This training fiche is about how to build your own website with
WordPress. First, we need to explain what is a WordPress. WordPress is a
content managing system (CMS) designed mainly for blogging. Due to its great
functionality, a large number of plugins or extensions are available perfectly
suitable also as websites, business cards or even portals. WordPress action
based on PHP / MySQL and is extremely easy to install and configure. This makes
it one of the most popular CMS systems in the world. WordPress was used by more
than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016.
WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, used in more
than 60 million websites.
At the moment 80% of the websites in the USA that are launched with CMS use
WordPress. Every website is built with a HTML- code, a CMS offers
user to maintain and adjust their website without the knowledge of programming,
the system writes the code for you, and so you can focus on the content.
After these recommendations,
you will know how to install and properly configure the program WordPress.
Stats: With WordPress you can
monitor your stats, the page includes a lot of useful graphs, charts and lists
that show you how many visits your site gets. It also shows you which posts and
pages are the most popular, and a lot more.
There are three ways to access your stats, you can access the stats via the ‘My
sites’ tab on the WordPress.com home page, you can also access it via your
Admin dashboard, or via the tiny stats chart in your toolbar that is
called a Sparkline. The chart consists of a bar that stands for 48 hours
of page views, with the darker lines indicating nighttime page views.
Newsletter: For WordPress there are plugins with various sign- up
methods to your WordPress website, like sign- up checkboxes in your comment
form and a sign- up form that shows in your posts, pages or widget areas.
These plugins work with almost every third party that has an email marketing
service. With the right configuration settings, you can use the plugins for any
newsletter service around.
in the world: The most notable
big name brands that are using WordPress are TechCrunch, The New Yorker, BBC
America, The Official Star Wars Blog, Variety, Sony Music, Quartz, Glamour
Features of WordPress.com:
- Premium hosting, security, and backups are included.
service is free and much easier to configure.
performs a copy of the entries.
to the site is encrypted (SSL), so no one can access your account when you use
the wireless network.
Features of WordPress.org:
- The ability to use your own motives.
- The ability to use your own plug-ins.
- Total control over the code that you can modify if you have the necessary
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