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WORDPRESS: WHAT IS IT, Why to USE , Comparison with wordpress.com [A Complete Beginner’s Guide ]

WHAT IS WORDPRESS?

WordPress is a Content Management System CMS and it makes blogging Easy for Non Techie Bloggers, those are not acquainted with the coding world and get difficulties in posting their valuable posts. You can build your Own Business Website Or blog just within some minutes, even without knowing a single part of Coding.  Huh ! Interesting

Find 21 Popular Brand, using Word press.

WHAT IS A BLOG? KNOW WHAT IS BLOGGING AND WHO IS A BLOGGER

A blog is a collection of your posts (Posts are kind of cake of information that you are sharing with your Audience). And In blog, your latest post always pinned to top, making your audience damn comfortable in finding your latest updates. Posting Contents in Blog , Called Blogging. And those are posting Contents are called Bloggers.  There are different niche for blog . Ex : Politics , technology , tutorial , news etc.

Check TechRiff . and see How our latest post always pinned to top or find the snap below. Observe, How our latest post ”How to Download youtube videos[Easiest way]” , posted on 6th October, 2013 pinned to top .

How post appears in a Website

 

WHY WORDPRESS?

It’s been a Question for most word press beginners, who by default hear the name “word press” and started using word press. Yes, that “By Default”, defines the popularity of word press. J. There are list of CMS available in the Market. Check Out Here. You can find a wide number of free and open source softwares available there, with their used languages (Java,PHP , ASP.NET etc) .

WordPress uses PHP Platform.  Here is a Graph Comparing PHP framework and word press. It’s pretty interesting; WordPress is in increasing trend, though it uses PHP.

PHP VS WORDPRESS

What makes it more popular:  Easy installation of

1)      Free available themes

2)       Plugins

Some Other Valid Reasons:

  • Dashboard of your Blog/Web is very much user friendly.
  • Easy to write post, publish the post and share the post. And it’s what a non techie blogger/user wants. Surly, it’s saving the time of techie Bloggers/users, too.
  • You can use it for creating your Blog.
  • You can use it for creating your website.
  • You can use it for creating A Blog+Website , a Combo Pack.

Get in detail Here : 

Here is a comparison among various popular CMS. Observe the rising graph of Word press over the time.

Comparison with Drupal , Magento

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HOW TO GET THE SOFTWARE?

WordPress  is a free and open source software , available at www.wordpress.org.  You can Download the software to manually upload it to your server (Local Server  like Xampp for Practising Purpose Or to Your Web Server for professional purpose). We will cover this tutorial in our next wordpress category post “How to install WordPress ”.

Download wordpressWe really don’t know , why wordpress.org offering two Download options on the same page. :D

Note :  There are two websites runned by WordPress.

1.www.wordpress.com

2.www.wordpress.org

WordPress.com Vs WordPress.org? Which one to Use?

WordPress.com is a free platform to blog, like blogspot.com(Hosted by Google), and its hosted by wordpress(So Hoasting is free Here). You will get a domain like www.techriff.wordpress.com. However , We recommend to use self Hoasted (You have to buy a Hoasting service from Hoasting Companies like GoDaddy , HostGator , BlueHost etc ) domain like www.techriff.com .

wordpress.com vs wordpress.org

 

Reason for recommndations ,  Many features are not available in wordpress.com domain . Find it Below :

  1. Limited No of Themes
  2. You can’t change the Source PHP Code
  3. Domain name looks very much unprofessional. www.techriff.wordpress.com.
  4. Plug-in cannot be installed.
  5. Monetization of blog, quite difficult .

Find the info graphics below for Detail.

Infographics Comparison

 

WHAT IS A WORDPRESS THEME?

WordPress theme is a Skin to your blog/website, which is visible to Your Audience.  A theme is Composed of number of templates , which together brings the Skin to your blog. By modifying those templates you can bring drastic changes to your skins. You must be realizing now, why self hosted domain is important, than free hosted domain like wordpress.com, which is not allowing users for any modification in source code.  We will cover wordpress theme in detail  in a separate blog post.

Here is How a web looks like when a theme named “Attitude” is installed and a bit customization:

wordpress theme Attitude

 

WHAT IS A PLUGIN ?

A Plugin is a slice of  software which adds some specific application to an existing ones. Hence increasing the function ability of existing software application and helps the user for further Customization. Marked area and the area below “marked area” showcasing the function of Plugins.

Showing Plugin function

 

We hope and believe, you have a bit idea of what WordPress is, why you should use it and which one to choose between wordpress.org and wordpress.com , what is a theme and plugins.

Stay tune to get the next guide on “How to Install wordpress ”.

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