What is wordpress?
Over the last decade, Internet has become an important part of our lives, having multiple uses. One of them consists in the fact that people are able to express their ideas, thoughts and much more on online platforms such as wordpress for example. The great thing about wordpress is that it doesn’t require you to pay for making your blog or using it which is what made it so accessible for everyone. At the same time, this is also one of the reasons why it has become so popular. As the creators of wordpress mention on the official webpage, this blogging tool is considered to be “free and priceless”.
If you feel like you have something to say, whether you want to share your life with the world or post things that you have written, then wordpress is definitely the best place where you can do that. All you need to do is download the latest version by clicking the orange button in the top right corner and then, in only 5 minutes you will be able to work your posting magic and begin using the platform. You can choose between various features in order to make your blog look exactly how you have pictured it.
The history of wordpress
WordPress was founded on May 27th 2003, which means that this blogging platform has been succesful for almost ten years now. The first name that wordpress had was represented by b2/cafelog and it represented the first form of this blogging tool which has been very well received and used for around 2,000 blogs. MySQL and PHP both represent languages that have been used for the development of wordpress. The name of the creators are Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg whereas the person who came up with the title “WordPress” was Christine SelleckTremoulet who was a friend of Matt’s. One of the best moves that Matt had consisted in the fact that he removed those blog themes that had sponsored links.
This has been greatly appreciated by the bloggers and the people who read wordpress blogs because they didn’t have to go through the trouble of closing all those advertisements before actually starting to read specific blogs. Therefore, wordpress has then begun to set itself apart from other blogging tools in the sense that it is completely free of spamming through advertisements which is very annoying and time-consuming for every blogger. In addition to this, the lack of them makes blogs look more appealing and have people concentrated on the words instead of the flashing sponsored links.
The features of wordpress
There is a wide range of features that wordpress provides you with in order to create the best kind of blog in terms of visual aspects. For example, you are able to decide on various kinds of themes which are meant to compliment your blog in the best way. Buttercream is a wonderful theme choice if you are going to start a recipe blog or something that has do with children because the theme is based on pastel colors that are very cute and a muffin cup in the upper and center part of the blogging platform. On the other hand, Pinboard represents a great kind of theme if you are going to use your blog as a way of presenting your creations.
There are also plugins that you can install separately, offering you an even larger amount of interesting features that you can use in order to fit your blogging needs in the best way. You can also decide on widgets because they are meant to provide you with a perfect kind of blog that is based on everything that you need in order to have more blog viewers and create a captivating and unique type of online platform.