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WordPress for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 6.9.0
  • 3.7
  • (669)
  • Security Status

Customizable blog and website platform

The WordPress application for Windows is a tool for creating, developing, viewing, and editing a WordPress blog or website. It enables users to work on their WordPress tasks without the distractions of a browser.

Straightforward content creation

There are two main ways to manage your blog or website on your Windows computer. It can be done through a web browser or in the WordPress app. As a professional blogging platform, WP has become increasingly popular thanks to its ease of use, flexible code, and publishing power. The latest version continues to build on that solid reputation.

One of the reasons that WordPress is so appealing is the fact that you don’t need to be an expert developer to use it. However, the functionality of this free software offers enough options to help users achieve an impressive look and feel to their blogs. Many of its features allow you to customize your website to match your style and display your content in an accessible way.

You can use this application to connect to an existing WP site, or you can create a new one. For those coming to the software for the first time, there are some quick start and in-depth tutorials to guide you. More detailed answers are available through the support page or the excellent community forums.

Through the desktop application, you can install or manage your website theme. There are thousands of beautifully designed themes available, so you should be able to find something that suits your needs. Users can add their own to the WP repository, but you’ll need the browser version to access those.

The app also allows you to install and manage plugins, which help shape your website. They can help you do almost anything, from changing the layout of text and images, scanning comments for spam to adding a contact form, and enabling two-factor authentication. Anything that you can do from the WP site can be done in the application.

How to connect your site

When the WordPress application opens, it will require login details. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one. Otherwise, sign in with your wordpress.com credentials, and you will be able to see all of your sites on the main page. You can choose a site to manage and then click the 'switch site' to view another one.

Although the WP software is free, you will need to host your site. This can be done through wordpress.com, or you can choose an alternative. Websites that are hosted elsewhere will require the Jetpack plugin on their site, which should be linked to their wordpress.com credentials. This will enable you to use the desktop application as normal.

Alternative ways to manage your site

The desktop application is a fast and simple way to check site statistics, manage notifications, and add content. It can’t be used to add offline posts, and some customization options are limited. This means that it is best used alongside the browser version. WordPress isn’t the only option for blogs and site creation, so if you are still choosing your software, here are some alternatives.

An alternative with a similar drag and drop feel is Wix. Their website builder is easy to use, and they have several customization options. You can also set up your domain name and organize hosting through Wix. They work best with smaller sites as you can’t go beyond a second-page level.

There are plenty of free blogging platforms out there, but they don’t compare to the control that a content management system (or CMS) gives you. Joomla puts the user in control when it comes to building a site. You’ll need to install PHP, Apache, and MySQL apps, but you won’t need to do any coding.

Do it all from the dashboard

WordPress is a smart and elegant tool to create and manage a blog or website. In a short amount of time, any user can get to grips with how the software works. It is packed full of features and the option for plugins, which means the possibilities are vast. It makes building a website with a professional appearance possible, and it can be done quickly.

The latest version of WordPress now has an interface based on JavaScript instead of PHP. It is powered by WP REST API. The update has added the ability to manage multiple sites in one interface, page loads are instant, and changes are shown in real-time, without refreshing the page.

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

WordPress started with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing on the web and fewer users than you can count on your hands and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by millions of people every day.

Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your cat's home page to a Fortune 500 intranet site without paying anyone a license fee.

PROS

  • Great support pages
  • Easy to use
  • Fast and efficient
  • Lots of plugins and customization options

CONS

  • Unable to write offline posts
  • Sluggish when working with a large number of sites

Older versions

Also available in other platforms


WordPress for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 6.9.0
  • 3.7
  • (669)
  • Security Status

User reviews about WordPress

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    by Bindu Singhal

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