OVERVIEW OF A WEBSITE
With a regular website, it will include the following components:
- Interface (Front-end): Is what we see it displayed outside as the layout, color of the website. This part we call the interface and it is classified as front-end of a website.
- Backend: Like a machine, in order for it to work as we see it, there must be an internal system to process it. For example, when you enter the website you press the registration button, how the system can store your information will be handled by the source code.
- Database: With current websites, there will be an integral part called database. The database will save the website’s soft data such as article data, website content, settings, … The source code only stores the source files, image files.
So to build a website, we have to do these 3 parts with high complexity and strict security requirements. But with the support of WordPress, this job has been made available and we just use it to run.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WordPress is an open source software (Open Source Software) written in the PHP website programming language and using the MySQL database management system; is also the most popular website programming duo now. WordPress was first launched on May 27, 2003 by authors Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Currently WordPress is owned and developed by Automattic company based in San Francisco, California in the United States of America.
WordPress is an open source PHP language to support the creation of personal blogs, and it is supported by many users for its ease of use, many useful features. Over time, the number of users has increased, and collaborators who are programmers are also involved in the development of WordPress source code with more great features. And until the time of this writing, 2019, WordPress has been considered as a superior content management system (CMS – Content Management System) to support users to create many different types of websites such as blogs, websites. news / magazines, business introduction, sales – e-commerce, even for highly complex websites such as hotel booking, car rental, real estate project posting, etc. Almost all forms of websites with small and medium scale can be deployed on WordPress platform.
But that does not mean that WordPress is only suitable for small projects, but now there are about 25% of the website in the list of 100 largest websites in the world using WordPress source code. For example, the magazine TechCrunch, Mashable, CNN, BBC America, Variety, Sony Music, MTV News, Bata, Quartz, … many cannot be told.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF WORDPRESS
When learning about WordPress, you will be very proud to know that the source code you are looking at right now has great achievements and is the most popular open source CMS on the planet. To verify that, you need to know:
- Around the world, there are about 25 posts posted to websites using WordPress every second.
- The number of websites made with WordPress accounts for 27% of the total number of websites in the world.
- Among 100% of websites using CMS source code, WordPress accounts for 60%.
- WordPress 4.0 version reached over 16 million downloads in just about two months.
- WordPress has been translated into 169 different languages
- Only the free themes (or themes) on the WordPress.org library have more than 2,700 different themes.
You see, WordPress is great, isn’t it?
REASONS WHICH YOU SHOULD CHOOSE WORDPRESS
If you are still wondering about WordPress, here are some great reasons for you to choose WordPress as your website building platform.
Easy to use
WordPress was developed to serve the general user, without much knowledge of advanced website programming. The operation in WordPress is very simple, the intuitive administration interface helps you understand the management structure of a WordPress website in a short time. About reinstalling is even easier, you can install a WordPress website on your own host and run it after a few clicks. You are worried about how to install, what is the host? That’s okay, the sequel to my basic WordPress learning series has been told in great detail.
Community of support
As the world’s most popular open source CMS source, this also means that you will be supported by the WordPress user community during the use process.
Many interface packs are available
While WordPress is easy to use, designing your own website based on WordPress is not easy and still requires a certain level of expertise. However, you do not need to worry about this, because the interface system (including paid and free) for WordPress is extremely rich and you can use it with just a few clicks.
Many plugins support
Plugin extension means an installation component added to WordPress to help it have more necessary features, for example if you need to make a sales page for WordPress, then install the WooCommerce plugin. With the advantage of a large user, the WordPress plugin library is also extremely rich and paid and free, most of the common features you can find through the plugin
Easy to develop for programmers
If you are a person who is knowledgeable about website creation such as proficiency in HTML, CSS, and PHP, you can easily expand your WordPress website with a lot of extremely useful features. The development is also very simple because WordPress is an open source so you can easily understand how it works and develop more features.
With its thousands of functions available, you can feel free to use them, you can also change the structure of a function with filter hook and virtually the workflow of a professional programmer can Easy application to WordPress.
Support multiple languages
Current WordPress source code comes with many language packs included. Although each interface or plugin has its own language, you can easily translate it with the software support.
Can make many types of websites
Using WordPress does not mean that you can only create your own blog, but you can turn your website into a sales page, a company introduction website, an online magazine using a combination of themes and plugins. together. However, to do that, you should make sure that you understand WordPress, but do not rush to the cloud to get frustrated because of its complexity.
MYTH OF WORDPRESS
Before learning WordPress, I would like to say a few things about WordPress to avoid misleading many people about this code.
WordPress can do anything
Yes, WordPress is just an open source software written in PHP & MySQL to help you create websites like blogs, news sites, sales pages, hotel booking pages, … faster. But that does not mean that it will help you create any website with just a few simple steps. First, you should understand WordPress source code and get used to it, even with some available skins or plugins, but its use is also quite complex and takes time to learn how to use it.
WordPress is only for people who don’t know the code
It’s completely wrong, if you’ve heard someone tell you that WordPress is only for non-programmers to use, this is completely incorrect.
Of course, people who do not know how to program will use WordPress by using the available features, rich interface libraries and supporting plugins. But if you know the code, the better because WordPress has a very powerful source code core for you to apply unlimited skills