WordPress First Part
What is WordPress
WordPress allows you to easily create and manage your blogs and websites content without coding and it can be used to create a fully operational website. This Introductory chapter helps beginner programmer to get started in WordPress
WordPress can be defined as an open-source CMS that has been licensed under GPLv2. It means anyone has the right to use as well as modify the WordPress software for free. WordPress provides the most amazing way of creating websites and blogs. More than 34% of the websites are built using WordPress
On May 27, 2003, WordPress got released officially by its founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Before that, the b2/cafelog was widely used as a blogging tool that got launched in 2001 by a French developer Michel Valdrighi. PHP, along with MySQL, was used for developing the b2. This tool was mainly meant for writing blogs.
B2 used MySQL for managing databases that offer a search option in the middle of the blogs residing in the database. It was licensed under GPL as an open-source tool, but it had an unmaintained site.
WordPress installation procedure
WordPress is so popular is because of the low system requirements desirable for running the CMS on a web server. Many hosting services also make use of a variety of auto-installers for making the WordPress installation procedure as simple as possible. With the use of auto-installers, users no longer had to deal with record creation or uploading of the file. In this chapter, you will learn about the system requirements and installation process for WordPress. Complete WordPress installation is an effortless task, and it takes less than five minutes.