Today we had an introduction to WordPress CMS. We learned that there are two main WordPress systems: wordpress.com and wordpress.org. “.com” is easier for beginners but also more limited. Today we focused on .com. With our trainer Emiliano, we created a small website with different pages, a primary menu and a blog. We learned how to add videos with youtube, music with soundcloud and create a gallery. We also learned to place pictures in text and add links. I think WordPress is useful because it is easy to get a website up and running and looks pretty good out of the box. I’m looking forward to learn how to customise WordPress websites more tomorrow.
Today we went over how to install a WordPress application on the control panel and manually. Then we saw how to install various plug-ins such as security plug ins and gallery. We talked about WordPress security and how to make the application more robust.