Community backed web site creation software
Moreover, WordPress has been developed by volunteers and its capabilities can be easily extended with the help of a wide array of community created and supported plug-ins.
In order to install WordPress on your Mac, you will first need to install the open source MAMP app (Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP), which will enable you to effortlessly set up and configure your own personal web server. As a result, you will be able to test the website before publishing it online.
The next step is to make sure you start up the MAMP servers and create a new database that can be used by WordPress, then unzip the downloaded WordPress archive and move the WordPress folder content within MAMP’s document root (i.e. /Users/Your Username/Sites/wordpress/).
Detailed and comprehensive online support area
After starting to work on building your own web projects, you will find the WordPress online resources extremely useful. The Themes Directory provides over 2,000 website themes that can be customized to match your own needs (some of the included themes provide extra services if you are willing to pay).
Vast selection of website plug-ins
Wordpress plug-ins can be added automatically using the built-in plug-in installer, or manually by copying their archive content in the wp-content/plugins folder that you can find in your WordPress directory (further details are available on the Installing Plugins page, on the online WordPress support website)
Powerful and full-featured website manager software solution
On the whole, WordPress is a very efficient and exhaustive solution if you are looking for a software to help you design and publish your own websites.
Also, WordPress’s highly intuitive and streamlined workflow, combined with the extensive plug-in collection, the community created themes and the comprehensive support area, will further improve your entire web design and creation experience.
Reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan, last updated on December 19th, 2014
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