Okay, so you are asking yourself, isn’t WordPress a blogging software?
Yes, it is and blogging software is nothing more than a CMS that’s been set up to handle a certain type of website structure. For example online stores or Ecommerce website designs are managed by CMS systems that organize content into catalogues for online shopping carts.
Now you can use any kind of CMS to build a website; it’s a good idea to find something that fits as closely as possible to what you want to do, so there is as little customization as possible.
The thing about WordPress is that its design is simple and flexible.
Most websites have certain things in common.
Most websites have footer, header, navigation, and other things that allows WordPress to pull that data from the same location for each website. Now, your footer may be a totally different size, look and feel from mine but WordPress doesn’t care about that. They just know to put the header somewhere on that page.
So…when a visitor first lands on a WordPress website, WordPress will go and get her directions. Those directions for WordPress come from the template. WordPress reads the direction to lean what she needs to get and where she needs to put it.
Depending on how complicated the website is there could be lots of chunks to find, move and install. All chunks are stored in the database; if the chunk is not stored in the database then direction on where that chunk is stored will be in the database.
Now WordPress assembles all the chunks according to the template’s instructions and you see the results of those instructions in your browser. The best part, is all this happens in a split second.
How it Saves You Time
Many years ago Geeks on Steroids was built in html. It’s all we knew how to use. We had a little over 200 pages and you would have to sit and copy every piece of code onto every page, if you wanted to add a new stat counter onto the site.
With WordPress I can add to one template ﬁle and change anything I want on the entire site. By separating the design from the content WordPress makes design changes quick, easy and painless.
The part that I call WordPress or the brain is separated from the ﬁles that actually do the assembling and managing. This means that WordPress can be easily update. Software of any kind has to be constantly changing and adapting to the ever changing internet rather it be for adding new features, security or just to make it more efﬁcient. If you had to completely redo your theme every time WordPress needed to be updated it would be a waste of time.
WordPress has three separate parts the brain, the theme, and the content. Each of these can be tweaked, updated, or replaced, independently. And if that isn’t enough you have a fourth separate structure which is plugins.