What the heck is WordPress?
If you’re thinking about getting a new website and you keep hearing about WordPress websites, and aren’t even sure what the heck a WordPress site is, then you’re in the right place. WordPress started out as an open source (read free) blogging platform. It’s also a Content Management System, or CMS.
A CMS is basically a software program that allows you to manage the various pages on your site. Before CMS’s if you wanted to update your site you had to edit the individual HTML pages in your FTP server.
Long story short, WordPress is a free powerful way to manage the content of your website.