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vienna_boy

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What is WordPress exactly? And do you recommend it?

What is WordPress exactly?
Some people say that it is a Free Blog service.
Others say that it is a Web Site development tool.
Then others say that it is a CMS. Whatever that means since it seems to have so many :)
And when you create a Web Site on WordPress, is it Hosted on their Data center or do we host the site on our own rented server?

So what is exactly WordPress?
And when do you best think it should be used?

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Alena


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Well, WordPress is open source content management system, available for all free of cost. It is available Hosted on WordPress Data center and yes of course we can use it on our own rented server as well.

WordPress is by far the most prominent CMS out there.

Most splendid fact about WordPress is around 75.00 Million Sites Depend on WordPress. You surprised even i was surprised.

Well if you are looking for WordPress hosting paid let me refer you a UAE based web hosting company UAESOL.com. Host provide pre-installed WordPress hosting services in UAE and worldwide you should try it.
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vienna_boy 6 days 10 hours ago

But why use Wordpress?
I mean does it help in creating the HTML/CSS/JS of the Site? That is the front ending
part of the Web Site.
Or does it automate creating the backend of the Site?
Neither of which of course can be done to any degree well unless you have related Coder
in your team or will out-source such development to able Coders.


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digitalnomadsnet


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I have been a wordpress developer for about five years now, and it's pretty simple really. What it is is a system for creating websites with plugins that make the site do different tasks. Things like running an online store, or even an affiliate program. I think wordpress is the best website system there is! Yes, it's well worth your time if you're going to build a site.
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gllincoln


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I answered the what is... and ran out of space. :-)

It started out as a blogging software platform and it's roots are showing & graying.

Most commercial hosting services offer installing the Wordpress software as an option. You can download it and install it yourself but if you have to ask this question... you probably don't want to start off doing that.

The only application I would recommend it for is - a blog driven site (naturally) or niche marketing for a narrow target / short product list and relatively small consumer base. In the long run, it's a black box approach and there's no gentle learning curve to it. You are either what you are handed or have to become very proficient with PHP & JS - because the inevitable solving conflicts when you have various blocks of code being mashed up is far harder on code you didn't write.
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gllincoln


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2 months 1 week ago

WordPress is a CMS (content management system) offering some excellent features, has a lot of support, many templates and add-ons /plug-ins available - many free, some rather expensive.

That said - it isn't easy and it's a dead end street. You can have this and that plug in but it's Wordpress and your template limits you (unless you start over with a new template) and new shiny plug-ins can trash your site without warning so you better back up everything, including your wordpress database, before installing.

Do I recommend it? Nope - but I don't condemn it either.

What I recommend for 2017 is pick a framework and learn to use it. For a user friendly path in that direction, I recommend Coffee Cup apps. They have a proprietary framework program, & also offer Foundation & Bootstrap GUI clients. Frameworks offer a huge helping hand into the responsive/fluid design world, compared to hand-coding CSS3/HTML5. IMO - the CC apps are powerful, & easier/cheaper than Dreamweaver.
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vienna_boy 2 months 1 week ago

That is some real good Intel. Thanks gllincoln.
From what I have gathered here, it is better to avoid Wordpress, and one better learn
actual programming in PhP, JS & CSS. Of course that is easier said than done, since I know
people who been studying these for years and still struggle to create a good bug free
site.

mmerlinn 2 months 1 week ago

Creating bug free code is relatively easy, if and only if the programmer writes easily
debuggable code. Close to 99% of programmers NEVER learn to do that and as a result spend
more time chasing bugs instead of writing new code. Writing spaghetti code, which is what
most programmers write, is an invitation for disaster, and sooner or later their code
becomes an unmanageable disaster.

mmerlinn 2 months 1 week ago

In my experience, the best way to write code is in modules, then call each module as
needed. Once a module has been debugged, IT NEVER FAILS. I have code written over thirty
years ago that still works bug free today, even though some of that code is included in
modern programs. And when a bug does hatch, it is easy to find, and easy to kill
PERMANENTLY.

