What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP.

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress.

For example, famous blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch are both on WordPress. News outlets like The New York Times’ blogs and CNN’s on-air personality blogs all use WordPress, too.

What can WordPress do?

WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. From blogging to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites, WordPress is a versatile CMS.

Here are just a few examples of the types of websites you can build with WordPress:

  • Blog
  • E-commerce
  • Business
  • News
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Membership

There are many websites with WordPress plugins adn themes reviews, comparisons, guides and tips. So community is large and you will always find helpful information if you get stuck working.

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