What is WordPress and What is it used for?

WordPress is the CMS (Content Management System), which is widely used to create a blog/website. Almost 40% of websites on the Internet use the WP content management system.

What is WordPress and What is it used for?

What is WordPress and What Does it Do?

WordPress (WP) is open-source software with GPLv2 language that works with MYSQL database written in PHP language. Since it is open-source software, many Plugins is made and published by developers.

Creating a blog using WP is quite easy. With many themes and add-ons, you can create a totally free website for yourself.

WP is free software that allows you to create a website or blog without having to know anything about programming.

What are WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

There are two different platforms where you can use it. These;

1) It is a platform that allows you to create a free website with domainname.wordpress.com extension without having to buy hosting and domain name on WordPress.com.

2) If you want to create a fully controllable website or blog, WordPress.org is a platform that allows you to install an independent WordPress by purchasing a hosting and domain name, downloading the WP installation files to your computer and copying them onto the server you purchased.

What Websites Can Create with WP?

There are many well-known websites that use WP infrastructure. What websites are created with WP?

  • Trading Sites
  • Business-Sites
  • Forum Sites
  • Blog Sites
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Membership Sites
  • News Sites
  • Portfolio Sites

WP Sample Site

To give an example to a website that uses WP; The Official is Microsoft Blog. This website is Microsoft’s Blog website and uses the CMS system.

Open the Microsoft Blog website and click the Right-click / View Page Source button.

Viewing Page Source

On the opened page source, press the Ctrl + F keys.

CTRL + F

Type [wordpress] in the search box, and press the Enter button. As you can see in the image below, Microsoft uses WP infrastructure in its Blog structure.

Checking Version Number

How to Install WordPress

Once you have defined it, if you are wondering how to create a new blog, click on the image below to browse our article.

How to Install WordPress

   Final Word


In this article, after explaining what WordPress is, we have examined the difference between .com and .org. Thanks for following us!

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