Many businesses and publications use WordPress to power their websites. When it first launched in 2003, WordPress was primarily used to create blogs. It has since expanded its capabilities to support almost any type of website.
WordPress powers an enormous number of business sites. In fact, a recent article by techjury states over 30%, or 455 million sites, are powered by WordPress.
With WordPress, you can create:
- Business Websites
- eCommerce Stores
- Online Courses
- Portfolio Websites
- News Publications
When people mention WordPress, they’re more than likely referencing WordPress.org, but there is also WordPress.com, which uses the same software. The primary difference between the two is that WordPress.org, also known as the self-hosted version of WordPress, is open-source and allows you to host your website on your own server. WordPress.com, however, is a for-profit, managed service.
Anyone can use WordPress for their blog or website needs. You may need to pay for web hosting and a domain name, but the WordPress software is free to use. There are also many WordPress plugins you can install to add more functionality for your website.