Why WordPress?

One of the main reasons for using WordPress is that YOU are in control of your website.  WordPress is a Content Management System for your website.  This software resides on your own server and is different than remote-hosted scripts such as Blogger or LiveJournal.

WordPress allows you to have PAGES or POSTS.  The difference is that POSTS (aka Blog Pages) can be created on the fly and easily organized via the intuitive visual control panel.  Changes to your website can take seconds now and not days!

WordPress is built following W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, ensuring that your site is more easily rendered across standards-compliant browsers. Other browsers are supported with a few hacks; it’s a reality of the web that hacks are necessary.

What are WordPress’ features?

WordPress has an extensive list of features and, as it is constantly evolving, this list of features is constantly growing. Check out the up-to-date list of features.

When was WordPress first released?

WordPress started out life as a fork of b2/cafelog by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. The first version was released in 2003

How is WordPress licensed?

WordPress is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

What is the GPL?

The GPL is an open source license. This means you are free to modify and redistribute the source code under certain conditions. You can read more about why we chose the GPL on the License Page.