In this second post we will be looking at another content management system, WordPress. WordPress is one of the most widely used content management systems. Whether you use WordPress as a blog or a content management system, one is for sure, its really easy to use for the end user.
I use WordPress alot when building simple and basic websites, due to its simplicity for the end user. There are obviously some pros and cons to using WordPress and I am going to dive into them in detail later.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an open source blogging tool and content managment system that uses PHP and MYSQL.
- Easy to use Administration area – Easy to navigate in the backend.
- Built in Gallery – Add a Gallery to every page.
- Plugins – Thousands of plugins to extend your website.
- SEO Friendly – WordPress is Search Engine Optimized out of the box. There are two fantastic SEO plugins that make the website even more SEO friendly and will help improve your rankings
- Themes – Thousands of ready made themes you can personalize.
- Update – Easy to update the WordPress version and plugins with a click of button.
- User Management
- Updating versions and plugins – Sometimes the plugins arent up to date and dont work the specific wordpress versions
- Database Queries – Database queries may be very heavy
- Security can be a problem – There are plugins to make your website even safer.
Examples of WordPress Websites
In summary WordPress is a powerful blogging tool. It is becoming a more stable CMS and there is some really great development in the works. For a small website this is an ideal CMS to use.