WordPress

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An open-source blogging tool that allows the fast and easy creation and deployment of a stylish website, providing impressive customization options

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WordPress is the most widely-used blogging service and a reliable content management system that focuses on simplicity and customization possibilities. Relying on the power of PHP and MySQL, it can be used for creating anything from simple personal blogs to complex portals.

The feature that appeals to most users is the uncomplicated setup procedure, which allows both experienced bloggers and beginners to have their website up and running in record time.

If you decide to go for a WordPress-compliant paid hosting service, you should first check whether a dedicated tool for automatically installing WordPress is available or not, since most providers do provide such an option. However, if you want to perform this operation yourself, note that WordPress requires access to a web server and a MySQL database where all the website information will be stored.

WordPress is intuitive enough to be used by bloggers who don't have programming knowledge, providing a vast collection of templates that can be used as a starting point for creating a portal. As mentioned before, the extended customization options enable you to significantly alter the appearance of your website using one of the many available themes and plugins. Furthermore, the numerous available widgets can be used to enhance functionality.

The WordPress dashboard is the place where you can configure the blog content, create new posts and set their visibility (public or private), insert media content, disable or enable comments. It allows you to manage menus, pages and tags, as well as the list of authorized users.

Posts can be easily organized in different categories, while loaded images and videos are stored in the 'Media Library'. Moreover, you can crop, rotate or resize a picture prior to attaching it to a blog post.

WordPress is a versatile blogging engine whose main advantages are ease of use and customization capabilities. The hassle-free deployment process, along with the diverse template collection and the plugin-based architecture makes it suitable for beginners, while also meeting the requirements of more skilled bloggers.

WordPress was reviewed by Mihaela Citea
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Last updated on December 19th, 2014
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