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What is WordPress? Who uses it?

WordPress is free web software for building websites.

As the world’s leading web publishing tool, WordPress is used to power over 65 million websites and lets you build & run your own stunning website easily.

WordPress started in 2003 as a free, open-source website and blogging tool. Already a better and easier solution than anything else around, the power, flexibility and ease of use quickly developed and improved further.

This has made WordPress the most popular website building application in the world, used for everything from building simple small business sites and blogs to powerful, corporate Content Management System (CMS) websites.

WordPress now powers over a third of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs.

Their market share has been growing steadily over the last few years, going from 29.9% in 2018 to 33.4% now.

There are so many website platforms out there to choose from…

WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, Joomla, Drupal, Dreamweaver, Shopify, Weebly, Moonfruit, etc.

Whether you train with us or not, you will almost certainly be best off using WordPress to build your website.

WordPress has become the world’s most popular content management system for a host of very good reasons. It is easy, beautiful, secure, responsive (mobile-friendly), scalable, comprehensive

Oh yeah, and did we mention it is also free? Completely open source, just like Wikipedia, so it will ALWAYS be free!

Read more about WordPress at WordPress.org or Wikipedia.

How easy is WordPress to use?

The basics are simple: adding a new web page can be as easy as sending an email.  Most of the people who work on the 65 million sites run on WordPress are not technical people.  Most are just typical, basic-level computer users who thankfully discovered that running a website and adding content to it can be as simple as sending an email!.

So if WordPress is so easy to use, why do a training course?

While many aspects of managing a WordPress site are easy, the tricky part is setting your site up the right way from the beginning and understanding best practices. You need to understand what “themes” and “plugins” are to give your site the best design and best features. You must know which of these to choose and how to use them correctly. You could waste a lot of time and money trying figure these out for yourself.

With our one-day course of hands-on training, you can avoid all the common stumbling blocks and have all the complex stuff explained to you in simple terms. Each stage of building your website is demonstrated in front of you, with breaks between, while you effortlessly follow along. You put each stage into practice yourself, directly on your own site, which you can then manage yourself easily. And any problems or questions, your trainer is right there in person, to help you.

Only our course offers you this guarantee: we know you’ll find our course so useful that if you’re not happy with the morning session, you can opt to leave and your money will be refunded in full. (terms apply)

Famous WordPress Users

About WordPress
Over a third of the world’s 1,000,000 biggest websites now use WordPress

This number is rising fast – just see Google Trends here. WordPress has been chosen by many of the world’s biggest and most successful businesses online (eBay, Yahoo, Flickr), companies (Sony, Samsung, Ford), universities (Harvard, MIT), news networks (CNN, NY Times) and brands (KrispyKreme, Ben and Jerry’s), because of all the great features and benefits WordPress offers.

Portfolio of famous and high profile websites built on WordPress…
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