WordPress (WP) started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets and themes, WP is limited only by your imagination. It is based on PHP and MySQL. It has a plugin architecture and a template system. WP is used by more than 24% of the top 10 million websites. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the internet. The best part about WP is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough for just about anything. It has robust features. Many top brands use WP. This includes Time Magazine, Google, Facebook, Sony, Disney, LinkedIn, The New York Times, CNN, eBay, and more
WP is a free software. You are free to download, install, use and modify it. You can use it to create any kind of website. It is also open source which means the source code of the software is available for any one to study, modify and play with.
The plugin architecture allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. WP has over 40,501 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customisations range from Search engine optimisation (SEO), to ways of displaying content, widgets and navigation bars etc.
The WP team has announced that they plan to add a REST API to the CMS. This new technology will improve WP’s built-in XML-RPC interface and will allow WordPress developers to create, read, update, and delete data in pages, posts, comments, users, taxonomies and more, via simple HTTP requests.
WP Launches Plugin To Support Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). This is a new open source initiative spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve performance of the mobile web.
WP are developing a plugin to support the AMP specification, enabling publishers to produce AMP-formatted content from WP without lifting a finger (other than clicking “publish”, naturally).