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Developer(s) Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood
Initial release May 27, 2003
Stable release
4.6.1 / September 7, 2016; 5 months ago (2016-09-07)[1]
Repository core.trac.wordpress.org/browser
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform PHP
Type Weblog software
License GPLv2[2]
Website https://wordpress.org/

WordPress is a piece of software used inside blogs. It is open source, licensed under the GPL, and written in PHP.

WordPress allows users to create and edit websites from a central control panel, which includes a text editor for modifying content and menus to change various design elements. WordPress provides various plugins in WordPress Plugin Directory, and it is quite easy to upload and promote plugins in WordPress.[3]

Users can write posts into the software and other people reading the post can write comments about it.

Since the release of WordPress version 3.0, the software had been downloaded more than 27 million times.[4]

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WordPress can be downloaded and installed on any server with PHP installed. However, WordPress has a service for users to host blogs, called wordpress.com. It has a limit of 3 GB of free space,[5] with an option to upgrade for more. Users cannot add their own domain to the blog when using free option.

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