WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system ( CMS) and so much more through the plugins, widgets and themes it has to offer.
What is a content management system? It allows the owner of his or her website to make changes at will, copy content, photography, or blogging without depending on a designer to make changes.
WordPress is basically a very user friendly blog system but it can be used as a regular site which you can update without any knowledge of html (the same goes for Joomla). You can create pages and posts, and with plugins, you can add a lot of functionality included standard in Joomla, except that all code is web standard. And because WordPress is web standard, Google really loves it. So, from a marketing standpoint, WordPress is hard to resist.
Some features of wordpress:
• Themes - WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without altering the informational content.
• Plugins - One very popular feature of WordPress is its rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its abilities beyond the features that are part of the base install; WordPress has a database of over 18,000 plugins with purposes ranging from SEO to adding widgets.
• Widgets - small modules that offer users drag-and-drop sidebar content placement and implementation of many plugins extended abilities. Widgets allow WordPress developers to add functionality to their sites. These small widgets can be used to add functionality such as a slideshow,Facebox-like box, small news slider, and more.
We customize all of our web sites in WordPress and our clients find it easy to use, and very manageable.
There is so much more to Word Press we recommend going to the site to really understand it. http://en.wordpress.com/features/
If your site is in WordPress tell us what you think of it, we would love to hear.