One of the best known and most popular content management systems is WordPress. WordPress is an open-source content management system, and can be downloaded for free from wordpress.org (note: this is a different site than wordpress.com). You can turn a WordPress site into an online store with the WooCommerce open-source e-commerce plugin. Other publishing systems include Drupal and Joomla.
If you are building a website with WordPress, you need to have web hosting with WordPress installed. In other words, WordPress itself is free, but you must pay for the web hosting.
Themes and plugins for easier website building
There is a wide range of themes available to make it easier to create WordPress websites. Themes are templates that you can customize. WordPress also allows you to edit the source code, making customization even easier.
There are also various plugins for adding various features to the site. Some themes and plugins are available for free, but not all of them.
However, one downside of ready-made themes is that they may have limited features. If you don’t know how to code, it is unlikely you will be able to solve much of the problems on your own.
Moreover, some themes and plugins may slow down the website or cause errors. It is therefore important to keep all plugins and WordPress itself updated and not to download too many plugins or files that are too large.