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WordPress

Website Links

http://wordpress.org

What Is It?

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. 
-WordPress Website 2013-04-15


Developer

  • WordPress Foundation

Open Source

Yes

Supported Platforms

  • PHP

Requirements

  • PHP 5.2.4 or greater and MySQL 5.0 or greater
  • PHP 4.3 and MySQL 4.1.2 for Wordpress 3.1

Versions

  • 3.5.1 (latest)
  • 3.2

Cost

  • free to sign up
  • certain layout or plugins cost extra

Features

  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Widgets
  • Multi-user and multi-blogging
  • Mobiles
Pros Cons
  • Publish with Ease
  • Flexibility: you can create any type of website you want
  • Multilingual
  • Easy installation and Upgrades
  • core Wordpress program needs to be updated frequently to not break your existing plugins
  • not ideal for e-commerce needs