Thank you very much for joining me in this video once again. In this video I am going to explain what WordPress is.
WordPress is an online Open source website creation tool based on PHP and MySQL.
WordPress is one of the most powerful platforms to host your site on. It is free, flexible and powerful and any sort of customized website can be created. In a summary WordPress:
- It is free
- It is powerful
- It is flexible
So first of all, it is an online web creation tool. It means it is online and you do not have not buy it in any other media form. You simply go to www.wordpress.org and download it from there. It is open source means that you do not have to pay anything for it. Simply download it and start using.
It is powerful means that you can create any type of website or content management system using WordPress.
The fact that it is very powerful can be seen from that some of the top names in business, i.e. in the online space, use WordPress as platform for their content. They have created stunning sites using this free software.
If you head over to www.wordpress.org/showcase you will see that some of the most prominent businesses use this platform.
For instance, Newsroom Facebook, the New York Times Media, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Re/Code etc. use this platform.
WordPress is powerful, and easy to learn. You do not have to create any code. All the coding has been already done for you. You need just to learn a few simple things and then you are ready to go.