Greetings everyone, I am starting the new WordPress Geek series of Blog4Today. So far, you have got more articles on technology explained, gadgets, etc. in Blog4today; I hope you have learned a lot.
We are going to start several practical series regularly from this year. This is a “WordPress Geek” series. Basically, from this series, you will know everything from building a website to the next step, everything!
With the beginners in mind, the WordPress Geek series will start from the basics of WordPress. Many people may already know about this, but you should continue to follow the series. We will gradually take the series from Basic to Pro level, giving visitors of all classes of Blog4Today the same idea.
There are probably many people here who visit Blog4Today regularly, know a lot about various terms of technology but don’t know much about website creation and maintenance. You may have questions in your mind about how to create a website, how it comes to Google? Friends, be patient, I hope you will find the answers to these questions about websites through this series of regular Blog4Today, as well as you will be able to master everything about building a website. People who need to learn web design and coding to make a website are going to break their mistakes.
There is no need to know what a website is, even if you don’t know the definition of a book, you know what a website is. There are hundreds of thousands of websites scattered across the Internet. Starting from Google, of course, your favorite blog4today.com also a website. However, the Internet and the web are not the same things. However, I will not say much about The World Wide Web; there are dedicated articles that you can check here.
Before understanding what WordPress is, why it is necessary, it is necessary to have basic knowledge about how a website works, or how to make a normal website. If you don’t know how a website is actually created, then it can be challenging to understand WordPress’s importance because you have to build a website in countless ways, then why WordPress? Let’s try to clear the matter completely in simple language.
See, in the books’ language, a website means a directory, or you can say a folder where there is a combination of one or more web pages. If we talk about our blog4today website, then first, there is a homepage, and then there are more pages linked to the homepage. Thus thousands of webpages come together to form a complete website. Not just this, all the websites in the world work on the same policy.
Now let’s talk about webpages, which can be called molecules of a website. And there are many more things in a web page, such as images, style files, different codes, and scripts – you can call these the atoms of a website. So you understand, a website needs many web pages to be complete, and many more elements are needed to complete a web page.
There is a detailed article about web servers, where many are clearly discussed, how web servers and websites are hosted there. Let’s try to discuss the matter in a different style again in this article. Imagine a simple folder on your computer or a simple folder on your mobile – where you store a file. Now how to access the files in a folder on the computer? Of course, you have to find the name of that folder, then open the folder and access the file according to the file name, right? If you want to access the file directly, you will need a hotlink to that file. That is, a link like “C:\TecHubs\Img\Demo-TH-Logo.png,” then the file can be accessed directly. When you visit the homepage of a website, you are in the root folder. That means you are in the very beginning folder. You can then access different folders by visiting different links.
Now, what makes up the main structure of a webpage? Of course, by HTML code. You have loaded this webpage into your browser and are enjoying the article from this beautifully designed page. But this page is not just text, there are many more files, and there is a lot of code. Even if you see this page as a page, your browser will see it differently, then render the webpage to you from the code. After loading any webpage in the browser, you can see the code of that page by clicking on the “View Page Source” option. However, this means that there are many folders in the web server and each folder has a webpage; you can load that page by visiting their direct links.
Now the question is, if a webpage isn’t really the way you see it, then you have to write those codes, you have to give those commands in the browser, then that helps the webpage to look like that, doesn’t it? If you look at the source code of this page, you will understand that hundreds of codes have been used here, which means you have to create an HTML file by coding these, then put it in a web server folder, then load the page using the hotlink of that file.
Friends, this time, we have come to the main point of the article. This is where WordPress or similar website builder software becomes very necessary. WordPress basically gives you a user interface where you can just write content, but the WordPress software will automatically convert it to HTML pages, meaning you don’t have to create a single page by coding thousands of lines manually. But if you create the HTML page yourself, then the coding is necessary. Since you are creating the pages using automated software, coding is not necessary here. Using WordPress will make you feel as if you are writing something into your computer’s word processing software, and it is automatically converted to a webpage.
WordPress is an open-source web content management system based on PHP and MySQL. It can be installed on localhost on a computer or a web server via an Internet hosting service. Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little released WordPress on May 26, 2003.
Those of you who already use WordPress have an idea of how to use WordPress. Those who are new, however, often ask questions; Why WordPress? Many times they mistake WordPress as just a blogging platform. Actually, WordPress is a versatile web CMS with many functions. Here CMS stands for Content Management System.
Just as you can create a simple blog with WordPress, you can also create mobile applications starting from various business websites. No worries, we will cover this gradually in this series, how you can create a variety of websites with WordPress. The best part about WordPress is that it is the most flexible web content management system ever! And this is why WordPress is one of the favorites of those who come to the website field. A recent survey found that WordPress powers 22.5 percent of Internet websites.
Another big reason for the popularity of WordPress is that it is completely free. People can install and use this WordPress for free on their hosting or local server. There is no barrier to even customizing WordPress source code to your liking. For this reason, the maker of WordPress “Automatic” can be called Dil Darya.
You can use awesome premium themes in WordPress, as well as 2600 free themes. Similarly, there are many paid plugins, but there are more than 31000 free plugins. This means that you do not have to design the website manually. A developer has already created the design; you just choose the design and install it, much like setting a theme or launcher on an Android mobile. And using the plugin to add new features to the website constantly, it will not require any coding. Just like installing apps on your phone adds a lot of functions.
And to use this WordPress, you need a domain and web hosting. [This series will also have detailed articles on domain and hosting. You can find out which hosting is best for WordPress]. Since WordPress is free and open-source, it is a community software. Many volunteers around the world are improving it, directly and indirectly, by creating free themes, creating plugins, updating documents, and translating WordPress.
WordPress.com Vs. WordPress.org
Many people think WordPress.com and WordPress.org are the same. However, although these two are from the same company, the service is not the same.
WordPress.org is called the original WordPress. Here you have to download WordPress from the official site and set it up on a self-hosted server with your own domain. We will discuss WordPress.org in this series. It can be used as much as the benefits of WordPress, without giving extra money to WordPress. Starting from the membership site to an e-commerce site can be created with it.
WordPress.com, on the other hand, is a fully paid WordPress program. At first, many people get into it and open a free site with the wordpress.com subdomain. However, to get all the real WordPress benefits, you have to spend around $25 per month, which is called WordPress Business Service. Unlimited time domains and servers will be provided from all WordPress, along with 24 hours support of the WordPress support team, which will always be available. However, no one uses it except big news media like Times and companies. In the case of personal bloggers, this is bad, because you can make money, that is, you can not use advertising services. wordpress.com also has a free service, but it is not the same. We will know more later if you want to know more about this you can let us know in the comments below. Anyway, keep in mind that wordpress.com is not for me. WordPress.org for us.
How easy is WordPress?
Another plus point of WordPress is that the interface of WordPress is very simple. People can easily understand, there is nothing difficult, and the biggest thing is no coding skills. We will discuss these later in this series.
Many are new; they say I will open a website, do not know web design, do not understand web development, and can not code. Brother, there is nothing to worry about – you have WordPress. You can also create a professional website; you just need to be familiar with the complete interface and master some activities and nothing else. There are more CMS like WordPress, and among them, Joomla is another popular CMS, but WordPress is the best.
I hope you get an idea of what WordPress is and what you can do with it. In the next series, you will find new articles about something you know or don’t know. Hopefully, as a result of this series, you will become a website expert or WordPress geek. This series will cover so many details of creating a WordPress powered website; you will be forced to be a geek by following this series even if you are completely inexperienced. I am ending today’s basic episode here, of course, comment below any of your questions, and yes, it is your responsibility to share the post more and more!