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25Feb, 2019

Things to know about WordPress

1. The power of WordPress:

Breathtaking numbers:

• WordPress powers 32% of all the websites on the internet, about 19,500,000 websites.
• The keyword "WordPress" is searched 2.8 million times a month on Google.
• WordPress is more visited than eBay.
• WordPress is the most used content management system in the world with a market share of 59.4%, its closest competitor Joomla is used by 6%.

WordPress annonce que « The WordPress.com network receives more than 409 million visitors and more than 15.5 billion monthly page views. Our users publish approximately 41.7 million new messages and leave 60.5 million new comments per month. » by WordPress


A bit of history:

2001 Michel Valdrighi creates a software called b2 / cafelog, an Open Source blogging platform, allowing everyone to create a page on the Internet.

2003 WordPress Appearance: Matt Mullenweg, 19, uses b2 as a base for creating WordPress, and establishes a software publishing company « Automattic » in 2005.

2019 after more than one hundred versions, WordPress becomes the most popular CMS in the world.


2. Things to know before you start:


Getting started on WordPress can be confusing!

Yes, but generally it is easy to learn and quick to master and can be the perfect partner for your future web projects.


Do I need to know how to code to use WordPress?

No, using WordPress is like using a simple text editor, the platform was especially designed to make life easier for people who want to have a simple "blog". But having coding skills can be a great asset! Customizing a WordPress website and controlling behind the scenes are time savers for developers.


WordPress: It’s not just for blogs!

In 2003, WordPress started as a simple blog creation tool. Then, it evolved to become a powerful content management system and this is due to the constant development of features and mainly plugins. Today, an impressive number of websites are powered by WordPress, including quite influential ones, such as:


  • • New York Times website
  • • The Official Star Wars Blog
  • • Techcrunch website
  • • Renault group website,
  • • Renault group website


WordPress is free or paid?

Several features of WordPress are free but the website hosting is not! In order to have a website visible on internet, it is necessary to rent a house to lodge it.


Test WordPress for free

Username: admin / Password: pass


What is the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org?

WordPress.com: is an online website creation platform.

  • • Your website does not belong to you, WordPress is free to delete it at will.
  • • Ads are imposed on your website.
  • • You have a limited number of themes.
  • • You cannot install plugins (the strength of WordPress).
  • • No "real" hosting, your website is hosted at WordPress with a default extension (ex: yourdomain.wordpress.com).

WordPress.org: is the official website of the open source platform to download and install on the hosting.

  • • You are in total command! The website belongs to you.
  • • Ads are not imposed on your website.
  • • You can edit the code and add features.
  • • It is difficult not to find happiness with more than 50 000 different themes and more than 56000 available plugins.

However, you have to buy a domain name and a hosting package to take advantage of all these features.


There is where VipDomaine can help you

We offer a package which is dedicated to WordPress hosting.
You would not even have to go through WordPress website because we have everything ready for you.

We offer you a control panel where you can directly install WordPress. Several other advantages are explained in this blog: 5 Advantages of WordPress dedicated hosting

Before you start developing a theme, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of WordPress: To start, you should learn how to install WordPress with VipDomaine.
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