Eps 3: An Intro To WordPress

This is Eps 3

 

Today is an Intro to WordPress

 

What is WP?

  • A Free open source CMS project used for building websites and blogs
  • Made up of tons of PHP files
  • Highly customizable if you know what you are doing
  • Uses plugins
    • some paid/most have unpaid options

Pluses

  • Ease of use
  • FREE
  • open sourced
  • Great for E-commerce
    • don’t need to create your own online store
  • Nice to have a blog incorporated into a website without losing visual continuity
    • explain

 

Minus

  • File heavy
  • can be slow
  • plugins aren’t always kept up to date
  • easy to forget to update WP itself if you don’t have auto update turned on
  • need to rely on WP to be secure vs a custom built site
  • Great platform but boring if you don’t customize

Be sure that you are comfortable with HTML & CSS

 

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