What is WordPress?

WordPress is originally a Content Management System that allows you to create, post and edit content. Over the years, however, this has also grown into a system with which you can develop a complete website or webshop. With WordPress you can easily edit, update and maintain your website in the future.

Content Management System

Originally, WordPress is a so-called CMS; this abbreviation stands for Content Management System. A typical feature of such a system is that you can manage the content on a website. In the case of WordPress, this means that you can do the following things:

  • Placing content: via the WordPress system you can easily place content on your website. This can be textual content, but can also be images and/or videos.
  • Edit content: With WordPress you are also able to edit the content. You do that not only now, but also in the coming years.
  • Creating content: via WordPress it is also possible to create content. You can use the system itself for that, but also all kinds of plugins.

Is WordPress the only Content Management System at the moment? No, that is not the case. You can also, for example, for Joomla! choose. In recent years, it has turned out that most people choose WordPress. This has purely to do with the convenience, the endless possibilities and the cost. Basically, the use of WordPress is free!

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source content management system. What a content management system is, you have already read above. What is an open source system? This is a system to which an eider can make adjustments. That is precisely the power of WordPress.

Why? Because this has enabled companies to develop plugins. With these plugins, the functionalities of a WordPress website are only further expanded. If you have special wishes regarding your website, you can always download extra plugins.

Incidentally, WordPress started as a system with which one could blog. However, because this is an open source system, the system has gained momentum. You can now really use this system for anything and everything.

Currently, WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. WordPress is also widely used in our country.

To answer the question ‘What is WordPress’: WordPress is a system with which you can create a website, fill it with content, and further edit and expand it through plugins, for example.

Building a website with WordPress

Would you like to develop your own website? Regardless of what the purpose or subject of the website is, you can use WordPress for this. We advise you to follow the step-by-step plan below:

  • Step 1: Register a domain name and exit hosting.
  • Step 2: Now log in to your hosting package and install WordPress on the domain name in question.
  • Step 3: Now go to www.domeinnaam.nl/wp-admin. You can now log in with the login details you entered in step 2.
  • Step 4: You will now end up in the backend of WordPress. In this backend you can install + download a theme, you can create pages and posts, you can post content and you can download plugins


Do you run into a certain problem within WordPress? Are you unable to download or use this system properly? Or are you just unable to get the desired plugin working? No matter what the problem is – you can come knocking on our door.

We, from WordPressonderhoud.nl, have been working with WordPress for years. This system therefore no longer holds any secrets for us; we are happy to solve all your problems. Feel free to contact us and we are happy to assist you.

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