In the spring of 2003, WordPress shook the online world, releasing an open source content management system built to simplify website development and management.
Today, more than 60-million websites use WordPress to run businesses, media sites, and personal profiles.
However, there are still a lot of people wondering how WordPress works, asking questions like: What are the advantages of WordPress over Blogger? What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Who uses WordPress and is it safe? How does one design a WordPress template?
Now if this sounds familiar, we recommend that you peruse through the WordPress infographics below. Enjoy!
This quick WordPress cheat sheet is perfect for beginners. It highlights the most generic and most basic WordPress themes out there today. Clearly, it doesn’t include all the possibilities, however, this simple model when coupled with any tutorial will help you get your WordPress theme development training wheels spinning.
The good folks at Yoast render an infographic showcasing how your WordPress platform works. It covers WordPress folders from header.php right on down to footer.php. It’s design is inspired by biology textbooks and graphics found in school textbooks.
If you’re not a webmaster, you’ll soon find out that plugins are WordPress’ hidden gems, offering easy-to-download tools that instantly simplify website maintenance; helping you transform your humdrum blog into a high performing and visually appealing platform. Courtesy of WordPress themes and designed by graphs.net Kathryn Aragon introduces the top 30 WordPress plugins for you to download and install.
From mom and pop bloggers to celebrity websites to Mashable, WordPress is the go-to blogging platform for many. It powers a good part of the Internet’s public websites. The infographic showcases the usage of WordPress among the world’s top 100’000 websites.
Believe it or not, WordPress.org and WordPress.com are two separate platforms, offering two separate services. The main difference between the two is that WordPress.org is the original open source platform, which offers an array of themes for purchase, free to run on any compatible server. WordPress.com is the commercial service that allows users blog for free at WordPress.com. The infographic below renders the pros and cons of each.
WordPress’ popularity is undeniable. It’s widely known for delivering easy to use applications, all charged by a highly populated tech community. This sustainable online community also offers useful information, applications, and customer support. Mashable, TechCrunch, Wired, and SmashingMagazine — leading platforms in the online world — all use WordPress for their websites. However, to run a WordPress platform you’ll need to start walking. If you’re looking for self-paced online WordPress video tutorials, visit Learn It! Anytime and try it out for one penny. Until next post!