This is a free and open source content management system that is based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server which is either a part of internet hosting service or is a network host itself. Features include plugin architecture and a template system. As of April 2016, wordpress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites. Word press is the easiest and the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the internet. It supports more than 60 million websites. It was released on May 27, 2003. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 license from the Free software Foundation.
And WordPress users may install and switch between different themes. These themes can be installed without altering the content of the site. The themes allow the users to change the look and feel of a WordPress website. There should be at least one theme present in every WordPress website and every theme should be designed using PHP, HTML and Cascading style sheets (CSS).
WordPress’ plugin architecture allows users to extend the functionality and the features of a website. WordPress has around 40 thousand plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features that enable users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. Not all plugins are up to date with the latest technology and hence some may function incorrectly or may not function at all.
There are native apps for WebOS, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Windows Phone and Blackberry. These apps allow a limited set of options, like adding new blog posts and pages, commenting, moderating comments and replying to comments. They are designed by Automatic.