WordPress is not your grandpaw's blogging tool. It scales. It gives structure to web sites. It is not just for blogging, although that is where it came from.
There are three main levels to WordPress, the part above ground that the normal, unsubscribed, anonymous viewer will see. Secondly, there is the member area where one may create and edit posts or pages, and then there is that subterranean place where the coders live. The code is an interesting mixture of declarative and functional languages.
This is the part below ground that developers see and manipulate.
It can be fun at any level. Someone who doesn't do any programming may build a beautiful web site of stories of people from around the world. The content is center. There are thousands of themes from which to choose. Pour that content into a theme and produce a web site.
"WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging, but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use. WordPress has also been used for other application domains such as pervasive display systems (PDS).
WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. The software is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license.
To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either part of an Internet hosting service like WordPress.com or a computer running the software package WordPress.org in order to serve as a network host in its own right. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes."
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