WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WordPress is open source software. It is an open source content management System (CMS). WordPress was written in PHP and that uses a MySQL database. More than 40% of websites was created by the WordPress. WordPress is most easiest and powerful tool for building website and creating Blog. Most of the business owners, publishers, blogger use WordPress to maintain online presence. WordPress is free to install and modify it. But, there might be some cost involving for web hosting.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS USED FOR?
Before WordPress is used only for creating a Blog. But now software has been updated and create a website. You can build business website, e-commerce website, personal portfolio, membership sites and blogs. The main use of WordPress is free to create this type of websites.
WEBSITES YOU CAN BUILD WITH WORDPRESS
WordPress comes with thousands of designs and create more 15 types of websites. Here, we can see about the main types of websites created under WordPress.
- Personal portfolio
- E-Commerce websites
- Business websites
- Mobile Application
- Membership sites
- Social networking
DEFERENCE BETWEEN WORDPRESS.org AND WORDPRESS.com
WordPress.org- This is called self-hosted websites. That you can install on your own web host and create a 100% of your own websites. If you wanted to truly host your website self-hosted website is always be a better option.
WordPress.com- This is a paid service powered by WordPress.org software. This is simple to use but you can loss much of the flexibility of self-hosted website.
USES OF WORDPRESS
Here are some reason why WordPress is so much popular and 40% of website created under WordPress.
- Open source
- Easy to Beginners
- SEO friendly
- Simple to use
- Free to use
WordPress is an open source software. This means any can modify the source code. There is an open source community to make WordPress even better.
EASY TO BEGINNERS
WordPress doesn’t need any computer degree. This is also used by non-technical student. This is user friendly. Web development tasks need some time create but in WordPress this was completed within a minute. For example, If we add some function we just need to install plugins.
WordPress includes all of the tools and features that need to create user friendly concepts. WordPress is a good content management system for SEO. This makes works simple for get place in search engines.
SIMPLE TO USE
WordPress doesn’t require any code to create a website. This a tool for creating a website without coding. So this simple for all to create website for their business platform. There are lot of themes to create websites and that looks like modern website.
The main purpose of website for business and user data is security. WordPress will secure our user data. SSL certificate would provide by the hosting side. This certificate will prevent data and information from hackers.
FREE TO USE
WordPress doesn’t charge any amount creating a website. But for hosting it may require some charges.
PLUGINS IN WORDPRESS
In WordPress, plugins are the small software application. Plugins are the main functionality of the WordPress and this add so many features to the website. There are 50,000 thousands of free plugin and thousands of paid plugin and paid plugin was created by the third party platform. Here, we will see about the main plugins in WordPress.
IMPORTANT PLUGINS IN WORDPRESS
- YOAST SEO
- ALL IN ONE SEO
- WOO COMMERCE
Yoast SEO is a search engine optimization plugin in WordPress. This plugin is used to maintain our search engine to get place in search engine result page. Yoast SEO is used to balance our content quality. This used for basic SEO optimization.
ALL IN ONE SEO
All in one SEO is used to boost our website to see place in search engine. Over three million website use this plugin to optimize their website. Comparing to Yoast SEO this is best for local SEO.
WOO Commerce open source E-Commerce plugin in WordPress. This is the most recommended plugin for E-Commerce website. This is developed for both the small and large size online merchants in WordPress.
Elementor is one of the coolest plugin in WordPress. In this plugin the background overlays, animations, and hover effect will be done by simple drag-and-drop function.
Akismet plugin is used to spontaneously checking command and finding the spam comments easily. You can check the status of the comment in status history using this plugin.
HOW TO INSTALL PLUGIN IN WORDPRESS?
Step 1: From your dashboard click on plugin
Step 2: In top right corner search for the plugin in search bar
Step 3: After finding the plugin in results and click install
Step 4: After installing, need to activate the plugin to use. So click activate to use the plugin.
Theme provide a unique look to the website. With the help of theme you can set the layout and appearance of the front-end website. Theme used to change the color, layout and position, etc. The content doesn’t change while changing the theme.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEMES AND TEMPLATE
Template is one file of a theme and the theme containing many templates. You have only one theme for the website but you have template for each page in the website.
MOST POPULAR WORDPRESS THEMES
The theme not only for look also for updated and maintained. So choosing theme for our website is an important thing. Here are the most popular WordPress themes,
- GENESIS BY STUDIOPRESS
DIVI- Multipurpose theme by elegant themes that customize the drag-and-drop.
ASTRA– This is customized t and pre designed theme so you can use within a minute.
GENESIS BY STUDIOPRESS- This is a fast and clean theme framework that you can style with the child themes.
OCEANWP– This is a customizable and lightweight theme. Also this a free to set.