WordPress CMS Explained In Less Than 5 Minutes – WP Nirvana

With WordPress you can build an amazing site which is why so many websites and blog use it.

WordPress is a CMS and the first step is to understand what “content management system” or CMS really does. It’s the system that holds your webpages, media and other configurations for your site to do what you want it to do. It’s built on a database. Your content, images and configuration live there.

That’s WordPress as a CMS. Think of it this way. WordPress lets you create and manage your content thru one single interface or dashboard while the backend or database holds the configuration and customization that makes your site unique.

This is an over-simplification but it’s what you use to administer and manage your blog’s content. As a CMS, Wordpress powers both big and small companies. In fact, WordPress is so popular there are over 74 million (yes, Million with an M) WordPress sites to date and still growing.

With all the different CMS choices available WordPress or (WP for short) is one of the most popular.  One reason is that you don’t have to code or be a programmer to use WordPress.  Your can but it’s not required. Which makes this CMS an easy one to use by both programmers and non-programmers alike.

With over 29,000 plugins (software add-ons) you likely can find what you need to make you site awesome. What can WordPress do ? Almost anything you can think of.

WordPress continues to be the “Swiss army knife” for websites and businesses around the world. From new sites such as The NY Times to Sony Playstation plus online stores, user forums, blogger sites and ecommerce.

Of course, you still have to learn how to use WordPress but that is quite do-able for even the non-techie.

So what are you waiting for? Get started.

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