WordPress is an open source (free to use) Content Management System (CMS), which allows the users to build dynamic websites. It is consdered as the best CMS to start blogging.

It is the is the most popular blogging system.

To create a blog using WordPress , you need to know the basics of HTML and CSS.

Before Start Blogging , Keep in Mind –

Advantages

1. It is available for free.

2. CSS files can be modified according to the requirement.

3. Lots of plugins and templates are available for free.

4. Easy to learn and use.

Disadvantages

1. Using several plugins can make the website heavy . This will increase loading time.

2. Sometimes we need to update software to keep the WordPress up-to-date with the current browsers and all devices. Updated version leads to loss of data, so a backup copy of the website is required.

Download WordPress

To download WordPress , open https://wordpress.org/download/.

Here you will see the following screen. Click “Download” button to get WordPress latest version.

Wordpress Download

After download , create your project folder in localhost server and extract files here.

Now in browser , open localhost/your_folder_name.

You will see the following screen:

Wordpress

Before installation , you need to create a database. Next you need to fill database details.

Wordpress

After filling database details , you will see the below screen:

Wordpress

Now , create a config.php file and paste the above code and save it. After clicking “Run the installation” button , you will see the welcome screen:

Wordpress

Fill following fields −

Site Title − Enter the name of the site .

Username – Enter username as per your choice.

Password – Choose a strong password for your website.

E-mail − Enter your e-mail address. It will be helpful to recover the password or any future update.

Privacy − It will allow the search engine to index your site after checking the checkbox.

After filling all above details , click “Install WordPress” button.

Now you will see success screen:

Wordpress

Now click on “log in” button and fill your login details

Wordpress

After successful login , you will see the Dashboard.

Wordpress

Here you can see various features , we will cover all in our next article.

You can see Educational Blogs for some extra knowledge ! Happy Reading !

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