Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

WordPress, sometimes abbreviated as WP, is a free and open source CMS by Automattic for managing a website, blog, and other content on the Internet that was first released on May 27, 2003.

Today, WordPress is used on over 75 million sites and is still based on PHP and MySQL and can either be installed on a web server or used though a WordPress hosting service like wordpress.com.

One of the biggest attractions is the ease of creating new posts after WordPress has been installed without having to know a lot about HTML. Also, WordPress has a great community and thousands of themes, plugins, and is available in many languages.

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