2. TECHNOLOGIES LEARNT
FRONT END PROGRAMMING (HTML5, CSS3, BOOTSTRAP)
HTML stands for
HyperText Markup Language and HTML5 is the latest official version of HTML.
HTML can be summed up as a standardized system for tagging text files to
achieve font, colour, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages. The Cascading Style Sheets Specification (CSS3) is a computer language that is used to write formatting
instructions (rules ). These rules tell a web browser how webpage content
should ‘look’— in terms of: layout. Position, alignment, width, height, etc.
build user interface components. Bootstrap
The figure, Fig.2.1.
Shows the different ways of creating a page using the CMS Page Editor. There is
also a Custom field for adding any extra CSS that overrides the theme’s default
CSS, if required.
BACK END PROGRAMMING (php)
PHP is an open-source, server-side scripting language. The language can be used to write
programs (routines) that output code. When a webpage using PHP is accessed,
routines generate the markup to be downloaded to the browser. PHP can also be
used to connect to a database; to retrieve, add or update content. This makes
PHP an ideal language for creating large-scale websites. A single PHP template
can be written to retrieve and display all database records, for example
product listings. Each product webpage is generated using the same
routines—conditionally showing availability, price, shipping
Fig. 2.1. PhpMyAdmin
Fig.2.2. PHP on the web
In Fig.2.2. The different ways of
accessing the PHP backend interface in WordPress are shown. Both these ways can
be used to access the database and alter the table values.
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin
that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly
with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favourite eCommerce solution that
gives both store owners and developers complete control. With endless
flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions,
WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores more than any other platform