Tue, Mar 21st, 2017 @ 11:49:47 AM
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It can be installed on a web server with many users or on personal or business hosting. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com. The second case could be a webmaster with a WordPress installation run on hosting. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. The software downloaded on WordPress.org is then installed in a localhost. Features are the plugins and the template system. More than 27.5% of the top 10 million websites use WordPress as of February 2017. It is the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web and supports more than 60 million websites.
The WordPress themes
The WordPress user may install and switch between different themes. With a theme, you change the look and functionality of a WordPress website without altering the core code or site content. They should be only one theme present. A theme should be designed using WordPress standards with structured PHP, valid HTML (HyperText Markup Language), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Themes can be installed via the item Appearance > Themes in the WordPress administration or dashboard. You can also directly upload themes via FTP. You can alter the theme behaviour with PHP, HTML and CSS. A theme can be a “child” theme which inherits settings from another theme and selectively overrides features. There are free and premium WordPress themes. Many free themes are listed in the WordPress theme directory. Premium themes are available from marketplaces as Theme Forest. WordPress users may also create and develop their own custom themes.
The WordPress plugins
With WordPress’ plugins, users can extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. 10.000s of plugins are available. A plugin should be reviewed with each new WordPress version else its functionality will fail. The functionality of plugins ranges from search engine optimisation to client portals, to content management systems, to the addition of widgets and navigation bars.
The WordPress mobile applications
Native applications exist for WebOS, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. These applications, designed by Automattic, allow a limited set of options, which include adding new blog posts and pages, commenting, moderating comments, replying to comments in addition to the ability to view the stats.
Other WordPress features