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1An introduction to WordPress

What is Wordpress?

WordPress is a web-based system that can be used for free by anyone to build a website—all you need to do is install it on your web host, which usually takes just a few clicks, wait for a confirmation email, and away you go.

That’s where the fun begins. WordPress is highly customizable, and there are thousands of beautiful templates (called “themes”) available to choose from to create the look you want. Many of these are free, but even the “premium” themes (that you have to pay for) are surprisingly inexpensive.

WordPress was originally created as a blogging tool, but it has widened its reach vastly over the past few years, and is now used to create all kinds of websites. It is the most widely ...

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