WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular and user-friendly content management software (CMS) in today’s world. As of February 2017, WordPress has been used by more than 27% of top websites. WordPress is built PHP & MySQL. PHP is a server-side programming language that has got huge popularity for web development. For web development, MySQL is also a very popular choice among web developers.

 

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003. Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little are the founders of WordPress. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license. The repository of WordPress is located at https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser. WordPress is also known for Content Management System (CMS) and Blog Software.

 

WordPress is built on web template system and uses template processor to process templates. WordPress uses front controller to redirect all non-static URIs to a single PHP file which parses parameters and takes actions accordingly. The front controller tools allows WordPress to handle any page request with the site.

 

WordPress uses theme to let site admin choose and customize the view of the website. WordPress users can easily change the look and functionality of website without making any change to core WordPress codes. Besides, WordPress filter & WordPress hook allow to control WordPress core functionality as per necessity. A WordPress site must have at least one template installed and active. If WordPress doesn’t find active theme, it uses one of the available themes by default. WordPress themes are coded by following standard syntax or programming languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript or jQuery, PHP, and MySQL. WordPress provides a hierarchy of a WordPress theme that enables its users customize web content based on requirements. A WordPress theme must have a style file named style.css and the CSS file must contain certain text as suggested by WordPress. Otherwise, the folder won’t be considered as a WordPress theme.  

 

There is a WordPress theme directory where a good number of WordPress themes are found for free. The themes are categorized based on layouts like  Grid Layout WordPress theme,  One Column WordPress Theme,  Two Columns WordPress theme,  Three Columns WordPress theme, Four Columns WordPress theme,  Left Sidebar WordPress theme,  Right Sidebar theme. There is also option to filter themes based on features like Accessibility Ready, BuddyPress, Custom Background, Custom Colors, Custom Header, Custom Logo, Custom Menu, Editor Style, Featured Image Header, Featured Images, Flexible Header, Footer Widgets, Front Page Posting, Full Width Template, Microformats, Post Formats, RTL Language Support, Sticky Post, Theme Options, Threaded Comments, Translation Ready. WordPress theme can filtered based on following subjects  Blog, E-Commerce, Education, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Holiday, News, Photography, Portfolio. Users can also use premium themes that are available in different marketplace like themeforest.com and so on. Premium themes basically have more features and customization options that free themes. WordPress premium theme market is huge. A good numbers WordPress themes are submitted by WordPress developers in different market places everyday. Some marketplaces also offer premium wordpress theme installation service at a reasonable price. Some marketplaces even offer WordPress hosting.

 

WordPress plugin allows to customize and extend WordPress website/blog functionalities. Like WordPress theme directory, there is also a WordPress plugin directory where people can download WordPress plugins for free. There are various types of WordPress plugins like WordPress user management plugin, WordPress SEO plugin, WordPress ecommerce plugin, WordPress Form plugin, and so on. WordPress directory has more than 50,000 free WordPress plugins that WordPress users can download. Like premium WordPress theme, people can also purchase premium WordPress plugins. CodeCanyon is a very popular WordPress Plugin Marketplace.

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WordPress is one of the most popular and user-friendly CMSes in today’s world. As of February 2017, WordPress has been used by more than 27% of top websites.

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First RelaseMay 27, 2003

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