Many people have asked me this question, in various forms. Many people have the idea that if you are going to have a “real” website, you need to build it in Dreamweaver in HTML… but WordPress is for blogging. Blogging has never been proven to improve the bottom line, so, why bother? The answer is philosophy. Confused? Watch this 5 minute video of Matt Mullenweg (WordPress’s founder) explaining why WordPress is a part of the Internet revolution.
Of course, WordPress is only the most popular open source CMS. Others include Joomla! and Drupal. The power of WordPress is the ease of use for people who want posting new information to be as simple as writing an email. And it is that easy. Plus, with the right designers and developers (ahem…), WordPress sites can be quite visually impressive. In summary, that is why WordPress is wonderful.