Month: August 2011

WordPress Content Management System In Plain English

I find a lot of people are confused as to what is happening when they use the admin panel in their blogs. They are confident about writing their WordPress blogs, but don’t understand what exactly is happening that allows them to do this. The answer is relatively simple. WordPress (in common with a number of other systems) uses what is called a content management system (CMS). A CMS is a set of instruction files that allows me to alter and add to the files that make up this blog and to click a button when I am done that sends these files to the server. I am not sure where the WordPress.com servers are located – very probably they are somewhere in the United States. Without a content management system, I would have write directly on the files that are residing on the server and then restart the server. That might be a way of doing things with my own blog on my own server, but WordPress.com blogs are hosted by the people who make …

Even A Crushed Can Of Coke By The Roadside

Shot with my iPhone. I thought the rich colors and the location (discarded and lying crushed by the kerbside) came together to make this a worthwhile image. Update Actually not only did I take the shot with my iPhone but I also uploaded the image and created the article via the WordPress app for iPhone – free to download via iTunes. I could have updated this article on my iPhone, but I happen to be using my laptop at the moment. So that is what I am using to update this article – via the WordPress back end in the web browser.