I often see people are always browsing and searching over Internet and social media platforms about what is WordPress and how experts are making money with WordPress.
WordPress is one of the most easiest and straight forward methods to start your carrier in the field of Technology and Internet and it is best way to get started making money online.
Today we are living in digital era, if you have no idea what is WordPress, then you feel somehow you are just living in the ancient world and in the life of 50 years ago.
You don’t need a lot of technical skills, equipment and money for dive to learn WordPress.
Anyone can learn WordPress from scratch and can generate a genuine income from $1000 upto $10000 per month initially and as you have gained some experience you can able to generate upto $50000 per month or more from WordPress alone.
Yes, you can also do it, if you follow the steps I am going to reveal hear.
In this article, I will teach you WordPress in detail, step by step from zero to professional level.
What is WordPress ?
WordPress is a most powerful, free and open source Content Management System (CMS) which provide us freedom to manage important aspects of our website.
Almost 40% of all the websites live on the internet powered by WordPress. Hence WordPress developer are more popular than others. They are making a decent amount of money just developing WordPress themes, plugins.
What is a Content Management System ?
A Content Management System (CMS) is software used to create, manage and modify the content of web. Basically, CMS is a place where you spend most of the time, if you want to run any website.
Top 10 most popular CMS platforms:
According to Website Setup.org, top 10 most popular CMS platforms by market share are:
- Progress Sitefinity
- GoDaddy Website Builder
WordPress comprises groups of source code files that perform specific tasks within the system. To understanding how WordPress works as a whole, it is essential to understand the file, folder structure including code.
In this article, I am not going to discuss about how to make a website. If you interested, you can learn from here, how to make a website from scratch.
To learn about WordPress, first step to download and install WordPress on your hosting account. Go to Google Browser and type WordPress.org, then Click to Get WordPress, from where download the latest version of WordPress in your hosting account or local server in your PC.
After download the wordpress, extract the folder and you will get following files.
WordPress comes with three directories by default i.e. 1) wp-admin, 2) wp-content and 3) wp-includes.
The wp-content directory holds all of your custom files including themes, plugins, media and much more. The wp-admin and wp-includes directories holds WordPress core files.
WordPress also have two most important files i.e. 1) wp-config.php and 2) .htaccess file. The wp-config.php file stores all database connection settings, including the database name, username, password to access your database, also stores security and other advanced settings.
If you don’t know, what is database and why database is so important in web designing. You can read from here, how to make a website from scratch.
The .htaccess file is used primarily for creating pretty permalinks, keyword injected URls for your website. This file is also used to control PHP configuration options to increase the memory limit, maximum file size limit allotted in PHP.
What is WordPress Theme ?
A theme is an overall look, style, layout and design of any website. Everything we see with our eye’s in a website is just because of a theme installed on that website. WordPress is a most powerful, free and open source Content Management System which provide us freedom to manage important aspects of our website.
Almost 40% of all the websites live on the internet powered by WordPress. Hence WordPress developer are more popular than others. They are making a decent amount of money just developing WordPress themes.
What is WordPress Plugin ?
According to official definition written in wordpress.org, WordPress Plugins are PHP scripts that extend the functionality of WordPress.
I think, it will be more handy for better understanding of anyone, if I give here, a real life example.
Look around in your house, obviously you will be found atleast one Electric Board, in that electric board, you will notice some on/off button and one or more female plug socket. In that female plug socket, normally you plugin your TV to watch your favorite movie or some time you plugin your Laptop charger to charge battery of your Laptop or some time you plugin your Mobile charger to charge your Mobile Phone.
WordPress Plugins are similar to that Electric Plug Socket, you can Install any Plugin through your WordPress Content Management Dashboard to enhance the features of WordPress website or add extra facility and functionality to your website.
For example, you can add Page builder Plugin, Contact Form Plugin, Slider Plugin, SEO Plugin, WP Security plugin, Woocommerce plugin, Google Analytics plugin and much more. An overview of WordPress Plugin section:
In WordPress, normally two types of Plugins are available, some plugins are freely available to use and others are Premium. For use of premium Plugins which have extra facility, you need to subscribe their plan paying some dollars. Normally three types of subscriptions are available monthly, yearly & full subscriptions.
Popular plugins are Elementor page builder, Yoast WordPress SEO, Google Analytics for WordPress.
How to make money with WordPress ?
There are a number of ways to earn money with WordPress. Earning of wordpress is very lucrative and you can make a full-time living off with the earning of WordPress. Some of the popular ways to earn on WordPress are:
- Become a WordPress Core Developer/ Designer
- Develop WordPress Themes and sell it on your own website
- Develop WordPress Themes and sell it on marketplaces
- Develop WordPress Plugins and sell it on your own website
- Develop WordPress Plugins and sell it on marketplaces
- Start a WordPress maintenance service
- You can create custom Themes & Plugins for clients with charge of per hour rate.
- Sell your Themes & Plugins development skills through video courses
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