What is a WordPress?
WordPress is an open source blogging tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It is often customized into a content management system (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
What is a CMS?
In computing, a content management system (CMS) is a document centric collaborative application for managing documents and other content. A CMS is often a web application and often it is used as a method of managing web sites and web content.
WordPress has a web template system using a template processor. Users can re-arrangewidgets without editing PHP or HTML code; they can also install and switch betweenthemes. The PHP and HTML code in themes can also be edited for more advanced customizations. WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine-friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging of posts and articles. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingbackstandards for displaying links to other sites that have them linked to a post or article. One very popular and groundbreaking feature of WordPress is its rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its functionality beyond the features that come as part of the base install; WordPress has a database of thousands of plugins with purposes ranging from SEO to adding widgets.