If you’re anything like me, you understand the basis of different technologies, apps, and websites (or you’re pretty quick to pick it up). However, when it comes to the details or even to shortcuts, you’re lost. In a world and society where there are 12 apps for just about anything, and a new smartphone comes out every month, we’re constantly adapting, learning, and catching up with the world around us. However, it’s not always just as easy as it sounds. Even as an intern for a company that is so centered around WordPress, I am lost when it comes to the specifics (and sometimes the simplest tasks) of the site. With that said, for the next few weeks, I’ll be writing my blogs about WordPress, as I learn more about it! So whether you’re new to the site, interested in it or even a WordPress wizard who wants to look back on something specific – this is the series for you! But before we dive head first into this, I think we should take this article as our formal introduction to what WordPress is all about.
SO WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
Upon first glance, WordPress seems to be just your typical blogging host site, like Blogger or Tumblr. However, after doing some research and working with the Marketing Press team, I learned it is some much more. While WP is indeed a blogging host site, it also is an open-source tool (meaning hundreds of people are working on it at all times) and a content-management system. Around 23.3% of websites use WP and is the most popular blogging system in the world (holy stats!). So whether you want a website for your company or you have a desire to blog about anything you’re passionate about (need ideas? WordPress might be something to look into!
WORDPRESS VS. OTHERS
So if you’ve researched a bit more about blogging sites, you may be familiar with other host sites, including Tumblr and Blogger to name a few. So what’s the difference? Well, to start, they’re each unique in their target audiences – Tumblr’s users being younger, for example. The different hosts also have different levels of freedom within your site, as well as different purposes or focuses. While Tumblr is very much picture/visual-based, WordPress is very content-driven.
Hopefully, this helped clear up any confusion or questions you may have about the site itself.