WordPress: Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS
WordPress is an open source content management system that allows users to create a large variety of plugins, widgets, macros, and themes. WordPress is the software that empowers more than 75 million websites which account for over 26% of the web sources worldwide. WordPress is a great choice for beginners because it doesn’t require knowledge of PHP or HTML like Joomla or Drupal. Users can get technical and community support from WordPress team and find relevant information on WordPress forums.
WordPress is available in two versions. Wordpress.com which is a fully hosted version and wordpress.org which is a free to download self-hosted version.
Private server hosting requires users to have some technical knowledge because they have to install own plugins and themes. Besides, users need to pay for hosting, manage a web server, and take care of security issues. Users can also use their domain name and have access to their database or edit the code. Sites that use self-hosted version of WordPress usually have a custom-made design or unique functionality.
When choosing the full-hosted Wordpress version, users can choose a pre-designed site and customize a smaller number of features. Since Wordpress takes care of all the layout and design related issues users can fully focus on creating content.