WordPress Tutorial Series will guide you starting just from the zero. We have written the WordPress Tutorial series in plain English understandable to everyone. The focus of this first tutorial on WordPress Tutorial Series is very basic – what is WordPress and How WordPress works.
WordPress Tutorial : What is WordPress
If you want to know about the history and other things, probably Wikipedia can provide more detailed information to you. The target of our WordPress Tutorial Series is purely technical. WordPress is a web or server installable software, that is a content management system (CMS) which is written in PHP. WordPress is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL and it is free to download and use. It is Matt Mullenweg, who has developed WordPress and now it is a Community project. WordPress saves the data in MySQL.
WordPress Tutorial : Difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
WordPress.com offers to create free blog – this is actually a MU version of WordPress. You can get a blog like example.wordpress.com for free or example.com if you buy the domain. However, the control on WordPress.com is very limited even with all the paid services and in this WordPress Tutorial Series, we will only discuss about the WordPress software – that is from WordPress.org.
WordPress Tutorial : What are the basic needs to use this WordPress software
As we have pointed out, in this WordPress Tutorial series, we will only discuss on WordPress software due to various reasons. The first reason to start this WordPress Tutorial is – most users expects all features of WordPress software on free blog service provider wordpress.com. wordpress.com uses WordPress, but as it is intended for everyone, an user is restricted to many features. As our WordPress Tutorial is for WordPress software, we need a server to install it. One can start a WordPress blog with the minimum setup and with this we will end our first chapter of WordPress Tutorial Series.
WordPress Tutorial Series : Minimum requirement of WordPress
- A Linux server with PHP, MySQL, Apache setup (LAMP)
- WordPress software – which is free.
- Own computer with Internet connection (preferable).
- A Domain name – Read here about Domain names.
- Your confidence.