What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that is popular worldwide. It is designed to manage web page content, including text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, maps and program code.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is widely considered easy to use and is the CMS of choice for almost 75 million websites worldwide. Once set up, a WordPress website is relatively easy to use; simply log on to the

Image of the editor interface of a WordPress page
This is an image of the editor interface of a WordPress page

Dashboard of your site, browse to the page you want to edit, make your changes and click on “Update”. You can update your website from anywhere in the world, wherever you have an internet connection, using any modern web browser.

If you are used to using Word Processing software, you will find WordPress quite intuitive. We provide a set of video tutorials – regularly updated – which will talk you through any minor problems you may encounter. In addition, there are many free tutorials and support forums on the internet, and you can usually find help very quickly, without having to pay for additional support.

It is easy to embed different types of media, e.g. YouTube videos and audio files, without needing to know any programming code – simply paste the link to the media into your web page.

One of the main reasons for using WordPress is the ability to blog within your website, thereby creating relevant and up to date content for your prospective clients. This serves several purposes: it gives your prospective client an impression of who you are and what you are about; it enhances your presence on the internet, where – let’s face it – there are thousands of other therapists trying to get themselves known; and Google likes fresh web content, and blogging helps to improve your search rankings for any number of search terms.

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