In: Content Management

WordPress started in 2003 when Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg created a fork of b2/cafelog. The need for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system was clear even then. Today, WordPress is built on PHP and MySQL, and licensed under the GPLv2. It is also the platform of choice for over 43% of all sites across the web.

The WordPress open-source project has evolved in progressive ways over time—supported by skilled, enthusiastic developers, designers, scientists, bloggers, and more. WordPress provides the opportunity for anyone to create and share, from handcrafted personal anecdotes to world-changing movements.

People with limited technology experience can use it “out of the box”, and more tech-savvy folks can customize it in remarkable ways.

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Pros & Cons

Fully open source, self-hosted options
Easy to use and navigate, making it possible for people without advanced technical knowledge to create and manage websites
Thousands of plugins and themes are available (both free and premium), meaning the functionality and design of your website can be extended
An active community of designers and developers ensures frequent updates, countless tutorials, and forums for troubleshooting
Updated regularly and robustly
Due to its popularity, WordPress is a common attack surface for hackers
WordPress sites can become slow if not optimized correctly
Updating the WordPress core or plugins without integration testing can cause compatibility issues, leading to site malfunctions

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