Using a simple Content Management System (CMS), you can create a professional-quality website without ever looking at a single line of programming code.
No longer do we need to know HTML, PHP, and all that difficult code. Content management systems like the popular WordPress take your text, pictures, video, and other content, add them to its database, and automatically build dynamic webpages.
You don’t need to do a thing but add content and run the backup wizard every week.
How WordPress works?
WordPress has two modes: one for you to add content and one that displays your content to your visitors.
The administration mode where you add content is a simple form with Microsoft Word-like toolbars that let you format your text and add pictures. Creating a webpage using this form couldn’t be easier.
Other parts of the WordPress administration interface let you edit or delete old pages, manage comments from your readers, and change the theme and layout of your pages.
This too uses an easy point-and-click interface that makes managing your website easy.
Visitors see none of this when they open a page on your site. WordPress turns your content into complete webpages with proper styling and standards-based website programming.
WordPress even inserts features to make your website navigable by people with disabilities.
But don’t take my word for it—you’ve almost certainly seen a WordPress website before—about 1 in 3 active websites on the Web use WordPress today.
Take WordPress for a test drive
I can’t express in words how easy WordPress makes creating webpages, so I suggest you take it for a test drive. Go to one of the many sites that offer free WordPress accounts and sign up.
Then create a quick demo site to test out all of the features. WordPress is so easy to use that you probably won’t even need to read the manual.
I don’t suggest you build your permanent site using free WordPress hosting because free hosting companies tend to go out of business often (and suddenly), but free hosting makes it easy to discover WordPress’s best features.
When you’re ready to upgrade, all you need to do is buy a cheap website hosting account that offers instant WordPress installs.
Even if you want to create a business website, you could have one up and running within an hour.