WordPress is a website application building platform. It allows web developers a starting point in creating pages, build web elements, add styles and has a build-in dashboard that lets you create the website completely online. It is a very functional and secure interface platform.

Here are some key features for WordPress:

Flexibility
With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites.

Publish with Ease
You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of a button your content is live and on the web.

User Management
Add different levels of users to your site. Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, and lets others simply be part of your community.

Media Management
Drag and drop your media into the uploader to add it to your website. Add alt text, captions, and titles, and insert images and galleries into your content. There are also a few image editing tools you can have fun with.

Extend with Plugins
There is a wide range of added plugins that allow your site to be very functional and increase the experience customers have on your website. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms.

Built-in Comments
Your friends and followers can engage your content by writing comments and posting to your website. WordPress comment tools give you everything you need to be a forum for discussion and to moderate that discussion.

For a full listing of WordPress features, click here.

You are also free to do whatever you like with the WordPress code, extend it or modify in any way or use it for commercial projects without any licensing fees. That is the beauty of free software, free refers not only to price but also the freedom to have complete control over it.

Now that you are well versed in WordPress, let’s talk about your next web project. BradyWorks can help with the stages – from planning to building and managing your website. We can help you navigate the web gauntlet. Feel free to contact Mike at mike@bradyworks.com.

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