WordPress is a content management system (CMS). This system makes it possible for practically anyone to build and manage a website without the need to possess technical knowledge. WordPress is the world’s leading system to create websites and blogs. Currently, approximately 38% of all the content on the web was built with WordPress. It is used by individual bloggers, small businesses, and large corporations. The core package of WordPress is available for free. Content creators in need of more advanced tools and security measures can purchase add-ons to improve their website. WordPress is open-source software, meaning the original source code is freely available and can be modified and redistributed by anyone.


Who created WordPress?

Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created the original application of WordPress in 2003, building it using PHP, MySQL and JavaScript. Because of the open-source character, you could say that WordPress in its current state is created by the huge community using the CMS.


Why is WordPress widely used?

As discussed the original source code is freely available and open-source, this contributed immensely to the popularity growth of WordPress, but there are many other features that contributed to the success of this CMS as well. Here are some of the most important features of WordPress.

  • Customizable themes to change the visuals of a website.
  • Tens of thousands of plug-ins to change the functionality of a website, think of e-commerce, online stores, search engine optimization (SEO), performance boosters, advanced analysis, and many more.
  • The beginner-friendly interface and installment process can be done in minutes by complete newbies.
  • Complete ownership of your website or blog, when using a self-hosted WordPress from WordPress.org.

To Summarize

WordPress is the most popular CMS to create websites and blogs on the web. It has a large user base because it is free, easy to use, and highly customizable.


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