What is WP?
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What’s WordPress, your wondering? If you’ve used the internet frequently, chances are that you’ve already seen a website that has been created through WordPress. It’s estimated that 172 million websites sites are currently using this platform. But for all of the attention that it gets…what exactly is WordPress? Who created it? When was it created? Why should you use it? This article will cover more about what WordPress is and the advantages and disadvantages of using it when it comes to web development for small businesses.
WordPress is Free
A free content management system for people to create websites. For those unaware, a content management system, or a CMS for short, is a program that allows its users to generate, manage and store content. With WordPress, you aren’t required to know HTML beforehand so you can create these complex designs with your site that would’ve taken months to set up otherwise if you lacked experience with web creation.
Take a look at the image I have included below, all the information you need to design a website is featured in an easy to understand, easily accessible format. You can create posts, you can look at comments and you can decide the appearance of your website. Without a program like this, all of these things can be very complicated to set up or at least extremely tedious if you’re planning on creating a site alone.
In advance, you can pick the theme that you want the website to be. You can choose the theme based on what the focus of your site will be, whether that’s education, business, health or a variety of other things. There are three tiers of payment for WordPress that you can choose. If you choose the free plan, you get the 150 megabytes of space for the site. If you choose the premium plan at $8.25 a month, you get 13 gigabytes (or 13,000 megabytes) of space as well as your own site address, custom design and Video press, a fast, easy to use video player that allows you to put videos on your site. Finally, there’s the business plan for $24.92 a month, this plan allows for all of the things in the premium plan, as well as unlimited space, premium only web themes and Google analytics that can track and report the traffic to your site.
There is also an additional fee if you want your website to have its own domain. For example, for you to have ryancritic.wordpress.com, it’s absolutely free. But, if you want ryancritic.com or ryancritic.net, it can cost $18.00 a year. If you already have a domain that you’ve purchased that you want to link to your WordPress site, it costs $13 a year.
Now, this may seem fine and good to you if you want WordPress to be simple, but what if you don’t want a theme and you want to use WordPress to create something that is totally unique? Luckily, you still have that option. With WordPress (different from WordPress which I’ve been describing), users have much more of an uphill climb, but ultimately a lot more freedom. With this program, you have to install the site on to your computer, update the design on a regular basis, be responsible for keeping your website safe from spam and you have to constantly fix every problem by yourself when it arises. This may seem challenging, but it rewards deeply if you’re looking for an independent website. On WordPress.org, you can put whatever ads you want, you can put on whatever theme you want, there is an unlimited amount of storage space and the site can’t be turned off if someone thinks your content goes against the terms of service. Depending on whatever site you want, you have some options.
What’s WordPress & Who Created WordPress?
Though WordPress technically came to fruition on May 27th, 2003, the program was around prior to this. In early 2001, Michel Valdrighi created a blogging platform called B2/Cafelog; it was a more primitive program that was mildly successful for its time. When Valdrighi had to step down from the project for personal matters, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little stepped in to lead the team. In May 2003, they presented the first version of WordPress (WordPress 0.71) to the world. Their improvements to B2/Cafelog included the ability to disable comments and the ability to mark the status of a post (whether or not the post was ready to put on the site). You could state that the blogging aspects of WordPress launched the social media society.
As they updated the program, WordPress development became more and more complex. In 2004, WordPress 1.0 allowed for people to use permalinks that would make the sites easier to look for on search engines, WordPress 2.0 contained better editing as well as faster image uploading, WordPress 3.0 allowed for more themes, better accessibility on mobile devices and Twitter integration among other things. As of right now, we’re on WordPress 4.5 which was released on April 12th, 2016. This update of WordPress has more formatting shortcuts and inline linking, which allows for you to link objects from other websites. As a fun side note, every update to WordPress has been named after a famous jazz musician, WordPress 1.0 was called Davis after Miles Davis and WordPress 4.5 was called Coleman after Ornette Coleman.
Other Important Elements of WordPress
The other fascinating, important element of WordPress is that it is an open source community; it isn’t owned or controlled by a single organization. WordPress is the work of tens of thousands of people from around the world collaborating to bring improvements to this program. If you get involved with WordPress, it can be very easy to be work with the community. So while WordPress may have started as this small thing that was only serving a limited number of people, it has advanced into a huge program with lots of workers serving endless users.
Another complaint by novice designers on WordPress has surrounded the challenge of creating a unique theme for your website. If you want a website design that is different from the themes you can choose from, you are out of luck or if you aren’t working with a website designer/website developer.
Security can also be an issue. While WordPress does somewhat have a security system, it wasn’t the strongest in 2014, where a malware campaign affected the website of over 100,000 users. In stating this there are many website choices available with regards to locking down and securing WordPress platforms. Plugins, and keeping the website upto date are measures that can help protect websites from malicious attacks. The best approach to securing a WordPress site would be to hire a web developer or someone that has a strong foundation in website security and the website development process.
