Since the earliest days of the Internet, websites have been created in HTML — a programming language that utilizes instructions called ‘tags’ to format text, page layouts, images, and so on.
Your web browser then reads this HTML code, interpreting those tags to render and display the content of a particular page.
Today, you can install the WordPress software script on your own web server in about 5 minutes. Once installed, you’ll use a simple, web-based editor to create web pages — without having to learn HTML. There is even a hosted version atthat allows you to create a new WordPress-powered website in just a few seconds.
I just published a guest article on my website explaining what WordPress is and how/why can writers use WordPress:
But basically, the main points are:
- Online presence – No matter the kind of a writer you are, you need a website. A website provides an online presence for your services. It gives your potential readers and clients ways to get your books and services
- Blog and post management– WordPress is also used to manage blogs. After writing a post writer may want to manage and edit the post. WordPress writers with multiple ways to manage their blog posts: single edit, quick edit, and multiple edits.
- Website management – WordPress enables a writer to efficiently manage multiple websites. With WordPress, you can have more than one admin panel and be able to manage all of them efficiently. This feature allows a writer to be able to manage his multiple websites easily from a single dashboard.
- Search Engine Optimization – WordPress has various search engine optimization (SEO) plugins. These plugins help your post to establish itself on the internet with no time. Even without SEO skills, your posts will be easily accessible to your clients within a short time and easily.
- Online transactions – Writers get an assurance that their websites are free from malware which can be injected into his o her website.
- Responsive websites – WordPress enables the development of where they can interact with fellow writers. Writers are able to share ideas and tips with others. Writers can also have a common website where clients can get them.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It is reportedly the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites. It is super flexible and can be extended by using plugins. Just like themes, there are thousands of free and premium plugins available for you to use. Not only these plugins can add extra functionality to WordPress, there are lots of plugins which can add a whole new platform to your WordPress site.