Step 1: Introduction to WordPress

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) whose initial focus was blogging, but has been updated throughout the years to become a powerful general purpose content management system suitable for a variety of websites.

WordPress can be installed on a variety of web hosts, often via your web hosts control panel.

Content Management Systems (CMS), like WordPress, allow you to build a website or blog without having to know any web programming and markup languages like HTML or PHP. 

You can easily add text, images, photgraphs, music, podcasts and videos in order to create the website you desire.

WordPress is a very popular CMS because it is very easy to use and very versitile. In fact, 1 in 5 people use WordPress to build their website, and over 18% of websites are made using WordPress.

WordPress needs to be installed on a web hosting account, and most web hosts support WordPress.

Next we will be installing WordPress on a web hosting account.

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