42% of the internet is powered by WordPress. It’s a free content management system that lets you create your own website or blog. It was created by Matt Mullenweg and released in 2003. Using a combination of PHP code and the MySQL database, WordPress web pages are dynamic in nature and different from the static HTML web pages.
WordPress comes in two versions – the self hosted WordPress.org and the fully hosted WordPress.com. Both are free. When someone refers to WordPress, most of the time they are talking about WordPress.org. WordPress.org is much more flexible and less restrictive than WordPress.com.« Back to Glossary Index