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About wordpress

This article is about the blogging software. For the blog host, see WordPress.com.
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WordPress Dashboard
Developer(s) WordPress Foundation
Initial release May 27, 2003; 12 years ago (2003-05-27)
Stable release 4.4.2 (February 2, 2016; 43 days ago (2016-02-02)) [±]
Preview release 4.5 Beta 2 (March 3, 2016; 13 days ago (2016-03-03)) [±]
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform PHP
Type Blog software, Content Management System, Content Management Framework
License GNU GPLv2+
Website wordpress.org

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. An example of the second case is a local computer configured to act as its own web server hosting Wordpress for single-user testing or learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.

It was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. The license under which WordPress software is released is the GPLv2 (or later) from the Free Software Foundation.

  1. ^ Mullenweg, Matt. "WordPress Now Available". WordPress. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jorbin, Aaron (2016-02-02). "WordPress 4.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release". WordPress. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  3. ^ Jorbin, Aaron (2016-03-08). "WordPress 4.5 Beta 2". WordPress. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  4. ^ "WordPress: About: GPL". WordPress.org. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 
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