A Cadenza websites is a WordPress website. What does that mean exactly and why should you care?
WordPress may or may not be something that is familiar to you. To keep things simple, WordPress is software that lets you create and manage a website. It’s a Content Management System, or CMS, which gives you the tools to create web pages and fill them with content such as text, images, videos, calendar of events, photo galleries, forms, and more.
There are other CMS’s and platforms that allow you to do this. So what makes WordPress so special?
WordPress is supported by a vast ecosystem of developers, users and supportive technology. The WordPress community is far reaching and the additional tools available range from the very simple to the extremely powerful. WordPress is geared towards allowing a novice, non-coder user the power to build a small website, while at the same time providing the platform for experienced developers to create powerful sites for fortune 500 companies.
WordPress’ market share is 37% of all websites
In a nutshell, this means that WordPress is a stable, reliable and widely supported technology that you can depend on.
WordPress itself is fairly straightforward. It lets you build and manage web pages and posts, upload pictures and files and a number of other things. What makes WordPress work for so many different types of websites is because of the many add-ons (called plugins), which gives users the ability to customize and add features to their sites. Because the WordPress community is so massive, there are literally tens of thousands of plugins, which can make starting a new website somewhat daunting.
With a Cadenza, we’ve done the hard parts of building a new website, beginning with designing beautiful, modern, and responsive themes. We’ve tested and installed all the necessary plugins & features like calendars, forms, media galleries, banner ads, surveys, and more. We even help build out your initial site, using your colors and logo.
This means you can get started building and using your website right away. When you subscribe to Cadenza, WordPress and all of the plugins are installed, configured and ready for use. And with the power of WordPress under the hood, simply put, Cadenza Works!
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