It has been a few months since the Bamajr.com website underwent major updates and changes. In that time, I’ve been absorbing a lot of information about how my website can benefit from WordPress.
I’ve learned a lot of people don’t fully utilize all WordPress has to offer. In many cases WordPress is limited to a simple blogging platform.
Blogging is one feature of WordPress, but WordPress is more than a Blogging Platform. Most importantly, WordPress is a dynamic Content Management Systems (CMS), with the ability to integrate with many other types of web-based systems.
Though I’ve used WordPress for quite a while, my use has been limited to simple blog posts, commenting and basic theme tweaking. I too, wasn’t taking full advantage of what could be done, using WordPress.
Now, as I dig deeper and deeper into what makes WordPress tick, I’m finding all sorts of possibilities for my Bamajr.com website. Knowing WordPress is built on PHP and MySQL, is enough to prove it is infinitely adaptable and expandable.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress has now become a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
WordPress is powerful, dynamic, adaptable and expandable. If you need a web-based feature or function, it is either already built into WordPress, a developer built a plug-in to do it, or is something a plug-in could easily be created to do. There is no limit to what can be done, when a website is built around WordPress.
If you want to see all the ways to extend the power of WordPress, just spend a little time browsing WordPress Plugins.
If you are ready to begin using WordPress, start by reading up on the WordPress Requirements.
If you are skeptical about what WordPress can do, I bet you’ll recognize several companies already using WordPress, on the WordPress Showcase.
I have enjoyed WordPress and I think you will too!