About WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system that offers users and web masters alike an easy way to manage blogs and websites of any size. It was first released on May 27th, 2003. As of June 2016 over 26% of all websites use WordPress, making WordPress the most popular blogging software in the world.

The free software WordPress.org is not to be confused with WordPress.com, which is a blog hosting service owned by Automattic and powered by the WordPress.org software.

Here’s a quick video about WordPress Hosting from HostPapa:

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: https://www.hostpapa.com/tutorials/tutorials-wordpress.shtml


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