Answering the “What is WordPress” question, is difficult.

WordPress is web software… –

True, and this is probably the easiest way to explain WordPress to most people. However, understanding everything WordPress can do, requires a little deeper digging.

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform. –

Sure, it is, but this makes it sound way more limited than it is.

WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS)… – Wikipedia


WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your cat’s home page to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms. –


WordPress is all these things, and much, much more.

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In 2003, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created WordPress as a fork of b2. 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.

I am a “Made in the USA” fanatic. So, naturally, I have a bias for WordPress, as the founding developer, Matt Mullenweg was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Beyond being born in the USA, to me, WordPress is simply the best web platform available, for building dynamic, semantic and effective websites.

Perhaps this is why New York Times, eBay, B5 Media and over 25 Million people have chosen WordPress for their web sites.

If you need help with a WordPress website, hire a professional to help.