What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system that allows you to create and maintain a blog or a web page. The service is ideal for beginners or for those who do not have too much technical knowledge, as it is especially easy to use and optimize. In fact, one of its most interesting features is its plugin system, which allows it to extend its capabilities.
Other important characteristics of WordPress are the themes, that is, the templates that the platform uses to modify the appearance and design of the site. These can be paid or free.
Finally we have the Widgets, some small blocks of information that are used in sidebars (or sidebars) of WordPress. These allow the user to gain more control over the design and content of their website.
As interesting data, it is important to point out that it is the most popular Content Management system, represents 27% of the websites worldwide and has more than 34,000 plugins.
Elements necessary for WordPress to work
WordPress as a web application that is, works on a web server. That is, we can not install the application directly on our computer. To be able to install WordPress locally. That is, in our laptop or desktop computer we will have to install a web server, such as WAMP, for example.
WAMP incorporates the Apache web server and a MySQL database server. Obviously, if we install wordpress in local, the resulting web will not be seen through the internet. Only we can see the web.
For a web made with Wordrpesss can be seen on the internet we will have to hire a hosting plan and install WordPress through the control panel of the web server that puts the hosting at our disposal. A key decision will be the choice of hosting for WordPress since it will depend on it that wordpress goes smoothly or has continuous problems.