WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability, and it can be used to create simple blogs and complex web sites.
Plus, there are tons of free WordPress themes available on the internet, so you don’t need to be a web designer or developer to create a beautiful and functional web site. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
WordPress is extremely intuitive, so it’s a great content management system (CMS) for beginners. WordPress first got its start as a blogging platform, and many people still mistakenly believe it cannot be used as a CMS. However, WordPress has grown so much over the past few years, that tons of people are using it to create simple blogs, professional websites, and even online stores!
If you don’t have a lot of technical knowledge, then we definitely recommend using WordPress for your website or blog. There are tons of free and premium plugins available for WordPress, so you can customise your site to meet your needs. However, you may want to be careful about making a lot of modifications to WordPress, as these alterations may cause your site to break when you upgrade to the latest version (and you should always keep your installation up to date, because it helps prevent your site from being hacked).
In fact, a lot of developers dislike using WordPress for this exact reason: they make tons of cool modifications to a WordPress site, then they upgrade to the latest version, and often times the site breaks or their changes disappear. If you’re a beginner, then we don’t recommend using a lot of plugins to modify your WordPress site until you’ve gained more technical knowledge. WordPress has a large and active community of developers and users to help you out, so we definitely recommend checking out their official website and forums when you’re having trouble or you just want to learn more about this CMS.
We give you the ability to automatically install WordPress when you sign up to Evo, on any hosting plan! This means installing WordPress on our hosting platform couldn’t be easier — simply sign up for a hosting plan and we’ll have WordPress ready for you to work on right away!
Compared to other content management systems like Drupal and Joomla, we think WordPress has the widest range of attractive free and premium themes. You can find some great themes for almost every type of blog or website you can imagine, and we really recommend checking out sites like Themeforest and Elegant Themes.
There are literally thousands of WordPress themes available to purchase and for free, we often write posts about free and premium WordPress themes for your business, or personal website. Over the years we have covered hundreds of WordPress themes on our blog, new WordPress themes are always available in your WordPress control panel once it’s installed, and are also available via the WordPress themes pages.
Plugins will enable your website to do just about anything. WordPress has more plugins written for it than any other web application. You can achieve almost anything for your Website using a WordPress plugin; whether you need a contact form, extensive visitor statistics, social media interaction, photo albums — there is a plugin for that!
WordPress plugins are available to install from your WordPress control panel, the WordPress plugin directory and from 3rd party websites.
In addition to blogs and websites, you can also use WordPress to create an online store thanks to multiple ecommerce WordPress plugins. If you want to build a small and simple online store, then WordPress may be a good option for you. However, if you plan on having a fairly large and/or complex ecommerce site, then you’re probably better off using a shopping cart solution like PrestaShop, OpenCart, or Zen Cart. Why? The beauty of WordPress is in its relative simplicity.
WordPress is a very intuitive piece of software, making it quick and easy to learn, and it comes free with any of Evohosting’s UK WordPress Hosting plans. Evohosting specialises in UK WordPress hosting, so you can have your own blog or website up and running in minutes. During the sign up process, you can choose to have WordPress automatically installed on your web hosting account, or you can easily install WordPress after you’ve purchased a hosting plan.
Our Starter Plan was designed especially for beginners — it comes with everything you need to create your first web site. If you’re not sure how much disk space and bandwidth your site will require, just sign up for our Starter Plan, and you can upgrade at any time to a larger hosting plan. The best part? Evohosting offers a 14 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!