My opinion about WordPress

I really like WordPress already. I really think you could do amazing things with it. I’m also not very good at coding so I think this is an amazing tool to create beautiful websites.

Difficulties

The difficult part was mostly Combell. It’s still not ready as you can see. 

All the other stuff is really fun and easy to work with!

WMP3: Lesson 01

In the first lesson of WMP3 we learned about WordPress itself and how far it can go. We also learned about how your site has to be hosted on a web server. 

Did you know?

WordPress owns about 34% of all websites. 

WordPress is written PHP. Which means that there is some kind of conversation between client and server.

CMS

Content Management System: it is a system to make and manage content. That way you don’t need a designer for it.

Assignment 1

Make an account, make a page and a post.https://9inety9inedesign.wordpress.com

Assignment 2

Install Local by Flywheel

WMP3: Lesson 02

In the second lesson we learned about how you link your WordPress (admin) account to Local by Flywheel. I think the process mostly turned itself out, it was pretty easy to find. 

We also learned how to export the site, that you can see it online.

You can customize your site through the admin panel. At first it’s kind of confusing because there are 2 kinds of wordpress panels. But once you get into the admin panel, it’s pretty fun to adjust your site!

Content management

WordPress has 3 types of content:

  1. A post – to be shared on social media and something less important
  2. A page – for on your navigation menu and if the content always needs to be there
  3. A media element: files, metadata (titles, font-size,…), can be used multiple times

Working with blocks

Every single piece of information is a block.

There are so many ways to use blocks but I din’t experiment much with them because I like the way it is now.

Things I like about WordPress customizing

I like customizing the theme, adding menu’s and pictures. I love how you can download themes and still edit them. 

I also like to work with blocks but it is sometimes hard to find what you really need.

WMP3: Lesson 04

Lesson 4 is about going online.

Hosting by Combell

In this lesson we learned how to activate Combell and link it to local. 

You can manage your sites through Combell and even add subsites. 

You pay for Combell, and you get a site without the .wordpress part.

Plug-in

All-in-one migration is how you import and export your website. So if you make a website in local, you can export it and it becomes the website you payed for in Combell. Mine would be ninetyninedesign.be