WordPress Introduction

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS), widely used for developing blogs or websites. It is open source and gets installed on a web server. Primarily, WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL. Came in the year 2003, founded by, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. WordPress is a platform of choice for over 43% of all sites across the web.

If you don’t want to invest a lot of time in programming, then start learning WordPress today. You can easily develop a 5-7 page business website in a day.

In this lesson, WordPress Introduction, we will learn about CMS and the features of WordPress. Let’s begin with what is CMS, under WordPress Introduction, which is the World’s most popular Content Management System.


CMS is Content Management System, which can be considered an application through which you can create, edit, and modify content on your website. To be precise, CMS helps in managing the content of your website.

The most popular CMS is WordPress. Many other CMSs are quite famous: Drupal, Joomla, etc.

WordPress Features

Here are some of the features of the world’s most used CMS WordPress,

Open Source

WordPress is open source i.e. freely available on wordpress.org. Visit the website and download it for free, install it and start working on WordPress.

We will discuss how to download, install and understand WordPress completely in the upcoming lessons.


WordPress has a lot of free and premium themes. Themes are layouts, installed to change the look of a WordPress website. Users can switch between different themes. A WordPress website requires at least one theme.


Content Management System (CMS) is a system through which you can easily manage the content of your website.

Responsive Websites

If you develop a responsive website, then there is no need to develop separate websites for mobile and tablet i.e. different screen sizes. WordPress has themes, which develop responsive websites, thus reducing the time of developing separate websites for smart devices.

User Roles

WordPress has some roles for new users, such as Administrator, Subscriber, Contributor, Editor, etc. These roles define what a user can and cannot do on your website.


A plugin is a software component, which you can easily install on your WordPress website. A plugin is added to extend the functionality and features of a website. Many free and premium plugins are available.


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is quite important for every website to rank the pages on search engines. WordPress provides in-built features, SEO plugins, and tools for improving the ranking of pages.

SEO Friendly URLs

Settings in WordPress facilitate SEO-friendly URLs for posts on your WordPress website. SEO-friendly URLs mean URLs with keywords, hyphens, user-friendly, etc.

For example,


With WordPress, you can easily create a multi-language website. WordPress has some plugins to add a new language and themes that support and are compatible with such plugins.


Slow-loading websites is surely an issue for any website but can be easily resolved by clearing the cache precisely and regularly. For this, WordPress provides a lot of efficient plugins.

In the next lesson, we will learn about the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

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