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Posted On: 2016-08-30 23:38:54
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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...
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.
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Great thing about WordPredd is that it has a vast library of Plug-ins.
One of my favs are: Jetpack simplifies managing WordPress sites by giving you visitor stats, security services, speeding up images, and helping you get more traffic. Jetpack is a free plugin.
Wordpress is a website editor preferred by legacy business owners and developers as a building platform for their websites but somewhat disliked by more advanced web developers that lean to more versatile tools
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Well WP is more than that. It is its Plug-in Universe that makes it so great.
For example: Related posts Yuzo is intended to show related post plugin as accurate as possible, also has multiple features with more customization options +60 much as structure as design. Also in this new version features a super widget to display related or the best post your wordpress blog. This fast to use and configure intuitive and the best thing is free.