WordPress is a website framework or often called a content management system. WordPress has an area to login and you can modify (edit) information on a website through a what you see is what you get editor (WYSIWYG editor and pronounced wizzey-wig). Originally WordPress was developed to build blogs. Now 1 out of every 5 websites are built in WordPress and probably 80% of all small business websites are powered by WordPress.  Some of the features of WordPress are:

  • It is FREE
  • Easy to Learn
  • Easy for Web Developers to create designs
  • Easy to Update
  • Fairly Secure

WordPress is Open Source software and can be downloaded from http://wordpress.org. For more information and the history of WordPress see: http://wordpress.org/about/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress.

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