Hello Everyone, im KDT and now we are gonna be discussing about one of the important topics right now which is WordPress. Some may know what it is and some may wonder what is WordPress? In this article i will explain all the important info and details about WordPress.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. WordPress was originally created to make blog websites but today we can almost make any kind of website we can imagine. It is that powerrful and there is also a fact that 1 Third of the internet is powered by WordPress.

HISTORY OF WORDPRESS

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little.

As of June 2019, WordPress is used by 60.8% of all the websites whose content management system is known. This is 27.5% of the top 10 million websites.

FEATURES OF WORDPRESS

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Making a website in WordPress is a piece of cake compared  to wriring hundreds of lines of coding the same website. It has a very easy UI as complete beginners can master it in a week or two. To make Website Creation even more easier, it has some very premium features knows as Themes and Plugins. Lets see them in detail.

THEMES

WordPress users may install and switch among different themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website. Every WordPress website requires at least one theme to be present. Themes may be directly installed using the WordPress “Appearance” administration tool in the dashboard, or theme folders may be copied directly into the themes directory.

WordPress themes are generally classified into two categories: free and premium. Many free themes are listed in the WordPress theme directory and premium themes are available for purchase from marketplaces and individual WordPress developers. WordPress users may also create and develop their own custom themes. The free theme Underscores created by the WordPress developers has become a popular basis for new themes.

PLUGINS

WordPress’ plugins allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. Each Plugin in WordPress which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. However, this does not include the premium plugins that are available, which may not be listed in the WordPress.org repository. These customizations range from search engine optimization (SEO), to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content management systems, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars. Not all available plugins are always abreast with the upgrades and as a result they may not function properly or may not function at all.

Most plugins are available through WordPress themselves, either via downloading them and installing the files manually via FTP or through the WordPress dashboard. However, many third parties offer plugins through their own websites, many of which are paid packages.

THEME CUSTOMIZER

This is one of the main features of WordPress. Through this feature we can customize almost anything in website. Ex : Font, Colour and Typography etc. This is the inbuilt theme customizer present in every theme we use. 

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CONCLUSION

Now you might wonder apart from these features, why WordPress is liked by millions around the globe? The answer is that for creating websites in wordpress you don’t need to learn to code. You can simply drag and drop the elements to your page and start customizing it.

WordPress is an amazing empowering platform to launch your own website for free.

WordPress powers all sorts of websites from small ones to these really huge ones like Microsoft and Skype.

It is an opensource project, easy to learn, flexible enough to expand as you grow and SEO friendly. With themes and plugins, you can make your own site look stylish and professional.