Get to know more about how this site is composed, what it is made of and what the ingredients are.
WordPress & Blocksy
At its core, WordPress (.com or .org) is the simplest, free, open-source and most popular way to create your own website. In fact, WordPress powers over 43% of all the websites on the Internet. WordPress is written in hypertext preprocessor language and paired with a MySQL database (ericroth.org uses 89 such tables) with supported HTTPS. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes (more than 31,000 themes of which approx. 1/3 are free themes).
The Theme in use with this site is the Pro version of Blocksy.
Plugins In Use
A WordPress plugin is a piece of software that “plugs into” a WordPress site. Plugins can add new functionality or extend existing functionality on a site, allowing to create virtually any kind of website, from e-commerce stores to portfolios to directory sites. Plugins so do extend the WordPress experience and currently, one may browse through more than 60 thousand free plugins. Apart from these free plugins, there are also thousands of premium WordPress plugins sold by third-party companies and developers. A good rule of thumb though is to never exceed 20 plugins even if some people claim that the plugin quantity does not matter only quality does.
On this site, there are just 11 plugins in use → 9 of which were chosen by me (* = these are included in the yearly plan and ** = these are there for backend use only):
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Furthermore, there are currently close to 11,000 media files uploaded to the cloud library. Most of them are pictures taken during my travels around the world and you can discover them in the Photo Album.
In addition and next to some profiles on chosen social media platforms, I actively maintain external libraries such as a Podcast, a Digital Bookshelf, a Movie Database, Music Playlists and a YT Channel.