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 modern software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. The guys over at WordPress hope that by focusing on user experience and web standards they can create a tool different from anything else out there.
Today WordPress is a state of the art open source content management system and the worlds most popular publishing platform. It currently powers more than 28% of all websites on the internet and is incredibly search engine friendly. Right out of the box, WordPress includes everything you need to ensure that your content is optimised for search engines. This is critical to your site’s visibility and online success. WordPress is no longer just a blogging tool but a fully fledged platform for website designers across the world. The best part about WordPress is that it’s flexible enough for just about anything.
What is a CMS? A content management system is software that facilitates creating, editing, organising, and publishing content. WordPress is a Content Management System, that allows you to create and publish your content on the web. The beauty of the CMS is that it’s able to scale up alongside its users. As you learn about the platform and acquire new technical knowledge and skills, you’ll be able to do more and more with WordPress.
WordPress is being used in all sorts of creative ways. We have seen WordPress being used to power small business websites, blogs, large university websites, portfolios, real estate and property listing sites, web directories, movie databases, arcade sites, and basically anything else you can think of.
WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password. WordPress is available in more than 70 languages. If you or the person you’re building the website for would prefer to use WordPress in a language other than English, that’s easy to do.
It is important for you to be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress. Drag and drop your media files into the up-loader and add them to your website. Add alt text, captions, titles, insert images and galleries into your content.