Did you know that more than 39% of website in the world is built using WordPress?
While WordPress started as a blogging tool, it has evolved into a powerful website builder and a robust content management system (CMS).
The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough to make different types of websites. That’s the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity.
What can you do with WordPress? Some of the projects you can start is a blog, e-commerce, booking web, NFT web, catalogue web, property web and many more.
How to Install WordPress
cPanel Softaculous Apps Install
Firstly, log in to cPanel and scroll down until you see the WordPress logo. Click on it and you will be redirected to the Softaculous page.
Fill in Details
Choose your domain name to install WordPress
Fill in your website name and tagline on your website
Fill in your username, password and email. You need to remember this as it will be used to login to the WordPress dashboard.
After that click install.
Login to WordPress
To access your WordPress dashboard you just need to /wp-admin to your domain URL. For example,
https://myclassmarketing.com/wp-admin. Then you need to enter your username and password that you create earlier.
The WordPress Dashboard is the first screen that will be seen when you log into the administration area of your blog which will display the overview of the website. It is a collection of gadgets that provide information and provide an overview of what's happening with your blog. You can customize your needs by using some quick links such as writing a quick draft, replying to the latest comment, etc.
WordPress Posts allow you to create, edit, delete, preview and publish a post.
WordPress Media allow you to upload any type of media to your WordPress site, like jpeg, jpg, png, gif, pdf and many more. Each media uploaded can have its own alt, title, caption and description.
WordPress Pages allow you to create, edit, delete, preview and publish your webpage. By default, you can use WordPress Gutenberg editor to edit your webpage content and design the way you want for your own website
Otherwise, to fasten your work and reduce the time consume to design a page, you can use a famous page builder in the market to create quality websites. Page builders like Elementor, Divi, Blocksy, Wp Bakery, and many more can be used to design a website, as long you understand to use such products.
WordPress comments allow you to moderate comments on your website by approving, unapproved and deleting the comments.
Appearance is where you choose your website theme, install and manage it. You can choose what type of layout you want to build on your website.
Plugins help you to add unique features to an existing website. Plugins extend and enlarge the functionality of WordPress. You can install, delete, and modify the existing plugins.
Every user has their own role in WordPress. Roles are similar to access privileges given to a certain user on the WordPress site. Only the Admin has the ability to assign these permissions.
Tools section allow you to export or import important file of your WordPress website, and also can check website health in general.
WordPress setting is used to set the basic configuration settings for your site.
Next lesson: Plugins & Themes.
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