Tool Summary

WordPress is a free, open-source, website building tool, or content management system. With an abundance of themes and the ability to add plug-ins, the possibilities for your website are endless.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free from wordpress.org, paid plans with extra features available at wordpress.com
  • Platforms: Any reliable web browser 
  • Open source
  • Recommended for: Beginners and Advanced users – WordPress sites can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them.

Things to Know

WordPress is highly customizable, with thousands of different themes and plug-ins that can change the way your site looks and functions, but the basic building blocks of any site are posts and pages. Posts show up in chronological order on your site (like a Twitter or Instagram feed), whereas pages are static.

When writing blog posts, you can adds tags to your posts, or group them in categories to help them be more organized on your site. You can also use categories as menu items on the front page of your website for easier navigation.

When editing a post or a page with WordPress’s block-based editor, Gutenberg, it is easy to add headings, paragraphs, galleries for images, links to other sites, and much more.

Getting Started Guides

WordPress Support

WordPress Learning 

DKC: Building Your First WordPress Site

Additional Resources

Pexels – free stock photos and videos

Pixabay – Photo/Video – free stock photos and videos

Unsplash – free stock photos

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