What is WordPress

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In case you have been wondering what is “WordPress” that people are hyped up with!!!

Here is an intro, will be publishing tricks and tips as we go along:

WordPress is an Open Source software system used by millions of people around
the world to create beautiful websites and blogs. It is completely customisable by
the use of themes and plugins.
“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful
website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free
and priceless at the same time.”
Themes can be easily downloaded from the WordPress site or from hundreds of
other places around the web. The same goes with plugins, which are used to
extend the functionality of your WordPress site.
WordPress is built around two basic concepts. Posts and Pages. Posts are typical
blog entries. A series of articles, listed (usually) reverse-chronologically. Pages are
used for more static content (i.e. content that doesn’t change or changes
infrequently). An ‘About us’ page is an example of a Page on a typical website. In
most cases you’ll find that the content in the ‘About us’ page doesn’t change all
that frequently.
Now, you might be thinking, “but I don’t need a blog”. This might be true, but you
can also use the blog concept if you have a site where you need to display your
‘latest news’ or even just company updates. Basically, any information that gets
updated on a semi-regular basis can benefit from the ‘blog’ functionality. Whether
that’s a traditional blog, your company’ ‘latest news’ or even just your own
personal updates.

The following are just a very few examples of the millions of diverse sites powered
by WordPress…

– Dintshang Online Newsletter (South Africa) : www.dintshang.co.za

– Kubuweb Web Hosting (South Africa) : www.kubuweb.co.za

– UD Advisory (South Africa) : www.udadvisory.co.za

Will be posting about designing a WordPress site…..