Content Management System – WordPress | Best Website Building Tool
Today, we are going to start learning a new content management system – WordPress. First of all, what is CMS? CMS stands for:-
Content can be any data or we can say electronic data like a word file, image, audio-video, or any other electronic content.
Management means managing things in a well-managed manner.
So CMS is the tool that manages all the electronic data in a well-managed way.
Now, the question arises Why WordPress???
Content Management System – WordPress having features of LMS (learning management system), CMS, woo-commerce like open-cart, etc. So we can say that WordPress is the combination of the single pack having a variety of features.
So let’s begin with it. Firstly as we know WordPress is CMS of PHP so we need Server. It can be a LAMP, WAMP, or Xampp. Install any one of these servers.
LAMP– Linux Apache MySQL PHP (meant for Linux user)
Wamp – windows apache MySQL PHP (meant for windows only)
Xampp – Cross-platform apache MySQL PHP & Perl (meant for all operating system)
So I recommend using Xampp.
After server installation download WordPress from its official website or from google.
From here one can download the latest version of WordPress. So currently the version is 5.4 of WordPress.
- Download Zip > extract that zip > copy the internal WordPress files from it.
- Create a new folder in the server (if you are using xampp)
- Go to xampp>htdocs>new folder> paste copied files.
- Now before its installation create a new database.
- For creating it go to a new browser window.
- Write localhost/phpmyadmin > database > create database
Note: make sure you run the server first.
- So our database is ready. Now run WordPress installation
- Go to new browser window > localhost/new folder name (created in xampp->htdocs)
- The first step is to choose a language.
- Then give details related to the database such as:
- database name (name of the database you create).
- username-root (case of localhost otherwise server username).
- password- empty (case of localhost otherwise server password)
- table prefix (use existing one or you can give your own).
- Next comes the screen for website details setup which includes website name, administrator details, and all.
It is an introductory Blog of WordPress.