WordPress is a powerful semantic publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible. – WordPress.org Codex
Bamajr.com is one of over 60 Million WordPress powered websites. There has to be a reason for all this popularity, right?
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. – WordPress.org
WordPress is Free
The word “FREE” attracts many people to WordPress, though they may not understand the context.
WordPress is licensed software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2), from the Free Software Foundation (FSF). This type of license describes “FREE” in relation to freedom, not price. So while you may not have to pay a fee, to obtain WordPress, you may still have to pay for services needed, to facilitate the use of WordPress.
GPL is often debated, disputed and questioned. These issues probably wont go away, as long as Micro$lop bullies the world (along with other software giants), into the use of their products, without the “FREEDOMS” provided under GPL.
At this time, people are free to:
- Download WordPress, at no charge.
- Store WordPress on their computer, computer’s hard drive, or any external device and/or service. Devices may cost money to obtain and services may have fees associated with them.
- Install WordPress on a web server, though access to a web server may have fees associated with it.
- Distribute WordPress, with its full GPLv2 license in tact, to other people.
- Modify the code of WordPress, so long as the new, resulting code is also covered under the same GPLv2 license.
So, while their can be costs associated with the use of WordPress, the freedoms granted under the GPLv2 are also very appealing.
WordPress is Web Software
Many people associate software with something on a CD or a website, which they can install on their computer. Web Software is a little different, though. It generally:
- Is installed (hosted) on a web server.
- Is accessed using a web browser.
- Has a web-based User Interface (UI).
- Provides a platform to make content visible on the web (or internet).
A web server, requires its own software to function correctly. The WordPress “Web” Software is installed (hosted) on a web server, meeting specific software requirements. However, most people, will not be using their own computer as a web server.
When you navigate to http://bamajr.com/, you are accessing a WordPress powered website, with a web browser. Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, Micro$lop’s Internet Exploiter, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera are all examples of web browsers.
When an author, editor or publisher wants to create content or make a change to a WordPress powered website, they start by logging in to the web-based User-Interface (UI). In WordPress, this User Interface is called the Back End, WordPress Admin or The Administration Area.
After an author, editor or publisher creates content, it can be publish on the live website, simply by clicking on the “Publish” button. Once the “Publish” button has been clicked, the content can be seen by viewing the specific web page, associated with that content.
WordPress is so many things. I could go on and on about why, it is the best platform, to power a website. For many, the information above, may be good enough to sway them. Others may also want to know, WordPress is:
- The best available and easiest to use Blog (Web Log) Tool.
- A dynamic Publishing Platform.
- A complete Content Management System (CMS).
- Capable, Extensible and infinitely Expandable.
Finally, WordPress is easy to optimize and is Search Engine friendly. Anyone who runs a business website, would be crazy not to consider WordPress at the top of their list.