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Using an open source giant content management system as WordPress can give you a lot of benefits. Founded in 2003, and nowadays, the no#1 market leader for website templates. It is the most popular blogging software in the world.
What are the benefits of using WordPress CMS?
- It’s easy to use
- Incredible web design
- No FTP software required
- Easy visual content editor and access to the HTML text editor (For advanced)
- Complete control DIY
- Build in blogging feature
- Multiple users function
- Open source and accessible for everybody
- Thousands of free plugins available
- Ready to use widgets
- WordPress is free to use
What is FPT?
The abbreviation FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. The File Transfer Protocol is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. FTP is built on a client-server model architecture and uses separate control and data connections between the client and the server. Read more about FTP…
Visual and text editor
The WordPress post and page editor has a visual and text tab. (see screenshot)
It is very easy to switch from the WordPress visual editor to the HTML text editor. As a layman, you can do everything in the visual editor, but an advanced website developer would also like access to the HTML text editor.
When you want to manage a website with multiple persons, WordPress is extremely suitable for that. Every new user can have its own role and access to the website.
There are 5 different roles to access the WordPress dashboard:
The administrator has the most rights. He or she can edit all messages, pages, and media and can also change all settings in the WordPress admin menu. This allows the administrator to create new users and change their role or password, install or remove plug-ins, install another theme, and so on. It goes without saying that the administrator role should only be given to the person who manages the website.
The editor can post and edit all messages and pages on the website, including messages and pages which are written by someone else. In addition, the editor can manage all media and comments. The editor has no access to settings, plugins, widgets and so on. The editor is, therefore, the ideal role for someone who manages the content on your site but is not concerned with updates, plugins or other technical issues.
An author can only use the post messages (no pages). He can also only adjust his own messages, not the messages from others. An author can add images or other media to a message, but he can not edit or delete images or other media from the media library. Also, comments cannot be edited or deleted by an author. An author is a great role for the person who posts news stories or for regular guest bloggers.
- ContributorA writer can write messages but he cannot publish it himself. Instead of the “publish” button, someone with a writer’s role says “submit for review”. Someone with the role of editor or administrator must then approve the post before it is published. The writer role is a great role if you have a website where everyone can write something, for example, an article site or a site with many one-time guest bloggers. There is, however, a disadvantage with this role: a writer cannot add images himself, so you will have to do that yourself.
A subscriber can read the same as a normal visitor, articles, messages, and he is able to post a comment. A subscriber can not post or adjust messages himself. The advantage of a subscriber is that you can personally greet him when he is logged in, and he can post a comment without filling in all the details.
When you give someone access to your WordPress website dashboard to do something on your website, you now know which role you have to give.You can not always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you just have to jump in Click To Tweet
What does “Open Source” mean?
The source code of open source software is free. That means that it is available and adaptable. Open source software is attractive for developers and system administrators around the world. They can make improvements to the source code of open source or work on all kinds of extensions that benefit the community.
Developers, testers and critical users who continue to develop the software are called ‘community’. They are in contact with each other via mailing lists, on which they exchange knowledge and information. Linux is developed on the same bases. When installing open source software you are part of such a community. This means that you can make use of everyone’s improvements that have been made and released. Your adjustments can also be used by others.
What are plugins?
A plugin is a piece of software, a tiny little program, with functionalities that can be added to a WordPress website. A plugin can extend or improve existing functionalities and add new functionalities to your website. There are thousands of plugins available for WordPress, both free and paid for plugins, made for and by users of WordPress.
What are widgets?
A WordPress Widget is a small program with a specific function. Widgets can be added to the sidebar, also known as a widget ready section on your WordPress website. Widgets can easily be dragged to the desired section on the website. The available list of widgets can be found by going to Appearances> Widgets in the WordPress menu. Some plugin programs can appear as a widget in your widget list too.
The marriage of WordPress, Wealthy Affiliate, Jaaxy, and SiteRubix
We just discussed WordPress, but what are Wealthy Affiliate, Jaaxy, and SiteRubix?
What is Jaaxy?
Jaaxy is a very advanced keyword research tool, developed by affiliate marketers for affiliate marketers. A very useful platform to manage all your keyword searches, site rank analyses and find out all about your competition.
What is SiteRubix?
SiteRubix is the hosting and technical support platform of the Wealthy Affiliate University. All WordPress websites created at Wealthy Affiliate can be hosted at SiteRubix.
What is Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online business education platform where you can learn all you need to know about building and monetizing a website. This is an all included platform. It is combined with SiteRubix, WordPress, and Jaaxy. With a Wealthy Affiliate account, you have automatic access to all four online programs. The education teaches you the ins and outs of affiliate marketing, SEO and keyword research, and how the WordPress back office works.
Free trial period of 7 days
Wealthy Affiliate has two membership options. A free account and a premium account. No upsells. Plain and simple! You can start immediately for free or less than a euro a day. (Yearly billed price 359)
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