WordPress is a "platform" for web development. Originally meant for "blogs", WordPress has become MUCH, MUCH more… allowing the creation of full websites, landing pages, and even web-apps. It is a very flexible system, and powers as much at 34% of the website in the world. That is a lot of websites!
There are two versions of WordPress.
Although you can choose a service like WordPress.com, Wix, or Squarespace, all of my websites are created using WordPress installed on hosting we can control/manage. The benefits of using WordPress greatly outways the cons.
There are two basic types of content in WordPress.
Pages are a basic building block of a website. We typically see page names in the navigation, and upon clicking the link, are taken to a new "page" on the website. Pages tend to be somewhat static content that are not changed often. This doesn't mean that they can't have frequently updated content ON the page… only that the page itself doesn't change often.
Posts are very common on WordPress sites, and they can be used in a lot of different ways! The more you learn how to use them effectively, the more you can do. The most common use of posts is a simple blog. Each post has important data (known as metadata) that is either manually selected (such as a category or tag) or generated (such as the publishing date or author). We can also add special custom fields to the posts as well.
Metadata is information that is related to the post, and contains
Understanding the "metadata" of posts is essential for understanding how to use them effectively. Meta-data is any