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Developer(s)Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood
Initial releaseMay 27, 2003
Stable release
4.6.1 / March 12, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-03-12)[1]
Operating systemCross-platform

WordPress is a piece of software which has become the most widely used content management system and is used for setting up blogs. It is open source, licensed under the GPL, and written in PHP.

Features[change | change source]

WordPress allows users to create and edit websites through a central administrative dashboard, which includes a text editor for modifying content, menus and various design elements.[3]

WordPress provides plugins which provide additional functionality through WordPress Plugin Directory. There are over 54,000+ Plugins available in WordPress repository, and they can be installed through either upload or by one-click installation through the WordPress Plugin Library.[4]

Posts[change | change source]

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

Users[change | change source]

Since the release of WordPress version 4.7 the software had been downloaded more than 36+ million times.[5]

History[change | change source]

Version 5.8.1 is the latest WordPress release. It was released in September 2021[6]

On May 27, 2003, Matt announced the availability of the first version of WordPress. It was well received by the community. It was based on b2 Cafelog with significant improvements. The first version of WordPress included a new admin interface, new templates, and generated XHTML 1.1 compliant templates.

In June 2010, Automattic, the company founded by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, transferred the ownership of WordPress trademark and logo to the WordPress Foundation.

Free hosting[change | change source]

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,[7] with an option to upgrade for more. Users cannot add their own domain to the blog when using free option. But when user will buy one of the packages of WordPress.com, then user can use custom domain name.

References[change | change source]

  1. "WordPress 5.1.1 Security and Maintenance Release". 12 March 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  2. "WordPress › About » GPL". WordPress.org. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  3. "Why Wordpress Maintenance Is Important". 6 November 2021. Archived from the original on 2022-01-02. Retrieved 2022-01-02.
  4. "Wordpress Plugin". Archived from the original on 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  5. WordPress Download Counter Archived 2019-02-23 at the Wayback Machine - Retrieved December 19, 2010
  6. "News – Releases – WordPress.org". WordPress News. Archived from the original on 2021-11-02. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  7. The Features You'll Love -- WordPress.com Archived 2010-12-15 at the Wayback Machine - Retrieved December 15, 2010

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Wordpress.com - A website that you can create a blog in using WordPress for free
  • Wordpress.org - The website to get WordPress that you can install yourself