WordPress is a podium to publish prolific cogitation and initiate the path of a blogger. It started its journey on 27th May 2003, was founded by American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little. It is an open-source content management system, written in PHP, licensed under the GNU. It also provides the opportunity to create websites like a blog, e-commerce, portfolio, e-learning, etc. It helps bloggers to publish their work. Let's have a look at each component of WordPress.
Posts are customarily spawning various sorts of content like news or facts with official promulgating dates in inverse sequential order. Posts can be tagged and pigeonholed, which helps a reader to find out their interested field. The latest content will deliver to the reader if they subscribe to the RSS feed. Various E-commerce companies post their content to start a business. Event management companies post their upcoming events; Wedding planner posts their videos to show their creativity for business.
WordPress pages are stagnant and enable you to publish content on personal blogs. Pages represent 'About us' where a blogger can place contact, info, etc. Pages, organized hierarchically, often exhibit germane, timeless information. In WordPress, we can create a website that contains pages only. Website creators only can edit their pages. Pages can be divided into subpages and use different page templates like files, tags, PHP code, etc.
Media is an implied respiratory used to manage user uploads like images, audio, video, and other files. It displays all files that can be edited, viewed, and deleted from a blog. It also allows a user to upload a new file. There are two screens under media. In the first library, users can edit and delete all files. The second one contains 'Add New' to upload files. All media files are organized and stowed, based on the year and month. There is no option to store media files in a specific folder. Media also provided options like search and filtering that permit you to find coveted things.
Themes are a collection of beautiful templates in WordPress. It helps to design an appearance and display of a website and make it attractive. It provides font styling, widget location, colors, page layouts, style for website, etc. A thousand themes are available both in free and paid versions. Each user can choose any desired unique style according to the need of their site. It can be modified, changed, and updated as per requirement.
A plugin is software that provides a bank of functions combined with a WordPress website. A plugin is written in the PHP programming language and assimilated consistently with word press. It helps to make a site user-friendly. It not only helps to create a blog; but also can create any website with word press. There are gobs of plugins available, both free and paid, from third-party companies and developers. Generally, paid forms provide advanced features. Administrators should be careful to choose and download the right plugin, as plugins usually don't come with tech support. If more plugins present on a website, it can create risk and occurs a big problem.
Comments are verbal statements conveying responses of readers that can add to a blog post. It appears, after the approval of the administrator, along with the commenter's name, date, and time they left their comment. There are four different tabs (pending, approved, spam, trash) for comments. As an administrator of your page, you can moderate and secure comments.
There are numerous capabilities that a user can perform as an Administrator, Editor, Author, contributor, and subscriber. They can belong to any domain name whether, a business management website, e-commerce website, etc. Each role has a different task to perform. Users can moderate comments, control the ability to write, edit themes, and publish posts on a site. Users can manage by clicking on start managing. There options like change role, password, and delete that will be able to control their users.
WordPress is an Open-source software and a popular site for bloggers and website developers. It is flexible, simple, easy, and free to use, that anyone can use it without any obstacle. It has a wide range of customization options that can help; to develop and design any website according to your requirements and necessity. All these qualities make WordPress the most prevalent and demanded site in the market.
Priyanka (author) from Hyderabad on March 06, 2021:
Thanks a lot.
DJ on March 06, 2021:
Nice and informative article