Theme Management in WordPress

WordPress Theme management includes image files, templates, CSS stylesheets, etc. that can help to make your website look nice. Here we will discusses how to install, add new, or customize themes in WordPress.

These are the steps to theme management in WordPress –

  • Go to Appearance ? Themes from the dashboard.

  • The following screen will be displayed. Hover over any theme and click on Theme Details.

  • When you click on Theme Detail the following page appears. It consists of details related to the theme. Details like version, description, tags etc.

  • Using Customize button in above image, you can customize theme.
  • Using left side of the page, you can customize your theme. After any change, you can see the changes on the right side of the page.

How to start a WordPress Blog?

There are following things that need to start a WordPress blog or website –

  • Domain name – A domain name is what people type to get to your website. It’s your website’s address on the internet.
  • Web hosting account – Web hosting is where your website live. It’s your website’s house on the internet. Every website needs web hosting.
  • Install WordPress – Here are the steps you should follow-
    • Log in to your hosting account.
    • Go to your control panel.
    • Look for the “WordPress” or “Website” icon.
    • Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
    • Click the “Install Now” button and you will get access to your new WordPress website.

  • Choose a Theme – Log into your WordPress dashboard to find thousands of awesome, professionally designed themes you can choose from and customize for a site that’s all your own.

  • Install Plugins to add extra features -Plugins are extensions that are built to expand WordPress’ capabilities, adding features and functions to your site that don’t come built-in.

If you’ve followed the above steps, you should now have a fully-functional WordPress website or blog.

 

Differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Here are some major differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org –

  1. Hosting – In WordPress.org, you host your own blog or website. WordPress.org is where you’ll find the free WordPress software that you can download and install on your own web server. But in WordPress.com, you don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server.
  2. Theme –  In WordPress.com, you can install thousands of themes. You will also customize theme according needs. But in WordPress.org, you can only install custom themes. Build your own with PHP and CSS.
  3. Plugins – In WordPress.com, you can upload all plugins free or paid according your requirements. But in WordPress.org, you can not upload plugins.There are a lot of built in plugins.
  4. Social Networks – In WordPress.com, integrate your site with Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. But in WordPress.org, you can install a plugin to enable sharing functionality on your site.
  5. Popular features like sharing, comments and polls are included in WordPress.com. But in WordPress.org, plugin is required to extend your site’s functionality.
  6. Registration –  In WordPress.com, registration is required. But in WordPress.org registration is not required.
  7. Support – Personal support and the WordPress.com forums are always available in WordPress.com. But in WordPress.org, support forums is available for assistance.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of WordPress CMS?

As you know, WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS. WordPress is also very popular in beginnings as a blogging engine  because it have most popular website creation tools. Here are some major advantages and disadvantages of WordPress CMS –

Advantages of WordPress CMS

1. Easy in use – Using WordPress basic sites can be set up with easy access to all on page text and images. Beyond that, with a little upfront technical work, there are many ways to set up custom modules and text areas which, once implemented, can easily be accessed and edited by anyone with rudimentary computer skills.

WordPress does not require PHP nor HTML knowledge unlinke Drupal or Joomla. A preinstalled plugin 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.

2. Cheaper to build – WordPress offers a huge variety of themes which can be used to build the website.  When you begin with a theme, you cut down significantly on the amount of time it takes to build a website. The cost of purchasing and installing a commercial WordPress theme is much cheaper. The cost and time for developing a WordPress site is considerably lesser than creating a custom built website.

3. Large developer community creating themes and plugins – WordPress offers more paid and unpaid themes and plugins than any other Content Management Systems. This means that when you want a feature added to your website, there is a good chance that you will be able to find a plugin that exists for it.

4. Open Source – WordPress, and many of the themes and plugins for WordPress, are freely available as Open Source code under the GPLv2 license. It means you can use there without paying any cost.

5. Search Engine Optimization Tools – WordPress offers several great search engine optimization tools that make doing your own on-site SEO simple.

