Whether it’s visiting us at Speckyboy or other design/development blogs, you’ve undoubtedly run into countless articles about WordPress. There are all sorts of rundowns of terrific plugins, themes or tutorials on how to do just about anything with the popular content management system (CMS). That’s all well and good. Sometimes, though, we seem to forget about those who haven’t used WordPress before but want to see what all the fuss is about. If you’re new to WordPress, consider yourself no longer ignored! Let’s go over some of the basics of what WordPress is, installation types and some tips for using it. While we’re at it, I’m going to throw a lot of different terms at you. If you’d like to learn more about these terms and what they mean, visit the Introduction to WordPress Terminology. WordPress is a completely free, open-source software platform referred to as a content management system. Essentially, it allows you to easily manage all parts of your website, including: Adding, removing or editing content. Uploading multimedia files like photos, PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, spreadsheets, video and audio. Changing the look of your website through WordPress Themes. Adding new functionality
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