What it is
WordPress is a free open source blogging software that has become one of the most popular and prominent content management services on the web. In WordPress.org’s own words: “The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” – we’d love you to join the family.”
WordPress has many great features, not the least of which is an easy to use blogging platform that can be customized in many different ways. You can edit, format, and publish blog posts with WordPress. You can customize your blog by adding new widgets or new themes. There are thousands of themes available for WordPress that can be easily found by searching and installing directly through WordPress or searching with and outside search engine. If you already have a WordPress blog, you can also easily move it to GDI. With GDI, regular customers may use up to 10 GB of space for the sum of all their plugins. Premium customers have 100 GB of space available for the sum of all their plugins.
How to take advantage of it
Log in to your Members Area and navigate to Plugins. Here you can activate your blog or create new ones. Once your blog is live take advantage of it by customizing it every way you can. Add plugins, manage widgets and play with themes. Once your blog looks the way you would like, utilize WordPress to its fullest by adding and scheduling posts, posting video and sharing photos. The possibilities with WordPress are endless! To get up to speed right away, watch our WordPress tutorial video above.