WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. It allows you develop a robust database driven website quickly and inexpensively, serving as either a polished blogging platform or capable content management system.
WordPress boasts an active developer community and a large assortment of plug and play add-ons that can allow you to tweak a WordPress install into practically anything you can dream up.
In the words of WordPress.org
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your cat’s home page to a Fortune 5 web site without paying anyone a license fee.
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