Congratulations, you’ve chosen the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS) now powers nearly 25% of all websites. Within an hour you can go from a basic install to a functional website. The good bit is too that most hosting companies have one click installers for WordPress, so the more complicated parts around creating databases and copying files are all done for you.
This article is aimed around running WordPress as a website more than just a blog, but as there’s a lot of overlap. WordPress is extremely extensible and configurable, which means that nearly every custom possibility you want out of a website is probably possible with WordPress. The downside to this is that there are millions of possibilities and combinations and many, many different ways of achieving the same thing.