WordPress is a great application that you can use to create beautiful websites or blogs. The core software is built by loads of community volunteers, and there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
WordPress is not only free, but is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a strong focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
WordPress was initially developed as a blogging platform, but over the last few years, it has changed into a full-fledged popular content management system (CMS), which is capable of hosting static and dynamic content, e-commerce, event calendars, and audio and video podcasts. This is largely due to the expansive plugin system and the massive support community. It also comes with a great set of features that are designed to make your experience as a web content publisher as easy, pleasant and enjoyable as possible. To get started with WordPress, set it up on a web host for the most flexibility or get a free account from WordPress themselves.
Overall, WordPress has a rich content editor and plugin discoverability. The learning curve is a bit steep for novice users, but WordPress has a good user interface and a massive community to rush to when you get stuck, and are unsure what to do.
We’ve made some big upgrades to the editor. Our new block-based editor is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site. You’ll have more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living.
Building with Blocks
The new block-based editor won’t change the way any of your content looks to your visitors. What it will do is let you insert any type of multimedia in a snap and rearrange to your heart’s content. Each piece of content will be in its own block; a distinct wrapper for easy maneuvering. If you’re more of an HTML and CSS sort of person, then the blocks won’t stand in your way. WordPress is here to simplify the process, not the outcome.
We have tons of blocks available by default, and more get added by the community every day. Here are a few of the blocks to help you get started:
Freedom to Build, Freedom to Write
This new editing experience provides a more consistent treatment of design as well as content. If you’re building client sites, you can create reusable blocks. This lets your clients add new content anytime, while still maintaining a consistent look and feel.
A Stunning New Default Theme
Introducing Twenty Nineteen, a new default theme that shows off the power of the new editor.
Designed for the block editor
Twenty Nineteen features custom styles for the blocks available by default in 5.0. It makes extensive use of editor styles throughout the theme. That way, what you create in your content editor is what you see on the front of your site.
Simple, type-driven layout
Featuring ample whitespace, and modern sans-serif headlines paired with classic serif body text, Twenty Nineteen is built to be beautiful on the go. It uses system fonts to increase loading speed. No more long waits on slow networks!
Versatile design for all sites
Twenty Nineteen is designed to work for a wide variety of use cases. Whether you’re running a photo blog, launching a new business, or supporting a non-profit, Twenty Nineteen is flexible enough to fit your needs.