What is WordPress? What are Themes? What is a Plugin?
What is WordPress?
WordPress is Free!
WordPress is website Content Management software.
WordPress allows you to quickly and easily create and then maintain a Website.
It is super easy to use through an intuitive and quick online interface that you access through your web browser.
All you need to do to build a website with WordPress is the following:
* Choose and buy a domain name.
* Select and buy a hosting account with a web host provider.
* Install WordPress into your hosting account.
* Create and maintain your new website through your web browser.
Once WordPress has been installed on your domain at your web hosting account all you will then need to run your site is your personal computer and an internet connection to create and edit the content on your website.
Using WordPress is just like using a word processor as it is just point and click. No html or coding required!
WordPress was originally developed as Blog software but has now been enhanced and developed to become the best website building software available.
Benefits of Using WordPress for Websites
Here are some of the great benefits of using WordPress to manage your website:
You can install WordPress on your own domain name in your hosting account and do whatever you want with it. If you to sell your website to make a profit at some time in the future this is easy to do.
You have many options to do absolutely anything you want with your website as additional functionality can easily be added with Plugins and Themes can be used to restyle you site with one click of a mouse.
The search engines, especially Google, love WordPress. With a good SEO Theme and some additional functionality from plugins, you can develop your WordPress site to get your site indexed easily with Google and then rise up the search engine rankings.
WordPress is totally Free and most of the more popular web hosting companies now provided it as standard with a one click installation facility, so check for this when you select your web host.
Many great Themes are available for free so you can give you site the look and feel that you want and many of the plugins you might need to extend the functionality of WordPress are also free.
If you can use any of the Microsoft tools on your computer’s desktop such as Word or Excel you will find WordPress easy to use, configure, extend and maintain. Adding content and editing it is easier than using a word processor.
What Is a Theme?
WordPress Themes are just like website templates.
A theme is the template that WordPress uses when it displays your site on the internet to your visitors and it determines how your site will look to those visitors.
A WordPress theme controls the colors of your site and where on the page individual items such as header graphics, menu options, content areas and footers are displayed and which fonts and sizes of fonts are used in the text.
Making a small change to a theme template means that this change will be seen right across all pages of your website as soon as the theme is updated. You could use this to change your site title or phone number for example.
The amazing thing about WordPress themes is that you can install a new one with a single click of a mouse and totally change the look of your whole website instantly. Amazing!
Most WordPress themes are free, but if you want that custom or unique look you can buy affordable premium or custom built themes.
What are Plugins?
WordPress plugins are little pieces of code that can be easily added to your site with a single mouse click and which add some extra functionally to your site such as a Contact Form or extra Search Engine Optimization.
Most of these are also free, but some of the ones that add a lot of functionality may have to be paid for. Examples of a paid plugins are those for add affiliate datafeeds or membership site functionality to your site.
There are many different plugins available so that it is now easy to change what your website does and of course you do not have to pay a code or programmer to do it for you.
You need WordPress!
If you want to build websites and would like to have the most powerful and easiest method for doing this then you need WordPress and remember…
WordPress is Free!