When building a website, we often choose some website building programs. Among them, WordPress is used more frequently. Of course, there are other useful website building procedures on the market. Next, I will introduce WordPress, a website building program, to help you better choose a website building program when building a website.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open source blog software and content management system based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress has a plugin architecture and template system. More than 16.7% of Alexa’s top 1 million websites use WordPress. By August 2011, about 22% of new websites used WordPress. It is probably the simplest and most powerful content management system (or CMS) for blogs and websites.
WordPress has a web template system that uses a template processor. Its architecture is a front-end controller that routes all requests for non-static URIs to a single PHP file, which parses the URI and identifies the target page. This allows support for more user-friendly permanent links.
What can WordPress do?
WordPress is an excellent website platform suitable for various websites. From blogs to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites, WordPress is a versatile CMS.Here are the types of websites you can build with WordPress:
As long as you can think of it, basically all can be achieved with WordPress.
How do I start using WordPress?
Now you may ask, “How do I get it?” WordPress is free, 100% free. You can download WordPress from WordPress.org for self-hosted installation, or use it as a hosting service through WordPress.com.
When customizing a WordPress website, the possibilities are endless. WordPress themes and plugins can add new design options and added features.
Why use wordpress to build a website?
- Really free, the use cost is 0, the cost of building a site is low, and the server requirements are not high.
- It is truly open source and can be modified freely. There are more than N free themes and N free plugins, so you can easily change the website style without understanding the code.
- It really belongs to you. Use WordPress as the website, ownership, domain name, hosting space, all under your name.
- Responsive design, self-adaptive on computers, mobile phones, tablets, your customers can access your website anytime, anywhere.
- The search engine is easy to include, the source code of the wordpress program itself is very clean, and there are various SEO plugins that can help you optimize later.
- It is a world-class web site building program that is used by large international companies. It has a high degree of maturity, and 1/4 of the global websites are made with WordPress.
- Easy to use, easy to learn, simple to install, simple to use, no need to learn those complicated codes.
- Safe and reliable, due to his open source free and 1/4 of the world’s share, the vulnerability will be updated regularly to ensure the safety of your website.
WordPress users can install and switch between different themes. Themes allow users to change the appearance and functionality of the WordPress website without changing the core code or website content. Every WordPress site requires at least one theme, and each theme should be designed using WordPress standards with structured PHP, valid HTML (hypertext markup language), and cascading style sheets (CSS). You can use the WordPress “appearance” management tool in the dashboard to install the theme directly, or you can copy the theme folder directly to the theme directory, for example, via FTP.
The mentioned PHP, HTML and CSS found in the theme can be directly modified to change the theme’s behavior, or the theme can be a “child” theme that inherits settings from another theme and selectively overrides features.
WordPress themes are usually divided into two categories: free and premium. The WordPress theme directory lists many free themes, and premium themes can be purchased from the market and individual WordPress developers. WordPress users can also create and develop their own custom themes. Underscores, a free theme created by WordPress developers, has become a popular foundation for new themes.
The plug-in architecture of WordPress allows users to expand the features and functions of a website or blog. As of May 2020, WordPress provides more than 70,000 plug-ins, and each plug-in provides customized functions and functions, enabling users to customize the website according to their specific needs. These customizations range from search engine optimization, client portals for displaying private information, to logged-in users, to content management systems, to content display functions, such as adding widgets and navigation bars.
Not all available plugins are always synchronized with the upgrade, so they may not work properly or at all. Most plugins are available through WordPress itself, you can download them and install the files manually via FTP or WordPress dashboard. However, many third parties provide plugins through their own websites, many of which are paid packages.
WordPress other features
WordPress also has integrated link management features; a search engine friendly and clean permanent link structure; the ability to assign multiple categories to posts; and support for tagging posts. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized format and style of text in posts (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards, which are used to display links to other websites that link to posts or articles. WordPress posts can be edited with HTML, using a visual editor, or using one of many plugins, allowing various custom editing functions.
From the perspective of website design and search engine optimization, wordpress has unlimited possibilities. At present, there are a large number of wordpress themes that have been optimized for SEO to choose from, and can also be fully customized according to your unique website design and SEO needs.
When you see this, it means that you have finished reading this article. You should also understand that WordPress is very powerful. As far as I am concerned, I am more inclined to WordPress.