WordPress (WP) is a “Content Management System” or CMS. The CMS provides the structural and functional aspects of a website. I build all of my websites on the WP platform. It has a user-friendly interface which means that when you want to make minor editorial changes to what you’ve written on your website you will be able to do this without having to pay additional fees for ongoing website maintenance. If you can type in a Microsoft Word document you can easily learn to edit your web pages. There are some helpful videos on accessing and editing your website after it has been built on the videos & tutorials page.
The layout and design of a WP website is determined by the elements in a WP theme. If WP is the “engine” of your website, the theme is the body style, color and customizations — put simply, it’s how your website looks. There are many WP themes available today. I have started building websites with responsive WP themes because of their adaptability on different size devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone).