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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 1: Exploring Basic WordPress Concepts

In This Chapter

arrow.png Discovering blogging

arrow.png Publishing and archiving content

arrow.png Interacting through comments

arrow.png Syndicating through RSS

arrow.png Using WordPress as a content management tool to create different types of sites

By providing regular, nontechnical Internet users the ability to publish content on the World Wide Web quickly and easily, blogging has taken the world by storm. These days, blogging is considered mainstream. Regular Internet users are blogging, but so are major corporations, news organizations, and educational institutions. Over the past decade, the question went from “What the heck is a blog?” to “What do you mean you don’t have a blog?” Blogs have become a part of everyday life.

Nowadays, you can choose from several software platforms. For many bloggers, WordPress has the best combination of options. WordPress is unique in that it offers a variety of ways to run your website — WordPress is not only a blogging platform, but also a full-featured ...

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