WordPress is open source content management system (CMS) build in PHP and MYSQL It is introduced in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. First version was 0.7 and with the passage of time and maturity different versions were announced and 4.2.1 is the latest version. Now a days WordPress is very famous and most demanding tool to develop stunning websites and blogs. In early days, tool is used for only blogging. But today from personal bloggers to Expert developers get benefit out of it.
WP is absolutely free and integration with million of free WordPress plugins made very easy to create simple to complex websites with no time. Now it is easy to integration with eCommerce to build outstanding online shopping stores.
The real power of WordPress is to support responsive layout structure. Now you can view your website on Desktop, mobile and tablets flawlessly.
There are tons of premium and free WordPress themes where you can choose templates according to your requirements. You can install multiple themes in single project and switch between them if you want to change.
Now a days responsive themes are very popular because of this is time of handheld devices and everyone really wants perfect contents on small devices. If this is case then WordPress is perfect choice for you. It left behind other popular tools like Joomla and get an edge. This is why million of people using this CMS and ratio is continuously increasing day by day.
Another good thing about this content management system is to support search engine optimization. SEO is very easily integrated with WordPress through different plugins. We will discuss these in details in coming posts. There are also some SEO ready themes available in market.
At last there are thousands of pro and free plugins and widgets available which extends your website functionality dramatically. It includes social media, sliders, forms, security and much more.
So in this article we have discussed about WordPress introduction. How this CMS evolved with the time? we have also talked about his history and versions. we also discussed his core features like themes, plugins, responsiveness and SEO perspective .