Use WordPress to help you start and maintain a blog. It’s a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards and usability. From first-time bloggers to those with years of online writing and publishing experience, it’s an easy-to-use, stable and elegant tool.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress believes it’s important to stay on the cutting edge of technology and makes it a priority to make the latest blogging programs and features available to all users.
WordPress standard features include:
- Full standards compliance: Every bit of WordPress generated code is in full compliance with the standards of the W3C.
- Cross-blog communication tools: WordPress fully supports both the Trackback and Pingback standards.
- Comments: Visitors can leave comments on individual entries and through Trackback or Pingback can comment on their own site.
- Spam protection
- Full user registration
- Password protected posts: Users can give passwords to individual posts to hide them from the public. Users can also have private posts, which are viewable only by their author.
- Easy installation and upgrades: Installing WordPress and upgrading from previous versions and other software is easy.
- Easy importing: Already have a blog in progress? WordPress users can import their work from a previous blogging program easily – no need to start from scratch.
Those are only a few highlights; there are dozens more standard features as well as hundreds of plug-ins available to extend what WordPress does.
For more information:
WordPress website: http://wordpress.org
Learning WordPress: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons
How to Install WordPress Video Tutorials:
General WordPress Video Tutorials: