Custom WordPress Website Development
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) in use on the Web. I specialise in WordPress Website Development.
I provide website design and development, hosting and installation, speed optimisation and custom plugin development.
I can also help you sell your products online with WooCommerce, the complete eCommerce solution built especially for WordPress.
What is WordPress?
What is WordPress? At its core, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers over 37.6% of all the websites on the Internet. On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source PHP based Content Management System (CMS) licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A Content Management System is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website, like content, without needing a programmer to make the changes.
Who Made WordPress And How Long Has It Been Around?
WordPress was created as a standalone project all the way back in 2003, originating as an offshoot of a previous project called b2/cafelog.
WordPress is open-source software, so nowadays it’s made by a huge community of contributors. But if we were to trace WordPress’ origins back to its roots, its original creation was a collaboration between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.
Since then, Matt Mullenweg has largely become the face of WordPress. And he’s also the founder of Automattic, which is the company behind the for-profit WordPress.com service.
What’s The Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
- WordPress.org, often called self-hosted WordPress, is the free, open-source WordPress software that you can install on your own web host to create a website that’s 100% your own.
WordPress.com is a for-profit, paid service that is powered by the WordPress.org software. It’s simple to use, but you lose much of the flexibility of the self-hosted WordPress.
Most of the time, when people say “WordPress“, they mean the self-hosted WordPress available at WordPress.org. If you want to truly own your website, self-hosted WordPress.org is almost always the best option. All you need to do to get started with self-hosted WordPress is to purchase web hosting and a domain name.