WordPress is called a content management system or a CMS. WordPress was originally developed for the blogging community to make it easy to set up blogs and update blog content. This blog and my other one, Online Social Networking, are both WordPress blog sites.
Over time, WordPress has evolved into a general purpose web development platform. WordPress enables you to create a blog, a conventional web site or a combination of both.
Joomla is another such content management system, but it’s less popular than WordPress and more difficult to use, according to many people.
WordPress Blog Sites for Small Business
Ease of use and flexibility make WordPress an excellent selection for your next blog site, either for your small business or for personal use.
WordPress is so ideal for small businesses that a great number of web developers have started using it to power their clients’ websites.
There’s no cost for using the WordPress content management system, but you’ll have to host your blog site yourself, or as I do, pay a web hosting service $5 to $10 per month to host it for you.
Although WordPress is easy to use, setting it up can be complex, especially if customization is desired. I recommend that a social media consultant, myself or another, set your blog site up for you and show you how to add content and maintain the site.
You’ll be able to manage your blog site by yourself without enormous effort and won’t require a webmaster — unless, of course, you prefer a hands-off approach.