Beginner Website Creation

WordPress

Today we will be learning about WordPress, a free and open source software package for making a website (in tech terms called a Content Management System).  First some terminology:

Domain name: It’s simple a “pointer” to where your website is hosted
Examples: Example.com, whitehouse.gov

Domain Registrar:  A company that will sell you a domain name
Examples: Dreamhost, NameCheap

Hosting Provider/Web Hosting:  The company/service that actually hosts the website files and all of the associated information.  They are also the ones that actually “serve” your pages up to your visitors.
Exanples: Dreamhost, WordPress.com

 

 

 

Course Overview

  1. Login to the your wordpress install at learnhere.bryanquigley.com/learn1/wp-admin/    Or /learn2/
  2. Create a new post (like a blog)
  3. Create a new page
  4. Overview of Dashboard
  5. Checkout available themes
  6. Checkout available plugins

 

 

Hosting Options

There are three distinctive ways to get a WordPress website hosted:

  • Host it on wordpress.com for free (with restrictions)
  • Buy your own hosting plan (still shared)
  • Share someone else’s hosting plan  (see more details below)

More details on hosting options.

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