What is WordPress?
WordPress started in 2003, It was first released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg, and Mike Little.
WordPress is an open source software, which is the most popular free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It enables you to build your website in a few minutes without need you to know any coding or programming language.
The world’s most popular content management system tool for creating websites is WordPress, used by over 28% of all websites or more than 70 million websites in the world. It is capable of creating any style of the website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. You can even use WordPress to create an e-commerce online store.
Why You Should Use WordPress?
WordPress is easy to use, setup, manage, and update your website from any computer. You don’t need to know any coding to use WordPress. Only you have an internet connection and a web browser to create your own website. -(1)
It’s true that WordPress has started out as a blogging system, but that was ages ago. Now it is good for both your blog and your website. -(2)
WordPress themes and plugins allow you to have a professionally designed website without hiring a professional web designer. -(3)
You can create more advanced user-friendly e-Commerce online store by using free plugins and themes. -(4)
There is many professional quality themes and plugins available for free on the internet. -(5)
WordPress is search engine friendly that ranks your website higher on search result pages of search engine. -(6)
WordPress manage your data with safe and securely. -(7)
If you run into problems, it’s easy to find support to help you. In addition to the WordPress tutorials on this site, there are also thousands of developers and designers who can help you. The official WordPress Forum is a great place to get answers to your questions. -(8)
How does WordPress work?
Since the stating days of the Internet, must of all websites have been created in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) programming language that makes use of instructions called ‘tags’ to format text, page layouts, images, and more like the preceding. Then Your web browser reads this HTML code, interpreting those tags to render and display the content of a particular page.
Today, you can install the WordPress software script on your own web server in about 5 minutes. Once installed, you’ll use a simple, web-based editor to create a new WordPress-powered website in just a few minutes, without learning HTML programming language.
Generally, WordPress needs two components to work on your web server: PHP and MySQL.
PHP is the language WordPress is written in which makes it dynamic. PHP is a server-side language, meaning, it runs on your web server before a page is served to the browser. Nowadays PHP language is one of the most popular languages on the web due to the popularity of WordPress itself.
It is great at adding information to databases and extracting information from them based on a given principle. From here, that information can be inserted into an HTML page.