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What is WordPress

WordPress is a powerful blog publishing software and content management system that is simple to set up and use (to create a blog or website). You can even make sites that can switch between being blogs and websites at the touch of a button. WordPress is free and open source, meaning it’s developed by the people who use it.

WordPress is extensible, meaning you can start with a basic setup and add on many plug-ins to extend the functionality of your software

WordPress is a user friendly content management system for websites and blogs. Users can easily add and update text, images, video, audio and more using the WordPress platform

The database is where all of the content you add to your site is stored.

First released in 2003 by developer Matt Mullenweg as a basic blog engine, WordPress is now a full-featured, fully customizable website creation tool used by millions of individuals, businesses and organizations around the world.

WordPress is a free, Web-based software program that anyone can use to build and maintain a website or blog. It was originally intended as an easy way to set up a blog. But, thanks to the efforts of a large “open source” community of WordPress programmers working to extend and improve its capabilities, WordPress has become much more than just a tool for bloggers.

Today’s WordPress is really a “content management system” (CMS), which means that it can be used to run full-sized, social media-rich business websites. WordPress also offers users an extensive selection of plug-ins and templates, or themes, to extend the functionality and customizability options of the platform.

At the very basic level, WordPress uses PHP and a MySQL database to store all its data. One is the “PHP code” which makes up the WordPress Core and the “Database” which makes up WordPress memory. Each WordPress installation has one database. No more, no less. Every bit of information that you have entered and will do in the future is stored in the WordPress database.

WordPress is a tool for publishing content on the web. In the past, creating a website or even making minor updates to an existing website typically required employing the services of a web designer, but with WordPress, anybody can create a powerful website.