What is WordPress?

Mar 22, 2020

SEO provider blog

The question “What is WordPress” is one of those questions that can be answered in less than 20 words, or more 10,000…depending on how far you want to take it and what you want to know.

Wikipedia says:

“WordPress (WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP[4] and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database”

But what does that mean?

Basically – WordPress is a point and click site builder, that works off a web hosting server – aka really big computer – running some software – PHP – and a library or database that holds all the info.

Point and click means you can essentially build a website with just basic knowledge, using your own PC.

The real beauty of WordPress however, is that unlike other platforms like Weebly, Shopify or Wix, WordPress websites can be manipulated – aka coded to do nearly ANYTHING you want. The flexibilty of having a website designed in WordPress is literally unlimited.  Of course to do this, you would need some knowledge of code but the good news is that Ed Hostings WordPress Design team can help you with that!

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Global WordPress Sites


WordPress Market Share

WordPress now has a whopping 35% of the Global market…meaning 1 out of every 3 sites you visit are built on WordPress.

This includes a couple of the below that you may be familiar with…

Sites Built on WordPress

Below are couple of examples showing well known sites that have been built using the WordPress platform.

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Herald Sun

One of Australia’s largest Newspapers is powered by a website designed on WordPress.

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Red Rooster

Australia’s favourite take away chicken joint runs a clean, fast site based on a WordPress framework.

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IGA Supermarkets

IGA only recently made the switch to WordPress but the results talk for themselves we think.