In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
David M. Ogilvy

WordPress is designed as a blogging application, but it can do much more than that. Combining the use of pages for permanent features of a site with posts for news articles and current events makes a great basis for many small-business web sites.

Compared to a full content-management system WordPress is simple and quick to learn – ideal for those who want to keep their web site updated themselves without learning a new and complex system.

The code is well written with “hooks” for plug-in modules. Many of these already exist for a variety of common uses, and custom plugins can also be produced for specific requirements.