WordPress, Your Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular CMS Platform

Introduction: What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It is used as a platform for blogging, creating websites, managing multi-user blogs, and building online applications.

WordPress was initially released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg as a fork of b2/cafelog.

What Makes WordPress the Best CMS for Blogs and Websites?

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. It powers over a quarter of all websites on the internet.

Shahzad Shahab,
Owner of Creating Bee

WordPress is an open-source software, which means that it is free to download and use. WordPress was created for everyone to use and it has a huge community of developers and designers who have contributed to its code. WordPress can be used easily by any user, whether they are new or experienced with web design.

The WordPress Declaration of the Nine Freedoms is a document that eloquently describes what WordPress is and what it doesn’t do. It states that software does not have an expected behavior or a natural state. Instead, it can be used for good or for bad. This document reminds users to be careful about the tools they use, and not to rely on promises that websites are secure without proper precautionary measures.

How to Install WordPress on Your Hosting Provider’s Server

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5 Tips for Setting Up Your WordPress Site & Pages

Get Rid Of Sample Content

Fresh WordPress installation comes with a sample post, a couple of sample pages, and a sample category, that’s the only stuff that you need to remove and start creating your own pages and posts. If you are going to use a pre-built theme, which needs to import demo content in order to set up the theme then there will be additional steps to remove sample posts, sample media such as images, sample products, and sample pages.

Make It SEO Friendly

This is an important tip for everyone starting with WordPress. After the installation of WP, go to settings > Permalinks – Here you will need to set the permalinks as “Post-Name”. This step will automatically start naming your new pages and posts using the title, which will create user and search-engine-friendly URLs instead of some random strings of numbers and letters.

Choose The Right Time Zone

Choosing the right time zone will help your server recognize your time and will perform the scheduled task at the right time. To do this simply head to Settings > General and select the right timezone.

Focus On The Basic Pages First!

Pages like Contact Us, About Us, and Homepage should be your priority as people will be more interested in learning about your products/services or contacting you in order to learn more about your business.

Rename The Images

Many of the people I have come across ignore the name of the images that they place within their website pages and posts. Don’t make this mistake. Search engines like Google, can’t read the image itself but they take the name of the image as its identity, so make sure that you rename the image before uploading, and once you add the image to your post also write the ALT tag for it.

Conclusion: Should You Use WordPress As Your Website CMS?

Yes, I think WordPress is 100% a perfect choice for all sorts of websites. Either you own a restaurant, spa, construction company, pharmacy, or a brand store. WordPress can help your business and create a steady and reliable web store. Tell us how was your experience with WordPress or if you have any questions in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you.

If you need more help or any assistance setting up your website, you can reach out to Creating Bee. They are one of the top website design companies based in Houston, TX.

Shahzad Shahab

Shahzad Shahab

Shahzad Shahab is a professional Graphics Designer and Website developer with over 14+ years of experience. He helps local and e-commerce businesses get a reputable online presence and also helps educate small business owners with tips and tricks for success.

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