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7 Facts to Know About WordPress

  1. WordPress now powers 27 percent of the entire internet. Tweet this
  2. Brands like The Walking Dead, TechCrunch, The Walt Disney Company, Time Inc., Fortune, New York Observer, New York Post, TED, USA Today, CNN, CBS Local, and NBC all use WordPress in some capacity.
  3. WordPress is easily the most popular CMS with roughly 59% of the market. Tweet this
  4. 297,629 of the top 1 million websites use WordPress. Tweet this
  5. According to Alignable’s SMB Index, WordPress is the most trusted software for small business (ahead of Google, Facebook, and more). Tweet this
  6. 25% of WordPress users make a full-time living off the CMS. Tweet this
  7. A DIY WordPress website can cost as little as $200 per year. Tweet this
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Intro and WordPress Installation

So what is WordPress and how do you use it?

For starters, WordPress is what’s called a content management system (or CMS) – which is basically a system used to manage the content of a website.

Without a CMS, website owners would have to either learn how to code or ask a developer to alter the source code of the pages of their website anytime they wanted to make changes […]

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How to Use the WordPress Dashboard

Once you’ve logged in, you should be redirected to your WordPress dashboard.

You’ll see a menu on the left-hand side and several boxes on the right. Those boxes on the right are just kind of an overhead look at your site. You’ll see things like activity and news in this section.

On the left you have a list of menu items, including Dashboard, Posts, Media, Pages, etc […]

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