WordPress – The master web tool

WordPress – The master web tool

WordPress – The master web tool

What is WordPress?

WordPress is website development/publishing tool used to create static and dynamic websites. It was released in 2003, and since then it has become one of the most popular web publishing platforms. Today it powers nearly 30 percent of the entire web — from small personal blogs to some of the biggest news sites online. WordPress is built on PHP and MySQL, and licensed under the GPLv2.

Since its first appearance in 2003 WordPress has evolved from just a blogging tool to a highly flexible content management system (CMS) that enables to build and manage a website just inside a web browser.

It’s an Open Source project and is freely available for all. Hundreds of volunteers from all around the world are constantly creating and improving the code for the WordPress software. And, there are thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes that enable to build just about any kind of website.

Why to use WordPress?

People often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as just a blogging platform. Although that used to be true in the past, WordPress has evolved throughout the years into a versatile content management system (CMS). While you can still use WordPress to create a simple blog, now it also allows you to create fully functional websites and mobile applications.

Here are some reasons for “why to use WordPress”:

Free, flexible and extensible

WordPress is open source software, this means you are free to download, install, use and modify it. You can create almost any kind of website using wordpress. Websites that can be created using wordpress ranges from simple blogs to complex ecommerce website.

There are thousands of WordPress themes and plugins available for free. You can download, install and use them on any website which makes it highly flexible and extensible. The only cost you need to pay for your website is the domain and hosting charges.

Easy to Use and Learn

WordPress is used by millions of people and almost every day new people are joining the WordPress community. The reason why people quickly adapt to WordPress is because it is fairly easy to use. You don’t need to hire a web designer every time you want to make a small change to your website. Instead, you can easily update and create your own content — without having to learn how to code. In fact, if you know how to use the basic formatting tools in a program like Microsoft Word, you can edit your site.

SEO-friendly

WordPress includes everything you need to ensure that your content is optimized for search engines. It is composed utilizing standard consistence brilliant code and creates semantic mark up which makes your site extremely alluring to search engines. By design it is very SEO friendly, and you can make it even more SEO friendly by using WordPress SEO plugin.

Content Management

Easy To Manage

WordPress let you control of your own content. It comes with built-in features that allow you to update your plugins and themes from within your it’s admin dashboard. It also notifies you when there is a new version is available, so you can update it by just clicking a button. You can keep your entire content safe by setting up automated regular backups. Whereas other publishing platforms limit what you can and can’t do on your own website. And, you’re locked in to that service. If it should ever shut down, your content could simply disappear. You can also easily migrate your entire WordPress website from one server to other very easily without any content loss.

Security

Safe and Secure

WordPress is developed with all major and minor security features in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place. Intruders can try attacking your website but it’s not that easy process and you can even extent your WordPress website security by using additional security plugins that are free of cost.

How to get started ?

By far we have given you all the general information about WordPress. Now the next question that probably arise into your mind that how can I start using WordPress. So we have taken an initiative to prepare an introductory video that will help you setup a WordPress website on your personal computer. And it is recommend for all the beginners that first you should install and use WordPress on your personal computers and once you have gained sufficient knowledge you can take it online.

But before you start installing WordPress on your Laptop or Desktop PC you have to install a local server on your system. And here is a video that will help you to install a local server on your computer system. We have used XAMPP server for this purpose.

If you have already installed a local server on your computer system the you can watch this video and learn how to install WordPress in just 15 easy steps.

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