What is WordPress?

Welcome to the first video of my course. In the first video we are going to go over what exactly WordPress is and why we are going to use it to build websites.

WordPress is the biggest content management system on the web, and it is for a good reason. It’s easy for everyday people to use, and it has all kinds of cool features and plugins, and best of all it’s free.

Now, let’s look over a few popular websites that are using WordPress. So I managed to find this cool article on the internet that showcases some of the top blogs using WordPress right now. So as you can see we have Telecrunch, we got The New Yorker, the BBC website, the Star Wars official blog, and even Variety, and Sony Music. So there’s some pretty big websites that are using WordPress. As you can see, all these websites look amazing, and with WordPress, everyday people just like you and me can build websites and make them look amazing, just like the ones I’ve shown you so far.

And you don’t even have to know a single line of code, that is the best part.

Now that we have a better understanding what WordPress is, let’s go over the two different ways we can start building a WordPress website and get right into it.

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