What is WordPress?

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WordPress is a content management system (CMS), that means that it is pre built to manage content.
A WordPress installation will come with :




  • User Management System


  • Post Management System


  • Page Management System


  • Template Management System


  • Plugin Management System





  • User Management System

    In any fresh WordPress platform you will be able to add / delete / update new and old users. The user management system also comes with hierarchy access and permissions. Using the different permissions levels allows you to limit certain parts of your WordPress website depending on the level of access the administrator assigned. To find where your user management system go to your WordPress dashboard and find the "User" tab. Once you hover over the tab you will get the option to "add" and if you click on the tab you will see all the current members / users.

    Post / Page Management System

    The feature that is attractive to most WordPress users is the page and post management system. WordPress is an out of the box blog solution, you can easily add pages such as your 'about' page, or contact 'page'. Post are a little different, when you publish a post on WordPress usually an author and timestamp are displayed along with the post which makes it naturally appropriate to use if you want to create a blog. Another feature you will notice about post, they can easily be organized to be display on one page in descending or ascending publish date. You can easily add / delete / edit pages and posts by going to your WordPress dashboard and clicking on the "Page" or "Post" tab. Once you hover over the tab you will get the option to "add" and if you click on the tab you will see all the current pages / posts.

    Template Management System

    You can easily change the feel and look of your WordPress website thanks to the template management system. The template management system is a little tricky to use your first time around. Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on your "Appearance" tab, you will see a "Themes", and "Customization"tab. Under the "Themes" tab, you will be able to install the template of your choice. Under the "Customization" tab you will be able to customize the template you've chosen.

    Plugin Management System

    WordPress can seem a little limited when you initially install it, although you can quickly extend it using the plugin management system. Plugins are can be a little tricky to explain. Thanks to developers that know PHP, mini features can be added just be adding a folder into the "plugin" section of your website. With the use of a plugin you can add features such as a Facebook log in or contact forms, plugins make it quick and easy to add features to your website. Under your WordPress dashboard you can click on the "Plugin" tab, you can add and search the WordPress world for all the different plugins WordPress has to offer by click on the "Plugins" tab and choosing the "Add New" option.

    So now you know!

    Now that you understand the basics of a WordPress website, you can start building yours. When you need help from a WordPress developer you can go to Help.OurTechFriend.com and request a FREE consultation to start.


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