Introduction to WordPress.
WordPress is a simple web application. You downloaded it and install on the server, connect to the database and start publishing contents on the web.
It has grown into a full flagged Content Management System or CMS that powers millions of websites overall the world from traditional blogs, newspapers, news magazines, TV Stations, nations, and social media sites. its powers everything, to put it simply, it is a publishing tool for the web.
Once installed and configured. You can build very much any type of site you want on it, and it is used for creating Blog, a portfolio, magazine, E-commerce storefront, community site, business site, forum, social network possibilities are virtually endless.
WordPress is the tool you use the publish content on the web and that tool you visitors use to access that content, much like the word processing application that Microsoft Word lets create and access documents.
WordPress lets you create and access database entries. This also means if you remove it but contents still exist and assured your site and contents is not WordPress.
WordPress is whatever you want it to be! and I think it is good to place to start. It is simple and easy to use publishing platform for the web and you can use it to create anything from basic blog to advanced website and you can even make a website that can switch between blog and website at the touch of a button. The possibilities are pretty much endless.
It is free, open source application build and maintain by the people who use it. and can be downloaded free, use it freely, publish whatsoever you want it free, even contribute it free, and redistribute for freely. All of made possible by the GPL.
The General Public License.
The General Public License, which allows WordPress to be downloaded, used, modified, and redistributed freely, as you long use it. When you use it, you become part of the community.
When you start WordPress, you become part of the Community. Who just made by the people like you and me. By using it, you are contributing to the community and if and when you are ready to contributing community and other ways.
Every year they are thousands of WordPress events happening all over the world in the form of meetups, word camps in community events. Every day, people like and me, write blog posts submits design and codes, teach to others publish their thoughts ideas and creations online and every minute new information is shared through it and make available to the world through the web.
A Closer Look at WordPress.
Although starting off as the primary blogging platform. WordPress has grown the robust CMS that now driving estimated more than 25 million web sites. This huge number which droves CMS for Drupal and Joomla. It is more the result the types of the sites WordPress use for rather than any clear functional advantage to other to I come back to that point, for now, I want to examine WordPress little closer by taking how manages the content and build site.
This CMS allows you to organize the content by using the categories and tags. Categories can be arranged by hierarchy and allow to develop overall structure organization the content.
Tags are another hand are single levels and offer you a way to add more meaning and organization articles and content.
It also allows you to assign multiple categories and tags to the individual piece of content making easy to establish a relationship and create highly descriptive content.
Organizing Content In WordPress.
Building site structuring page in WordPress is based heavily in blogging nature. WordPress simple pages in module way with sidebar, footer, and header existing an external file. These files are called templates.
- Themes control page layout and site construction.
- Themes are a collection of templates, functions, and CSS files.
- Theme developers can extend core WordPress functionality.
- Building themes and controlling the WordPress loop takes technical skill.
- Installing and changing themes is amazingly simple.
- Changing a theme can change the look, layout, and functionality of a site.
- The vast majority of users never create their own themes, they simply download and install new themes to change their sites.
- A large number of plugins allow you to add new features.
- Robust roles and permissions that can be extended through plugins.
- Easy to track revisions and revert to older content.
- Multilingual support through plugins.
- Multisite support.
- The functionality lends itself to smaller sites with simple structures.
- Hundreds of themes make it simple to customize sites.
- Huge developer community makes it easy to find development help.
- For simple sites, it’s doubtful you’ll need outside help.
- Creating more complex, non-blog oriented sites can be frustrating.