What is WordPress and Why is it The Best For Build a Website

When it comes to Internet Technology Tools have a special place and importance, as they are a hugely effective tool capable of saving tons of time effort and cost.  WordPress represents one of these wonderful tools, and the most important and effective of all. It is literally, and according to our actual experience in the winners, able to accomplish tasks in record time, and completely free of charge, in addition to that anyone can deal with WordPress without any difficulty or need for specific skills.

In this article we will address the answer to the question “What is WordPress?”  In an easy and simple illustration we will address the most important and prominent points of WordPress, which will enable you to understand this tool how it works what is its importance and its most important aspects.

Our goal is to make this topic a comprehensive guide to understand this wonderful tool and WordPress.

What is WordPress

WordPress is open source software which anyone can use completely free of charge to create a website or blog or even to create an application for smartphones (as defined by WordPress on the home page).

WordPress is a program that you can download and set up on your web hosting, and then it will give you a control panel or Dashboard interface, through which you can control every element within your site.  WordPress is the simplest and most popular way to create a website or blog.

32% of all websites are created through WordPress, and this makes it the most used tool and method for creating websites on the Internet.

WordPress was launched in May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, and is now being developed by a large group of volunteer developers.  WordPress is based on (PHP) language and databases (MY SQL).

WordPress is an Open Source System, meaning that anyone can download it, modify it, republish it, and even participate in its development.  This means that it is not owned by a specific person or institution, ensuring that it is always free.

WordPress provides you with the “Content Management System” on the site, which is called “CMS” for short, and it gives the user and developer a control panel that allows him the freedom to edit and add to the content of the site or blog, without the need to know any programming language.

The license for WordPress operates under the umbrella of the “GPL V2.0” General Public License.

WordPress Evolution

Several years ago WordPress was basically a tool for creating personal blogs only, but nowadays after the development of the core code, as well as the massive comprehensive system of plugins, themes, and user interfaces  Interface” You can create any type of website.

In 2004 plugins were added.  And in 2015, “Themes” were made available to developers and users.  The user interface change was allowed in 2007.

WordPress is not limited to creating traditional websites and blogs only, but through it you can also create any type of site, and we will take a quick look at the most important things that can be created through it:

Business websites eCommerce stores Blogs Portfolios Resumes Forums Social Media Networks Membership sites

Conclusion Anything or any type of website you dream of creating, you can create it on WordPress.

WordPress types

WordPress is divided into two parts, the first part is wordpress.com and the second part is wordpress.org.

Here is an explanation of the difference between the two:


It is an integrated service for creating and hosting websites without the need for external hosting or a domain name. This service is fully managed by Automattic.  By subscribing to this service, you will get everything you need to create and manage a website in one place.  This is very similar to the Blogger service provided by Google.

This service is available for free, but there are paid versions that contain many more advanced features for those who want a professional website.  The free plan will give you a sub-domain name for your site to be “sitename.wordpress.com”, while the paid plans enable you to get your own dot-com domain name.

Paid plans also differ among themselves in terms of prices and features granted.


Through this site you can get a free editable version of WordPress, to use it you need to host sites that support WordPress, and you also need a domain name.

Here the user has more flexibility in managing the content, and the user has the freedom to choose the hosting company he wants and choose the storage spaces that suit him, as well as choosing the templates or additions he needs without any restrictions.

It is worth noting that there are many web hosts through which you can set up WordPress with just a click of a button, and many of them provide customized plans for sites that use WordPress.

Reasons Why WordPress is The Best Choice for Creating your Website or Blog


This means that there are thousands of developers around the world constantly working to improve the performance of WordPress.

The accumulation of experience and the opportunity for everyone to participate in solving problems and development, makes WordPress always the best.

2- Constant Update

In order on the previous point, and because there are many distinguished developers behind WordPress, so you will always find from time to time new updates for WordPress to solve existing problems or to develop the interface, as well as updates to add more great features and features.

3- Flexibility in use

There are thousands of plugins and themes that let you change the look of your site with ease.

 You can add many features to your site or blog, such as a mailing list, photo gallery, and a store for the product or service that you provide, and you can also modify the code to suit your own needs.

4- Ease of use

You will not need a “Web Designer” or a “Web Developer” every time you want to make a modification to your site or blog, where you can easily create, develop and add the content you want, all you have to do is to be proficient in using “Microsoft Word”  For formatting content format only.

And even if you want to create your site from scratch on your own, with a little effort you can do it and in record time as well.  The topic is simply a group of buttons, each with a function, and you do not have to know the function of each button and make the appropriate settings through it, and the wonderful thing is that you can do all this in Europe.

5- There is always someone who can support you

 If you encounter a problem on your site or blog, you will always find someone to help you. There are thousands of developers and website owners who use WordPress, including many Arabs, and there are also many groups and forums in which you will find someone who can help you.  And in the event that you do not find a solution to your problem, you can always go to the support service and you will find help.

6- Suitability For Search Engines

WordPress is a good friend of SEO “Search Engine Optimization”, it gives you all the creative and out-of-the-box solutions, to improve the level of your content to appear better and faster on the search engines, and this is important for the success of the site or blog, in addition to a lot of  Search engine optimization plugins.

 In this regard, we recommend reading the topic “Practical SEO Practices for WordPress”.

Popular Websites Using WordPress

WordPress uses a large and famous group of sites in the world, and we will take a quick look at the 8 most famous international sites that use WordPress, in order to give you an idea of ​​the size of the capabilities, advantages and flexibility that this tool enjoys to build a site according to your needs:

1. The White House:  The official website of the famous White House the residence of the President of the United States of America.

2The Official Microsoft Blog:  Microsoft official blog for support for its products such as Windows and Skype. 

3. Mercedes-Benz:  The Luxury Car Giant. 

4. BBC America:  The famous BBC America channel specializing in news and providing breaking news services.

5. PlayStation Blog:  PlayStation is the world's most popular producer of electronic games and its running devices. 

6. The Walt Disney Company:  Walt Disney is considered the most famous producer of cartoon films in history, and has established a number of amusement parks in the world. 

7. Facebook Newsroom:  Facebook Newsroom To provide breaking news to Facebook users and to keep them informed of the latest updates that Facebook intends to launch or has already launched.

8. Reuters Blogs:  Reuters is the most famous news agency in the world and is characterized by the spread of its correspondents all over the globe, and is always present in the heart of the action.

I hope with this article that I have answered your question, what is WordPress?  And I showed you the most important aspects that enable you to understand this wonderful website building tool.

Imead Rmouche

Programmer and developer of websites. I have been working in the fields of print-on-demand as a designer since 2019. I have entered into many fields of business and profit online , and I strive to be a part of foreign technical content in an effort to enrich this content in various fields.

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