Advantages Of Using WordPress

While selecting web platform it is very necessary to understand the pros-cons of the platform. Following are the advantages of WordPress

  1. Ease of Use

WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface.  Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly.  Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.

  1. Manage Your Website from Any Computer

WordPress is browser-based. You can log in from any Internet-connected computer and manage your site.

  1. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required

WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software (such as Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver). You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.

  1. Search Engines Love WordPress Sites

The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, each page, post, and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization.  You can also use tags to further enhance your search engine optimization efforts.

  1. You Have Control of Your Site

No more waiting for your web designer to make simple updates to your site. With WordPress, you have control of nearly every aspect of your site and can easily make those simple updates yourself.

  1. The Design of Your Website is 100% Customizable

WordPress acts as the engine for your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your brand can shine through on your site and provide a unique experience to your visitors.

  1. A Blog is Built-in and Ready to Go

Since WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, blogging capabilities are built-in and are easy to integrate, if desired. Setting up RSS / email subscriptions to your blog, commenting capabilities, and automatically adding the most recent blog posts to other pages of the site (your home page, for example) are also very simple to set-up, and help to extend your company’s reach and make your site more dynamic and interactive.

  1. Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins

Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.

  1. Your Site Can Grow as Your Business Grows

WordPress sites are very scalable. You can have hundreds of thousands of pages or blog posts on your site and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.

  1. Have Multiple Users

As an administrator of a WordPress site, you can set-up multiple users for the website and assign access levels and capabilities to each user.

How To Host a Static Website on WampServer

Hope you have already installed WAMP on your Windows machine.In case not then Visit WampServer Installation.

1.After the installation of Wamp go to System Tray or Notification Area as shown in screen shot below and click on wamp icon.

2.Now click on www Directory,it will open a folder.

3.Delete all the files there and paste the HTML project which was working fine on local machine with out server.

In our case project is in folder \cakewebsitetemplate

4.To run the project go to System Tray or Notification Area->Click on Wamp icon>Click on Localhost .You will find the project folder there.

5.Click on the project i.e cakewebsitetemplate

Congrats,Your Static website is running now on WampServer.

Steps To Install WordPress on Wamp Server

WordPress is an free and open source blogging and CMS tool. WordPress is easy to manage and at the same time, a very powerful tool. One can easily extend the functionality of WordPress by installing plugins. It is estimated that 15% of the present websites are built on WordPress. To your surprise, WPWebHost is also built on WordPress.
WampServer is an open source web development platform on Windows. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database.WampServer consists these software: Apache, MySQL and PHP/phpMyAdmin.

Why to install WordPress on WampServer?

WordPress is a popular choice today for people to create websites because of its user-friendliness and powerful features. But, Installing WordPress on your hosting directly and getting along with it can be a tough process. Also, you need to test your website, theme, etc to rest assure that it will not crash on the live server. So, to do this task, we setup a WampServer (which has all the basic requirements to install Worpdress), install WordPress on WampServer and then test our website before its final launch. Also, you get hand-to-hand experience with WordPress.

1~ Download setup files

  1. Download ‘WampServer’ from its download page: http://www.wampserver.com/en/#download-wrapper
  2. Download ‘Worpdress’ from its download page: https://wordpress.org/download/

2~ Install WampServer

Lets install WampServer on your Windows. Just follow the simple six steps visual procedure:
(Though, WampServer 3.0.6 was used for this tutorial, you will find it helpful for any version of WampServer.)
NOTE: I will suggest not to change the names I’ve used in the tutorial, else you can find yourself in trouble. Please only change names if you’re sure you can keep up with the changes.

1. Start the setup by opening the file you downloaded in step 1 of downloading setup files.

2. Select to Accept the agreement and Click ‘Next’ button.

3. Select your installation folder and click ‘Next’. I will recommend you to leave it as it is.

4.Click ‘Next’ to complete the installation

5.At the last screen click on Finish to complete the installation.