Making own website through WordPress

WordPress is an open source content managment system(CMS).We can download and install it and can make our own website by using WordPess(CMS).WordPress is open source software, licensed under the GPL WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.As it is free,we can edit its code and make our own website using it.

Downloading and Installing WordPress:

  • Download and unzip WordPress package(3.4.1) from its website  .
  • Create a database for web server.
  • Rename thewp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php
  • Openwp-config.php in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details.
  • Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server.
  • Run the WordPress installation script by accessingwp-admin/install.php in your favorite web browser.

Note:if you had installed wordpress in wordpress directory,then its path should be

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.You can login to your admin panel through wp-admin/install.php and make changes.

Customize the WordPress Website:-
  • Changing background image:-  appearance >background >choose file>
  • Changing Header image:-  appearance >header >choose file
  • Installing new Plugins or Widgets Plugins:-  Download desired plugins or widgets.extract it(right click on folder >extract it). Put the extacted folder in /var/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ . For plugins, goto admin panel >plugins >installed plugins >activate. For widgets plugins,goto admin panel >appearance>widgets. Drag and Drop widgets  on right side bar according to your desire. Footers can be added to page by selecting appropriate options on right side bar.

For copywrite © use html special coding “©”  (without inverted commas)
For registration ® use html special coding “®”  (without inverted commas)

There are many html special codes you can add to your website.

  • Installing new Themes:- download desired themes.extract it(right click on folder,extract it).Put the extacted folder in /var/www/wordpress/wp-content/themes/ .Goto admin panel >appearance >themes >activate. 
  • For more details read WordPress documentation.

How create a new blog:

Goto Dashboard > My Blog > Create a New Blog > enter url for your new blog 🙂

How to delete a blog:

Goto dashboard > Tools > Select the option from drop down ” Permentely delete the blog name and all content.

About Jasleen Kaur

Hi, I am Jasleen kaur, a Computer Science Student.
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3 Responses to Making own website through WordPress

  1. But now WordPress do not allow users to edit the themes (templates), users now have to pay them to edit themes. Don’t you think Blogger (Blogspot) is much better as it has much more features than wordpress and it’s also free. Please reply.

    • Jasleen Kaur says:

      Regarding themes, Theme customisation at WordPress Blog is paid. But If you download and install wordpress on your own server, then you will got freedom; and not all themes are proprietary, there are free themes too. Check this. The above post is to make your own website through WordPress by downloading and installing.
      Wordpress is ‘Free and Open Source’, this is BIG advantage we have. By Free, we mean freedom to modify; ‘liberty’. And Open source means, its code is open to us, we can read it. Blogspot is free (‘free of cost’ blogging engine) but not open source. Both are good but if you want to explore and learn, WordPress leads!. Infact you can download wordpress and install it on your hosting and modify and use it. Give it a try by installing it on localhost, you will learn alot!

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