WordPress started as software for blogs and quickly became #1 in that area. Now after a concerted effort to broaden its use, WordPress is becoming the predominent content management system (CMS) for all types of websites.
WordPress rose to blogging pre-eminence because of these great attributes:
- It’s Free (Open Source)
- Easy to use
- One click to update to the latest version
- Lots of free and premium themes available
- Expandable through plugins
Initially, WordPress lacked the plugins necessary to create a full-featured website, but that’s all changed. Now you can find a plugin to do pretty much anything including:
- Event registration
- Shopping cart
- Online donations
- Pretty much anything you can dream up. 😉
That’s why earlier this year we made the move to develop all new custom sites in WordPress and we’re helping all churches, schools, ministries and businesses we work with to transition from Joomla to WordPress.
Have you used WordPress for a website? What’s your impression of WordPress as a full website content management system?