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Posted On: 2016-08-30 23:38:54
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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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1 month 14 hours ago

Wordpress can often be confusing. "Wordpress" is a php script that serves a website. The confusion about a free blog service comes from the fact that a company, wordpress.com uses the wordpress script to host websites. Anyone can freely download the wordpress script from wordpress.org and install that script on a hosting account from hosting companies such as HostGator, BlueHost, A2Hosting, etc.
Wordpress, the script from Wordpress.org, is completely free. Accounts at Wordpress.com come in both free and paid versions. Wordpress.com is a little more domineering than other hosting providers. They 'own" your site. You "own" a website hosted by a company such as BlueHost.
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2 months 2 weeks ago

WordPress is a CMS
Yes it's a Free Blog service
No, it's not a Web Site development tool
Yes , We can host the site on our own rented server
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1 year 2 months ago

I use wordpress, I find it excellent and it had hundreds of plugins and add-ons and you can pretty much make any kind of website you want. very easy to maintain and easy to learn how to use it.
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It is impossible for Turdpress and all of its plugins to make and maintain my website. That would be true for ANY website like mine. Spending HOURS per page the first time then more HOURS per page to maintain those pages EVERY MONTH is not feasible by any stretch of the imagination. I prefer to spend 10 MINUTES to make the page, then SECONDS per month to maintain that page. I have no inclination of spending the rest of my life fixing the same bugs over & over again.
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Its doable, just takes more time. Its the SEO side of things that take the extra time
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LOL. More time is a gross understatement. I have to update 100-200 pages PER DAY. At ONLY 15 minutes per page (extremely low if using Turrdpress), that means the days MUST be 25 to 50 HOURS EACH. Get real.

By NOT using Turdpress, my time is less than 2 minutes per page, or 3 to 6 hours per day. With a website of over 9000 pages, spending ONLY 1 HOUR per page creation (not possible with Turdpress), it would take 4-1/2 YEARS to redo the website from scratch. Get real.
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1 year 2 months ago
It depends what youre using it for. I have a directory and it takes me 5 mins to approve users and check any content. not many people have 9000 pages on their website. most people have between 5-11 pages.
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Exactly what I said and what you objected to. Changing your story benefits NO ONE, not even you. It just makes you look like an idiot.
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Ive not changed my story at all. I have a website using wordpess which has 5 editable pages which take 5 minutes to sort out. The more time consuming part is doing your own custom SEO. eg keywords and metas but it does not take ages at all. There is no need to be offensive and call people idiots for contributing to this website. Its people like you which make new members not bother coming back.
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First, I did NOT call you an idiot. I just said it makes you LOOK like an idiot. BIG DIFFERENCE. Smarties can look idiotic, and vice versa.

Second, 5 pages, whoopdeedah. We are comparing apples to oranges which means nothing you are saying about Turdpress means anything beyond a SMALL website. Try making and updating a real website with Turdpress and you will find you are spending more time fixing things that you have already fixed instead of doing something useful somewhere else.
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1 year 3 months ago

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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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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1 year 3 months ago

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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Turdpress MAY be the best system AVAILABLE, but that does NOT mean it is any good, just better than the competition which is obviously even worse. Turdpress outputs shit for code that CANNOT be validated per HTML STANDARDS. That alone is a good reason NOT to use it because it will NOT work correctly in many user agents, if it works at all.
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1 year 2 months ago
Yes, I agree. "Turdpress" is indeed should be avoided for any serious Web Site projects. If it is a Business card sort of thing, or a non-commercial Site, then "Turdpress" maybe OK for that.
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