How WordPress Works

Back in the dark ages of the web (circa 2002), websites were static creations that required a “webmaster” (remember that term?) to make every single little necessary change, be it adding a new page, updating an image or fixing a typo. The web has changed drastically since then. Now, web developers build websites on database-driven platforms called content management systems (CMS) that allow non-technical users to make edits to the website themselves.

Although there are as many CMSs to choose from as there are stars in the universe (possibly a slight exaggeration), most top businesses choose WordPress. Even if you’ve never touched a line of HTML, you’ve likely heard of it. It was created in 2003 as a blogging platform and has since evolved into the world’s leading CMS. Of the top 10 million websites in existence, more than 27% of them run on WordPress. It’s written in the PHP programming language and runs on the MySQL database management system, both of which are the most widely used of their respective categories.

Why WordPress?

WordPress LogoCaiman Web Design – and most web developers – love WordPress for its robust features and enormous support community, and clients love it for its fool-proof content editing tools and clean, simple interface. It’s #1 for a reason.

WordPress lets you, the client, make edits to your website yourself instead of having to call on us. You’ll be provided with a set of login credentials that you’ll use to access the WordPress Dashboard. From there you’ll be able to perform a myriad site services including editing page content, uploading and managing images, adding new pages, adjusting the menu structure, creating blog posts, and even altering the site’s design if you so choose.

When your website launches, Caiman Web Design will provide you with live training to get you comfortable using the WordPress editing tools.

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