Presentation of features a WordPress Blogging platform
WordPress is the blogging platform used most in the world, which powers up the simple personal blogs of world-famous companies. This open source platform written in PHP and based on the use of a MySQL database is developed by the company Automattic.
WordPress offers a lot of native functionality to quickly set up a blog functional, simple and effective. Here are the main features available upon installation of the platform.
Thanks to the WordPress community which is very active, you have at your disposal many thousands of themes that can be installed on your blog. The vast majority of them are free but if you are looking for themes developed very professionally and offers advanced features, paid themes are also available.
As for themes, the community has developed thousands of extensions to add functionality to your blog: photo galleries, e-commerce system, referencing, you will find everything! Plugins, as the themes are, they are relatively simple to install, even by a novice.
WordPress allows you to create different types of users, from simple customer with no special rights to the administrator who can manage the entire blog and have full rights to it, you have several levels of rights. For example, an author can write articles but can not publish an Editor. The user management is very interesting when several blogger or you offer your readers to write articles .
With WordPress you can upload pages, it is, as the name implies, static pages that are found outside the usual chronology of the blog, they will not appear natively in the middle of sections and neither in the RSS feed. The pages, like articles, can be protected by a password, for example, restrict a particular area.
Each item or page, can be commented by readers. You can of course close the comments for some articles, or make them available only to registered users, etc.. The system also supports standard of trackback / pingback between blogs.
Spam is a major scourge in the blogosphere, fortunately WordPress natively integrates a high performance anti-spam: Akismet! This spam is integrated as a plugin, it must first be activated using a key. Do not worry, you can retrieve a key for free and easily by registering on the site WordPress website.
Thanks to the community and the work of developers, WordPress is regularly updated. Between major updates adding new features to the platform, there are often security updates that fix bugs. If you maintain your blog (this point will be discussed in an article in this series), it will be constantly improving and will be well protected.
Import / Export
You come from another blog platform (Dotclear, TypePad, Movable Type, etc.) and want to upgrade to WordPress? No problem because the platform includes tools for import and repatriate items from your old blog comments. The reverse is also possible, you can easily export your WordPress blog if you want to switch to another system.
Incorporated into the administration of the blog, you can use this library to add new documents (photos, video, audio, PDF, etc..) Without having to open your FTP. Everything is organized and smoothly from your browser. You can then attach and integrate these documents at any post or page of your blog.
A strange name that identifies a protocol for managing and publishing articles on your WordPress blog without needing to be connected. If you prefer to use third party software like Windows Live Writer or Mars Edit to publish articles on your blog, it’s quite possible, simply activate the option!
No need to know HTML to write in WordPress! When writing an article you can use the toolbar to spend part of your text bold or italic, change the font size, etc. and you will see the changes live. And for those who want to use the HTML is possible, in one click you can switch from one to another.
Noteworthy websites using WordPress:
CNN, Yahoo and more. View on official showcase of WordPress by visiting the official website.
Wordpress offers all plugins, themes for free (which are free of course) in their official server.
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