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Jan

5 Reasons WordPress Works

1. Beyond Blogging

Aside from being the world’s largest self-hosted blogging tools, WordPress has grown dramatically since its first appearance in 2003. It now serves a variety of complex purposes including social media sites with BuddyPress, creative portfolios, news and review sites, as well as being used for Intranet purposes internally within an organization.

2. Simplicity Based On Complexity

Most end-users of the WordPress architecture know very little to nothing about PHP, JavaScript, or database tables, yet they are still able to effectively control the content of their website through the user-friendly interface.

The WordPress CMS is a highly complex PHP-based web application with unlimited uses and functionalities. It incorporates all open-source coding and is offered free-of-charge.

3. Permissions To Speak Of

Not only does the WordPress CMS offer an unlimited amount of users, the systems allows you to control the permissions granted to those users:

  • Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features
  • Editor – Somebody who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage otherusers’ posts, etc.
  • Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
  • Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish them
  • Subscriber – Somebody who can only manage their profile

4. Updates You Can Count On

One downfall of giving your website a controlled or private CMS is that once your site is done, it will not be updated unless you pay additional fees for upgrading.

On a regular basis, WordPress is updated with the latest technology and security enhancements to keep your site safe and modernized, and most importantly, free of charge.

5. Bill Of Rights

WordPress explicitly states that the WordPress system is licensed under the General Public License, which provides four core freedoms, or a WordPress “Bill of Rights.”

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • The freedom to redistribute.
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.
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