You've probably heard of WordPress if you've ever looked up how to build a website. But what is WordPress, exactly?

A content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, is software that enables users to generate and manage content.

However, WordPress has evolved into much more than a CMS over time. It has succeeded in becoming the standard tool for creating websites and blogs.

How Does WordPress Work?

You can start by picking a theme before you begin creating your WordPress website. Each theme has its own design, layout, and features, and they all decide how your website will look.

Your theme can be altered at any time without affecting your content because it is customisable.

Here at Williams & Crosby we custom build a theme from the ground up to fit your requirements, which results in a faster and more secure website when compared to using an “off the peg” theme.

By creating pages or posts using an editor, you can publish material. Blocks, which include things like headings, paragraphs, buttons, and images, are what the typical editor uses.

Having an organised layout while building your page is made possible by doing this. If you need to, switching to a code editor is simple.

You can utilise plugins to get the most out of your website. You can add more functionality to your website by installing plugins. Both free and commercial plugins are readily available, and each has a specific purpose.

For instance, they can enhance your website’s functionality, safeguard it from spam, or support your SEO efforts. Generally speaking, plugins make setting up and maintaining your WordPress website much simpler.

What Are the benefits of using WordPress?

WordPress is a fantastic option if you want to develop a website. It is largely acknowledged as the greatest tool for building websites. WordPress powers 36% of all websites on the internet as of this writing.

Aside from its widespread use, there are a plethora of other benefits as well:

  • Everyone has access to it. WordPress may be used without any prior website development experience.
  • The use of it is free. WordPress is open source and you don’t require a license to use it.
  • Due to plugins, it offers you a lot of choices. One of WordPress’ main advantages over other platforms is the extra functionality you can give your website by using plugins.
  • It can also be used to set up an online store, for instance using WooCommerce.

At Williams & Crosby we use a highly customised version of WordPress in order to build websites that are tailored specifically to each of our clients requirements.

We are also able to help with the maintenance and modification of clients’ existing WordPress sites.

If you would like to know more about WordPress websites, or if you have questions about your current site, then please get in touch or give us a call on 01625 666900.

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