Basics of Configuring WordPress

Basics of Configuring WordPress

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.There are a few parts to WordPress. You’re in good company if you use WordPress to publish on the web. Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress, even our inodecloud.com site uses WordPress.  WordPress is 100% free to download and use and once you downloaded the package file there is a few steps installed to configure it, but today i will only be explaining the main file and folder structures that you should familiarize yourself with. This is not following the wizard guide and is merely a guide to the code level organization of wordpress and how to configure it via code. You will need a FTP client such as filezilla or what i use Coda 2 which is a FTP & Code editor for Macs or Notepad++ to configure wordpress. The main wordpress directory contains all the necessary files required to run the wordpress system. In your main directory (it might be called httpdocs, public_html or www directory) this contains a main configuration called wp-config.php, this configures the database under line 17. Which looks like below: // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘DATABASE_NAME’); /** MySQL database username */ define(‘DB_USER’, ‘DATABASE_USERNAME’); /** MySQL database password */ define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘DATABASE_PASSWORD’); /** MySQL hostname */ define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); /** Database Charset to use in...
2 Entrepreneurs in a cloud

2 Entrepreneurs in a cloud

“Everything happens for a reason”. Many people have their own opinions on this statement, whether for or against. Meeting my business partner Kappy Prasad and building a cloud hosting solutions business has been one of the best learning curves and most personally rewarding experiences… And we’ve only just began the journey. In my own personal experience I do believe everything happens for a reason.  Kappy and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday in Sydney, beginning of 2014. We had an initial 20 minute conversation in a loud, noisy club where I was nodding and smiling politely as I couldn’t really hear exactly what Kappy was saying.  However, the bits that I did grasp wowed me.  Kappy had already built and established a small start-up business, whilst  working for Google.  Having worked previously for Apple myself, I have always had an increased fascination of the culture, values, and work ethics that are found in MNCs around the world – especially Google, IBM, and Cisco.  Within the 20 minutes of our first conversation, I felt that we had a mutual connection and common love for business. The next day I added him on Facebook and we spoke for a good couple of hours, discussing each other’s backgrounds, experiences, aspirations.  Our conversation went backwards and forwards and the discussion felt like connected like a well-oiled machine. I told Kappy about some of my entrepreneurial ideas and one struck him immediately… “We need to grab lunch!”. I had a health and fitness app concept.  As much as I loved  the idea, I couldn’t find the right formula to make it perfect.  Ten...
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