WordPress Basics

WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS), which allows the users
to build dynamic websites and blogs. WordPress is the most popular blogging system on the
web and allows updating, customizing and managing the website from its back-end CMS and
What is Content Management System (CMS)?
The Content Management System (CMS) is a software

text, photos, music, documents, etc. and is made available on your website. It helps in editing,
publishing and modifying the content of the website.

WordPress was announced as open

source in October 2009.

role of the users to (subscriber, contributor, author, editor or administrator), create
or delete the user, change the password and user information. The main role of the
user manager is Authentication.
 Media Management: It is the tool for managing the media files and folder, in which
you can easily upload, organize and manage the media files on your website.
 Theme System: It allows modifying the site view and functionality. It includes
images, stylesheet, template files and custom pages.
 Extend with Plugins: Several plugins are available which provides custom functions
and features according to the users need.
 Search Engine Optimization: It provides several search engine optimization (SEO)
tools which makes on-site SEO simple.
 Multilingual: It allows translating the entire content into the language preferred by
the user.
 Importers: It allows importing data in the form of posts. It imports custom files,
comments, post pages and tags.
 It is an open source platform and available for


 CSS files can be modified according to the design as pe

r users need.
 There are many plugins and templates available for free. Users can customize the
various plugins as per their need.
 It is very easy to edit the content as it uses WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What
You Get is a user interface that allows the user to directly manipulate the layout of
document without having a layout command).
 Media files

can be uploaded

easily and

 It offers several SEO tools which makes on-site

SEO simple.
 Customization is easy according to the user’s needs.

and contributor.


 Using several plugins can make the website heavy to load and run.
 PHP knowledge is required to make modifications or changes in the

 Modifying and formatting the graphic images and tables is difficult.

System Requirements for WordPress
 Database: MySQL 5.0+
 Web Server:




 Operating System:

 Browser Support: IE (Internet Explorer 8+),

Firefox, Google chrome, Safari, Opera
 PHP Compatibility:

PHP 5.2+
Download WordPress

Click on Let’s go!
Step (4): Here, you have to enter the information about the MySQL database as described
in the screen.

 Database Name: Enter the database name which you have created in MySQL
database for WordPress.
 Username: Enter the user name of your MySQL on WordPress

 Password: Enter the password which you had set for MySQL on WordPress

 Database Host: Write the host name, by default it will be

WordPress Table Prefix: It is used to add prefix in the database

tables which

helps to run
multiple sites on the same database. It takes the default value.
After filling all information, click on Submit button.
Step (5): WordPress checks the database setting and gives you the confirmation screen as
shown in the snapshot.

Click on Run the install
Step (6): Enter administrative information.

 Site Title: Enter the name of the site which you are going to

create in WordPress.
 Username: Enter the

 Password twice: Enter password two times to

protect your site.
 Your E-mail: Enter your e-mail address which helps to recover the password or any
 Privacy: It allows the search engine to index this site after

checking the checkbox.
After filling all the information, click on the Install WordPress button.

Step (7): After installation being successful, you will get a screen of the stating success as
seen in the screen.

You can view your username and password detail added in WordPress

Click on Log In button.
Step (8): After clicking on login, you will get a WordPress Admin Panel as depicted in the

step 6 and click on the Log In WordPress button.

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