What is WordPress?

Wordpress is a content management system or CMS that allows you to create and manage websites through a simple and visual interface.

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that was born in 2003. It allows you to create and manage websites such as blogs, portfolios or online stores among others, through a visual interface (similar to how the most common text editors work).

It is open source software that you can easily use to manage the contents of your website without programming.

Open source software is characterized by the creating its code by a community of thousands of volunteer developers (which guarantees its continuity) and that you can have the application completely free.

More than a third of websites worldwide use this software (34, and the figure keeps going up). What is often surprising is the number of websites from world-renowned brands that are based on WordPress (14.7). In the WordPress Website Showcase you can find a list of websites of world-renowned brands that use this content manager.

What are the advantages of WordPress?

  1. It’s open source software.
  2. It is constantly updated, which guarantees its growth.
  3. It allows you to customize it to the smallest detail and create attractive designs.
  4. Starting from templates or themes, the programming and customization of the website is greatly streamlined.
  5. You don’t need to know complicated programming languages to start using it.
  6. It is very intuitive and easy to use.
  7. It is the best content manager to position in search engines.
  8. You have the best blogging system fully built in.
  9. You can easily add features using plugins.
  10. Allows 100 responsive design.

What do you need to use WordPress?

To run WordPress, it is recommended that your server is Apache or Nginx compatible with:

  • PHP version 7.3 or higher.
  • MySQL version 5.6 or higher or MariaDB version 10.1 or higher.
  • Compatible with HTTPS

Ask them

Here’s a letter you can send to your hosting provider; Copy and paste!

I am interested to use wordPress open source web software from <https://wordpress.org/> and would like to know if my account supports the encoded_tag_open encoded_tag_closed following:

  • PHP 7.3 or higher
  • MySQL 5.6 or higher or MariaDB 10.1 or higher
  • Nginx or Apache with the mod_rewrite module
  • Compatible with HTTPS

Thank you!

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