Here is a typical scenario…..You are excited about your business or a home based small service that you want to offer and get a website designer to design a great looking website for you. Hopefully its delivered optimally designed, if you have not created hell for your website designer….(Read….. HOW A WEBSITE DESIGN GOES TO HELL ). As months roll by and you get a better handle on your business, you start feeling the need to make changes or add stuff that was not obvious in the beginning. You never thought there would be a need to change the content so fast and so never took the issue of website maintenance seriously.
Anyways you contact the developer again and he agrees for the changes for a fee. You start wondering if there was a way to make those changes yourself without having to spend time learning the technical stuff that you don’t have time to learn. Here is where you need to think of using WordPress as a CMS (content management system). As you guessed it, CMS is just a way to manage your online content, by using a online program. Maybe you would not want to immediately invest again, but down the line when you can afford it…..you need to seriously consider it. so what is WordPress…..Read below.
WordPress started as a simple blogging platform back in 2003. WordPress isn’t just for bloggers anymore. it has since then grown-up and become a full-fledged winning content management system in a few short years. WordPress is emerging monopoly in CMS. As of Jan 2013, its now being used by 25 percent of all websites published and 50 percent of all the CMS we know. Take a look at what Google trend shows for WordPress vs Joomla (another content management system platform) and you can see a infographic about the popularity of WordPress here.
The functions of WordPress seem to be endless, as more and more people are harnessing its power for template designs, blogging, corporate websites/blogs and so much more.WordPress is extremely user friendly. Other content management systems boast about their endless list of features, but more often than not, they are extremely complicated to use. WordPress however, is easy to adapt to without any needed support.
Updating your website
To add a new post or a new page
To add a new post of a new page to your blog/website you’ll need to create a new post or page, upload/edit content and “update” the page, which will push it live on your site. You get an interface similar to Microsoft word and don’t have to worry about HTML. Its very easy to not only add text but also insert images and videos.
To make changes in website navigation structure
WordPress has a very simple drag and drop menu system, that has almost zero learning curve. This make it possible to modify your website navigation system, even have pull down menu structure …….all of this without any coding whatsoever.
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by - sachin walvekar