6. E-commerce options is available on WordPress – There are suitable e-commerce integrations for nearly any size site or application, and many basic plug-ins are free. Woocommerce is extremely effective in doing all this along with offering great reports features.

Disadvantages of WordPress CMS

  1. Easy for hackers to find security holes – As you know WordPress theme and plugins are freely available on internet as Open Source code under the GPLv2 license. So it is easy for hackers to find security holes.
  2. WordPress needs to be updated regularly – WordPress needs to be updated regularly because various updates and patches get released every year to combat pirates and hackers as well as to provide improvements to code and themes.
  3. PHP language is must for modification – Operations like creating widget,removing a date field from theme and customize plugins require some understanding of PHP language.
  4. CSS and HTML are must for graphics modification – If you want to change the look of home page of website,  CSS and HTML are must for modification.
  5. Speed Issue – If we build website in WordPress, there are speed issues because WordPress websites contain lots of generic code unnecessary for every specific website.

 

Which One is Better WordPress,Joomla or Drupal?

At the present time, many CMS (Content Management System) are available in the market like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. All three of them have a lot in common, but they still have their own advantages and disadvantages.

In this article, we we will try to find out which is the best.

Comparison among the WordPress, Joomla and Drupal

Here we will try to find out the similarities and differences among each other. But first Let’s take a look at these CMS –

  • WordPress – WordPress is easy in use, so it is the best choice for beginners. It works especially well for small to medium sized websites, blogs and smaller e-commerce stores.
  • Joomla – Joomla is best cms for e-commerce or social networking websites. For it requires a basic understanding of technical skills.
  • Drupal – Drupal is the most powerful but difficult in use. It requires a familiar understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP.

Similarities in Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal?

There are following similarities in WordPress, Joomla and Drupal – 

  • WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are all free and open source software licensed under GPL (General Public License).
  • All three of them are written primarily in PHP.
  • As open source software, they are all community-driven projects.
  • They all support MySQL as their database management system.
  • All three of them use themes and templates for visual appearance of sites, and plugins, modules, or extensions for extending features.

Differences in Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal?

We can understand differences among the WordPress, Joomla and Drupal in many aspects using following chart –

Drupal Joomla WordPress
Homepage www.drupal.org www.joomla.org www.wordpress.org
About Released in 2001  by Dries Buy Taert Released in 2005 by Forked From Mambo Released in 2003  by Matt Mullenwegg
Downloads 15 Million 63 Million 140 Million
Installation Drupal installation forum Joomla installation forum WordPress installation forum
Free Themes 2K + 1K + 4K +
Fee Plugins 34K + 7K + 45K +
Caching plug-ins Pressflow is a downloadable version of Drupal that comes bundled with popular enhancements in key areas, including performance and scalability. JotCache offers page caching in the Joomla 1.5 search framework, resulting in fast page downloads. It also provides control over what content is cached and what is not. In addition, page caching is supported by the System Cache Plugin that comes with Joomla. The WP-SuperCache plug-in optimizes performance by generating static HTML files from database-driven content for faster load times.
Best use cases Drupal is best for complex, advanced, and versatile sites; for sites that require complex data organization; for community platform sites with multiple users; and for online stores. Joomla allows you to build a site with more content and structure flexibility than WordPress offers, but still with fairly easy, intuitive usage. It supports e-commerce, social networking, and more. WordPress is ideal for fairly simple web sites, such as everyday blogging and news sites; and for anyone looking for an easy-to-manage site. Add-ons make it easy to expand the functionality of the site.

On the basis of above description, we can say that WordPress the winner with its ease of use, huge global community, plugins and themes.

Web Space Booking

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The web space, also known as storage space or disk space, generally refers to the amount of space on a web server that is allocated to website owners by the web hosting companies. It is made up of the total quantity of all text files, images, scripts, databases, emails and other files related to your website. 

Having an idea of the web space demands for your web presence MiS will help you choose the right web hosting plan configuration. Thus, you will feel secure about the online availability of your uploaded content and hence – for your web image. This will make your uploaded content always available online and your virtual profile – invulnerable to shortage in resources.