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Wordpress - Open Source Blogging Script & CMS

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Wordpress - Open Source Blogging Script & CMS

Wordpress is an open source blogging software and CMS based on PHP and MySQL. It is famous for its ease of use, out-of-the-box functionality and the availability of a wide variety of contributed plugins and themes. Plus, its absolutely free!

You can create a blog, business website, portfolio, online store, or anything else you want with Wordpress. It is available both as an online hosted software and downloadable software, which you can install on your own web hosting and domain. Wordpress is supported by a large number of volunteers, professionals, web developers and support staff.

It has built‑in optimization and responsive, mobile‑ready themes, so you can create any type of website ranging from a simple website for your family or an advanced e-commerce website to sell products around the world.

Major Features of Wordpress:

  1. Easy to use content management system
  2. Easy to use user management system
  3. Availability of advanced e-commerce plugins to create complex e-commerce websites
  4. Advanced security and anti-spam features
  5. Built-in mobile responsiveness and optimization
  6. Availability of many beautiful and mobile responsive themes
  7. Easy to use and deploy for newbies and novice users.

Wordpress Cons:

  1. Free versions of most of its plugins and themes are limited
  2. Many important and useful plugins and themes are paid
  3. Basic functionality is easy to deploy but complex worklows and customized systems are difficult to achieve

Wordpress is the best choice for the following types of websites:

  1. Simple Personal Blogs and Portfolio Websites
  2. Corporate and Business Websites
  3. E-commerce websites
  4. Websites involving basic social and community features
  5. Websites with minimal complexity and advanced customized systems

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