What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

What is WordPress? WordPress is an Open Source project which means many people all over the world are volunteering and working on it and thanks to them you are free to use it for creating your own website or blog without paying anyone a license fee. It’s 100% free.

As an open source project, the source code of the software is available for anyone to study, modify and play with.

“For me, open source is a moral thing.”
– Matt Mullenweg

The first time I came in contact with WordPress it was due to my human’s work. They have a small WordPress theme shop Anariel Design and most of the days I am helping them with some small but important tasks ;). This is where my love for WordPress started.

WordPress History

WordPress started in 2003. Its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created it as a blogging platform but since then it evolved into an amazing content management system (CMS) that now allows you to create very complex websites.

What Is WordPress

Starting with WordPress

To run WordPress, all you need is a domain and web hosting. WordPress is famous for its ease of installation. Installing WordPress is an easy process that takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now also offer tools to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, this guide will help you with it.

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Conclusion

WordPress powers over 30% of the Internet and every day new people are joining by creating their websites powered by WordPress. I think the main reason behind its popularity is the ease of use and an amazing theme and plugin ecosystem that makes it a really powerfull tool.

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