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Launch Your Own Website with WordPress

Want to build your own website but don’t know where to start? Start with WordPress! WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for creating websites, currently powering 34% of the World Wide Web. It’s free and open source, which means you’ll always retain control over your data and never have to worry about paying for updates or the creators of WordPress going out of business. Learn more about building an attractive, functional website with this user-friendly software in this introduction to WordPress.

Ken Gagne is a freelance writer and former editor for who has also served as a web producer at MIT. In his current role as a Technical Account Manager at Automattic, he helps local, independent news outlets launch and and maintain their WordPress websites. Originally from Massachusetts, Ken now lives the life of a digital nomad, traveling the world and working wherever there’s Wi-Fi.