What is WordPress?
If you are reading this article you must be here to find out what is WordPress and why it’s such a big deal. Am I right? Well what are you waiting for? Read on!
The question I have heard the most in my discussions with clients throughout the years have been “What is WordPress and why should I use it”?
To cut the story short: WordPress is a simple, easy to use, highly flexible open source software (which means its free to use and its developed by many people who help make it the best CMS (Content Management System) in the world.
The great thing about WordPress is how it allows users to modify and build extensions for redistribution without the need for permission. No single person owns WordPress because, it’s developed by a community of developers worldwide who make sure it runs smoothly and has all the features people want.
Now that you know what is WordPress, do you want to know how to install it? Sure you do! Go ahead, I’ll make sure you learn how to install WordPress without pulling your hair, or jumping out a window.
How to install WordPress Automatically
WordPress is better known due to its ease of installation. In most circumstances you will find it only takes a very short time to install WordPress on your server. To install WordPress you need to follow a very simple process that will get you up and running in no time. Most web hosts provide tools which allow the automatic installation of WordPress, cutting down the installation process almost 100%.
Two typical and familiar software installation systems that many web hosts use are Fantastico and Softaculous. You can view our video tutorial on Fantastico or Softaculous to learn how to install WordPress with these programs.
How to install WordPress Manually
In case you find yourself using a web hosting service provider who does not offer an automated system to install WordPress, you will need to learn how to install it manually.
Visit Eugen Oprea for his easy step by step tutorial on how to install WordPress manually and easily.
WordPress SEO Plugins
After you have WordPress up and running, you might be thinking of how you can use WordPress to customize your new website and add features you might like to have, is that right? Well in order to do this, you will need to locate and install plugins that will enhance your WordPress site and make it completely yours.
One thing I would like to mention before we depart is that WordPress is great at SEO or in other words, Search Engine Optimization. It was built with SEO in mind, and that is a feature that has made WordPress a popular website/blogging platform.
With the ever changing Google algorithms for ranking pages, traditional SEO has posed a new challenge for many bloggers and owners of websites, such as you. The latest Panda and Penguin updates within the past couple of years have forced bloggers to reconsider how they implement their SEO strategies.
However with WordPress, SEO is easier to implement without infringing on the requirements of Google, and causing you to have a headache in the process.
WordPress SEO is offered by a number of plugins that extend WordPress original capabilities. Broken Link Checker is one of the plugins that I have personally used and highly recommend to help you locate broken links on your new WordPress website and correct them before Google catches them first and penalizes you.
This handy WordPress SEO tool works wonders, and helps you avoid hours upon hours of checking links manually to see if they work. Who doesn’t like to save time, when time is money, right?
In conclusion, I hope that this article has helped answer some questions you had about WordPress and has given you a better idea on why WordPress is so popular.
I always like to hear from my readers, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I will do my best to answer each and everyone as quickly as possible. Also, if you know of any other WordPress SEO plugins that are good, please recommend them below.