Wizards Use WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-sourcecontent management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.[5] Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015.[6] WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web,[7] at more than 60 million websites.[8]

WordPress rules. It can be customized to the point of being unrecognizable as WordPress, but it is also simple enough that a confident 10-year old can command the web.  I use WordPress as a base for all of the websites that I build unless there is a legit reason to use something else or the client insists.

There are a lot of people that would take the time to list off all the reasons to use WordPress. Like this guy, this woman, and this dude.

There are also a lot of people that would tell you there is something better, something easier, something flashier. I won’t deny that those platforms are great and are easy to set up. I’ll even give you a hand with your alternate platform when you’ve got your hands in the air and no solutions on the table. But for our purposes here, most of the stuff about websites is going to be in the context of WordPress.

If you haven’t already bought a domain name and hosting account, click the link below and next I’ll show you how to set up WordPress.

dreamhost

Click here to read about one-click WordPress installs.

Adam

Adam Compo is a secular extraterrestrial and full-time wizard.

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