Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
A step by step guide for creating a website, we have decided to create the most comprehensive guide on how to make a website using WordPress or create a blog without any technical knowledge.
Whether you are 16 or 60, it doesn’t matter, wordpress is so simple that anyone can use it. If you still face any problem don’t worry we are there to help you.
So this is a step by step guide for using WordPress and building your own website or a blog. Lets discuss the difference between a website and a blog.
A site or website is a collection of various web pages that all related to each other and includes multimedia content. It is commonly identified with a domain name and published on at least one web server. A website is accessed by using a browser. For example, the Netflux website address url is https://www.netflux.co.in
If you will enter this url in browser our website will open.
A regularly updated web page which contains articles maintained by an individual or group of people is referred to blog. In previous year this was the definition given to a blog. But time has changed and a blog is not more then a web page of articles but it has expanded a lot over the certain period of years.
Now let us discuss about WordPress
What Is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source Content Management System (CMS) platform built with php. It allows users to build static as well as dynamic website or blog without any coding knowledge. If you have coding knowledge then its a plus point. WordPress is the most popular and powerful platform on the web which is loved by millions of users.
According to Forbes it is used by nearly 75 million websites. According to WordPress, more than 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month and users produce 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every month. It also powers more than 25% of the world’s websites.
So now you can well imagine why WordPress lovers are increasing day by day every minute while you are reading the article.
Users of WordPress or Who uses WordPress ?
Stats share by Forbes can easily tell the number of users Who Uses WordPress and if you see WordPress is being used by your company, then you can imagine its power. There are many famous blogs, news agencies, famous artists who use WordPress Platform to make their presence online. Its easy to use and manage, takes very less time to get started.
Blogs like TechCrunch, Mashable, ShoutMeLoud, The New York Times’ blog are on WordPress. Even Our Own website Netflux Proton is on WordPress too.
You can check the WordPress site showcase to see the number of well-known sites using WordPress as their primary platform to create websites and blogs.
Why WordPress Over Other Platform?
Let us have a brief knowledge about other platforms too so that you can get an idea what they are and how they are used to make website and why we prefer to make a website using WordPress.
WordPress , Joomla, Drupal and Majento are all open source and free software. All of them are custom CMS based coded in PHP. WordPress is supported by MYSQL database whereas Drupal and Joomla are backed by other database management systems. All of them have their own themes, plugins and community users.
We will discuss later on their similarities and other necessary information in detail.
WordPress is quick and easy to use with guaranteed less then 10 mins install. Hosting Providers offer WordPress hosting to give you a powerful performance if you are planning to create a website using WordPress.
If we talk about user experience which is the most important thing, WordPress is far better than Joomla or Drupal. All the options are clearly visible and in case you get messed up you can find plenty of sites who can guide you to do things in a correct way.
It has very good features and is highly customisable and there is no doubt in it. Joomla is built on a model-view-controller (MVC) web application framework. Installation steps for Joomla is pretty much similar but after installing control panel is opened which looks totally different from WordPress. There are multiple clicks and steps, few confusing stuff which is not good for a beginner.
Drupal is another free open source CMS written in PHP. It provides back-end framework for at least 2.3% of all web site worldwide which includes all categories of websites like corporate, blogs, data management sites etc.
Its installation is similar to WordPress and Joomla with quick and easy steps. It offers pre-packaged bundles with modules and configurations for creating specific kind of website. When it comes to customisation beginners has to scratch their head little bit. Its a little complex for new comers.
Well if you are a beginner in building a website, then Magento is not for you. Majento is an open source CMS but it is an e-commerce platform with dedicated features. Its clean, highly versatile and most of the e-commerce websites are built using Magento. Top Class MNC’s, big corporate brands use Magento because of its robust features.
It offers functionality that gives flexibility to set up online stores the way users want. Generating bills, cart options, payment gateway, generating reports, customer panel with multiple options and functionality are its common features.
So for a starter in building website using WordPress is much much better option. Once you master it you can learn new platforms easily and whenever you want and our best wishes are with you.
So overall we would prefer you to go with WordPress. If you like exploring then you can explore Joomla, Drupal and Magento.
How to get started with WordPress?
Well as mentioned above WordPress is an open source and it is free. Yes !!!! You have read this correctly, worlds biggest platform is 100 % free. It can be downloaded and installed from WordPress.org. For that you need a domain name and hosting for that or else you can also use their free self hosted service via WordPress.com
So, Lets get started today and start creating your own website using WordPress.