WordPress 4.0

A state-of-the-art blogging platform, which also doubles as a CMS when needed, currently the World's most used technology for building websites
WordPress is a World-renowned system that focuses on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability.

Since its launch in 2003, it has garnered the attention of users and developers alike, mainly due to the usage of best development practices and a finely tuned UI that made working with the platform a real joy and user-friendly process.

Its early success as an open source blogging engine has lead to the creation of the WordPress.com service, a professional, free (and paid) hosted blogging platform.

Since then, WordPress has slowly grown, moving from the realm of a simple blogging tool to the realm of Content Management Systems, out-doing and sometimes out-performing dedicated tools like Joomla or Drupal.

For a couple of years now WordPress has over-taken these two and is currently the most used CMS for building and hosting websites on the Web.

Use cases have been documented of WordPress being used on Alexa Top 100 websites, handling huge amounts of traffic and user databases in the range of millions.

This range in performance, from small personal blogs to entire news portals have been been and will continue to recommend WordPress as your first choice when needing a new website.

Installation:

Download and unzip the WordPress package, if you haven't already
Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it
Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php
Open wp-config.php in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details.
Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server
Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in your favorite web browser

Main features:

  • Standards compliant code
  • Assisted installation process
  • Administrative backend
  • WYSIWYG editing
  • Manage static pages
  • Manage blog posts
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Cross-blog communication tools
  • Comments and moderation
  • Spam protection
  • Full user registration
  • Password protected posts
  • Easy installation of upgrades
  • Categories and taxonomy
  • Custom post types
  • Template/code editor
  • SEO friendly URLs
  • Syndication
  • Built-in media manager
  • Theme, post and page preview tool
  • Import/export tools
  • Translated in multiple languages
  • Multi-site support
  • Lots of tweakable settings
  • Support for mobile devices
  • Responsive layout (admin and frontend)

last updated on:
September 5th, 2014, 5:50 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Automattic Inc.
homepage:
wordpress.org
license type:
GPL
operating system(s):
Windows / Linux / Mac OS / BSD / Solaris
category:
C: \ Blogs

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What's New in This Release:
  • Manage your media with style
  • Working with embeds has never been easier
  • Writing and editing is smoother and more immersive
  • Finding the right plugin is easier
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