WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on web standards and user experience we can create a tool different from anything else out there.
WordPress is a powerful personal publishing platform and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible. We are proud to offer you a freely distributed, standards-compliant, fast, light and free personal publishing platform, with sensible default settings and features and an extremely customizable core.
It is free
Nothing is this world is free with the exception of some things including blogging through WordPress. That's why WordPress is an open source since the software is downloadable online for public consumption. Although you do not pay a single dollar beginning from signing-up, WordPress offers an attractive deal since you get to write and publish articles online for free. What makes it more interesting is that you can opt to make your blog be open for public consumption, which can be read by anyone in the world who has an internet connection.
It makes blogging easy
One need not be techy on codes in order to start blogging. The WordPress software does the coding for you so even a kid can start blogging. Stop thinking then about the difficulty of creating a website and the other technical stuff. Your main concern is only the content of your blog and the rest is the concern of WordPress. All you have to do is write something down and publish it.
It is spam-resistant
If spam bugs you, you need not worry since WordPress has a strong system to combat it. It uses the well-known Askimet, the best spam blocker in the world today. In fact, it is so effective that it can block around a thousand spam comments on some WordPress bloggers daily. Should the system be infiltrated by spam, it can easily be reported to be kept away and off from the system.
It is good to increase Search Engine Optimization
Google seems to love Wordpress powered sites. Time and time again, they tend to rank easier quicker and stronger than other software platforms. Of course, using Wordpress alone will not get you great rankings without actual SEO work to be implemented both on and off site. Combining Worpdress with a great search engine optimization program increases your chances of having strong natural rankings within the search engines.
It is easy to customize
The packaging of your blog is also a good technique to attract more people to your site. WordPress has made it easier to customize your blog site, making it the most user-friendly blogging software that is open source today.
- Public or Private Profile: WordPress has privacy options, meaning, you can create a completely public blog site; or a private one, which only members can access or a per-post password option which is an occasional private entry in a public blog.
- Categorizing and Tagging: You can also categorize and even tag your posts at the time you are writing them. It can be categorized by date and category, which makes browsing easier. Categorizing your blogs also increases search engine optimization results since the same topics are grouped together. It is also a good way to organize entries for easier management and archiving.
- Plugins and Themes: Hundreds of plugins are also available for installment to the blogs. They are intended to customize the blog according to the desired purpose of the blogger. Another interesting feature involves themes. They are easy to change and the internet is available with a number of theme templates that can be used to put the color and creativity in your blog site, to reflect the personality of the blogger or the nature of his business.
It has a blog talk feature.
One of the good things about WordPress is that you get to receive comments and feedbacks automatically from the readers who at their option may post them to your blog. You also have the option to control who and who cannot comment in your blog. In that way, as a blogger, you also get to interact with your readers since you can respond to their comments. It is then a good venue more better or new ideas in relation to your blog entry.
Miscellaneous Beneficial Features.
Another thing which makes WordPress interesting is that it has a spell-check editor, which makes typing easier. You can also upload photos and videos, which you can publish online right away. One of the most important element is its Autosave feature, which enables your post to be saved every minute so as not to lose your hours of hard work. Before publishing, you can also preview how the blog entry would look like to finally see the results.