WordPress has a library of free themes in their database that is accessible from inside a WordPress installation. Many of these themes are quite nice and provide you with a good user experience. Others of these have not been kept up to date and won’t work well with the current version of WordPress. How can you tell if you have chosen one of the good themes or one of the bad?
For a new user, WordPress plug-ins can be a bit of a challenge. There is a lot of information out there regarding plug-ins. Many people want to offer you suggestions on the best plug-ins to use, others will tell you that you should only load a certain number of plug-ins. But the biggest problem is that people don’t understand how to add a WordPress plug-in to their site.
Inside WordPress, a plugin is a program, written in a language called PHP, that provides additional functionality to your website. Developers can program a plugin to do pretty much anything that you desire.
WordPress is a great way to develop a website online. It offers a way to make a website with minimal coding and can be customized easily. The first thing that you need to do when starting to build your site is to choose how it is going to look. WordPress calls this a theme.
Here, I will walk you through installing WordPress and getting it ready to accept the content that you desire to make your site what it can be.
WordPress is what is known as a Content Management System (CMS). There are several softwares that provide this function for people to allow them to make websites. Joomla, Dot Net Nuke and Drupal are the other open source programs that provide this kind of functionality. Only WordPress makes it easy for non-programmers to create sites. The others require huge learning curves and really only shine when you know how to program in HTML5, CSS3 and PHP.