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WordPress (also known as WP or WordPress.org) is a web content management system. It was originally created as a tool to publish blogs but has evolved to support publishing other web content, including more traditional websites, mailing lists and Internet forum, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems and online stores. Available as free and open-source software, WordPress is among the most popular content management systems – it was used by 42.8% of the top 10 million websites as of October 2021.[4][5]

Quick facts: Original author(s), Developer(s), Initial rel...
Original author(s)
Initial releaseMay 27, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-05-27)[1]
Stable release
6.3.1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 29 August 2023; 32 days ago (29 August 2023)
Written inPHP
Operating systemUnix-like, Windows, Linux
Size23.2 MB (compressed)
TypeBlog software, content management system, content management framework
LicenseGPLv2 or later[3]
Websitewordpress.org Edit this at Wikidata

WordPress is written in PHP hypertext preprocessor language[6] and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as "Themes".

To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either as part of an Internet hosting service or on a computer running the WordPress software package.[7]

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg[1] and English developer Mike Little.[8][9] WordPress Foundation owns WordPress, WordPress projects, and other related trademarks.[10]