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WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and currently powers about 1 in 4 websites in the world. It’s free, open source, affordable to scale and can be used on both a template and bespoke level. Watch to find out more about WordPress and answers to common things people ask.
This is episode 16 of Jargon Busted, a series our COO Helen demystifies common website terms in just 2 minutes. Our company, Six Two, specialises in web design in Ashford Kent.
Hello. Welcome to Jargon Busted. Today I’ll be talking about WordPress.
WordPress is a type of content management system, or CMS. It allows you to edit your website content, your text, images, pages, without needing technical knowledge.
WordPress is free, open source and the most popular CMS in the world. About one in every four websites are WordPress. Because of this, there’s a big marketplace of free and paid add-ons that give you extra features above the core platform. Even if you want to do something wacky, chances are there’s a free or 40 quid plug-in that’ll do it, making it more affordable to scale up than platforms with smaller marketplaces and less support.
Now, there’s a certain phrase, WordPress website; when people see this, they’re typically talking about a WordPress template website. This is a mass-market template you buy off the shelf to help you get a simple website quickly and affordably.
You can also get bespoke WordPress websites. This means your website has been designed from scratch with a completely unique design and then integrated with WordPress. This costs more but it’s better for higher end or more complex sites.
Because WordPress is so popular, WordPress developers are pretty common. If you part ways with your existing supplier, it’s easy to find another WordPress developer to take your site over.
On the flip side, because it’s so popular, it can get targeted with hacks. WordPress itself is very secure; most hacks actually occur because of insecure passwords or dodgy plug-ins so make sure to set a strong, unguessable password and check the ratings and history of any plug-ins you install to help keep your site secure.
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