WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that powers more than 35% of the websites around the world — and is continuing to grow. A CMS is a web application that allows website owners, editors, and authors to manage their websites and publish content including posts without any programming knowledge.
WordPress uses PHP and MySQL, which is supported by nearly all web hosts. Using a specialized WordPress hosting plan can also give you an edge in terms of speed, performance, and reliability. Posts are entries that display in reverse order on your home page and/or blog page. Posts usually have comment fields beneath them and are included in your site’s RSS feed.
To write a post:
- Log in to your WordPress Administration Screen (Dashboard).
- Click the ‘Posts’ tab.
- Click the ‘Add New’ sub-tab.
- Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
- As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post. (Each of these sections is explained below.)
- When you are ready, click Publish.