WordPress is an open source tool and a content management system (CMS) written on PHP and MySQL database. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes.
WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. It also means you are free to use it for anything from your dog’s home page to a commercial web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.
With WordPress admin panel, WordPress enables you to manage and control the content of your website, yourself, without any web design skills. You will be able to edit the content on your website including text, pictures, links, add more categories, pages and much more. It allows you to make real-time changes quickly, easily and securely, on your terms, without having to hire a web designer or IT expert.
WordPress is quickly earning a reputation as a solid platform for building websites and for helping those websites to perform well in search results. WordPress sites rank very well in most search engines and Google search results pages, even in competitive markets.
AmericanLayout current website also was built on WordPress platform. For small business, informational, blogs and presentation website, AmericanLayout recommends using wordpress platform. It takes very little skill level to set up a WordPress site or blog.
If you want to run other CMS such as Drupal or Joomla, you are going to need a higher skill level and be more involved.