Welcome to our video about how to get a website running in your hosting account using WordPress. We’re going to cover everything you need to know from what wordpress is, to how to install it, to how to actually use wordpress to build a custom website.
The best way to build a wordpress website is to just dive in and do it. In these pages, we’re going to go through an example of which you can follow along. This is a step-by-step process so that even your retired grandmother can understand how to do it.
Most people when they hear WordPress get reminded of a blog, but today, WordPress is a full blown content management system or CMS for short. It lets you build a website without needing to know HTML or advanced programming languages or CSS or anything like that.
It’s designed to make all the content you throw at it. Pictures, text, music, movies. Add all that stuff and stitch it together for a website for you.
WordPress is an extremely popular content management system, partly because it’s powerful, but also because it’s really easy to use.
1 out of 5 people use it to build their websites. In 2013, 18% of existing websites use it. To use WordPress as a CMS, you need a web hosting account on which to install it. You would need space on a server to store all the files for your website. So, that it’s available 24/7 to anyone who wants to access it.