Create Your Own Website/Blog

Don't know programing or codding? don't worry. Lets make a website or portal for you or for your library with the help of Content Management System [CMS] like Joomla, Wordpress,  Drupal, Magento, ModX etc.



What is a content management system? 

A content management system (CMS) is an application that is used to manage web content, allowing multiple contributors to create, edit and publish. content in a CMS is typically store in a presentation layer based on set of templets
To create a website we need to,
1) Select a website name
2) Hosting and domain ( hosting and domain are the two things which we need to have )
               Hosting: is the place where your website's files will be stored
                Domain: is the name of your website

There are many hosting services providers are available in web like GoDaddy, hostinger, bluehost, hostgator etc. You can purchase your plane for from your providers after checking the availability of your website if not, make little changes in your website name and get hosting account.Install any content management system
NB: If your college/institution has a server, just consult  system administrator and ask a space from server for your library portal.

Lets install word-press and configure 

WordPress® is a personal publishing platform, or content management system, that you can use to set up a blog on your website.
P.C Wikipedia

To Install WordPress on Your Hosting Account

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account. (if your hosting account is from go-daddy web host provider)
  2. Click Web Hosting.
  3. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Under Options & Settings in the Popular Apps section, click WordPress.
  5. Click the Install button.
  6. Complete the on-screen fields, and then click OK:
    • Domain — Select the domain on your account you want to use.
    • Directory — Enter the directory after the domain name where you want to install WordPress. If you want the domain name itself to use WordPress, the directory field should be left blank.
    • Enter an Admin Name, an Admin Password (and its confirmation), an Email Address and the Blog Title.
WordPress will be installed to your hosting account with the options you selected within 24 hours. When it's complete, you'll receive a confirmation email. and get registered with wordpress and create username and password (remember it. only which we will be able to control and modify our website)

Configure your website

Once you install wordpress  you will get a default website with your website address. Now just open your website on any browser proceeded by login eg: www.ilibrarianmpm.com/login. just login now you at Dashboard from here you can control your entire site. first

1.Select wordpress site-->Themes-->Add new--> and select any theme which you want. Eg: Astra, then click install and activate your theme.
2.Install plugin which comes with your  theme by installing that plugin you will be able customize your sites easily.
To install plugin
    Go to plugin in dashboard-->Add new-->Search for plugin astra(search your plugin coming with theme) then Install plugin-->Activate
3.Click see library that lead you to new window where you will get lot of design. please install elementor after selecting design. elementor is a plugin which helps you to edit your theme just by click & drag. Now choose any design. and you can see how the site look like.
3.Install that design plugin and then click import in your site. The design and demo content will be imported in your site.

What we need to do is that, just click any page and edit that page with Edit elemenor and make changes... your website is ready now.
 You can
* Add pages
* Add texts
* Add images and so on....
If you want to try without having a server.. you can download (windows/linux) WordPress application  from here 
Thank you.........
                  

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