optimization) enhancers to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars.
WordPress : Advantages
- WordPress is extremely flexible it can be used to create a simple blog, video blog, a portfolio website as well as complex ecommerce website.
- Its absolutely free. The only cost you have to pay is for web hosting and for domain name.
- WordPress is a decade old and it has gone countless updates which make it bug free.
- WordPress is open source that means any one can design its theme as plugins for it.
- WordPress got thousand of plugins as well as developers, due to which many new plugins and themes are released daily for wordpres.
- A huge theme collection which are ranged from 0 to 100$, can be used to modify and improve display of your website.
WordPress : Disadvantages
- To take full advantage of wordpress you have to host it on your own server which will increase your, domain name cost, hosting cost, and CDN cost.
- With great power came great complexity, wordpress can be a bit complex at first and sometime you have to manually tinkering the cost which will made you task a bit complex.
- Mostly good plugins and themes are premium, means it will increase your cost for the website.
- There is huge problem of security in wordpress. Mostly it attacked by the hackers, as well as spammers, then if your server crashes there is a chance of losing the data.
That’s all for this article, if I miss any point then please write it in the comments.
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