What is WordPress


After b2 and cafelog WordPress developed into a blog publishing system that was written in PHP. The database that used is MySQL database. WordPress is developed by Michel Valdrighi. The name WordPress was suggested by Christine Selleck, a friend of lead developer Matt Mullenweg.

According to WordPress:

“WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on web standards and user experience we can create a tool different from anything else out there.”

The features of WordPress are as listed below:

  1. Locally Installed
  2. Portable Core
  3. UTC Friendly
  4. gzip enabled
  5. User Management
  6. User Profiles
  7. Easy Installation and Upgrade
  8. Dynamic page generation
  9. Internationalization and Localization
  10. Feeds enabled
  11. Cruft free permalinks
  12. Pingback and Traceback facilities
  13. Templates driven design
  14. Password Protected
  15. Distributed under GNU/Public License