What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?


WordPress is an open-source popular website developing tool. It is capable of developing any kind of dynamic websites.  WordPress provides the easiest way of managing the content.

WordPress was released in 2003 by Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg. WP is a popular CMS (Content management system) and written in PHP. A CMS is a tool that provides the easiest way of managing the content. WordPress in short form WP uses MYSQL and Maria DB databases. WP is easy to use and modify. It is mostly useful for bloggers in the first place. Being open-source, WordPress has gained high popularity.

Any individuals and big businesses can use it. WPis used in two ways. Online and offline. You must use local server XAMP to use offline. And you have to use a web server with domain name to use online. More than 30% of the websites are built using WP. Even the well-known top websites like whitehouse.gov, rolling stone, Microsoft…etc, are using WP. It provides its themes and plugins for making the website more attractive and responsive.

Features of WP

  • CMS (Content Management System).
  • Huge storage of themes and plugins.
  • User friendly interfaces.
  • Easy installation and updatable.
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) available.
  • Full Control over website.
  • Ease publishing and removing posts.

Types of WordPress Website

  • Portfolio
  • Blog
  • E-commerce
  • Business
  • News
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Membership

What is WPTheme?  

WordPress theme is useful in changing the design of the website. A theme can change the front end layout of the website. A theme can change the way of displaying the content to the users. There are free WP themes available. You can create your own WP theme. You can change the way of displaying the content on your website.

While developing a theme a user’s priories must be clear. Each theme comes with unique features and style. It is easy to modify the theme’s layout using Js and CSS. Themes are really powerful element. For developing a theme there are different programming languages available. Programs like HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, Python, and many more.

What are WordPress Plugins?

A plugin is a small portion of software that provides functionality to the website. Plugins are written in PHP. They need to be installed to use their features. It is useful in customizing the themes and content. You can get the plugin within the WordPress store. Plugins make easy in using the website. They add some extra features to the website. There are different types of plugins available in the store. For specific features, specific plugins are used.