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Hey there, this is Brad with Firstsiteguide.com, and in this video I’ll be explaining what WordPress is, as well as how and why people use it. So let’s get started and jump right in. First things first, let’s cover some of the basics. WordPress is a blogging platform that’s also known as a content management system. Using a CMS like WordPress allows you to write blog posts, add new pages, as well as new features, functions, and themes through an easy-to-use back-end that handles nearly all of the heavy lifting for you. This software is open source, meaning it is free and constantly being updated. We recommend you use a self-hosted version on your own domain with your own hosting account so you’re more in control of the whole process.
WordPress is the same system used by The New York Times, BBC America, and author Tim Ferriss. It’s highly customizable and allows for making easy, fast changes on your blog. Since launching in 2003, it’s become the largest, most well-known self-hosted blogging tool in the world. It’s used by millions of sites and WordPress blogs are visited by tens of millions of people each and every day. It is the most recommended CMS by expert bloggers including us here at Firstsiteguide.com. It’s the perfect platform to start, run, and grow your blog since it’s easy to learn and manage your blog posts with.
That wraps things up for this video. If you have any questions or need help, please visit us at Firstsiteguide.com. We’ll be happy to help you out. Take care and enjoy starting your own blog.