WordPress has become one of the most popular free content management platforms on the planet. It’s popularity is due to its great functionality, ease of use, continuing development and interaction with users. Accompany this with a great support forum and you have a fantastic tool to get your blog up, running and shared with the world.
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WordPress is an online CMS an online portal which enables fast, interactive 2-way communication. You can share everything from:
WordPress blogs are created and run by all kinds of people and businesses from one person operating out of their bedroom through to large corporations such as CNN and Ebay.
Digital Pacific’s blog has been put together to share new articles on topics such as hosting, marketing, design and company news. Whether you have a business or an idea for a unique blog to share with the world, WordPress can have you blogging in a matter of minutes.
Personalise your WordPress website by installing different themes or extensions.
Themes skin your site, giving it the look and feel that web users see when visiting. Since WordPress is open source software, there are already thousands of free templates to choose from on the Internet. More customised templates are generally sold by designers to those needing something a bit more unique.
Our hosting Control Panel, cPanel, makes installing the latest version of WordPress a breeze using the built-in software installer called Softaculous. Softaculousprovides users with a one-click install option, taking any headache out of the setup process.
Keeping WordPress updated needs to be a priority if you do decide to use this software. Not updating WordPress can leave your website open to security attacks and vulnerabilities, and that can be detrimental to your website and/or business. Beyond keeping the site safe, completing updates will often leave you with not only better running software, but possibly additional features as well.
The WordPress Administrator Dashboard provides notices on the latest version of WordPress.
It’s well worth the time planning exactly what you want to get out of your blog. Its content, aim, tone and overall look are key to gaining popularity. A successful blog needs commitment. You need your subscribers to enjoy your blog and return again and again. You also want your blog shared and to be re-posted so it must always be fresh and regularly updated. Don’t fall into the trap of writing just anything because you feel you have to. Below par content which isn’t in line with your overall blog topics and just there to fill space will have people leaving in droves.
Plugins are added features that can be integrated into your website by installing third-party files. For instance, there are plugins that help you pull your twitter tweets onto your blog or display your facebook fans. There is really no limit on what you can do with WordPress seeing how their website has thousands of plugins to choose from.
Browse through them in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
The WordPress community support forums offer a variety of resources to help you get the most out of WordPress. Since the software is open source, the community and volunteers are those that manage and support it. Most people will find that answers to common questions and errors will be responded quickly if the answer has not already been posted by somebody else.