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hi my name is Mick welcome to our first video in a series we're making about how to get a website up and running on your hosting account using WordPress I'm going to cover everything you need to know from what WordPress is to how to install it to how to actually use WordPress to build a custom website now the best way to learn to build a WordPress website is to just dive in and do it so in these videos we're going to go through an example with which you can follow along I'm going to show you step by step click by click how to make this exact website but for the rest of this first video let's just go over what WordPress is most people when they hear WordPress think blog and that's because WordPress started out primarily as a blogging platform but today WordPress is a full-blown content management system or CMS for short see a content management system lets you build a website without needing to know HTML or advanced programming languages or CSS or anything like that it's designed to take all the content you throw at it pictures text movies music and all that stuff and stitch it together into a website for you now WordPress is an extremely popular content management system partly because it's powerful but also because it's really easy to use one out of five people use it to build their websites and of 2013 over 18 percent of existing websites already use it now to use WordPress as a CMS you need a web hosting account on which to install it in other words you need space on a server somewhere to store all the files that make up your website so they're available 24/7 to anyone that wants to visit it so if you don't already have a hosting account give our team a call 24/7 and we'll get one set up for you so you can start building your WordPress site ok so that's it for this video in the next video we're going to begin by installing WordPress on a hosting account .
HostGator.com proudly presents "Your first WordPress website: A Step by Step guide", a series that takes you on a step by step journey on how to build your first WordPress website.
In this first installment, our host Mick provides a brief introduction about what WordPress is.
Follow along the video series for step by step instructions on how to build a WordPress website!
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