The 9 Questions of Understanding Basic WordPress

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A quick guide to WordPress for beginners

The best way to learn WordPress is, of course through practising and setting up your website, but these questions and answers about WordPress are here to help you understand the basics of it.

  1. What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online tool using a scripting language called PHP, to help people build beautiful and useful websites. Also, it is a simple and powerful website content management system (CMS) that 33% of all websites use around the globe. WordPress is popular because it allows anyone to create a beautiful website for their restaurant, online store, or blog.

  1. What is a WordPress theme?

A WordPress theme is a collection of web files that produce a website’s interface. A theme changes the way a site is displayed, and a WordPress plugin changes how a website behaves.

  1. Why should I use WordPress?

WordPress is free, easy to use, very SEO friendly, and great for small business owners managing their own sites.

  1. Who should not use WordPress?

WordPress is one of the most targeted and hacked type of website available. Its websites are not a good fit for websites that need solid security (Drupal is a better alternative). WordPress is also a better fit for smaller teams that do not require multiple people working on content at once.

  1. What is WooCommerce?

WordPress WooCommerce is a free plugin that allows you to sell anything with your WordPress website. WooCommerce is an ecommerce plugin that helps store owners create the shopping experience best for your customers. WooCommerce can be used to sell many products including music, videos, subscriptions, imagery, physical products, memberships, and services.

  1. Can I customize my WordPress theme?

Of course! Some customizations may require additional support from an expert, but we’ve outlined steps to customize your website’s CTA button and to add new products to the site.

  1. How do I fix WordPress errors?

Unfortunately, WordPress errors arise at the most unexpected times. We outlined the steps for fixing the top 6 WordPress errors you will run into during development. If an error is ever too much to handle, it is best to get support rather than to fall deeper into a pit.

  1. Why do I need WordPress maintenance?

WordPress websites are often hacked, so they need monthly protection, updates, and scans to make sure everything is running smoothly. This is best for protecting your customers and yourself. WordPress maintenance also helps you continually update and manage your website’s products, appearance, and ad banners – keep your website fresh!

  1. Which WordPress plugins do I need?

If you only choose one plugin, we recommend the Yoast SEO plugin. It is a free tool that will help you improve your website SEO – a must in this day and age. Some of our other favorite WordPress plugins help improve your website’s speed and security.

This was just a quick overview of the 9 most asked questions about WordPress development. If it was fascinating and you learned something new about the website platform that powers 33% of the web, why don’t you continue by reading WordPress for beginners?

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