What is WordPress?
WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, It powers over 35.2% of all the websites on the Internet. Yes – more than one in four websites that you visit are likely powered by WordPress.
Advantage of WordPress is, you can create website without having programming knowledge, using its CMS (content management syatem). It is as simple as you use PowerPoint where you can manage your content without need of any programming knowledge
On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database and licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free.
TYPE OF WEBSITE YOU CAN CREATE USING WORDPRESS
Many sites including these given below
- E-Commerce website
- Business website
- Resume website
- News site
Now lets get start with it, create a website using WordPress in just 100 Minutes (in 10 lecture tutorial).
You can use it in 2 ways
- One is online: To live a website
- Other is offline: Install WordPress on your PC
Here online means, create a live website and find changes globally on your purchased domain.
For this you need a domain and shared web hosting to get start, to create a blogging or any other website.
Recommended: We will use this method in our practice. If you already have domain and web hosting then you can go for next tutorial HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS USING CPANEL and If you don’t have domain & web hosting get FREE DOMAIN & WEB HOSTING from here just for practice purposes.
Here offline means, you need to install all these in your PC: PHP, a server for PHP like XAMPP or WAMP etc. and WordPress.
Here your PC will run as server and changes you make will only visible to your PC.
In this you don’t need to buy domain or shared web hosting.
DOMAIN & WEBHOSTING
You are familiar with the word domain, and heard different domain names like google.com, amazon.com, facebook.com, brandname.com, brandname.in, brandname.org etc.
In simple words, Domain is an address which you give to your client to visit, while web hosting is the space where you make your building for visitors, means where you store your content.
For example, you bought a domain “pijaeducation.com” then what you want, website content like images or information about your business, right. We know images and content need memory to get store, same as in our mobile phones they need memory.
But in your mobile only you can see your content but in case of website we want content to be visible 24×7 to viewers. For this we need a web hosting (aka server), where we depot our all content so that user can fetch data from there.
Shared web hosting or server is just a high configuration computer where we store data. Data includes web files, Database and images etc.
As we don’t need complete server for a small website we will opt for shared web hosting, where different users pay for what plan they opted in terms of memory like 1GB, 5GB, 10GB etc.
Some web hosting providers are Hostgator, Bluehost, Hostinger etc.
When you purchase domain and web hosting you need to link them using DNS address. Then we will start creating website using WordPress.
Read Next: HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS USING CPANEL
TUTORIAL SEQUENCE TO FOLLOW
- What is WordPress?
- Install WP Using C-Panel
- WordPress Tutorial (CMS Guide)
- Website base creation: Appearance → Themes
- Difference between Page & Post
- How to Add Pages in WordPress
- Add Posts in WordPress