What is WordPress and why should I use it for my site?
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WordPress is a powerful yet simple publishing platform. And it's free. It powers more than 24% of the web including big names like Wired or New York Times. With WordPress you are able to create a personal or corporate website, a blog or even a webshop. All you need is a domain name and a webhosting to host your website.
WordPress makes content publishing very easy. No coding experience or expert knowledge necessary, the learning curve is very short. It has a built-in WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) content editor which is similar to a word processor.
You can save drafts, schedule posts or protect them with password. You can easily upload and insert images and other media to your content. A few image editing tools are also available that you can have fun with. Your visitors can leave comments below your published content if you want.
Another great feature is that you can change your design with a few clicks thanks to the theme system. WordPress comes bundled with a few default themes, but if they aren't for you there's a theme directory with thousands of free themes for you to create a beautiful website. None of those to your taste? Check our themes and upload them with the click of a button.
If you need extra functions you can extend your website with plugins. From complex galleries to spam protection you can find almost anything.
Furthermore WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. Our WordPress themes are properly coded and validated which also helps to increase your search rankings. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of SEO plugins to take care of that for you.
Besides these benefits above there are still many more. You can check them all here.
But if you're still not convinced, you can also download the HTML5 template version of all our WordPress themes!