Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wordpress: Left-hand Navigation Menu

In addition to the WordPress dashboard home screen, the other major component of the WordPress dashboard is the left-hand navigation menu.

This navigation menu provides links to all of the WordPress administration screens for posts, the media library, pages, comments, appearance options, plugins, users, tools and settings.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Basic WordPress configuration

Still on our Wordpress tutorial, today we are going to take a look at the dashboard, its going to be short, because the dashboard is a lot to take in at once.

If you have not read the past posts, you should:

Last one before this
One before the last one

After installation, you should:

Change your password to something you can remember: If during installation you used the suggested password, you should change your password to something you can remember.


In the Dashboard, select users > select your profile.

Click on generate password, and replace the generated password with your
own password. When you’re done, click on update profile.


Friday, November 11, 2016

OS: Operating System

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

All computer programs, excluding firmware, require an operating system to function.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

GETTING STARTED: AFTER INSTALLATION

I believe by now you have wordpress installed.

Its possible you don't want to get domain name or hosting yet, that's okay... its possible to work locally, that way you don't have to worry about internet, domain name etc.

But of course to be able to use Wordpress on your local computer, you must convert your computer to some sort of "web server". To do this, you can install one of the the already packaged server applications like wamp server, xampp or easyPHP, but for those like me working with linux, you won't be able to use wamp, and probably you might not be able to use xampp out of the box without writing a few lines of terminal code (maybe i'll write about that later), but since i'm convinced that most people out there work with windows, you can just download wamp server, install it and congratulations, your computer is now your personal hosting server (called localhost).

WHAT IS LOCALHOST

In computer networking, localhost is a hostname that means this computer. It is used to access the network services that are running on the host via its loopback network interface. Using the loopback interface bypasses any local network interface hardware.

The local loopback mechanism is useful for testing software during development, independently of any networking configurations. For example, loopback may be used to direct a locally running web browser to http://localhost to display a local html file.

On most computer systems, localhost resolves to the IP address 127.0.0.1, which is the most commonly used IPv4 loopback address, and to the IPv6 loopback address

The name localhost is also a reserved top-level domain name, set aside to avoid confusion with the definition as a hostname. The IETF standards restrict domain name registrars from assigning the name localhost in registration procedures, such as for second-level domains.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP). It is an open standards organization, with no formal membership or membership requirements. All participants and managers are volunteers, though their work is usually funded by their employers or sponsors.

The IETF started out as an activity supported by the U.S. federal government, but since 1993 it has operated as a standards development function under the auspices of the Internet Society, an international membership-based non-profit organization.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

GETTING STARTED: INSTALLING WORDPRESS

Wordpress as we have already established is a fast growing Content Management System (CMS).

Before we go into wordpress installation, i'll take a few minutes to explain domain name and hosting... this is going to be a very boring post (for those that already know), or a very interesting one (for those who don't know), so, my advice, if you are confident of your knowledge of the concept of hosting and domain name management, you can skip to the next post... or maybe just read this too, i mean its just a few minutes of your time...

Web Page

A document on the World Wide Web. Every Web page is identified by a unique URL(Uniform Resource Locator).

TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

(pronounced as separate letters) TCP/IP is short for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.

TCP/IP is the suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet. TCP/IP uses several protocols, the two main ones being TCP and IP. TCP/IP is built into the UNIX operating system and is used by the Internet, making it the de facto standard for transmitting data over networks.

Even network operating systems that have their own protocols, such as Netware, also support TCP/IP.

URL - Uniform Resource Locator

URL is the abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator. It is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. For example, www.webopedia.com is a URL. A URL is one type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI); the generic term for all types of names and addresses that refer to objects on the World Wide Web.

Parts of a URL

The first part of the URL is called a protocol identifier and it indicates what protocol to use, and the second part is called a resource name and it specifies the IP address or the domain name where the resource is located. The protocol identifier and the resource name are separated by a colon and two forward slashes.