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 templates 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.
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 the following WordPress theme clubs:
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 simplicity, and we don't think it is complex enough for running a large online store, nor should it be.
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 web 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!
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