Novice advanced: how to use WordPress?

If you are the first contact with WordPress and I do not know where to start, beard hope to help you! There is an extremely simple introductory guide to help you get started with WordPress. Keep in mind that if you need more help, you can get help in a variety of ways in this document. Welcome to the WordPress family!
First of all, we have some preparation to do:
1. Check the website server is compatible with the new version of WordPress
Version 2.9 WordPress Server Requirements:

  • PHP 4.3 or later
  • MySQL 4.1.2 or later
  • (Optional) Apache mod_rewrite module (used as a plain link Permalinks we know)

Version 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 WordPress Server Requirements:

  • PHP 4.3 or later
  • MySQL 4.0 or later
  • (Optional) Apache mod_rewrite module (used as a plain link Permalinks we know)

2. On the server MySQL database to add a new database, get the database user name, database name, database password

3. Develop a plan about how you plan to use WordPress on your website

  • Do you plan to install WordPress into the site root directory, subdirectory, or do you just want to make a test site to make sure you want to use WordPress?
  • Did you make a list of your website categories? You can only know that WordPress can only sort by category name and ID alphabetical order (can be managed by background menu> sorting items), so if your classification Categories are important to you, start making your Categories Categories List.
  • Did you make a list of the zh-cn: page you want to add to your site? For example, About , Contact, Event

Install WordPress

1. To WordPress official website to download a WordPress program, you can choose the English or Chinese version.
WordPress English version of WordPress Chinese version
2. Extract the downloaded file, copy all the files to the root directory of the site (or use FTP to the site)
3. In the browser, enter your own domain name, automatically prompted to start the installation. Point “next step” as required to enter the database name, user, password, follow the prompts to complete the installation.
4. Installation is complete, remember the system generated by the random password, login background change this hard to remember the password.

Get started with WordPress

After the installation is complete, you should set up WordPress so that it works in the way you want. When you change the settings, it is recommended that you see how these changes affect your site by clicking the View Site link at the top of the Admin option. You may choose to do the following steps in any order, but if you follow the steps below, it will be easier to configure your site:

Manage your blog

  • User> your user profile – set the user information you want to post on your site
  • Your user profile> author and user – add the author and user who will use your site if applicable
  • Settings> General – Set your site name and other information
  • Settings> Write – set your options for writing articles
  • Settings> read – set the number of articles to display on the home page, the catalog and your feed
  • Settings> Comments – enable or disable commenting and how to handle them
  • Articles> Categories – Add some new categories to your original category list
  • Articles> Editors – When you have finished writing some of the articles, it will be where you can manage them by editing and deleting them
  • Appearance> theme – change the appearance of your site?
  • Settings> Page – Add a new [[en: page | page]], or two pages like “About me” or “Contact me”
  • Article> add a new article – start adding content to your site
  • Write an article – step by step to write an article