Wordpress First Steps

other languages: Italian

This article introduce WordPress, and give a quick summary on  installation and rapid site setup with some useful plugins. At the end there is a list of sites for themes review.

Introduction

WordPress (WP) is an Open Source Content Management System (CMS), powered by PHP and MySQL. It was Born as a Weblog (blog) publishing system, but is evolved in a complete CMS application; IMHO is the most fast and intuitive available.

Actually (jan 2011) is the most used CMS for building web sites.

Installation

Quick version of installation instructions:

  1. Download and install WordPress
  2. Create a DB for wordpress
  3. Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php; then fill it with your database details
  4. Place WordPress files in desired location on your Web Server
  5. Run the WordPress installation script accessing wp-admin/install.php

Complete page about installing:

Plugins

WordPress community makes available a lot of plugins. Those are useful for me.

Themes Review

Reviewing themes is a vaste topic, so i leave only a list of links, with most interesting themes.