What is WordPress? Beginners Guide 101

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What is WordPress? The Best Beginners Guide to Blog

WordPress is the most used and simplest way to create a blog, an e-commerce website or a window for your business online.

It’s currently the most popular website engine available in 2020, almost 30% of all websites are made with WordPress and this number keeps increasing.

Since the beginning of that popular platform, many people started to create plugins, themes, add-ons, and many other things. This is the easiest way to create a website.

What Makes WordPress so Popular?

Let us start with the main reason. WordPress got a huge boost in popularity in the beginning since they have one of the easiest ways to create things.

Before WordPress, things were way more complicated. You had to learn a computer language, or at least be able to modify some parts of it to create a website.

Now with WordPress and some other hosting tools, you can create with 1 click a website or a blog. Since the beginning of WordPress, many things have changed.

For now, you can create your own WordPress website for free! Directly from WordPress.com, you enter some private information then you’ll be able to configure and redesign your own website.

The only thing about that is that you can’t install any plugins.

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What are the plugins in WordPress?

Let’s say that WordPress is the engine of a car, the plugins are the wheels and transmission. You can build a great blog without any plugins on WordPress.

The things are, you could use contact us form, a tool to ease the search engine optimization or even sell directly from your website and accept credit cards.

For a small fee, you will be able to have control of your website at 100%. There’s some free hosting that you can set-up to get a free version of WordPress but most of them are slow and on a shared server.

Many bloggers use directly WordPress.com but I suggest you go with BlueHost.com.

This great hosting company is online for more than 10 years now and they have great prices with stability. You will be able to create a backup, change plugins and themes without any problem. 

They made some tutorials on how to build and maintain your website like a pro!

What kind of website you can build with WordPress?

There’s one simple answer to that question, all of them! WordPress uses a great code-named PHP to make this platform user-friendly.

You can implement any kind of PHP scripts, tools and plugins directly on your website. With WordPress, there’s no limit on what you can do.

  • Business websites
  • E-Commerce stores that accept credit cards and PayPal
  • Blogs, food blogs, forums, etc.
  • Portfolios
  • Social networks like Facebook and Instagram
  • Membership website for any kind of services
  • Etc.

What is the first step to building a website with WordPress?

You should start with our 101 tips for building a website and understanding the basis of it. Building a website is not the only thing, you need to make sure that people can find you on the web.

After that, you should read a tutorial on how to install WordPress on Bluehost or directly on WordPress.com. Those steps are really easy for everybody!

After installing the main core of WordPress, you should get a domain name. A domain name is a link that people will type to find your website. Let’s say by example https://fonsly.com. You can find a cheap domain name on GoDaddy or Domain.com for less than 15$ every year.

Just make sure to link the domain directly to your WordPress website and things are all set-up! All you will need is some content for your new blog!

Is it easy to build a big website with WordPress?

Another great thing with WordPress in 2020, is the way that everybody can find tutorials, videos, and tips all around the internet and youtube.

Each thing you want to know, there will be an answer on the web.

On FortunateWeb, we will share daily tips & tricks for people that want to build an authority website with WordPress.

If you have any questions about WordPress and how to start a blog, use the contact form or email us at info@sind.ca!

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND and Fortunate Web. I’ve been writing articles for more than 10 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I’m currently writing for many websites and newspaper. Most of our sources come from official ones and government research. You can contact me on our forum or by email at: info@sind.ca.

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Nicolas Desjardins

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND and Fortunate Web. I’ve been writing articles for more than 10 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I’m currently writing for many websites and newspaper. Most of our sources come from official ones and government research. You can contact me on our forum or by email at: info@sind.ca.

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