Chapter 2

WordPress Basics

In This Chapter

arrow Considering website types

arrow Finding out what WordPress technology can do for you

arrow Outlining your initial website plan

Alot happens behind the scenes to make your WordPress blog or website function. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to worry about what’s happening on the back end to manage and maintain a WordPress site — unless you really want to. In this chapter, I delve a little bit into the technology behind the WordPress platform, including a brief look at PHP and MySQL, two software components required to run WordPress.

This chapter also covers some of the various technologies that help you on your way to running a successful website, such as the use of comments and RSS feed technology, as well as information about combating spam.

Shining the Spotlight on WordPress

Publishing content and blogging is an evolutionary process, and blogs have evolved beyond personal diaries and journals. Undoubtedly, a blog is a fabulous tool for publishing your personal diary of thoughts and ideas; however, blogs also serve as excellent tools for business, editorial journalism, news, and entertainment. Sometimes, you will find standalone blogs ...

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