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WordPress is a high quality, open source blog publishing application. The software was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL. It is the official successor of b2 (also known as cafelog).

Wordpress is renowed for, and advertises, its "five-minute installation" process, to highlight the fact that the software is simple to install. At the same time, WordPress has a very impressive set of features.

The sofware has a rich plugin architecture which enables users and developers to extend its functionality beyond the features that come provided. There are many free WordPress themes available. Additionally, there are plugins, which users can add to a WordPress blog to enhance its functionality, such as image galleries, statistics, anti-spam, etc. WordPress has a built-in search tool and archive. A comments tool is also included in the basic installation package.

WordPress uses a homegrown comment-spam prevention system called Akismet.

WordPress has a large supporting community.

 WordPress 4.2.2

Free to download



Matt Mullenweg, Ryan Boren, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood, Mark Jaquith and many contributors


System Requirements
PHP 4.3 or above
MySQL 4.0 or above

Webserver (Apache or Litespeed recommended) with mod_rewrite or equivalent

WordPress Codex, WordPress Blog, WordPress Planet, Forums, Plugins Directory, Themes

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Mashable, all4yourwebsite

Features include:

  • Instant publishing (no rebuilding)
  • Templating system, including widgets that can be rearranged without editing PHP or HTML code
  • Non-crufty URLs
  • WordPress Pages allowing static and dynamic pages
  • WordPress Links
  • Themable
  • Plugin support
  • Password protected posts
  • XML-RPC interface
  • Workflow
  • Typographical niceties - convert plain ASCII into typographically correct XHTML entities
  • Intelligent text formatting
  • Multiple authors
  • Bookmarklets
  • Full user registration
  • Comment pingback support with spam protection
  • Import from Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger and b2
  • Cross-blog communication tools
  • Full standards compliance

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