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Getting Started With WordPress
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By Lyn Muldrow
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Getting Started With WordPress

Introduction

WordPress powers over 33% of the web and is a trusted, open source content management system that is unparalleled in performance and extendability. In this series, learn more about WordPress and how to install, configure, and optimize WordPress sites.

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What is WordPress?

Published on December 7, 2020

WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) that provides blog and site infrastructure, creation, and publishing tools.

Find this definition and more in our Community Glossary.

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WordPress allows users to set up flexible blogs and websites using a MySQL backend with PHP processing.

In this tutorial, learn how to get an instance of WordPress set up on a LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP) for an Ubuntu 20.04 server.

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If you’re ready to get started with WordPress, this tutorial will share all the details you need to get your WordPress site set up using the WordPress 1-Click App.

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As WordPress sites scale, managing large sets of data and assets can sometimes surface latency errors that can affect end user load times.

In this tutorial, learn how to install Spaces, an S3-compatible object storage service that lets you store and serve large amounts of data, to optimize your WordPress site’s speed and performance.

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Optimizing WordPress installations gives the clients and individuals who use your sites the performance, speed, and flexibility they’ve come to expect with WordPress.

In this tutorial, you’ll explore how to optimize WordPress installations in a way that’s built for scale, including guidance on configuration, speed, and overall performance.

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