Chapter 2WordPress 101

WordPress is a powerful development platform that can scale to handle the simplest of websites, as well as more robust and complex custom web applications. Before we dig into the nitty-gritty of code manipulation, it’s useful to return to the beginning and take a look at the functionality provided by default in every core WordPress installation.

An Overview of Core WordPress

For newbie website administrators, this chapter will serve as a primer on the basics of what you’ll find within a modern CMS. And if you’re already well-versed in alternative commercial or open-source content management systems, it will provide a thorough road map that illustrates how content management concepts apply in the WordPress universe. If either ...

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