What is WordPress?

Oct 20th, 2012

With the help of WordPress, it is possible to create a fully functional website and blog in a very short amount of time — with the emphasis being on “fully functional”. The themes included in the installation package do not provide a lot of creative features or a professional layout.

WordPress on Wikipedia

WordPress Features

– The WordPress Core is the engine powering your website: from the administrative back end, basic page and post content management, navigational structures (menus) to the inclusion of widgets in your sidebar or footer.

– The WordPress Template Engine allows you to “skin” your website and to apply a custom theme to the underlying engine. Your custom WordPress them is responsible for what your website visitor sees on the front end: the colors, position of your layout’s elements, and any and all formatting specified in included style sheets.
Advanced themes sometimes have extensive administrative options that allow you – with few clicks of your mouse – to customize and change every little aspect of your website: What will be displayed, where it will displayed, who can see it and how users can interact with your website is defined in a theme’s underlying code.

– With the help of the WordPress Plugin System you can further enhance your website’s look and feel, as well as its functionality – and you can turn it on and off with a simple click of the mouse. The Plugin System allows to implement certain functionality to any WordPress website by simply adding it to every website you want to use it on.

More information about WordPress Web Design:

WordPress Website Design »
WordPress Customization & WordPress Plugin Development »

About the author:

Nina Khoury is a computer scientist, software engineer, data and information junkie and online marketer. She taught at various universities for more than six years and worked on projects for Fortune 500 companies including cisco, Intel and HP.

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