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What is installing Wordpress ?

Can anyone explain to me in laymen terms what it means to install WordPress ? I've watched a few videos on Treehouse on the basics of WordPress and how to install it but the idea of what WordPress actually is seems very abstract to me.

Is WordPress like Squarespace ?

If you are installing WordPress, where does it go in relation to your files on the hosting side ? I

2 Answers

10,569 Points

In laymen terms Wordpress is a content management system for managing content on your blog/site. It is also used as a website framework so you can have reusable/manageable markup.

Installing wordpress is setting up required databases, admin pages, default content and a bunch of other things for your site or blog.

I think by default wordpress is installed at the root level but you can change this during the installation.

jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

Wordpress is content management system. It's created to create blog posts and web pages.

It can also be created to be ecommerce store. Membership etc. If you want to buy plugins, but you can also develop your own if your strong with php, mysql, and javascript.

Square space is it's own thing. All software is different.