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Currently, WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available today. Bloggers use this quite a lot but this can still meet general CMS requirements. If you do not know a lot about this tool, you can read a WordPress review to discover what this offers and its limitations as well.

The Installation Procedure

Some bloggers prefer web-based blogging tools but WordPress requires you to install it first. There are actually no worries here even for those that are not too tech-savvy. Installation is easy where you will only edit the config file and upload the web page files through File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Now you can begin the installation wizard using your domain name. After that, you can now log in to your account and commence the writing process.

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Principal Theme Used

The primary theme that you can access in this CMS is derived from the Kubrick theme. It is in CSS and XHTML formats and is a simple general theme which can be used for almost any type of website. However, this is not the ideal theme especially since this is the default theme of WordPress. Since it is the theme by default, this denotes that it is being employed by more than a thousand websites. In this case, people that will visit your website will not be too impressed because your blog will look generic to them.

Plug-ins and WP Skins

Luckily, you can personalize the way your website looks according to your own preferences. You can also add features, which will only take less than a minute. The plug-in or the theme that you have chosen is also very easy to install. You only need to download it then upload it again using your FTP connection and then activate it in the admin panel.

Currently, there are around 3000 themes which you can apply to your website for free. Aside from that, there are more than 100 plug-ins available which can increase the security of your website such as the spam blocker. If you wish to gain more visitors, you can get help from the SEO tools suitable for your WordPress blog. If you will be using your WordPress site for business purposes, you might want to buy the Premium WordPress Theme. This package has themes that are of high quality with guaranteed impact on the professional side.

SEO Support

One of the best things about WordPress is that it uses relevant titles for the pages even though they come with extraneous information like WordPress Demo and Blog Archive. However, what most Search Engine Optimization experts will not be too happy about is the header tags. While both h1 and h2 are used effectively, h1 is actually exploited as a part of the name of the website instead of being used as the title of the current page.

Another problem is that the Meta tags are not freely accessible. Nevertheless, you can easily add them by means of downloading a Meta tag plug-in. In addition, the URLs are forceful and dynamic. The only issue here is that the ID number does not have meaning at all. If you wish for the search engines to find you, they will not actually take a look at your website with the default URLs. Thankfully, WordPress offers permalinks so users are allowed to change a URL into the appropriate page title.

Probably the best feature of WordPress is that it enables you to generate new content without difficulty. You can choose from either the code-based or visual text editor. It also has a built in spellchecker and grammar checker. With all things considered, this WordPress review concludes that WP is a very effective CMS on the whole.

Categories : Web Development, CMS
Tags : cms, wordpress, blog


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Author : Elidi Darwin

I am freelance writer and web design consultant. I love to review software and tools that can help users increase their productivity.

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