What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source publishing platform that powers 43% of the sites on the internet. It allows anyone to create a website, without any coding skills needed. 

Why use WordPress?

  • Flexibility: WordPress can be used to create anything from a simple blog or personal website, to a highly complex site for a large organization.
  • Transferable skills: Because it is so widely used, learning WordPress provides a useful skill for students, faculty, and staff alike.
  • Join a large community of users: You are likely to find an answer somewhere on the internet to any question you might have about WordPress. Its huge community of users means there are many tutorials, as well as a huge repository of free themes and plugins to enhance your site.

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