“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 Walt Disney Company – https://thewaltdisneycompany.com
The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company.
thisisFINLAND – https://finland.fi
thisisFINLAND forms an attractive window on Finland for everyone interested in the country, its culture and its people.
Unicef UK – https://www.unicef.org.uk
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work for children. They also promote and protect children’s rights in the UK and internationally. They are a UK charity, entirely funded by supporters.
The Official Website of Sweden – https://sweden.se
Sweden.se is publicly funded and produced, developed, maintained and operated by the Swedish Institute (SI). SI is a public agency that builds interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We work with Sweden promotion, cooperation in the Baltic Sea region and global development.