WordPress Plugin Complaints
Like any CMS (Content Management System) WordPress has also received complaints. For example, having too many, or incompatible plugins can result in WordPress problems. In fact, the best thing that you can do is to mix and match different plugins and hope for the best, but we at Visualwebz know exactly which plugins are reliable and will keep website problems at bay!. In fact, our WordPress web design process ensures that only functional plugins are installed and websites maintained with little or no issues.
But beyond these understandable complaints, WordPress is one of the most widely praised programs on the web. Many people who criticize WordPress are quick to mention that they still love it despite the criticisms they have for it. It’s a big amongst website developer because it has the flexibility for both the users as well as the developers. For example, plugins that have made life easy with regards to SEO and email marketing. Also, have helped developers and marketers improve website content, drive traffic, monitor visitors as well as web page rankings.
Lots of Themes are available
If you want a website to present your recipes but you don’t know anything about web design, WordPress has themes that make it easy for you to build a site. If you’re an expert web designer who wants to build a more detailed style for their site or you’re the head of a larger business and you need a more elaborate website, there are options for you to create a more independent, experimental site. You can choose to create a free website or you can pay more and make a larger website. And if you truly want to, you can even become a part of the WordPress community and you can collaborate to make the program stronger.
WordPress is extremely diverse and it’s built to satisfy a wide group of people as well as business that range in preference and experience. From the small business websites to the larger corporations such as BBC.com. They constantly update in order to reach the demands of all of these people.
Finally, What’s WordPress in a few words – A platform that many businesses are adopting! Its consistent reinvention has allowed it to remain relevant for close for so many years! To put that into perspective, the rise and fall of Myspace took place in six to eight years all because there was a lack of change and needs met for its users.
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We also offer web design services that benefit nonprofits such as religious centers and churches. For example a project for a local Seattle Christianity website helped this cause gain the online visibility it needed.
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Our freelance website development services will get your business the professional presence needed! Whether it's an e-commerce website or a simple CMS in WordPress. We always deliver what our customers expect! Our professional web designing and online marketing experience have proven to be inexpensive and effective for small businesses and professionals alike.
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Yes, SEO is the best way to get your website visible online. But, you need to hire an agency that knows what they are doing. We at Visualwebz work within guidelines set by search engines. Thus, getting positive results for our customers. Also, our SEO consultant services are not only local in Renton, Kent, Seattle, Ballard, Bellevue or other areas. In fact, our reach is beyond Washington and the USA!
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Our online marketing services are not just limited to Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Tacoma or Bellingham. But we offer services to all businesses nationally and globally. Go ahead and contact one of the top digital marketing agencies near you. You'd only realize that the SEO services that they offer will be extremely costly and outside your budget. In fact, there are many SEO Companies to choose from but we ask you to check our reviews and decide why our customers chose us.
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What’s WordPress – Yes we help with WP & Online Marketing for Small Businesses
- If your looking to outsource your webdeisgn services or just need a website developers near you, you’ve come to the right place! We provide web services to the following areas, but not limited to Auburn, Algona, Milton, Seattle, Bellingham, WA, Des Moines, Bellevue, Issaquah, Burien, Federal Way, Fife, WA, Maple Valley, Mill Creek, Covington, WA, Des Moines, and Seatac. Des Moines and Seatac are generally neighboring cities to Kent.
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- Seattle Web development includes numerous online services including SEO and online marketing. As a result, some local areas we serve include:Washington State | Auburn | Bellevue | Eastside – Bellevue | Bellevue Website Design – Local Website Firm | Bothell | Des Moines | Federal Way | Fife | Issaquah | Kent | Kirkland, WA | Lacey | Lakewood | Lynwood | Maple Valley | Mercer Island | Marysville | Mill Creek | Seatac WA | Tacoma | Tukwila | Vancouver | Everett | Spokane | Seatac | Seattle Website Design | Renton | Seatac. Visualwebz.com serves numerous businesses around Seattle. For example, Ballard – Small business in the Ballard area will no doubt benefit from our website’s services. For example, the first-page ranking will allow your website to rank well in Google. In addition, other areas in Seattle include: Belltown | Fremont | Madison Park | Capitol Hill | West Seattle | Queen Anne | Magnolia | Downtown Seattle | Seattle Website Design Services | Seattle | Northgate | Web Design Seattle Washington | Seattle Web Page Design | Small Biz Web Design
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Besides providing SEO and online marketing to local businesses we also provide such services to small businesses in other states. For example, local cities include Seattle, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kirkland, Lakewood, WA, Monroe, Olympia, Tacoma and Bellingham, WA.
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Other states where we offer WP and iron out the question What’s WordPress…
- Oregon | Portland | Salem | Eugene
- Idaho | Boise
- New York | Brooklyn
- California: LA Website Design | San Jose | Riverside | Also, web design in Long Beach.
- Canada | Toronto | Calgary | Vancouver | Surrey B.C.
- Texas | Austin
- Indiana | Indianapolis
You may still be asking your self What’s WordPress, but don’t we can help you understand the features and functionalities of this great platform. Contact us today and let our website builders do the magic!