WordPress is an open source blog publishing application and can be used for basic content management .
WordPress is an open-source CMS designed for blogging, but easily modified to enable the management of an entire website.
More than thousands of plugins,widgets,themes are available.
WordPress is the most popular blog software in use today.
It was first released in May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of September 2009 , it was being used by 202 million websites worldwide.
WordPress has a templating system, which includes widgets that can be rearranged without editing PHP or HTML code.
More advanced customizations.
WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine-friendly , clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging of posts and articles.
Automatic filters that provide for proper formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes) are also included.
WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or article.
WordPress can be deployed using various methods on a hosting environment.
Users have the option to download the current version of WordPress from WordPress.org.
WordPress can also be installed via package management system .
Wordpress first appeared in 2003 and it was jointly created by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little .
The name wordpress was suggested by Matt Mullenweg's friend Christine Selleck.
The wordpress won the award packt open source cms in 2007.
It won the best open source award in 2009 .
CREATING AN ACCOUNT and LOGGING IN
To begin, open your web browser and type http://wordpress.com/ in the url bar.
Press sign up now.It’s redirects to registration page.Fill all the fields and submit it.Now a mail has been send to your mentioned mail id.
Login to your mail id and click on the link activate your account.
Now your account is activated and ready to use.
Make use of your desired login id and password.
you can login in to the wordpress.
After your succesful login.the homepage will redirects the dashboard.
Posts(Edit,Add new,post tags,categories).
Links(Edit,Add new,Link categories).
POST is used to wrtite and save our blogs.
EDIT is used to change or make correction in your blogs which is posted already.
ADD NEW is used to create a new post.
CATEGORIES is used to create your post under categories.
Designing your blog
Change header and image colour.
In WordPress, people have the option to leave comments on your site.
To manage comments that have been left for you, click on the „Comments‟ tab on the Dashboard and from there you can moderate.
Each comment is listed and you can decide if you want to approve the comment, the comment is spam or if you would like to delete it.