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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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9 months 3 weeks ago

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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9 months 3 weeks 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?
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9 months 3 weeks 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.
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8 months 1 week 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 ;)
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That is funny. jQueery is using Turdpress. Birds of a feather I guess.
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4 months 1 week 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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10 months 2 weeks ago

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.

Here:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/
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10 months 2 weeks ago

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
like the editors from Oracle, Go Daddy, Wix and others. This alternative website editors are more versatile and full of features not available on Wordpress websites. Go to my website www.islatecno.com to see all the feature capabilities of Wordpress alternative web editors.
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10 months 2 weeks ago
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.
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4 months 1 week ago
I am a LEGACY business owner and LEGACY developer and I DON'T PREFER TURDPRESS, so quit saying that I do.

And went to your website which delivers a BLANK WHITE PAGE with NO CONTENT on it. Why? Looks to me like the errors (https://validator.w3.org/nu/?showsource=yes&doc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.islatecno.com%2F) on your page are causing it to fail.

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10 months 3 weeks ago

Wordpress is actually a group of programs that you install on whatever server (or data center) you want, which allows you to login to its interface and create a website by choosing from a variety of themes (that you can then customize) and plugins (that perform different functions you want). See the portfolio at http://webdesignjustforyou.com to see actual sample wordpress sites.

The amount of customization of the website that is allowed is dependent on the theme you install. The more you can customize, the more complicated the setup of the theme tends to be.

All wordpress websites provide the option to set up a blogging site if desired. The drawback of wordpress is that it is frequently attacked or compromised by malware if it is not vigilantly monitored and kept up to date.

The benefits of wordpress is that it has a large number of themes and plugins to choose from which cuts hard coding you would otherwise need to implement to get the exact look and functions desired.
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10 months 2 weeks ago
The more I look at it, that is at WordPress.com, the more it seems like it is another Site that suckers you in with Free Web Site hosting, and then you have to upgrade to Paid versions to get any decent services and specially to get the WordPress Ads off. Now, mind you I think this is a very noble way of doing business, but I really do not see what is real diff between WordPress and say Wix?
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10 months 2 weeks ago
You can install Wordpress on any server, it doesn't have to be used on WordPress.com.
As a web designer, I would say it's much better than Wix. Wix is set up for creating do it yourself webs and the results tend to look like they were done by non-professionals.
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10 months 2 weeks ago
Hum! Can you point us to sample web Site templates available via Wordpress?
And does Wordpress take care of Javascript code for web page too? Since as you know to create a professional Site In many cases you need some JS coding.
Thanks
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4 months 1 week ago
carney, if a webpage NEEDS JS coding, that page is a failure. JS should NEVER be added to a webpage EXCEPT to ENHANCE an ALREADY working page. Do you REALLY want to piss on and piss off people that CANNOT or WILL NOT enable JS?
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Did you actually say that: " if a webpage NEEDS JS coding, that page is a failure."
That is the MOST retarded idiotic thing you could possibly say. Since JavaScript is essential to Modern interactive Web Site, and no high end would work without JS, from this Anoox to Google and so on. After all, JS handles all client side coding related work and specially in todays Modern World with such things as AJAX, then without JS 100% of high end Sites would be dead.
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4 months 1 week ago
LOL. You apparently have never worked for a multinational company that always DISABLES JS to avoid being hacked.

There is nothing wrong with using JS to ENHANCE a working page. In fact, a site that does not use JS is not likely to survive. BUT YOUR PAGES STILL MUST WORK EVEN IF JS IS TURNED OFF. That is WHY JS has the 'noscript' tag. USE IT.

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10 months 3 weeks ago

Wordpress is Blog, a Website Developement platform, a CMS which allows you to develop different types of websites, it is a complete web design tool.
You can use WORDPRESS under the wordpress server or you can use it under your own server.
I recommend you wordpress.
Please, visit www.danielwebbuilders.com for more details
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10 months 3 weeks ago
But what is the difference between WordPress and Dreamweaver or dozen of free Web Site development tools?
Or dozens of free Web site Templates plus free Hosting, such as Wix?
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10 months 3 weeks ago
Dreamweaver is basically a tool used to edit code. If you use Wordpress, it is not necessary to use Dreamweaver although I have used it to customize the CSS (cascading style sheet), or create snippets of special code in html or php that I can then insert into the wordpress site. Wix is a different platform for building websites that some servers offer. In my experience, the results do not end up looking that professional unless the non-professional person spend 40+hours working on it.
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10 months 2 weeks ago
So are you saying that Wordpress is like Dreamweaver but with plug-ins?
Or are you saying that Wordpress is a Template with already made Web Site designs, plus plug-ins, so that one can build a Web Site without doing any HTML (CSS) Coding?
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10 months 2 weeks ago
No, Wordpress is not like Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a coding editor.
Yes, with Wordpress you can build a website without coding.

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10 months 3 weeks ago

WordPress is a CMS or Content Management System. Bloggers like using it because it makes creating content fairly easy. By this I mean it has some nice writing and publishing plugins. Plugins are add on's that you can download from WordPress and install on your site. Seeing how WordPress is open source many of these plugins are free to use. WordPress also offers some really nice templates to help you design your site and once again many of these are absolutely free to use. They also have paid versions of plugins and templates but the free ones are pretty nice. A word of caution if you start installing plugins than I strongly suggest that you keep a close eye on updates to them. As plugins can be an easy way for hackers to gain access to a website if you don't keep on top of security updates.
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10 months 3 weeks ago
Very interesting about the Plugins.
So which are the best Plugins that you found on WordPress?
Also, have you created any Sites on WordPress? If yes, which?

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10 months 3 weeks ago

What is WordPress exactly?
It is basically everything. You can create almost anything WordPress.

You can have it both way from WordPress or host your own.

I recommend Fast Moose UK WordPress Hosting.
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10 months 3 weeks ago
So have you created any Web sites on WordPress?
And did you Host it with WordPress?
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10 months 3 weeks ago
No, I have used a private HOST.
Please, copy this link below and paste it on your browser to see my samples
http://danielwebbuilders.com/lead-generation-more-clients/
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4 months 1 week ago
Danfate,

I would never use you for a webdeveloper. First impressions count and when I check your site I find a page RIDDLED with ERRORS (https://validator.w3.org/nu/?showsource=yes&doc=http%3A%2F%2Fdanielwebbuilders.com%2Flead-generation-more-clients%2F+). If you are so sloppy that you cannot even make error-free pages for YOURSELF, how in the world do you expect anyone to believe that you will do any better for your customers, er, I mean suckers.

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