Introduction to WordPress

WordPress is an open-source Content Management System(CMS). We can build blogs and dynamic websites like e-commerce websites using WordPress. It provides various features to handle the data with ease.

What is Content Management System?

Content Management System is a software that is used to manage the creation and modification of the digital content and it is rendered on your website.

WordPress was initially released on 27th May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. WordPress was announced as open source in October 2009.


User Management:- WordPress provides good user management. We can create, update or delete the user. Also, we can define the user with different roles like subscriber, contributor, author, editor, and administrator. Its main role is Authentication.

Media Management:- Media manager is used to manage the media file for our websites. In this, we can easily upload, modify, and manage the media files for our website.

Themes:- In WordPress, we can choose different-different themes and manage our data accordingly. It helps to improve the site’s attractiveness.

Plugins:- WordPress provides the functionality to add different-different plugins. Plugins are used to increase the features and functions of our site.

Search Engine Optimization(SEO):- It provides various SEO tools to improve on-site SEO. We can specify the tags on which our site gets ranked.

Import-Export:- WordPress allows us to export and import the data in various formats. These data can be post content, comments, tags, etc.

Advantages of WordPress

  • It is an open-source platform and hence anybody can use it for free.
  • It provides plugins and many more options to increase the features of site.
  • The management and creation of content is easy since it provides the WYSIWYG editor, which is considered as the most best editor to manage the content.
  • We get various themes to improve the site’s attractiveness.
  • It provides the user management where we can create various user of various roles. Like Author, Admin, Contibutor, etc.
  • Lot of people are working with wordpress so community support is there.

Disadvantages of WordPress

  • If several plugins are added then site becomes heavy and slow.
  • WordPress is written in PHP. So PHP knowledge is required.
  • While updating the software you may loose the data. Hence should have backup.

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