WordPress is open source weblog software that is published under GNU General Public Licence (GPL) terms. WordPress is originally developed by the founders Matthew Mullenweg and Mike Little and is supported by a major group of software developers, who are members of the WordPress foundation. Many weblogs use WordPress.
WordPress is a modern publishing tool with focus on appearance and usability. Currently WoordPress is the most popular blogging system on the web. It operates over 70 million webpages.
WordPress uses the programming language PHP. All content is stored in a MYSQL-database. For every WordPress installation one weblog is maintained. For Multi user installation is WordPress Multi User (WPML) available. WP is a content management system (CMS), that enables users without technical knowledge to easily change or update content.
With the help of themes or self-made templates files it is possible to make changes in the lay-out of webpages without the use of the standard lay-out format of WordPress .There are also many plugins (over 25.000) available that add functionality to the weblog.
WordPress also offers the option to install several templates and to switch among them. Templates make it possible to change the functionality and look and feel of WordPress.
Clear advantages of wordpress are:
- User friendly and stable
- Safe and always up-to-date
- Over 25.000 plugins
- Excellent opportunities for SEO
- Perfect interfaces with social networks
- Free download an free updates