WordPress is a world-wide community of web designers, developers, entrepreneurs and technology geeks. WordPress was first released on May 27, 2003, making it 15 years old in 2018. It has evolved from a blog-centric platform into a powerful and flexible tool for presenting content, sharing ideas and interacting with users.
WordPress, being a dynamic platform, offers opportunities that are not possible with static websites:
Site owners can revise, add or delete content such as text and images. Content can be kept fresh and interesting, which will encourage repeat traffic.
Site visitors can search for relevant content based on categories, post titles and content. If comments are open, visitors can interact posting comments and leaving replies to other comments.
According to the WordPress.org website, WordPress is:
… open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.
… beautiful designs, powerful features, and the freedom to build anything you want. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
30% of the World Wide Web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest online news sites.