In making a website, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), a standard markup language was needed to be learned and memorized to create a website. However, recent technology lets millions of web-site publishers create a website with an open source CMS or Content Management System. By using CMS, there is a reduced need to code from scratch and takes less time to construct a unified look and feel. Out of thousands of CMS software, I selected WordPress.
What is WordPress?
Also mentioned before, WordPress is a open source and free CMS software based on a PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), web-server and MySQL (Data based Server). WordPress gets installed to the web-server and then works on the MySQL and PHP. The two major things that allows website publishers to create a website with WordPress are Themes and Plugins. Themes lets WordPress users to adjust the functionality and look of a WordPress website without altering confusing and complicated code. Plugins are a piece of software that is capable of operating variety of functions to make your website even a better one. WordPress Plugins are written in the PHP programming language.
Why use WordPress?
Making a website is never easy, even with high technology software like WordPress. Nevertheless, WordPress is the most adaptable software and is flexible enough for just about anything. Themes and Plugins make WordPress extendable. There is always a perfect theme and plugin available for every kind of website. It is easy to manage and lets you update WordPress with one click on your admin dashboard. WordPress is also safe and secure, preventing intruders to get their hands on your websites. With all of these advantages, WordPress is definitely the one I trust the most.
How To Use WordPress.
- Go to the WordPress website and click the “Download WordPress” button.
- Now that you downloaded the WordPress files into your computer, you’ll now have to upload approximately 4,000 WordPress files on to the web server by using FTP application (File Transfer Protocol)
- You currently installed WordPress and now you’ll have to access from the browser to the uploaded WordPress installed file (page).
- After accessing to the installed file, you’ll have to create a website name and connect to the MySQL data-base server. You’ll also have have the following to create a administrative account: A. a username. B. Valid Email Address C. Password
- Access to your admin account from the browser. From this step, you’ll now only use the browser to create your own original website. You will not use FTP or anything else except your admin account from the browser.