WordPress is one of the most powerful and popular Content Management Systems (CMS) available. Easy to use and endlessly extensible, it gives you the ability to manage your website, your way.
At LightSpeed we use WordPress to develop sites using bench-marked and accepted web standards – which makes them fast to download, inexpensive to run and easy to update.
Managing your own site is child’s play
A web content management system (CMS) allows non-technical users to make changes to an existing website with little or no training. Web content management systems typically require an experienced coder to set-up and add features, but it is primarily a website maintenance tool for non-technical administrators.
By using WordPress, we give you the ability to manage your own content and benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of the large WordPress community that actively supports and continuously improves the software.
The possibilities with WordPress are endless and as a CMS it can handle any type of content, which includes computer files, images, video, audio files, electronic documents and web content.
WordPress’ strength lies in the abundance of plugins that have been designed by independent developers. Literally every aspect of site creation, organization and search engine optimization can be dealt with using WordPress plugins. These plugins are additions to the core CMS which enhance the functionality and the user interface.
What is WordPress and why does it rock?
- WordPress is known as the world’s most popular blog engine, but it is also a very powerful web publishing tool or Content Management System (CMS). It allows many people to collaborate in publishing and aggregating content on a website.
- WordPress is Open Source software, which means that it is free, and more important it has an active community of developers with a major release every few months. WordPress is getting better and better, and easier to use with every release.
- WordPress is easy to extend and customize. There are thousands of plugins available that can run photo galleries, video and podcasts, polls, event managers, sophisticated dynamic forms, forums and e-commerce, amongst others.
- WordPress looks great, with thousands of free and not so free themes available so that you can have a professional looking site out of the box.
- WordPress is a joy to work with and to develop. Especially compared to rival systems suchs as Drupal, Joomla and Movable Type.