Since the development of computers there has been a lot of computer programs, as well as computer languages that have been used in order to make our systems running. Of course, all of these things are well familiar to people who are computer programmers or engineers. However, if you are new to all this, you will definitely needs to learn some of the basics about WordPress and web design before you start learning some of the more advanced things about them.
What Is WordPress?
First, let’s start from the beginning and explain what is WordPress. WordPress is an open source content management system which is based on PHP and MySQL. However, it is more important to mention that WordPress includes plug-in architecture and a template system which is used by more than 16 million websites. In fact, out of top 10 million websites 23% are in WordPress. The founders of WordPress Mett Mullenweg and Mike Little, must be proud of their creation which has come to existence in 2003 and has been popular around the world ever since.
What Are Themes?
In order to explain WordPress better to you, you will have to understand how WordPress works. In fact, WordPress uses many different themes which can be installed and switched. The themes allow users to change the look, as well as the functionality of their website. In addition to what has been said, these changes will not damage or alter the content of the site, which is immensely important. In order to have a WordPress website you have to use at least one theme. Every theme which is used should be designed using WordPress standards that have a structured PHP, a valid HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). You can install these themes directly using the WordPress “Appearance” administration tool in the dashboard, or you can upload it via FTP. If you want to provide advanced features you can do so by using PHP, HTML and the CSS code. In general, there are two categories of WordPress themes: those that are for free, and the premium ones. WordPress developers can purchase themes from marketplaces, and WordPress users can even create and develop their own custom themes if they know how to do it.
What Is WordPress Used For?
In general WordPress is used as a way to make a website. Also, all the characteristics and features that WordPress offers only attract more users. Even though a lot of people think that you need incredible skill or immense knowledge in order to make a WordPress site, it can be fairly easily achieved if you just dedicate some time to do it yourself. On the other hand, if you feel that you are not capable to make a WordPress site on your own, or do not have the time or capacity to learn how to make WordPress work, you can always find a professional who will develop your WordPress for you. All you have to do is pick a theme!