Content Management System-Wordpress

Feb 6, 2015   Allumez   Technologies , Web Technologies

 Word Press

There are a number of online tools that normally teachers uses to establish an online web site. The most commonly and widely used is WordPress .

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. In the non-geek speak, it is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today . WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015

History

b2/cafelog, more commonly known as simply b2 or cafelog, was the precursor to WordPress. It was written in PHP by Michel Valdrighi for use with MySql , who in present is a contributing developer to WordPress.

WordPress was started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. But now it is largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, which is used on millions of sites and also seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Reasons for using Word Press

1)  Main reason is that WordPress is truly free and open source.

2) Automatic takes Care of WordPress and it is an Awesome Company.

3) Plugins gives us more functionality.

4) Also the visual editor and CMS both are Outstanding.

5) Easily Add a Blog To Your Site.

6) Themes Let You Style Your Site.

7) It’s Easy to Keep WordPress Secure.

8) Google Loves WordPress.

9) WordPress Sites are Accessible.

10) Your Site Can Grow With You.

 Advantages

Easy, easy, easy

Unlike Drupal, Joomla or Typo3, WordPress does not require PHP nor HTML knowledge. A plugin that is pre installed and  template function allows them to be installed very easily. All you need to do is to choose a plugin or a template and click on it to install.

Community

There must be a large community of users, who will be a part of e.g. a discussion board. So that to have full support

Plugins

The script has thousands of plugins available on its website which are the reason WordPress is considered a CMS, not only a blogging script. High majority of the plugins is available for free.

Templates

On the script's homepage we can view thousands of graphics templates, that can change our website's look. we can also find there both free and paid templates. The paid ones are often more advanced and interesting too.

Non-standard fields

You can easily add fields to forms by yourself or using plugins. It will allow your blog or subpages to have additional labels, categories or descriptions.

Disadvantages

Modification requires knowledge of PHP

It requires knowledge of php for example Operations like removing a date field requires some understanding of PHP language. It is the case for many of such modifications.

Knowledge of CSS and HTML is required  for Graphics modification.

We need to know CSS and HTML, To create a unique look.

There are plenty templates available on the homepage, many of them are very alike.

Plugins and efficiency

WordPress needs plenty of plugins to be installed to compete with Joomla! or Drupal,. Unfortunately these plugins influence the script's efficiency and not in a good way.

PHP security

The script is not protected as well as other applications. It mainly depends on how much sensitive the additional content of your page is.

Tables and graphics formatting

Modifying tables or graphics format can be more complicated than in other applications like Joomla.

 

 


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