wordpress: getting started
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Though known originally as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved to become a very capable content management system for many kinds of sites, including small publications, blogs, magazines, FAQs and handbooks, events directories, hyperlocal news organizations and more. WordPress now powers almost 10% of the web. is also used by many big-name publishers looking for a simple way to manage content.
This tutorial is aimed primarily at WordPress authors and editors. You'll learn how to use WordPress to post articles, to manage your growing collection of content, navigate the myriad publishing options in the Post/Page editing screen, upload media (images, video, etc.), and more. Other tutorials on this site cover WordPress system management and settings, installation, plugins and themes, and theme modification.
For now, we'll assume you have a basic WordPress installation to work with, and permission to publish content.