mmerlinn 2 months 1 week ago

On the other hand, spaghetti code CANNOT be permanently debugged. If a bug is found and
squashed, it invariable creates a NEW bug that sooner or later will appear. And when the
new one is squashed, it may even bring the original bug back.

mmerlinn 2 months 1 week ago

Also, in my experience, the more primitive the language, the easier it is to write
bug-free code. When using Turdpress and other CMSs, it is near impossible to write
bug-free anything because of the BUILT-IN bugs which the programmer cannot correct. Now I
know that it is impossible to expect most programmers to write in raw machine code. So,
the best alternative is to write in a higher language that has few built-in bugs. That
eliminates ALL CMSs to the best of my knowledge.

mmerlinn 2 months 1 week ago

That leaves the programmer with tools like PHP, Perl, and other mid-level languages with
few built-in bugs.

I do most of my coding with FoxPro, a good language with few bugs, but no longer viable
on modern computers. I don't ever expect to move to a more modern language, so I have not
investigated to find a comparable language to replace it.

P.S. Reply boxes are too damn small.

vienna_boy 2 months 1 week ago

Ha Ha Turdpress :) Good name for it.

And you think this Reply boxes, how about the ones at Twitter where they are max of 140
Characters! Which is 300% less space than here! No wonder that Bird brain frauds such as
Trump like TurdTwit so much.

mmerlinn 2 months 1 week ago

I am not a TwitterTwat, so don't need to contend with incomprehensible garbage in 140
spaces.


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grsoftsolutions


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2 months 4 weeks ago

Hi dear, wordpress is a Content Management Service that produces horrible bloated code. Using it for anything for a small personal site is probably all it is good for. It should NEVER be used for a business website for many reasons, not the least of which is that you will never stop fixing your fixes of your fixes of your fixes to keep it working.
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vienna_boy 2 months 4 weeks ago

That is really good to know. But it is rather copy of what mmerlinn had said!
Although I tend to agree with both of you, that is mmerlinn, that something like
wordpress should never be used for a serious site.


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mmerlinn


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5 months 3 weeks ago

Turdpress is a Content Management Service that produces horrible bloated code. Using it for anything for a small personal site is probably all it is good for. It should NEVER be used for a business website for many reasons, not the least of which is that you will never stop fixing your fixes of your fixes of your fixes to keep it working.
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Wordpress is a blogging/website platform and can have a free website but your domain would be somthing like this thenameyouchoose.wordpress.com its the same as wix,blogger.

On the other hand you can have your own domain and have wordpress as your platform which makes it easier for you and new website owner to add features like plugins..

I may be totally wrong but this is what i think wordpress is to me and love using it, it's my main for when building website/blogs. I have no idea how to make a website.blog the old way when wordpress wasn't around.'

I have no intermediate html skillz that would require you to build a website from scratch using html,scripts, css, java blah blah blah.

Wordpress helps people with no skillz in the areas about to create there dream website with ease...
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vienna_boy 6 months 17 hours ago

BA, thanks for that Input.
I specially like your input that:
"Wordpress helps people with no skillz in the areas about to create there dream website
with ease... "

So is Wordpress a server software that you install on your Server, or do you build your
Web site on Wordpress and then upload it to your server?

BloggingAll 6 months 15 hours ago

You install wordpress on your domain and then you can use it to create content like blog
posts, pages, catagories, add images and videos. Like i said above you can then add
plugins. If your used to doing it the old fashioned way are your good at doing that then
stick with that.

vtube 4 months 2 weeks ago

Wordpress is professional blogging and website cms.. is an awesome content management for
websites of all shapes and sizes. One of the common misconceptions about WordPress is that
since it is open source, it may not be good enough for big brands. To disprove this myth,
we have created a list of most notable big name brands that are using WordPress on their
websites.

http://www.gv.com/
http://jquery.com/
https://www.plesk.com/
BBC
CNN
and other ;)

mmerlinn 2 weeks 5 days ago

That is funny. jQueery is using Turdpress. Birds of a feather I guess.

vienna_boy 2 weeks 5 days ago

Where did you get the fact that
https://www.plesk.com/ & http://jquery.com/
use WordPress? That is based on your fantasy and not fact or Truth.


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