All you need to know about WordPress

Johannesburg, 23 Nov 2020
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WordPress is one of the world’s most popular content management systems (CMS), with over 75 million WordPress Web sites currently online. But why is it so popular? And how do you use it? We’ve unpacked everything you need to know to set up your WordPress Web site.

Understanding WordPress

First thing's first – do you speak the language of WordPress? Do you know what a Gutenberg block is? Pages, posts, redirects, plugins? While WordPress is super-simple to use (once you know how it works), it’s helpful to understand the lingo, which is why we put together this A to Z of WordPress.

Why you should choose WordPress for your Web site: 

If you’re weighing up various CMS options, why choose WordPress? Here are five reasons  why it’s a good idea:

  1. WordPress is open source software.
  2. It’s flexible.
  3. You can customise your site fully.
  4. You’re able to build any type of Web site.
  5. It’s easy to find help and support.

Find out details about these WordPress features here.

WordPress for e-commerce

WordPress is a popular choice for e-commerce for a number of reasons: WordPress is free and easy to use, the WooCommerce plugin lets you set up your shop easily and quickly, it can run almost anywhere and it’s extremely flexible. You can also use it for more than just e-commerce – to create virtually any type of Web site, for any industry, budget or size. Here’s more detail about why WordPress is a great choice for e-commerce

Insider secrets to WordPress 

Because it’s so easy to get started on WordPress, you may find yourself creating Web sites without having done a deep dive into the details behind the platform. Never fear, we’ve done that for you! Here’s how to avoid some common WordPress mistakes, and a few WordPress secrets that will make your life easier

As with anything in life, the more you use it, the easier it becomes – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a shortcut to getting the most out of WordPress, right away. 

Enhancing your WordPress Web site 

One of the joys of using such a flexible platform is that you can start with a fairly simple Web site and add enhancements as you go along. Here are some of our favourite plugins that can take your Web site to the next level. As you work with WordPress more, you’ll inevitably plug into the powerful WordPress community, which can help your small business grow. Whether you’re looking for advice on practical aspects like using page redirects to maintain your SEO or looking for more sophisticated input, the WordPress community is always online.

So there you have it – just a few of the reasons xneelo has chosen to use WordPress, and why we think it might be a good fit for your small business. Whichever CMS you choose, we’re here to help your business thrive.

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