is a free and open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MYSQL. WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. It is reportedly the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites. WordPress has a web template system using a template processor. Its architecture is a front controller, routing all requests for non-static URIs to a single PHP file which parses the URI and the target is identified. This allows support for more human-readable permanent links. Once downloaded, WordPress installation files have a size of about 20 MB.
Features of WordPress:
WordPress users may install and switch between different themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website without altering the core code or site content. Every WordPress website requires at least one theme to be present and every theme should be designed using WordPress standards with structured PHP, valid HTML (HyperText Markup Language), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Themes may be directly installed using the WordPress “Appearance” administration tool in the dashboard, or theme folders may be copied directly into the themes directory, for example via FTP. Many free themes are listed in the WordPress theme directory, and premium themes are available for purchase from marketplaces and individual WordPress developers. WordPress users may also create and develop their own custom themes.
WordPress’ plug-in architecture allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. They produce several plug-ins, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customizations range from search engine optimization to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content management systems, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars. Most of the plugins are created by WordPress itself either via downloading or installing through FTP or WordPress dashboard.
Domestic applications exist for WebOS, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. These applications, designed by Automattic, allow a limited set of options, which include adding new blog posts and pages, commenting, moderating comments, replying to comments in addition to the ability to view the stats.
The Other Included Feature
Unique features like integrated link management; a search engine–friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign multiple categories to posts; and support for tagging of posts are also there. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in posts. WordPress posts can be edited in HTML, using the visual editor, or using one of a number of plugins that allow for a variety of customized editing features.