“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 43% 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…
Ladybird Education – https://www.ladybirdeducation.co.uk
The Ladybird Education site, is an international resource of teaching materials to help school children learn English.
University of Melbourne – https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au
At the University of Melbourne, we use WordPress for sites that don’t need significant custom features, but do need to be easy to update, and quick to publish.
The Jane Goodall Institute – http://www.janegoodall.org
The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.
Snoop Dog – https://snoopdogg.com
Multi-platinum artist, actor, philanthropist and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, hit television shows, films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures. Snoop Dogg has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled musical force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognised innovator.
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 – https://finland.fi
thisisFINLAND forms an attractive window on Finland for everyone interested in the country, its culture and its people.
The Obama Foundation – https://www.obama.org
The Obama Foundation was established in January 2014 to carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade – https://www.nprdpinc.org
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC is the largest parade in the United States.