What is WordPress?

WordPress started out as an open source blogging platform. It’s also a Content Management System, or CMS. You can create or edit your pages within wordpress administration area and there is no need for any web development software. WordPress started out as a blogging platform, but nowadays a ton of major websites use WordPress for regular non blog type website. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web at more than 60 million websites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. WordPress sites have better search engine ranking.

WordPress also features search engine–friendly urls, supports tags for posts and articles and also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or article.

WordPress powers more than 50 blogs for CNN and also runs blogs at Dow Jones, the New York Times, People magazine, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal. Even the United States federal government has gotten in on the game.

WordPress offers a number of different avenues of support for end users. WordPress has support forums.