- Open Source
WordPress one of the most famous content management system around has seen its usage grow multiple-fold. It’s free and open-source based on PHP and MySQL and is used extensively.
It started off pretty lightly back on May 27, 2003, under the tutelage of Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. It was released initially under the GPLv2 license. WordPress is pretty simple to use for and requires either WordPress being installed on the web server or a computer that runs the software package serving as a network host.
At present it’s high usage is defined by the 60 million websites powered by it. It is generally used for blogging purposes, along with a host of other things like mailing lists, online stores, forums, media galleries and more. It uses a web template system and features multiple themes and plugin support, and the best part is it allows a user to change the template without changing the code of the website.
Its plugin support features more than 50,000 plugins to use for. Add to it the compatibility with mobile, WordPress makes up for an excellent choice to use for people out there. It also has search-engine friendly structure and features integrated link management.
It’s highly customizable, and if you’re one of those seeking a perfect option for yourself, WordPress represents you the best bet.