WordPress is a free and open source content management system that was launched as a blogging software in 2003. It is the first choice for bloggers worldwide, but its modernization and the availability of thousands of plugins have made it more CMS-like. It can also be used for designing websites. The software is free and simple to use and can be installed by individuals on their home computers to create simple websites. As of February 2017, WordPress was being used by 27.5% of the world’s top ten million websites.
Unlike Drupal, Joomla or Typo3, WordPress does not require PHP or HTML knowledge. It is the best choice for beginners as all you need to do is choose a plugin and template, and you’re ready to start. It has a large community of users and supporters that actively take part in its forums and discussion boards. These forums are useful for learning and finding solutions to any problems one might have related to the CMS software. It has numerous features and benefits.