“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”
Themes can be easily downloaded from the official WordPress site or from hundreds of other places around the web. The same goes with plugins, which are used to extend the functionality of your WordPress site.
As well as being a fantastic blogging and content management system, one of the huge benefits is the wealth of information out there. There’s a great community of people behind the design & development of the WordPress system itself. People from all over the world contribute their time, knowledge and skill to keeping WordPress updated and secure.
There’s also a huge number of designers, developers & bloggers who share their knowledge through blog posts, tutorials, reviews, videos and the creation of thousands of themes & plugins.
WordPress powers a staggering amount of websites. In fact, it powers over 27% of the whole web! Everything from personal blogs to large corporate websites. The following are just a very few examples of the millions of diverse sites powered by WordPress…
Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) – http://www.wnba.com
The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) was founded in 1996, as the women’s counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Walt Disney Company – https://thewaltdisneycompany.com
The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Using our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, services and consumer products, we seek to develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world.
The San Francisco Examiner – http://www.sfexaminer.com
The San Francisco Examiner is a longtime daily newspaper distributed in and around San Francisco, California, and has been published continuously since the late 19th century.
Felicia Day – http://feliciaday.com
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows including, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural and Eureka. Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award–winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.
The Official Star Wars Blog – http://www.starwars.com/news
Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. Star Wars is one of the most popular movie series of all time and the series’ official blog is powered by WordPress.
thisisFINLAND – http://finland.fi
thisisFINLAND forms an attractive window on Finland for everyone interested in our country, its culture and its people. Produced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and published by the Finland Promotion Board, thisisFINLAND was originally established in 1995 as Virtual Finland.
Ladies Learning Code – http://ladieslearningcode.com
A new Toronto-based collective of women working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning basic, beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.