WordPress is a free, Web-based software program that anyone can use to build and maintain a website or blog. It was originally intended as an easy way to set up a blog.
This is an opensource web application for managing a dynamic website.
Terms to Design and Manage
Web page content that does not change with database updates, or portions of a page that are fixed in a template.
Web page content that is rendered within a template; portions of the page layout accept data processed by a server-side script.
Top of page, holds branding and logo content, sometimes includes search bar and contact information. Header ends with top navigation bar listing pages and hover (on mouse over) dropdowns.
Secondary navigation area, may contain search box, category links, page links, archive dropdown, external links, RSS links, etc. (8)
Functionality where content (e.g. images) can be stepped through with user controls < > and may run automatically.
Block of content that can utilize various features included with Wordpress like recent posts, recent comments, calendar of blog posts, search box, or you may use multiple text blocks editable in the control panel.
End of page, includes copyright text, option for widget areas.
Dynamic publishing tool for managing website content using a web browser. The platform is opensource and widely used by leading news agencies and corporations. Has a user friendly interface for publishing text and media. Also works great to optimize a website for search engines with plugins.
Blog articles organized in categories, also you may tag the post with text that becomes a text base taxonomy allowing readers to find similar topics without browsing through categories.
Single subject pages like: about us, contact us.
Back-end area of website for managing content on the WordPress publishing platform using a database.
Extends functionality of the Wordpress platform. (Tools for Google sitemaps and Search Engine Optimization, etc.)
Reasons for new website
WordPress designs are based on “Themes”. Themes are composed of images and cascading style sheet (CSS) webpage layouts, and this makes it very easy for us to customize the look and feel of a WordPress site using a pre-existing Theme and a new page layout created in Photoshop
WordPress software allows anyone to create and edit new web pages and blog “posts” using only a web browser.
The blogging features in WordPress allow you to update your website/blog frequently, to receive and respond to comments from your readers, and to allow others to subscribe to your site content using RSS
There are many more features of a WordPress website or blog that make it much, much better than a traditional “static”, “brochure-style” website (i.e., built once and never updated after that) when it comes to search engine optimization and social media