WordPress – A content Management System
Since our marketplace has a lot of WordPress themes and we get asked about each type of content management system often, we thought It would be a good idea to make series of blogposts about each and every CMS. The first one is probably the easiest to manage and the most installed content management system that exists today. According to some statistics, WordPress occupies 28% of all websites’ systems.
Officially, WordPress is described as an “free, online and an open source website creation tool written in PHP”. It is probably the most powerful and the easiest blogging and website content management system in existence. It was first released on may 27, 2003 by its founders – Matt Mullenweg and Mike little.
You may ask, what makes WordPress so easy to manage? Why is this Content management system the first choice of so many around the world? First and foremost, it should be mentioned that this CMS is as easy to work with as Microsoft Word. Anyone with minimal computer skills should be able to manage a WordPress theme without any extra efforts.
While WordPress’s benefits well outweigh is disadvantages, some people might still choose to avoid it. Nothing happens without a reason, so in this article we will discuss those reasons, as well as most of its biggest advantages.
First, let’s list all the reasons why people tend to avoid WordPress, even today. So, the first reason is purely customary and habitual.
- • Some users say it’s not a trustworthy system, in reality they are all just looking for a reason to not use WordPress. If they prefer some other CMS more and just want to “dish” on this one there’s nothing anyone can do. Of course, the more eyes are watching something the more faults will be discovered. Sure, security concerns should be dismissed, but avoiding WordPress because you’re scared some hackers might set their eyes on your website, is rather like trying to avoid using Windows or the internet completely – it’s just absurd!
- • Software Bloat (when successive versions of a certain computer program use more memory and disk space, more power, become slower or just have way higher hardware requirements), quite frankly this is a problem all large softwares have. WordPress developers should choose their plugins (and themes) carefully and use other optimization methods to speed up their websites.
- • Absence of MVC pattern (Model-Video-Controller) – for all of you who have no idea what MVC is, let’s start by explaining. A model video controller is a “software pattern for implementing user interfaces on computers”, so in non-geek speak, it’s a pattern used to separate a certain applications concerns. Sure, WordPress seems to be missing this, but the question is why is that such a big deal? It still allows you to build sites effortlessly and in a time & money conserving way. If you have a problem with MVC and want to expand your site massively that WordPress isn’t really built for, then you’d be better off using some other management system to begin with.
So, if those were its only disadvantages, I’m guessing you’re dying to know what its benefits are.
- • The biggest one is, of course it’s ease of learning – developers can learn to use WordPress as easy as learning how to ride a bike. There are thousands of resources available on the internet to help with the learning process.
- • And ease of use – so usage and administrating is nothing even to non-developers, it allows regular people to build their own small business website and manage it without any third-party developer/contractor.
- • Ability to expand – what you see, is not the only thing you get. This beautiful system can be extended with unbelievable amount of its little helpers – plugins, themes. Assistance is available for almost any need.
- • Even though WordPress’s biggest charm is its managing simplicity, WordPress websites don’t fall far behind design-wise. An average internet user will have a hard time distinguishing it from any other Content Management System.
There you have it. Now, when deciding which type of template you should choose for your small or big, start-up or existing, local or international business, you will already know certainly if WordPress is the CMS for you.
If you have very little experience with managing WordPress websites and you need to make sure you can manage a complex site, then you should take a look at our free WordPress themes here: Atrium - Free WordPress Theme
If you do have some experience, then I suggest using our Premium WordPress themes, which you can view here : WordPress Themes