WordPress is easier to learn to use then the traditional HTML (hypertext markup language) coding that was popular when websites started appearing on the Internet. HTML is still used to create websites, however, for beginners/novices it can be a challenge and very time consuming to get started because of the coding knowledge that is required.
Originally WordPress was started in 2003 and was used primarily for blogging. Today, not only is it used for blogging but to create responsive websites that can be viewed on desktops, tablets and cell phones. If one has the time and willingness to learn how to create their own website, and maintain, then the WordPress platform should be considered. It can be used to create services, information, and e-commerce type websites and more.