Create your first website using WordPress

Posted by Avijit on August 22nd, 2010

You want to make your web presence, and don?t want to create static website? You have a solution now. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platform, using this you can create your own website like a CMS (Content Management System). It is a open source and free CMS plus Blogging platform.

WordPress has numbers of advantages -

?    Easy to install ? if you have cPanel or Factastico in your web-hosting plan, then you can do it by few clicks. Also, you can install WordPress manually. To do this ? you have to upload the whole package, create the database and then install the WordPress. It is recommended that, before installing WordPress manually, you must know the basic of database and other aspects.

?    Content management ? using WordPress, you can Add / Edit / Delete your content dynamically. Means ? you need not to create each HTML page and associated design each time, to publish the new content, you just log in your WordPress administration panel, from Dashboard, you can publish your content. WordPress, also provide a excellent WISWYG editor to compose your content.

?    Search engine friendly ? all major search engines prefer those sites, which have fresh content, published regularly. Also due to the structure and the design pattern Blogs are very much Search engine friendly. If you publish the keyword rich fresh and unique content regularly, definitely your site will get good search engine rankings.

?    RSS feed subscription ? using numbers of plug ins, you can get RSS feed from other websites. Not only that, you can publish your site content through RSS feed. Publishing your content through RSS, is a good strategy to more visible in major search engines.

?    Plug Ins ? are small programs, which enables you to add and customize your WordPress web site. You can get different plug-ins from WordPress?s official website. Using that plug-ins, you can add audio, video, RSS feed, Image gallery and many more?.

?    Widgets ? are the third party utility for your WordPress site. Those kind of utility provide you the features like ? page lists, sidebar, recommended books and many others? to add those features, you need not to know any programming. Just go to the relevant site, copy the widget code and paste into your site?s layout.

?    Themes ? there are lot?s of free and commercial themes available for WordPress. You can create website like ? video library, sales page, membership site and many more? because every kind of themes available on the Internet.

Finally, if you want to create your web site by your own hand and want to take complete control over the website, hopefully WordPress is the perfect choice for you.


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