What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content manager, what is known as CMS for its acronym in English, this content manager allows us to create and maintain a website or blog without the need to have knowledge of programming, design, html …
For years it has been the most used content manager in the world, it has thousands of free templates available to give a personal touch to the web and that adapt to all types of content. It is a simple and intuitive system to set up a personal blog, but it also allows us to set up much more complex websites with a little knowledge of mateira.
It is ideal for websites or blogs that have constant updates, since it greatly speeds up the content upload easily. Many web creators mount them on this manager because once the web is sold it can be updated by almost anyone.
One of the things that most help the fact that anyone can build a website in wordpress are its plugins, which are programs that are installed and do specific functions. For example if you need a contact form there is a plugin (or many) that does it for you, if you need an image manager there are kicks, if you need publications related to your content more of the same, anything you need for sure there is a free plugin that does.
WordPress is valid for both a personal blog and a complex website, even for a corporate website it can be used, although it is true that some specific touches do require some programming knowledge, even if it is very basic.
WordPress also allows us to set up an online store, there are specific content managers to create this type of store, PrestaShop, Magento, WooCommerce … are some of the most used examples. Some payment themes (templates) They already have their own store-type manager.
As we have said before, with WordPress you can mount any type of web and it greatly facilitates any task that you then have to do in it.
How is WordPress installed?
If this content manager is easy to use, it is also easy to install. You just have to download the files from their official page and upload them to the public folder of your server.
We will have to create a database on our server and put the username and password in the file config-sample.php. Once this file has been edited, it is uploaded to the server and the “sample” part is removed from the name, leaving the file with the name “config.php”. Then we access our website from any Internet browser and follow the configuration guide, which is as simple as putting the name of the website, description, user …
It is highly recommended to install a plugin for SEO, search engine optimization. But we will leave this for another article.