August 24, 2010

Features of WodPress- Why its different?

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Why it is so
different from other blogging softwares? I was working on WordPress for more
than three years and when I go back into the time, I have never seen any other
software that has worked better than this. It has features that can beat any
corporate blogging platform. Well I am not discussing all the features but it
has few things that really I should mention here. Saying this it does not mean
that WordPress fulfills all your requirements, we have different platforms
different requirements , for some we use CMS systems and for some projects
management platforms, so if we say WP is the best then it does not mean that it
will resolve all your requirements.
But If you
require a blogging product then surely WordPress is the best open source
software available that has everything you need to start your blog in less than
5 minutes.

  • Famous 5 minute install –
    WP is famous for its 5 minute install process. The whole installation
    process requires less than 5 minutes. You will be ready to start your blog
    in 5 minutes.

  • Requirements – Just the
    basics provided by every other host on the globe.

    • PHP 4.3 or greater

    • MySQL 4.0 or greater

    • The mod_rewrite Apache module

  • Import from other blogs-
    WP can import from a number of other blogging systems (b2, b2evolution,
    Blogger, Blogware, Blosxom, Dotclear, Drupal, Greymatter, Jogger,
    LiveJournal, Live Space (MSN Space), Mambo, Motime – Splinder, Pivot,
    Movable Type, Nucleus CMS, Radio Userland, Roller, Textpattern, TypePad,
    Typo, web-log, WordPress, Xanga, Xanga Archives, Zoomblog).

  • XML-RPC Interface- You
    can now post to your iwebs blog with tools like

    Windows Live Writer



    Radio Userland
    (which means you can use Radio's email-to-blog feature),

    , and other tools that support the Blogging APIs! :).

  • Post via Email - You can
    post from an email client! To set this up go to your "Writing" options
    screen and fill in the connection details for your secret POP3 account.

  • User Roles- You can have
    user groups that have specified permissions in the blog system to post or
    edit or administer the whole blog.

  • Upgrades- You can easily
    upgrade to the later versions by running the upgrade.php script.

  • Themes- WP has the strong
    community of developers that develop themes everyday. You can simply install
    them and change to get the feel of them.

  • Widgets/Plugins- As of
    today (29th Jan 2009) WP has 4002 Plugins with 20,327,090 downloads, that
    greatly enhances the functionality of WP.  We will discuss the some of the
    best used plugins in our later articles.

  • Spam Blocking- Akismet
    and many other plugins are there to block spam. Like Re-Captcha that has
    word challenge.

  • Pages & Links Management-
    Easily manage your pages & links to other sites.

  • Trackbacks & Pingbacks-
    WP fully supports both the



  • User Registration- WP has
    a built-in user registration system that (if you choose) can allow people to
    register and maintain profiles and leave authenticated comments on your
    blog. You can optionally close comments for non-registered users. There are
    also plugins that hide posts from lower level users.

  • Password Protected Posting

  • WYSIWYG Text Editing-
    Rich text formatting while posting articles.
These are just
the few things that makes WP best in the world wide web. In the forthcoming
articles we will discuss how to chose the best blogging or cms or any other
platform for your requirements, and what are the choices available.
articles- Comparison between various blogging tools. sent in your suggestions
now !

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