WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
Everything, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.
What You Can Use WordPress For
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)
Connect with the Community
In addition to online resources like the forums and mailing lists a great way to get involved with WordPress is to attend or volunteer at a WordCamp, which are free or low-cost events that happen all around the world to gather and educate WordPress users, organized by WordPress users. Check out the website, there might be a WordCamp near you.
A Little History
WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or later). It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on user experience and web standards we can create a tool different from anything else out there.
Example of a WordPress website
Simply Installation to create WebSite with WordPress
Since WordPress, even my mother deep in her 80s can create and maintain a web site, because you don't need to know a lick of code. If you can post on Facebook, you can Create and Maintain a WordPress Website.
A couple reasons why you might want a web site are:
- Personal Blog (the original purpose of WordPress)
- Your business
- Your Team
- Your Family or School Reunion
- Your Church
- Your Home Owners Association
- Your Car Club
- Your Race Team
- any other interest
A few examples of WordPress sites are:
The following are the simple Step by Step instructions on how to create a web site with an Old Hippie Domains Reseller:
- First you need a domain name for visitors to your site to type into their browser's address bar to get to your site. Think of a good domain name and check its availability at: Southern Star Hosting and then register it (less than $10 a year). I suggest Private Registration, to keep domain name ownership contact information out of public view.
- Next you need to have your site hosted on a web server. For WordPress you have two Options, both $6.99mo. The first is Managed WordPress Hosting, which is the least hassle because Southern Star Hosting sets it all up and updates the software for each new release.This is a good option if don't intend to do anything other than have a WordPress site. The second is Shared Hosting, where you do have to do a little bit (but super easy) of work to set up the WordPress, but you also get access to dozens of other applications beside WordPress. You can add a forum, photo gallery, Wiki, and dozens of other cool options. I always choose the second option.
- So now that you have a domain name and a hosting account, you need to link them together. Assuming you have both through Southern Star Hosting, you log into your account, click the Domain Manager, and select the domain name you want to change hosting (if you have more than one), go to hosting, and select the option of hosted at Southern Star Hosting. Pretty simple.
- Finally, install WordPress, which is aso Super simple. While logged into your account, select Hosting Manager and you'll see an unassigned hosting account. Select it and a drop down box of all of your domain names appears - so select your domain name for this hosting account. it will guide you through a simple setup process where you do little things like give the user name and password to access your Control Panel, and an email account. The last thing it will ask is if you want a WordPress application. If you select Yes - you will be asked in what directory (defaults to Home), the name of the sîte/blog, and your log in username and password. It then installs it for you. If you don't have a WordPress application installed during the Hosting setup process, you can always install WordPress (multiple if you want many websites for same domain) applications later.
- That's really all there is to creating a web site. You log into the WordPress admin (www.mywebsite.com/wp-admin) and you can change your viewing style (called themes) from thousands, add features (called plugins), and add your posts and/or pages. No understanding of code is required. Again, my far from computer savvy mother can do this,
When WordPress releases an upgrade, it is one simple click to apply it with Old Hippie Domains Reseller.
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