How to Use WordPress? Here’s Everything You Need to Get Started

(Last Updated On: February 3, 2018)

This how to use WordPress article has aimed to add some extra knowledge to beginners like you who want to use WordPress for their project and etc.

For the beginners, it is difficult to use WordPress. You may have heard something about it from your friends or from some events near you. But have no any clues about the use of WordPress?

If you are also one of that type of person, you are in a right place. Because in this article, I’m telling you everything about WordPress and its use so that you could get maximum benefits from WordPress in your life.

How to Use WordPressI have involved in WordPress for several years and has been teaching for the beginners. Today I feel lucky to teach about the WordPress to thousands of students like you. At the beginning, I also had no any clues about WordPress and it’s potential. I had heard few thing about it. But later I have involved in WordPress and it has been over 4+ years.

If you are building a website for your college project or clients, you should consider WordPress for that project. WordPress can make your life easier for your next great project. Because it has huge flexibility and it is easy to implement.

What type of website can be built by using WordPress?

If you have been involved building website using other technology, you know the type of websites. There are many different type of websites such as business company website, news or magazine website, blogging website, real estate website, forum website and etc.

Using WordPress as a back-end, it is possible to develop any kind of website. Do you have any doubt?

For beginners like you, it is difficult to believe at first. But when you understand that it is possible, you will be surprised to know the potential of WordPress.

So, if you are thinking to develop the website for your clients or as a project, you should consider WordPress at first.

But how to use WordPress for your project?

The uses of WordPress depends upon the type of project you want to develop and your ability. The project you want to develop seeks the skill.

  • If you want to develop college/university project

If you fall into this category and don’t know anything about WordPress, you need to know

  1. PHP: If you are college or university student, you must be familiar with the PHP. Because PHP is one of the popular web programming languages in the world. It is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page,[3] but it now stands for the recursive acronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. [To learn PHP: Go -> Udemy (95% off)]
  2. HTML & CSS:  Without understanding HMTL, you should not consider your career in web development field. So HTML is a must know basic knowledge. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications. With Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript it forms a triad of cornerstone technologies for the World Wide Web. Web browsers receive HTML documents from a web server or from local storage and render them into multimedia web pages. CSS: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Along with HTML and JavaScript, CSS is a cornerstone technology used by most websites to create visually engaging web pages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications. [To learn HTML & CSS: Go – > Udemy (100% free courses available )]
  3. Javascript: JavaScript is a high-level, dynamic and interpreted programming language. Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production. It is used to make web pages interactive and provide online programs, including video games. [To learn Javascript: Go -> W3schools]

These 3 courses are the basic course you need to understand at first to implement WordPress in your project. If you are not familiar with the above course, my request for you is to learn them at first.

But if you are familiar with the above courses, you are very close to implementing WordPress in your project. The next thing to understand is WordPress functions and coding style. After learning them, you will be able to develop the theme for your project.

The use of WordPress in your project means ultimately the development of WordPress theme. To learn WordPress theme development, there are many tutorials available for free and paid. YouTube is one of the familiar sites for learning WordPress Theme development and WordPress codex is another must visit a site to learn Theme development.

  1. YouTube
  2. WordPress Codex
  3. Udemy (Free and Paid)
  4. Lynda (Paid)
  • If you want to learn WordPress and

This category is similar to the above category. Because on both, there is aim to learn and use WordPress. But if your aim is not the use of WordPress for your college or university project, you are probably in this category.

WordPress has been one of the

For entry level there is average $60K annual salary in United State. So WordPress field can’t be ignored. If you want to make your career in WordPress field, you should not be delayed.

But how to start?

I have another article on WordPress Tutorial for beginners. For beginners like you, i would suggest to go through that article. From that article, you will understand about WordPress, software needed for WordPress, installation on your own computer and many things that beginners need to understand.

  • If you want to start your own blog using WordPress

Perhaps you may have heard that bloggers make huge money online. Am I right?

If you have not heard such a good news yet, now you will start to learn from today that it is possible to make six figure online. There are thousands of bloggers all over the world making huge money online by their blog. I think you should not miss that opportunity if you have passion in blogging.

So, if you want to start your own blog, you should use WordPress as a back-end for your blog. Although there are many other open source back-end software, but there is no other CMS like WordPress to power blog. WordPress is really amazing content management system for blogger. It is easy to understand and implement for the blog. There are thousands of contributors all over the world and free Themes and plugins.

To start a blog, you need to buy a domain name for your blog. But do you know that you can get a free domain name? Majority people don’t know about the free domain name offers from hosting provider companies. But it is true that anyone can get a domain name for free if they purchase the hosting package for their blog.

Bluehost is one of the best hosting providers and is recommended by WordPress.org. This company offers free domain name for new customers who purchase the hosting package.

[ Grab free domain name at Bluehost -> Bluehost 60% discount at hosting package]

After purchasing hosting package from Bluehost, you will be directed to control panel from where you can install WordPress at one click. It is really very easy to install WordPress on the live server as the hosting provider has implemented one-click installation system.

But if you want to play with WordPress and it’s feature, you need to install WordPress on your own computer/laptop. You can get in-depth knowledge about it from my other article: WordPress Tutorial: The Definite Guide for Beginners 

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About the Author: Kamal Tamang

Web developer and web designer specialized in free and premium WordPress theme development. Started to learn to code since 2014 and now I am familiar with WordPress/PHP/CSS/HTML and JavaScript (jQuery).

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