ClickNathan ♥s WordPress
WordPress is open-source, easy enough for your Grandma to use, and as powerful as Superman after he was bitten by a radioactive spider. I believe that website owners should have control of their own content, and so I back every one of my websites with the beauty and wonder that is WordPress.
The most prevalent Content Management System in the world, WordPress powers 14% of the top 1 million websites, and nearly 1/4th of all new websites. Most popular web hosting packages even allow you to install it yourself, though going from installation to customization is a bit of a longer journey. WordPress allows for easy integration into just about any design, and since it’s open-source and based on PHP, it’s as extensible as you might need it to be. Add to that the library of thousands of already developed plugins available, and you’ve got, simply put, the most exhaustive system for managing your site ever created.
I’ve been building WordPress sites for nearly a decade, since version 1.5 (widely regarded as the original full WP version). I’m a recommended developer by CodePoet (the official WordPress consultants list), and have even designed and developed a WordPress Theme for Matt Mullenweg, WP’s founding developer. I know it like the back of my hand (literally, I’ve been looking at the backs of my hands typing away at WordPress code for over a decade now!)
What Can WordPress Do?
To list everything WP could do here would literally make this page too large to load. I’ll try and keep it short, simple, and poignant:
Control Your Website’s Content
In a nutshell, this is what WordPress is all about: giving you control over your own content. Here are a few examples.
Create pages, format content and organize your site. WordPress makes it easy to continue to build on your site’s content, expand when needed, and my code ensures that everything you add to WP will look gorgeous on the front end.
Upload images and add them to your pages. Align them left, right or center, add captions, even organize them into galleries that allow your users to view all of your photos easily and in one place. Upload your image once and WordPress automatically converts it into multiple formats, so you can use a thumbnail of the image, the full original size, or anything in between, and browsers know exactly which size to show your users based on whether they’re on a giant desktop screen or a tiny phone.
Add YouTube or Vimeo videos (or any other embeddable video content) directly to your site’s pages and blog posts.
Maps, Widgets and More
With a powerful widget platform that allows you even greater control over your site’s content, WordPress comes equipped for just about any situation. Plus, you can add Google Maps, social media snippets, and any other embeddable content you find around the Web.
WordPress was invented as a blogging platform, and defined much of what blogging is today. Write posts, categorize and tag them, allow your users to comment or subscribe to RSS feeds; if it can be done in the blogosphere, WordPress can do it.
E-commerce, Slideshows, FAQs, and More
When I say that there’s nothing WordPress can’t do, I mean that literally. Sure, right out of the box it’s not the almighty flexible platform that it can be, but with a little tweaking and, at times, some custom development, I have yet to find a scenario that WordPress couldn’t wiggle through and come out shiningly on top like the first robin of Spring.
The core WordPress team is constantly checking for and patching any security flaws in the software, so you can be confident that hackers will just keep on moving down the line rather than try and break into your vault.
Constant Development and Improvements
Being open-source, WordPress literally has a team of thousands of developers from all over the world working to improve it on a regular basis. From user-interface tweaks to speed and accessibility improvements to added functionality, WP is always moving forward and keeping up with the latest developments.