WordPress has become one of the most popular platforms for building and managing websites because of the simplicity of the database, dashboard interface and easily interchangeable plugins. Unfortunately, the simplification of such a complex process has left consumers with a false sense of security about the inner workings of their website. In order to develop and maintain a successful WordPress site there are a few considerations a consumer should understand. The most important aspects of setting up and designing a WordPress site are the version of WordPress, the theme and the plugins which act as the foundation for the look, feel and functionality of the actual site. WordPress itself is an open source content management system, themes are program files that work to create the user interface without altering the underlying code and plugins are prepackaged bits of software that expand the functionality of the site. All three of these… Read more!