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Learn how to create websites using WordPress

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Learn how to create websites using WordPress in Kenya

This course is a FREE introduction to WordPress for anyone interested in understanding how WordPress; a Content Management System (C.M.S) works.

Definition of terms

WordPress (WP, WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database.

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Learn how to create websites using WordPress in Kenya

This course is a FREE introduction to WordPress for anyone interested in understanding how WordPress; a Content Management System (C.M.S) works.

Definition of terms

WordPress (WP, WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database.

This is the WordPress Dashboard

The History of WordPress:

WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing system.

It has evolved to support other web content types including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS), and online stores.

WordPress is one of the most popular content management system solutions in use. WordPress has also been used for other application domains, such as pervasive display systems (PDS).

What is a Content Management System?

Basically, CMS is a digital content repository.

It organizes, collaborates, and provides one-point access to all types of digital content associated. so every piece of information involved will hold a life cycle for a finite period of time.

A CMS (Content Management System) typically offers:

  • Allows content manipulation of non-technical content contributes
  • Security access rights
  • Content approvals through a very structured workflow process
  • Archival and versioning of content
  • Output templates
  • Content check-in/check-out services for distributed users

Features of WordPress

  • Better customization options.
  • A search engine-friendly system.
  • An open-source and free-for-use project.
  • Website adaptability was irrespective of its type.
  • It’s exceedingly elastic and extensible. a huge set of plugins allows users to easily change the look and feel of the websites and also add additional features like mailing, image gallery, etc.
  • Easy to learn the environment so which avoids the need for a web designer for every smaller change applied to the websites.
  • Better control over the content handled, unlike usual content limitations in other publishing platforms. It also allows the import of content from external dynamic blogs. and also apply ease export of data.
  • Speedy upload of content and additional support over classified media platforms.

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