Why I should learn wordpress ? Biggenner Questions Answered
Why I should learn wordpress . You might have this question on your mind . Not only you but also myself I ask why until now wordpress is the number one CMS in the market ?
WordPress is not only a popular CMS but also a open source software where any one can contribute on it and add update . Okay I have understood , wordpress is free to all. How do I learn wordpress ? Well, there is a official wordpress development Network on online wordpress.org
Actually How many people are using WordPress ? From Wikipedia answers what is it and how it works ?
WordPress (WordPress.org) is a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is usually used with the MySQL or MariaDB database servers but can also use the SQLite database engine. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use.
Why I should learn wordpress ?
Okay it’s very popular CMS as it has many users . I have another question what wordpress does ? And why I have to learn to create wordpress themes rather than learning database system?
The answer if you like to become a wordpress themes developer you have to learn wordpress themes and dB , to run wordpress themes smoothly there has been huge numbers of plugins are available for wordpress themes.
For keeping website files and images wordpress used wp-content folder . You have to understand core files of wordpress software .
How wordpress made of ? WordPress is being made by PHP language.
To understand wordpress properly you have to understand PHP.
Now you might ask what is PHP ?
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (or simply PHP) is a general-purpose programming language originally designed for web development. It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994; the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor source Wikipedia.
How does it work ? It works from server .
What is the difference between PHP language and html, CSS code ? Why we could not see live PHP code from browser ?
Well, in shortly PHP is Hypertext Preprocessor
You can learn it from w3schools.com/PHP
It is not shown from live website source code because php run from server as hidden helper without showing its codes front end.
When you views a website which is running by server side scripting language like PHP , before submission to the computer it parses the code and therefore there is no way to get back the behind code which language understand by computer.
Here is more details explanation
Your device or computer is connected to the Internet and your browser requests a URL (yahoo.com/finance.php)
Your device connects to the public Internet via your ISP and tries to find the address for Yahoo via DNS which is like a phone book for network addresses to computers connected to the Internet, but allowing to look up by name (domain name). It finds some IP address 184.108.40.206 that Yahoo “resolves” just like your name might return your phone number in a phone book.
Your HTTP request is transmitted through the Internet to the IP address and sends it information.
The computer connected to that IP address would have web server software running on it that will go fetch the requested file, and send it back.
if just a .html file, the server finds it on the computer and sends it back
if a .php file, the web server knows to hand off the request to the application server that will process the PHP code
The application server parses your PHP code for that file, and executes your PHP program. It receives an HTTP Request and executes the PHP code describing what to do.
The program references a connector to a database server (just another program run on the computer) and sends it a “query”.
The database server fetches the files from the query.
The database server sends back the requested data to the application server.
The application server combines the data and any output defined in the PHP code together and sends it back as an HTTP Response to the web server (typically you just output HTML formatted text but your program can inject data into it as it loops, etc.)
The web server sends back the HTML code in the HTTP Response to the requesting connection.
The data is transmitted over the Internet back to your computer or device and the connection ends.
Your device browser reads the HTML code (that was generated) and displays it on the screen.
The main difference HTML and PHP language one is hidden another is not .
So that’s why who the person can learn it become expert developer .
So let me ask you do you like to learn wordpress and become contributor to its community ? Start learning today from wordpress.org
Even other CMS also running from PHP language like joomla , Drupal, modx etc so I hope this basic information will help you to understand little bit about wordpress.
Hopefully you have liked the article. Last question who is founder of wordpress ? Here is the answer
WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg