From Blogs to World Domination – The WordPress Story
WordPress started life in 2003. Back then, the internet was a less user-friendly place than it is today, and bloggers were searching for an easy-to-use system to support their simple, text-based websites. WordPress was created to meet that need.
Over the years, developers have pushed WordPress harder and harder – extending the system to support ever more advanced websites. Many of these developments have been made possible thanks to the powerful array of themes and plugins. These can be used to extend WordPress’ core visual style and functionality.
Themes work by applying a unified style which affects the appearance and user-interface, while plugins go much further and empower a range of extra functions. Some of the most popular plugins support features like contact forms, shopping carts and membership areas. There are already plugins out there for almost every function expected of a modern website, but WordPress is flexible and open-source, meaning that plugin developmentis a viable option for any business in need of something different.
All of this means that WordPress can support anything – from the simplest of brochure sites, through to the largest of ecommerce stores… Far from just being a tool to help bloggers, WordPress is now considered by many developers as the go-to solution for websites of every kind!