1. What is WordPress?
“WordPress is the simplest and most popular way to build your amazing website.”
In the internet world WordPress powers 29% of the entire websites. Yes, that is true you visit more than one-fourth websites are built in Wordpress.
On a technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system website creation tool written in PHP and Mysql. If you don’t know anything about programming, don’t worry this tool will help you to manage or build a good blog website.
2. Who made WordPress and when?
WordPress was invented with the collaboration of two genius friends Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. They changed both the history and future of the whole blogging industry. These two friends were the users of b2/cafelog the precursor
of WordPress. The name WordPress was suggested by Christine Setlock Tremoulet, a friend of Mullenweg. The CMS based WordPress is released on May 27, 2003. The software is released under the free certification of the General Public License (GPLv2).
3. Difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
It is an open source non-profit free WordPress software. This software is a CMS based and written in some languages like Php and MySQL. WordPress mostly called self-hosted software. You just need a Domain name which should be unique and a hosting where you can install your WordPress software to make an attractive website and a creative blog that will be 100% yours.
On the other hand, it is for profit, WordPress.com is powered by WordPress.org. It is simple and you don’t have to install WordPress software. But lose the much flexibility of self-hosted WordPress.
4. Some key Features of WordPress.
These key features made WordPress easy to use and will help you to make your Website more creative and stunning. These features are:
What is a Plugin?
A plugin is a piece of Software that can be added to your website. It contains some group of codes in it. They are easy to download and install. Some of them are free but others are premium (fee to purchase them). The plugin can extend your optimizing power of a website and add functionalities to your WordPress websites. Plugins are written in PHP programming. It makes it easy for users to add features to their website without knowing any programming language.
Plugins can do things like search engine optimization (SEO), plugins can display related posts in your sidebar, there are also, some plugins which do complete backups of your WordPress site. There is another way to download a plugin from a third-party source. From the third party, the source comes in a .zip file. In the WordPress dashboard at the top of the Plugin page click on “Add new”, hit the “Upload” button you can upload that .zip file. After uploading and installing, just click the “Activate” button.
What is a Theme?
In WordPress, a theme is the architecture of a website. It is like designing your website and also increasing the functionalities. Themes allow the user to design and personalize all the content or posts on your website. You can do that without converting the core code and the site content.
Every WordPress website needs at least one theme to be present or that theme should be programmed using WordPress standards with structured PHP, valid HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Generally, WordPress themes have a group of two categories free and premium.
You can find your best free theme from the WordPress theme directory that suited to your taste. On the other hand, premium themes are available for purchase from marketplaces and individual WordPress developers. If you have coding experience than you can create your own WordPress custom theme.
You can install themes directly by using the WordPress administration tool. WordPress dashboard. You just have to log in your WordPress admin page and then go to Appearance > Theme > Add new. Here you will see an option of “Upload” at the top of the screen. Here just hit the browse button, navigate your computer files and select them.ZIP file for your downloaded extension. If you want in deep more about WordPress theme manual installation, read the official WordPress.org documentation.