WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the Internet. About 22% of all websites on the web are powered by WordPress. WordPress is open source and free to use, modify and distribute as is released under the GPL license.
WordPress started as a fork from b2/cafelog by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little after b2/cafelog main developers dropped the project. Mattannounced the first version of WordPress May 27, 2003. The first version of WordPress was an improvement to the b2/cafelog code base, with new additional features:
XHTML 1.1 compliant template
New administration interface
Ability to do manual excerpts
Top WordPress Features
Themes – There are thousands of WordPress themes that you can install with a click of a button within the WordPress admin panel.
Plugins – There is a huge amount of plugins in the wordpress plugin repository to make WordPress do whatever you want it to do.
Responsive Design – Most of all WordPress themes are responsive which means your site will fit in all device screens.
Comments – WordPress allows comments out of the box.
Multi-Site – Since WordPress version 3.0 you can create a network of sites with one single WordPress installation, sort like wordpress.com
Multi-language – WordPress supports many languages
Abundant Support – Because of WordPress popularity finding support in its official and many other unofficial WordPress forums is easy
Server Installation Requirements
Most Web hosting companies provide support for WordPress out of the box, but if you are installing WordPress in your own server these are the requirements: